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32 or 64 bit version of Windows/AnyRail

Started by David, February 21, 2018, 01:28:01 pm

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Which version of Windows do you use?

I run 32 bits Windows, and have no plans to upgrade my computer any time soon
I run 64 bits Windows, or I'm about to upgrade, so no worries

pipe4man

I run Windows 10 Home, updated from Windows 7. Win 10, Version 1803, updated as Microsoft pushes updates, latest is May, 2018. My RAM slots are full with 4.0 GB. I am an old retiree not needing or planning an update to newer or faster machine or software. I vote for 32 bits.

n. b. David: I am surprised only 30 people responded to your query.


TrainzLuvr

Quote from: pipe4man on August 17, 2018, 06:52:10 pm
n. b. David: I am surprised only 30 people responded to your query.


That's called "democracy"...the minority rule by vote.  ;D
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David

August 18, 2018, 02:21:35 pm #17 Last Edit: August 18, 2018, 02:24:04 pm by David
@pipe4man: We'll keep to 32 bits for version 6 of AnyRail, but we're considering going to 64 bits for version 7.
Most hardware is capable of running it, probably even yours.

One limitation we now hit is the export of the 3D view to certain formats. Internally, a lot of memory is required to do this.
Also in development it's a bit easier. Anyway, nothing decided yet.

By the way: Upgrading Windows 10 from 32 to 64 bits is free, but it's a hell of a lot of work:
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-upgrade-32-bit-64-bit-version-windows-10

And correct, while we have hundreds of thousands of active users of the software, it's strange that so few responded in this poll. Perhaps it's not that big of an issue.

David Hoogvorst. Founder and Owner of DRail Software. Creator of AnyRail.

dbucke

I definitely would prefer you upgrade to the 64 bit version. I would love to have better 3D viewing capability. As well as the ability to print out higher resolution pages to use as templates.

MarkF

Hi David, I don't know if you're still monitoring this thread, but please do go to 64-bit for Version 7.  Also, would you consider GPU Acceleration for the 3D rendering engine?

Also, how does one get to test the new version?

Thanks
Mark

David

@Mark: We're working on version 7, and it will be 64 bits. If you wish, I can add you to the test group, so when the time is there, you can try an early version.
David Hoogvorst. Founder and Owner of DRail Software. Creator of AnyRail.

Tom Springer

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David

@Tom: we never make any promises about that. It's ready when it's ready. :)
David Hoogvorst. Founder and Owner of DRail Software. Creator of AnyRail.

Tom Springer

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TrainzLuvr

How does one get added to the test group?
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David

@TrainzLuvr: I've added you to the test group, although there's nothing to do there now.
David Hoogvorst. Founder and Owner of DRail Software. Creator of AnyRail.

TrainzLuvr

Thank you, I'll keep an eye for new information there ;)
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Augimily

Quote from: David on March 17, 2019, 03:56:47 pm
@Mark: We're working on version 7, and it will be 64 bits. If you wish, I can add you to the test group, so when the time is there, you can try an early version.


Can I also be added to the test group?
Currently i'm creating a new layout (5.15x3.60m).
What could be better to test this in a new version of my favorite program ( Anyrail )

Let me know.

David

Done, but there's not much to do there yet.
David Hoogvorst. Founder and Owner of DRail Software. Creator of AnyRail.

Augimily

No problem there.
Keeping an eye on the forums.. :)