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 Subject: Poser 8 - sorry been away from it for a long time and need a catch up

Silverspider opened this issue on Sep 30, 2020 · 8 posts

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  Silverspider    ( ) ( posted at 4:32AM Wed, 30 September 2020 · edited on 4:34AM Wed, 30 September 2020

Hi everyone, Ive been away from poser for many years and finally have the need to get back to it but have discovered that there have been many changes since my poser 8. I understand that smith micro is no longer as far as Poser is concerned. So far Ive discovered that it doesn't like windows 10. Is there a work around. I have tried to get it to run under compatibility for windows vista but i don't think my graphics card liked it and I'm so desperate to get it working again.

Thanks everso much, sorry if this is in the wrong place but just had no idea where to put my query

kind regards

Gilly


  randym77    ( ) ( posted at 5:51AM Wed, 30 September 2020  · @4400678

There may not be an easy fix, I'm afraid. The problem people run into with Poser 8 is that it used Flash for the library. Some people got it to work by installing an old version of Flash, and applying the latest updates to Poser 8, but that is a security risk, and not recommended. Flash is going away very soon anyway.

You could run Poser 8 without the library, using Explorer instead. It's clunky, but it works.

Another issue you might run into is that Windows 10 doesn't like the runtime installed where Poser used to install it, in Program Files. If you put it somewhere else, that should fix it.

Upgrading to the current version of Poser is probably the best thing to do. You can try it free for 21 days, and there's upgrade pricing.

https://www.posersoftware.com/downloads


  Silverspider    ( ) ( posted at 6:41AM Wed, 30 September 2020  · @4400682

randym77 posted at 12:38PM Wed, 30 September 2020 - #4400678

There may not be an easy fix, I'm afraid. The problem people run into with Poser 8 is that it used Flash for the library. Some people got it to work by installing an old version of Flash, and applying the latest updates to Poser 8, but that is a security risk, and not recommended. Flash is going away very soon anyway.

You could run Poser 8 without the library, using Explorer instead. It's clunky, but it works.

Another issue you might run into is that Windows 10 doesn't like the runtime installed where Poser used to install it, in Program Files. If you put it somewhere else, that should fix it.

Upgrading to the current version of Poser is probably the best thing to do. You can try it free for 21 days, and there's upgrade pricing.

https://www.posersoftware.com/downloads

Thanks randym77, I'm seriously considering the upgrade, just got to see if i can justify the expense even though its a lot cheaper than I expected.


  ghostship2    ( ) ( posted at 9:14AM Wed, 30 September 2020  · @4400690

keep in mind that once Poser 12 is out (end of October) Poser 11 and it's reduced price is gone and you WILL have to buy Poser 12 to upgrade.

W10, Ryzen 5 1600x, 16Gb,RTX2060Super+GTX980, PP11, 11.3.740

  Silverspider    ( ) ( posted at 2:52PM Wed, 30 September 2020  · @4400716

Yes ghostship2, I had realised that and took the plunge! Now I'm discovering just how much Ive forgotten and how much I've missed. Like getting daz figures to show up in the poser content library and all sorts!


  Rhia474    ( ) ( posted at 3:00PM Wed, 30 September 2020  · @4400717

Well, if you still have your old runtimes, all you have to do is re-add them. (This is why I keep them on an external drive).


  Silverspider    ( ) ( posted at 8:47AM Thu, 01 October 2020  · @4400755

yes I do Rhia474, they are on an external :)


  Rhia474    ( ) ( posted at 11:06AM Thu, 01 October 2020  · @4400763

Then you can just reconnect them and everything, including DAZ figures should work fine, no need to reinstall?


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