3DC Coming to Windows Store

3DC should soon be available in the Windows Store. The Windows Store installer for 3DC is complete, and I’ll be submitting it for certification soon. This is a great development because it makes installation more reliable.

New 3DCrafter 10.1 Installer

I’m happy to say that a new and much improved installer for 3DCrafter 10.1 is now avilable. If you are trying the new 9.4 Beta or the 10.1 Alpha please uninstall before installing the new version. Both installers have changed considerably and there will definitely be issues if the old versions are left installed.

Update Available Soon

I’m working on a new update. It fixes problems with importing 3DS and other files. Also included is a work-around for a problem related to the Registry. Microsoft now requires administrator access for some registry entries. The solution was to simply avoid using the Registry entries that are now restricted.

9.2.2 Beta Available

I’m working on a project to improve the reliability of the install and stability. 9.2.2 is the first attempt. Because this has some changes that conceivably could cause problems I have released it as a Beta. I’d appreciate hearing how it works for people.

9.5 Underway – Windows 8

I’ve started work on 3DCrafter 9.5. The main goal will be to get ready for Windows 8. There isn’t much I need to do, but I want to make sure that installation works well. To improve this, I’m going to remove as many Windows dependencies as possible. There should be benefits in Windows 7 and Windows Vista as well.

Simplifying things… but at a price.

Some people are still having the “Error 91”. I’m considering doing a “simplification” procedure, to remove unnecessary Windows dependencies. The worst part is that I’d have to issue new license codes for some people. I’m not sure I want to do that. And, I’d probably have to limit 3DCrafter to Vista and higher. Any comments?

At long last… a solution to error 91.

For the past while the latest version of 3DCrafter has been failing on select computers; usually with error 91. It turns out that the problem was due to a compatibility issue between 3DCrafter and Windows User Account Control. I just released a new version that corrects the problem.