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Rolling my coins now to cash them in. I am so ready that I am reformatting my sequence machine with a fresh install.

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crap just updated lor, now a new software release when does it stop well maybe never lol appreciate the comment lor dan

as for the other comment on favoritism well would/unfairly/underhandedly/ be like sucking up LOL

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Thanks Dan, look forward to it

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Yeah, I'm waiting on the new software as we all are. I'm doing serious hardware changes this year, therefore a new config but requires large changes to the visualizer, so rather than do it all now in the current, waiting for the new software so I can re-do things with the new code instead. Have to wonder if the new software will read the old sequences and is it intelligent enough to import things or understand that old configuration with types of lights such as smart pixels/nodes, dumb strips and just normal strings?

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Our software is always backwards compatible.  There may not be a way to move old stuff into the radically new stuff - for example there was no conversion of old Animator files to the Visualizer when it came out in S3.  However, you can still use Animator files in addition to the Vis.

 

What it may not be is FORWARDS compatible.  Things created in newer versions of the software may not work in older versions.  The software will do its best, but you should not expect S2 to be able to open an S3 file correctly.  

 

S3 can however open any S2 file.

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DevMike - It got a little confusing at the end of the video for me. Do I have to do all of my sequencing (rbg & non-rgb) in the pixel editor? Or is there a way to paste in the pixel animations to the sequence editor?

 

Seems like the pixel editor was great at pixels, but would be really limiting at non-pixels, and we all know the same is true with the sequence editor with pixels.

 

I guess my question is, if my display has a healthy balance of both pixels of standard LEDs, would I be using both programs with some sort of past or import function from the pixel editor to the sequence editor? 

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Curious too if there's going to be a pricing structure change for those of us who already have the current advanced license with multiple CCR's in SS? Simply put, is this new software going to cost us more money up front and if so, how much more to get the bells and whistles?

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Curious too if there's going to be a pricing structure change for those of us who already have the current advanced license with multiple CCR's in SS? Simply put, is this new software going to cost us more money up front and if so, how much more to get the bells and whistles?

Way back in the day LOR gave current owners of the LOR 1 software a free license to LOR S2. The current renewal system in place adds an interesting dynamic that we didn't have before. If they consider these updates to be a part of the regular software package, then I imagine there would be no cost. (Depending on your license level.) However, if it's considered a separate program, like Superstar, then I'd imagine we could expect to be charged for the software.

 

Just my guess. I have no idea.

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Thanks Dan! I'm really looking forward to this new release.

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In the interest of transparency I was one of the people that commented on this thread whose posts have been hidden or deleted. The other individual has been banned from the site for 10 years. I have tried to contact LORAdmin through a PM and have had no response. I just want people to understand what is going on here on this forum. I suspect I will be banned after this post and this post will be deleted or hidden. Hopefully some of you will see this post before then.

 

Good Luck to you all.

 

John

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Looks like I'm going to have to save some pennies and upgrade when this one comes out.

 

Thanks for the update Light-O-Rama Dan.

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Can't wait to play with the new release! 

 

If you need another Beta tester...

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Can't wait to play with the new release! 

 

If you need another Beta tester...

LOR went to an open beta system a few years ago.

 

When the beta is released, anyone will be able to test it out.

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LOR went to an open beta system a few years ago.

 

When the beta is released, anyone will be able to test it out.

Doesn't your license still have to support the current beta version?    Or are the betas fully functional without the need of a license?

 

I used to beta test software many, many years ago and most were wide open, didn't require registration or licenses, some had to be registered, but no license.

 

Just wondering how the LOR Beta software is set up.

 

Just know my current license supports up to version 3.8.2 {plan to upgrade later down the road}, and I'm sure the Beta version is far past what my current version is now.

 

Just kind of figure it's pointless to download a beta if your current licensing doesn't support it, if it's required/needed.

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License would have to support it. (99.99% sure on that one.)

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License would have to support it. (99.99% sure on that one.)

Thanks Don.   That's what I thought too, but there may have been others thinking along the same lines about how the beta versions worked.   And I know there are still a few of us out here that are using older versions than I am or other versions that their license may not work with the beta versions.

 

Would hate for someone to download a beta and then find out they couldn't really "test drive" all its features to see how everything worked, or worse d/l a beta version and mess up their system and maybe not have the experience on how to correct or go back before they tried it.

 

That's why I asked, not only for myself, but for clarity to anyone else that was thinking of d/l'ing it and trying it out.

 

So the key factor is make sure your license supports any version you want to use, including the beta's.  Always better to be safe and know, than not and have problems later.

 

Thanks again Don for letting us all know.

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So today's the big day.... March 3rd..

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Oh I know. I keep checking the forums every couple of mins.

WAITING!!!  :D

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Have it subscribed on Talpatalk so alerted to updates lol. Hopefully soon lol

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Where does the "Beta" versions "live"?  Is it same place as the download sections?

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I think it will show up in the "Important Announcement" area, at the top of the forum!

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Man I was hoping it would be the beta along with the announcement. I am now on pins and needles. Thanks LOR. Can't hardly wait.

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