bryce wont run on 64 bit windows?

wilmon.bryanwilmon.bryan Posts: 0
edited December 1969 in Bryce Discussion

I cant get bryce to run on 64 bit win 7

what do i do ?

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  • FixmypcmikeFixmypcmike Posts: 11,623
    edited December 1969

    Are you getting a "side-by-side" error?

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26347

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948854

    In summary, the 64-bit operating system ships with the 64-bit version of Visual C++, but 32-bit programs like Bryce need the 32-bit version as well.

  • SilkroosterSilkrooster Posts: 38
    edited December 1969

    Are you getting a "side-by-side" error?

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26347

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948854

    In summary, the 64-bit operating system ships with the 64-bit version of Visual C++, but 32-bit programs like Bryce need the 32-bit version as well.

    I take it you mean the .net run time, as C++ it self will run on both platforms.

    Yeah Bryce is 32 bit only so it does require 32 bit runtime, which should already be on your system and {Ah hmm, Bryce should be checking for it on install, [Hint to programmers] }

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,378
    edited December 1969

    It's a missing Visual C++ .dll that Bryce, and some other 32 bit programs need.

    You need to download and install the vcredist_x86.EXE from the Link that Mike gave.

  • SilkroosterSilkrooster Posts: 38
    edited December 1969

    chohole said:
    It's a missing Visual C++ .dll that Bryce, and some other 32 bit programs need.

    You need to download and install the vcredist_x86.EXE from the Link that Mike gave.

    Ah, OK. I tend to forget about the dll's. Haven't had the opportunity to create any yet.

  • LordHardDrivenLordHardDriven Posts: 917
    edited December 1969

    Ah, OK. I tend to forget about the dll's. Haven't had the opportunity to create any yet.

    Unfortunately so did Microsoft in this case and that's how the problem started :)

  • SilkroosterSilkrooster Posts: 38
    edited October 2012

    Ah, OK. I tend to forget about the dll's. Haven't had the opportunity to create any yet.

    Unfortunately so did Microsoft in this case and that's how the problem started :)

    That I don't know. I have a 64 bit system and I have had no issues installing bryce at all. Both 6 and 7 installed fine. But something else may have installed the dll. Thats beyond my knowledge.

    Edit: Hey I didn't have to log in this time. Must be due to clicking on the link in the email. Hmm...

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  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,378
    edited October 2012

    I bought a brand new PC, with Win 7 64 bit, and, after installing my AV app, the first prgram I installed, strangely enough was Bryce 7. However, because I have explained it to so many people I was not at all surprised when I got an error and had to go download the file and install it. In fact I kicked myself for not having done it before starting to install Bryce. I guess I just thought I might be immune. LOL

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  • mjc1016mjc1016 Posts: 7,222
    edited December 1969

    Ah, OK. I tend to forget about the dll's. Haven't had the opportunity to create any yet.

    Unfortunately so did Microsoft in this case and that's how the problem started :)

    I'm not so sure about 'forgetting'...seems more like a not so subtle hint 'your software needs to be replaced, because it isn't 'modern' enough for Windows, any longer!'



    That I don't know. I have a 64 bit system and I have had no issues installing bryce at all. Both 6 and 7 installed fine. But something else may have installed the dll. Thats beyond my knowledge.

    Edit: Hey I didn't have to log in this time. Must be due to clicking on the link in the email. Hmm...

    The vcrun dlls that are missing are sort of 'duplicates'. Not everything needs both the 32 and 64 bit packages...but many do. And some will automatically install them when being installed.

  • SpecmanSpecman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    This leads to a good question. When will there be a 64-bit bryce release for windows ?

    Daz studio has a 64-bit and 32-bit release be nice if we could get both for bryce... Just a thought. 64-bit would so nice for memory usage :)

  • GreyMouser69GreyMouser69 Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Specman said:
    This leads to a good question. When will there be a 64-bit bryce release for windows ?

    Heh, well we can only hope, but I don't advise holding your breath! Sadly Bryce has been out of a development cycle for a long time now and it doesn't seem to be a high priority for daz right now either.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 4,270
    edited October 2012

    Sadly Bryce has been out of a development cycle for a long time now and it doesn't seem to be a high priority for daz right now either.

    Though I agree that 14 months is a long time to wait, it is nevertheless interesting to note that:

    Between Bryce 4 (Metacreations) and Bryce 5 (Corel), there were 33 months of pause (March 1999 to December 2001).

    Between Bryce 5 (Corel) and Bryce 5.5 (DAZ 3D), there were 40 months pause (December 2001 to July 2005); Corel did nothing to Bryce.

    Between Bryce 5.5 to 6.0 (DAZ 3D) there were 15 months pause (July 2005 to October 2006).

    The dev cycle Bryce 6.0 to 6.1 lasted 5 months (October 2006 to March 2007).

    The dev cycle Bryce 6.1 to 6.3, to 7.0 to 7.1 started after 33 months (March 2007 to December 2009) and it lasted for 32 months from December 2009 to August 2011.

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  • SilkroosterSilkrooster Posts: 38
    edited December 1969

    Looks like someone's keeping track. Just joking. With Corel was the done nothing part after version 5? Cause it seams to me there was a difference between 4 and 5 besides a name change. I could easily be wrong, since 4 was the only version I skipped.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 4,270
    edited December 1969

    Looks like someone's keeping track. Just joking. With Corel was the done nothing part after version 5? Cause it seams to me there was a difference between 4 and 5 besides a name change. I could easily be wrong, since 4 was the only version I skipped.

    No, not keeping track as such, I just opened each one and checked. Never delete a working program. Corel brought the Tree Lab and the Light Lab, there were lights in 4 but with very limited controls. The Terrain Editor also got more options. Talk was skipped. Bryce was sold to Corel when development on 5 already started, so it's not clear what Corel actually contributed. Fact is, Corel was not interested in Bryce anymore and didn't continue developing it. We were very happy that DAZ 3D acquired it.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,378
    edited December 1969

    I seem to remember that when Metacreations announced that they were getting rid of all their software there was all sorts of doom and gloom floating around, especially in the Bryce community, with even an attempt to form a consortium of users to raise enough money to buy and support it, which wasn't very successful.

  • HoroHoro Posts: 4,270
    edited December 1969

    Again, when Corel announced to get rid of Bryce, we started a petition: http://www.bryce5.com/categories.php?cat_id=13 Perhaps it helped, but I rather think not. But it was a nice try.

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 19,378
    edited December 1969

    Well, whether it did or not, at least Bryce has never suffered the same indignities as it's stablemate Poser did, especially with the Curious Labs debacle.

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