I bought Bryce 6 two years ago, and now it crashes every time I try to do even the simplest things.
I tried downloading Bryce 7, but the situation has not improved.
It asks for a name and serial number, but gives no indication of where they can be found.
I tried using the one from Bryce 6, but it wouldn’t accept it.
Are you using a PC or a Mac, and what OS (or OS X)
Did you use the direct download link to get Bryce 7, or did you “purchase” it through the store. If you used the direct link then try purchasing through the store. You will not need to re download, but it should then give you a serial number in your account here. It is stll 100% discount, but puts the donwload into your order history.
Jimmy, the OP has already discovered that, he did ask about Mountain Lion, which is the even newer version, but does have the same problems as far as Bryce is concerned, even though the product page only mentions Lion.
Went there, and followed your instructions, but I received no serial number, and it still asks for one.
That page mentions known issues with OSX Lion.
Does Bryce 6.1 have those same issues?
Yes, unfortunately when Apple switched to OSX Lion they dropped a 3rd party emulator called Rosetta that basically allowed the newer OS to work with some coding based on an old motorola chipset that used to be in Macs but has since been replaced by intel. I’m not sure how far back that old motorola code goes but I believe it goes back to at least Bryce 5 if not all the way back to the original version of Bryce. So what that unfortunately means for Mac users is that there are only two options for using Bryce. Either get an older system capable of running the last OSX version before lion or use something like parallels to be able to run Windows on you Mac and then use that to run the windows version of Bryce.
I know neither solution is ideal but for now that’s all there is aside from giving up on Bryce all together. Hopefully they will get it working in the future but there is no promised timeframe for when that might happen so it could be quite a while.
Do we really need all these threads on the same subject? People, there IS a search button/link after all… Sorry but I can’t even count the number of threads on this exact same subject I’ve seen in the couple months since I’ve been back here and it gets very old after a bit.
Maybe we need an up to date FAQ thread?
I really feel for all of the mac lion users out there, it would bother me to no end if the same thing happened to me but a little looking around will quickly reveal the answers you seek.
Looks like I’ll have to go back to my old G4 and Bryce 5.
The G4 is frozen into OSX 10.3 by audio software/hardware for it’s primary function.
I hope I didn’t throw Bryce 5 away to make room on the drive!