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Whippy

SAI doesn't suck anymore (windows 7 thoughts)

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I guess XP really was shitty with dishing out memory. I now have Windows 7 64bit installed and it made a fucking massive difference in what SAI can handle. I haven't even added any new RAM to my PC yet!

Before: on a 5000x5000 canvas, I could only make 3 color filled layers before SAI went ape shit crazy.
and Now: on a 5000x5000 canvas, I can make 11 layers, and SAI doesn't error out at all, Windows merely starts knocking up the page file to use more memory!!! LOL!

Usually, 32bit apps have a limit of 2gb max RAM usage in Windows XP, even though (i think) the max addressable amount is like 4gb. Really shitty huh? So I'm running a 64bit OS now that dishes out more RAM to 32bit apps....hot dog! I don't know yet if it can go over 4gb because I don't yet have that much RAM, but I wouldn't be surprised if it did for some weird reason I have no clue about.  So, by upgrading my OS, it quadrupled the amount of layers (and doubled the amount of RAM) that SAI can use.

A few things I knew would break broke :P But it's little stuff, like the icons on my Flip Finder script not showing up because the path names don't come back for windows .exe's but they do for nonwindows .exe's. On the bright side, I'll be forced to make programs that actually work on Windows 7 64bit OSes now ^.^ good for you, a hassle for me (at least initially) but I'll figure it out.  Windows 7 seems a lot faster and better put together than XP. I just about choked to death looking at the size of the Windows folder though!! 10gb!!!! Just for an OS lol!!!! Damn, Bill's really covering his tail this time.

I was planning on streaming today but I spent a lotta time going over this crazy new OS and installing stuff, and fixing other stuff. I should be able to stream tomorrow uh..I mean later today though!
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Added: 6 years, 9 months ago
 
SockBunny
6 years, 9 months ago
About time you got Windows 7   >.>
Whippy
6 years, 9 months ago
*is very lazy about installing new Operating Systems*
Eiko
6 years, 9 months ago
I was never on the XP bandwagon. I went straight from Windows 2000 to Windows 7 because I didn't like anything in between. Despite rave reviews of XP, I found most of the computers I was pulling viruses and malware of (for my own financial gain) were all running XP. I think the biggest advantage to it was how easy it was to pirate, not needing any floppies and not having current copy protection. I wouldn't know though. I use the student discounts to buy operating systems directly from Microsoft.
Whippy
6 years, 9 months ago
o_o So you were running Windows 2000 up until about 2008 or so? Ah, well, I did get a lotta viruses over the whole time I had Windows XP (like 10 years almost).  I was amazed at how nice the installer for W7 was, actually being able to use a mouse instead of a DOS-like interface was refreshing.  Now I just hope I can fix all my autohotkey scripts to work perfectly with it..
Eiko
6 years, 9 months ago
I would still run 2000 on my older systems if I could get my stepdad's disc from him. But yeah, I prefer 7 to 2000, 2000 to XP or a couple Linux OS's, and any of the aforementioned to Vista. 95 and 98 weren't bad from what little I remember, but I probably don't remember enough to diagnose any potential issues if they come up; not to mention all the updates, security patches,  and compatibility drivers are for 7 right now.
DaddyDuckyBE
6 years, 9 months ago
So you got on the dark side, eh? ;) Just you wait, one day Bill is gonna say, "Looq! I am your father!" :P
cooncub
6 years, 9 months ago
I used xp untill my new computer, it came with vista but next week win 7 came out and I got that. I love 7 alot better.
Charliemon
6 years, 9 months ago
windows 64 bit uses ll ram you have there is no limit only limit is what ur mother board can take ^_^ ive 7gb ram nd run 64 bit ^_^ works like a treat now
kenji321
6 years, 9 months ago
lol oh the joy you will feel as you progress
Sergeres
6 years, 9 months ago
hooray *huggles teh bunneh* i told you  you would like it :P
artfan1988
6 years, 9 months ago
Bout time you upgraded to Seven.
(No offense)
XP's a mess for me.
Whippy
6 years, 9 months ago
lol...god..everybody keeps saying that. The deal was, because I didn't want to have a fight with programs not working right, but I discovered that it's not such a big deal really. One thing I really love atm is that I can enable stereomix again. In XP it would never work because RealTek disabled it >.< It's disabled in Windows 7 too, but the OS lets you get around that little snafoo :P
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