Disclaimer: The 64Bit+Mac fiasco has my temper, well a little high. Please excuse the f-bomb dropped below
Bricklyne Clarence wrote:
You know you're in for kind of a sorry update when the 'taglines'
they are using on the product page, (and lifted from right out of these very talkback, forums, no less - sorry Owen) to promote the new release, read like:
“I think this [64-bit] + TW2 would make AC13 a fantastic upgrade, regardless of any other new features.”
Without going back to dig up that post i'm pretty sure i was saying that as a 'big office/project' user ... and if they had bothered to notice one running OS X
something along the lines of ..
We (OS X users) have paid the same amount as Windows users, yet we get an inferior product. Where the f*** is the OS X 64Bit version, or do you plan on giving us a refund???
I really do not give a <b>[censored]</b> about GS dev resourcing issues .. no 64Bit Mac version is just pathetic. This has been coming for years on both platforms. Other Mac developers have managed to get on the boat, so what the f*** have you been doing?
.........when I had typed up that previous post, at the time I hadn't realized that Mac users had gotten shafted again, with the lack of 64-Bit support. Since then, several posts have illuminated the glaring horror. Talk about taking this whole schtick of releasing new versions iwth half-baked new features a little too far. What next? Are we going to find out that TW2 only works well at certain times of the day with a maximum number of users - but will be corrected in AC14?
After their fiasco with no VBE, or Sketchup-Addon support for MAC users over the last couple of versions, this seems to be stretching it a bit much on GS's part - especially with Apple's release of Snow Leopard. I mean it's not exactly like GS didn't see this coming.
In light of that I should also amend the end of my previous post which was:
...... wrote:.....I feel for you small subscription users - I really do.
"I feel for you small subscription users - I really do.
BUT, I really, really, reeaaallly feel for you small MAC-based subscription users"
Mac Users should really really demand some kind of a discount or refund (if you're subscription-based) for this. It's quite unheard of.
Of course there are going to be those who will claim that this is a great update. And of course they will likely either be
a) Beta-Testers, kinda contractually obligated to claim its a great release even when it may not seem so to the neutral observer.
b) New users - who have not been sitting on major annoying basic program wishes in the Wishlist section for the last umpteen versions since the nineties.
c)NOT Mac users.....from small firms.
But ultimately they are allowed their opinion, as I hope the rest of us are ours.
Some have claimed that there are yet other features to be released which were not revealed in that press release, but I highly doubt it since, coming late as they are with this update, GS would want to put all their major guns upfront with the best feature upgrades available; - and they did just that.