Poser - will update extinguish the version I have?

If I download the latest Poser on a trial basis, will it extinguish the version I already have or will it be a separate installation?

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  • Same version number?

  • I assume you have version 11 and want to install the free trial for version 12. They can exist happily side by side. For safety you should, however, have first made a backup of the following before installing any new version of Poser:

    C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Poser Pro\11
    
    C:\Program Files\Smith Micro\Poser 11\Runtime\prefs\RenderPresets\
    
    C:\Program Files\Smith Micro\Poser 11\Runtime\Python\poserScripts\ScriptsMenu
    
    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Poser 11 Content\Runtime\Libraries (saved custom expressions and custom lights)
    
    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Poser 11 Content\Runtime\Textures (sort by date, selective backup if needed)

     

  • Richard Haseltine said:

    Same version number?

    I have Poser 11. The one I'm thinking of trialling is 12.

  • Martirilla said:

    I assume you have version 11 and want to install the free trial for version 12. They can exist happily side by side. For safety you should, however, have first made a backup of the following before installing any new version of Poser:

    C:\Users\YOUR_USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Poser Pro\11
    
    C:\Program Files\Smith Micro\Poser 11\Runtime\prefs\RenderPresets\
    
    C:\Program Files\Smith Micro\Poser 11\Runtime\Python\poserScripts\ScriptsMenu
    
    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Poser 11 Content\Runtime\Libraries (saved custom expressions and custom lights)
    
    C:\Users\Public\Documents\Poser 11 Content\Runtime\Textures (sort by date, selective backup if needed)

    I've only just loaded the DSON importer and have yet to install WillDial's Poser Genesis 3 update and haven't really begun working with Poser just yet.

  • Peter WadePeter Wade Posts: 1,428

    It's can be worth keeping your Poser 11 installed since Poser 12 has "upgraded" to python 3 and most old scripts won't work. I use Poser 11 to run EZSkin.

    Also, if you have a version of Poser 11 that still has Wardrobe Wizard then be aware that it isn't in the most recent Poser 11 update. I updated and lost Wardrobe Wizard which really annoys me.

  • Since Adobe killed its Flash Player I can no longer use some DAZ products (like Dragon 3, and several others) in Poser. I have spent a lot of time and money on those products. Will there be a way to use them in the future? I am a Mac user and am illustrating a book series with a large cast of characters.

  • KeryaKerya Posts: 10,700
    edited January 14

    patjarvis_5f09328704 said:

    Since Adobe killed its Flash Player I can no longer use some DAZ products (like Dragon 3, and several others) in Poser. I have spent a lot of time and money on those products. Will there be a way to use them in the future? I am a Mac user and am illustrating a book series with a large cast of characters.

     

    Which version of Poser? If it is one of the Pro versions, you can use the external library ...

    Or you could use a free library software: https://www.senosoft.com/softp3do.php

     

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  • IvyIvy Posts: 6,816
    edited January 24

    I have both poser 11.2 and 12. and they both have their own folder that reside in C:\Program Files\Smith Micro  So there is no conflict. they do share the same runtime though

    You can run both at the same time if your system is robust enough

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  • That picture shows Poser Pro 2012, not Poser 12.

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