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Is there someone who still uses 32bit-Lix on Windows?

I use 32bit-Lix.
1 (25%)
I use 64bit-Lix.
3 (75%)

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Offline Forestidia86

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On the usage of 32bit-Lix on Win
« on: October 06, 2019, 10:27:40 am »
I think since Lix 0.9.22 a 64bit version is provided for Win Lix and is recommended over the 32bit version. This was a meassure to prevent the game from crashing on huge maps, which was mainly a problem in Multiplayer.
The 32bit version is nevertheless still provided for people who can't use 64bit binaries, that have very old systems.


Is there still someone who uses or has to use the 32bit (Win) version of the game?

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Re: On the usage of 32bit-Lix on Win
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 03:07:08 pm »
Thanks for the votings, as it seems there is no LF member anymore who uses the 32bit build.

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Re: On the usage of 32bit-Lix on Win
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 03:10:47 pm »
Oh! I happen to be using 32-bit. :-[ I re-downloaded it quite recently and didn't know which one was better. Should I try downloading 64-bit?

Edit: To add on to that, I must have not read all of that original post as it seems.
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Re: On the usage of 32bit-Lix on Win
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 03:14:43 pm »
If 64bit build works on your computer it is recommended to use. It mainly plays a role in multiplayer because the maps tend to be bigger. But nevertheless the 64bit version improves the memory management generally and is therefore more stable.

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Re: On the usage of 32bit-Lix on Win
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 06:33:51 pm »
Right, the 64-bit version will not crash on huge maps. Otherwise, 32-bit and 64-bit should behave identically.

I'm considering to offer only the 64-bit version in the long term, mainly to remove the burden of choice for everybody. In case anybody needs 32-bit Lix for a machine 15 to 20 years old, I can re-offer it on demand.

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Re: On the usage of 32bit-Lix on Win
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 06:45:34 pm »
Just to update that I successfully got 64-bit Lix to work. Thanks.
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Re: On the usage of 32bit-Lix on Win
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 06:47:01 pm »
Perfect, thanks for the report!

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