By now, folks know that the second HDD with the new,clean install of both Windows 7 and Poser Pro 2014 was not successful. I brought the comp home on Friday, and the program crashed on Saturday.
It was time for an act of desperation.
I had always believed that when a file was used or created in the "Latest" version of a program, it could not be used in the previous version. But as Sherlock Holmes said, "Eliminate the impossible and whatever remains however improbable, must be true".
Internet techs and shop techs both agreed that nothing was wrong with my system despite what SM said. On both the main HDD and the spare HDD, 2014 had crashed. Conclusion: Poser Pro 2014 was junk.
I was looking at, at least 6 months or longer to learn a new program and then possibly another six moths- or longer- to rebuild all my files for that program.Therefore, I was left with the option of re-installing Poser 9 ( Thankfully I had kept both the e-mail with the serial number and the original install files) and re-building everything I needed for the next book- not the best solution, but it would cut the time down by at least 6 months.
I reinstalled Poser 9, and set the interface up. Then I opened the first file- a file that had never know Poser 9.
To my surprise, it told me that the file was from a newer version of Poser, but it would try to open it. I clicked "ok".
The file opened with no problems- P9 just asked for a few texture files.
Out of 23 files needed for this next story, only 2 need some minor work so they can be used.
End result? "An Empire to Build" will be a Poser 9 production.