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Affinity Designer Windows Customer Beta - 1.9.1.944

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Status: Customer Beta
Purpose: Fixes
Requirements: A valid product key (for Affinity Store purchases), or an installation of the full retail version from the Microsoft Store

As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post a new thread in this forum and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback. 

If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.

Changes

  • Fixed Studio Preset shortcuts not being restored after a subsequent launch
  • Fixed potential crash when a updating the layer editability
  • Fixed potential crash showing Product Key dialog
  • Fixed New from Clipboard of raster data from external applications, as it was always prefering EMF/WPF over raster data (ignoring the 'Prefer metafile over raster ...' general setting
  • Prevent multiple crashes at startup due to what I assume is a bad OpenCL driver. Previous startup crashes are detected, and hardware acceleration is prevented.
  • Fixed crashes when attempting to register the product

1.9.1.943 release notes

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4 hours ago, Mark Ingram said:
  • Fixed New from Clipboard of raster data from external applications, as it was always preferring EMF/WPF over raster data (ignoring the 'Prefer metafile over raster ...' general setting

Unticking that setting does make it work now, that's great, thanks.


  • "The user interface is supposed to work for me - I am not supposed to work for the user interface."
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  • Not an Affinity user og forum user anymore. The software continued to disappoint and not deliver.

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1 minute ago, haakoo said:

To bad but this version only gives a splashscreen and quits.

Where the release build 1.9.0 works for you? Have you tried a second run of the beta?


Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

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Did a ctrl+runup after installation and rebooted,still no go.
The release version works, the beta 1.9.1.943 works, all with HA on nvidia gtx1050ti with not latest driver
Latest betas for designer and photo does not work.
Have currently a win update with .net version in the background
Also I'll update nvidia drivers to latest
This gave me a suggested new physx version which I'll also update

Will update in this thread
 

f96cf44e-34e4-406b-b709-d1dafc192581.dmp


Move Along people,nothing to see here

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Did all my updates:
Win 10 home 20H2 build 19042.804
February 9, 2021—KB4601319 (OS Builds 19041.804 and 19042.804)
9 februari 2021-KB4601050 Cumulatieve update voor .NET Framework 3.5 en 4.8 voor Windows 10, versie 2004, Windows Server, versie 2004, Windows 10, versie 20H2 en Windows Server, versie 20H2
Latest nvidia drivers 461.40
Latest physx version 09.19.0218
Ctrl+runup = no go
Run as administrator = no go
Renamed beta folder to beta old = no go
No cl.dat is created
Here latest dump file

04e4bc1e-e4f9-4756-8d99-3d1741addf31.dmp


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This is the error info from the Event Viever in Windows 10 upon launch of Affinity Designer beta.

 

Application: Designer.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.InvalidOperationException
   at System.ThrowHelper.ThrowInvalidOperationException(System.ExceptionResource)
   at Serif.Interop.Persona.Settings.PerformanceSettings.get_UseHardwareAcceleration()
   at Serif.Interop.Persona.Services.InteropService.Initialise()
   at Serif.Interop.Persona.Application.OnServicesInitialised(Serif.Interop.Persona.Services.IServiceProvider)
   at Serif.Affinity.Application.OnServicesInitialised(Serif.Interop.Persona.Services.IServiceProvider)
   at Serif.Interop.Persona.Application.OnStartup(System.Windows.StartupEventArgs)
   at Serif.Affinity.Application.OnStartup(System.Windows.StartupEventArgs)
   at System.Windows.Application.<.ctor>b__1_0(System.Object)
   at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32)
   at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(System.Object, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32, System.Delegate)
   at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.InvokeImpl()
   at MS.Internal.CulturePreservingExecutionContext.CallbackWrapper(System.Object)
   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object)
   at MS.Internal.CulturePreservingExecutionContext.Run(MS.Internal.CulturePreservingExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object)
   at System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherOperation.Invoke()
   at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.ProcessQueue()
   at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WndProcHook(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef)
   at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr, Boolean ByRef)
   at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(System.Object)
   at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32)
   at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(System.Object, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32, System.Delegate)
   at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.LegacyInvokeImpl(System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherPriority, System.TimeSpan, System.Delegate, System.Object, Int32)
   at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr, Int32, IntPtr, IntPtr)
   at MS.Win32.UnsafeNativeMethods.DispatchMessage(System.Windows.Interop.MSG ByRef)
   at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.PushFrameImpl(System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherFrame)
   at System.Windows.Application.RunDispatcher(System.Object)
   at System.Windows.Application.RunInternal(System.Windows.Window)
   at Designer.Application.Main(System.String[])

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Hi haakoo and OctaTracker,

We've identified what is causing the crash on run up. Please see Mark's comment here for how to work around the crash. Note you will need to change the folder from 'Photo' to 'Designer' in the AppData path. If you don't have the XML file listed you should be able to copy it from same location as the non Beta AppData folder.

Note if you do a Ctrl-run up it will clear this setting again and cause this crash to re-appear.

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Hi Serif,

I too have same problem of Designer Beta 1.9.1.944 not loading (though full Designer 1.9 ok.  I was going to report it but found that it has been reported, problem identified and solution being worked on already. What a great response in these difficult times - it is an example that other major firms should try to emulate!!

Thank you 

 

Pman    image_2021-02-11_072731.png.0ba4f8a96702a5ff7ce927d0405fb67f.png

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