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Affinity Publisher 2 for Windows - (2.1.1)


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We are pleased to announce an update for the Windows release of Affinity Publisher 2, version 2.1.1

This build is available as a (sandboxed) MSIX application installer and as an (unsandboxed) MSI/EXE traditional installer.
Please see 
this FAQ thread for instructions on how to access the unsandboxed MSI/EXE version.

The changes in Affinity Publisher 2 for Windows 2.1.1 (made since the last release Affinity Publisher 2 for Windows 2.1.0) are listed in this FAQ forum post:

To get notified when any new releases are made please follow the latest releases thread by clicking here

UPDATING TO THIS VERSION (free for existing customers)

The software version can be seen on the splash screen and the About dialog (in Help > About Affinity Publisher ). 

If you’ve purchased from the Affinity Store — each time you start the Affinity Store software it will check for updates and offer any available update. The Windows builds only automatically checks once per day. In the Help menu there is a manual "Check for Updates". The latest update will install over the top of any earlier version, with no need to uninstall. You can download the latest installer by logging into the affinity store here and find the order in your account and use the "Download" button in there. Alternatively, this new release (and previous versions of Affinity Publisher for Windows) can be downloaded from this link (those installers are NOT for customers who made Microsoft Store purchases).

If you've purchased from the Microsoft Store — Microsoft Store updates are done automatically by the operating system (each time you start the application). If this does not happen for you, open the Windows Store app and click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and then go to Downloads and Updates. Click Get Updates. This should hopefully force the update to show. 

Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your previous self."  W. L. Sheldon

 

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Great stuff. Thanks.

However, I still have the ongoing problem of not being able to install the update unless I redownload the file from my download account.

All three apps.

I have attached a video clip showing what's happening.

NOTE:

This is only happening on my Windows 11 systems, running on Parallels on my Mac. The software runs fine when installed, as does everything else. It's only the update that wont install. Windows 10 is fine on the Laptop. 

Only Windows 11 on the Parallels/MacM2

Attached video

 

iPad Mini 6.  256GB. My GoTo design platform.

M2 Mac Mini. 24GB. LG 4K Monitor. + Samsung Monitor 2.

Windows 10 Toshiba. Windows 11 Parallels on Mac.

Publisher. Designer. Photo for Mac, PC & iOS. FCP, DaVinci, CapCut, Luma Fusion. etc.

@Affinity-Inspiration on YouTube.

 

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Followup.

If I download from the Windows Store, will that auto update as normal, or will it cause it to be purchased again?

 

iPad Mini 6.  256GB. My GoTo design platform.

M2 Mac Mini. 24GB. LG 4K Monitor. + Samsung Monitor 2.

Windows 10 Toshiba. Windows 11 Parallels on Mac.

Publisher. Designer. Photo for Mac, PC & iOS. FCP, DaVinci, CapCut, Luma Fusion. etc.

@Affinity-Inspiration on YouTube.

 

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23 minutes ago, HarryMcGovern said:

If I download from the Windows Store, will that auto update as normal, or will it cause it to be purchased again?

It should not require a purchase.

Whether it will update properly, or not, is something you will have to check. Something is not working properly, perhaps something that is related to firewalls, when the apps you have now are run from your VM environment.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.5, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.5

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Everything work as it should. Except install update.

no problems with other apps. Can’t see any issues with firewalls etc.

 

iPad Mini 6.  256GB. My GoTo design platform.

M2 Mac Mini. 24GB. LG 4K Monitor. + Samsung Monitor 2.

Windows 10 Toshiba. Windows 11 Parallels on Mac.

Publisher. Designer. Photo for Mac, PC & iOS. FCP, DaVinci, CapCut, Luma Fusion. etc.

@Affinity-Inspiration on YouTube.

 

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18 minutes ago, HarryMcGovern said:

Everything work as it should. Except install update.

no problems with other apps. Can’t see any issues with firewalls etc.

Can you get a wireshark (or other) network packet trace to see what the update process sent that failed?

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.5, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.5

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I’ll try that. Interesting idea.

 

iPad Mini 6.  256GB. My GoTo design platform.

M2 Mac Mini. 24GB. LG 4K Monitor. + Samsung Monitor 2.

Windows 10 Toshiba. Windows 11 Parallels on Mac.

Publisher. Designer. Photo for Mac, PC & iOS. FCP, DaVinci, CapCut, Luma Fusion. etc.

@Affinity-Inspiration on YouTube.

 

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On 6/15/2023 at 4:04 PM, Patrick Connor said:

Please do not post bugs or problems that you find when using this version of the software in this thread, instead make a new thread in the V2 Bugs on Windows section and questions about usage go in the Desktop Questions forum.

If the issue continues, can you please create a new post for this @HarryMcGovern and the team can investigate further :)

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