Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Hi, did someone find a solution for this crash
I have the same problem
I use MacBook Pro 16" 2019 AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4 GB .

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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Just sent you a mail, seems to be the Big Sur GPU drivers.
If 6.1.5 crashes similarly, I'd recommend downgrading OSX to Catalina. It seems the Opengl 3.2 compatibility got worse in Big Sur.

We haven't heard about similar issues with Resolume 7, so upgrading your license would be another option.
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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Hi Zoltan, thank you for reply.
It crashes also on arena 7.
is there any possibility to use metal instead openGL?

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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Were you able to send the crash report from v7?
is there any possibility to use metal instead openGL?
Not without rewriting the whole rendering engine I'm afraid.

Are you using the latest Big Sur?
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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Hello,
I need to buy a new MacBook pro to install Arena 6.1.5. Nothing complicated, I just need to output 2 1920x1080 streams.
Does the latest model with BigSur work correctly?
Thank you

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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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I wouldn't recommend 6.1.5 with Big Sur, we've heard of some issues like this. Apple is slowly dropping older openGL version support.

Catalina should be still good though.
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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Zoltán wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 07:46 I wouldn't recommend 6.1.5 with Big Sur, we've heard of some issues like this. Apple is slowly dropping older openGL version support.

Catalina should be still good though.
Thank you Zoltan.
I have a license for arena 7 too.
Can i use this version with the last macbook pro and BigSur without problem ?

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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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If you get an Intel mac, and not the M1, v7 should be good.
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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Zoltán wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:55 If you get an Intel mac, and not the M1, v7 should be good.
Thanks !

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Re: Arena 6.1.3 crash on BigSur

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Zoltán wrote: Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:40
is there any possibility to use metal instead openGL?
Not without rewriting the whole rendering engine I'm afraid.
I am not mad. I have only know about Resolume for less than a year and am not your typical VJ customer. But, I must say that I feel 2020-2022 is probably going to be remembered as a time of wasted opportunity for this software. A time period in which many video artists were out of work, and there was, from the perspective of the customer base, plenty of time available to rewrite the rendering engine to work natively on Metal (or Vulkan), yet nothing of the sort happened. Instead, Wire was released. Incremental revenue rather than enhancements to the existing primary product line. I fear that someday, someone else will get a crazy idea to make software for the VJ community that runs natively on the world's best performing low-power silicon, from Apple. I saw it happen with LumaFusion on iOS. It runs rings around PCs and sips power all day long. It already outperforms Resolume on the M1. Many times over, in fact. Layers, composites, resolution, and framerate. Native graphics APIs are where it's at.

Please come to your senses. Your product feels like it is on life-support, I am afraid. :-(

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