Announcement Attention Players: 32-bit Deprecation Warning

Discussion in 'TLOPO News and Announcements' started by The Crew, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. The Crew

    TLOPO Staff

    Feb 28, 2018
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    Hi, everyone!

    The Legend of Pirates Online will soon no longer support 32-bit computers, thereby restricting the game to only run on 64-bit computers. If you are affected by this deprecation, you will receive a pop-up on the Avatar Chooser upon logging into the game; if you do not see the dialog upon logging into the game, you are not affected by this deprecation.

    Unfortunately, if your computer is affected by this deprecation, the only way to be able to continue playing TLOPO will be to purchase a newer computer that is 64-bit.

    There are several reasons why we have decided to stop supporting 32-bit computers, most notably is performance and reliability. There are also additional security benefits that we can take advantage of by compiling TLOPO for only 64-bit architecture.

    For more information on the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit, please check out this link from Microsoft.

    ~ The Crew @ The Legend of Pirates Online
  2. Blondie357

    Blondie357 Honorable Pirate

    Nov 4, 2017
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    You dont necessarily have to purchase a new computer.. just an operating system that is 64-bit (IF your computer supports it)...
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  3. LackingAName

    LackingAName Wanted Pirate

    Dec 11, 2016
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    Some more information that could also be of use;

    If you’re not sure whether your computer has a 64-bit version of Windows—or even a 64-bit CPU—you can check from within Windows.

    Windows 10
    Head to Settings > System > About. Look to the right of the “System type” entry. If you see “64-bit operating system, x64-based processor,” your computer is running a 64-bit operating system. If you see “32-bit operating system, x64-based processor,” your computer is running a 32-bit operating system but is capable of running a 64-bit operating system.

    Windows 7
    Head to Control Panel > System and Security > System. Look at “System type” to see if you’re running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. Windows 7’s Control Panel doesn’t show whether your CPU is 64-bit capable, so you’ll want to perform an online search for the processor name—displayed on the System screen—to find out whether it’s a 64-bit CPU if you’re currently running 32-bit Windows.

    If anyone has questions feel free to ask away. Myself and many others are willing to help out.
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  4. Edward Stormbreaker

    Edward Stormbreaker Pirate Apprentice

    Sep 19, 2018
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    On Windows 10, you should be able to literally type in "See if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows" in the Windows search box. This shortcut takes you to Settings > System > About, where you can scroll down to see if your computer is 32- or 64-bit.
  5. FlyingRum

    FlyingRum Swashbuckler

    Oct 11, 2018
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    Keep in mind if it says here you have a 32 bit OS but your CPU is 64 bit compatible then you may consider upgrading or buying or pirating (arr) a copy of 64 bit windows because 64 bit applications will not work in a 32 bit OS even if the CPU supports 64 bit.
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  6. PrivateRiley

    PrivateRiley Pirate Lord

    Feb 9, 2016
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    You can download Windows 10 for free, but it will have a watermark and I believe you can't access some of the personalization features. So if you are only downloading Windows 10 64-bit for TLOPO, you could put an unactivated copy on a partition of your current drive or on a separate drive in a dual boot setup. Unless you do not mind the watermark, then you can just replace your current OS with it.
    If you do not want to shell out your hard earned cash to activate Windows 10, but you want to activate your copy, then you can buy a cheap license from a third-party seller for much less.

    Once TLOPO supports Linux, which should not be too far away (I hope), you can get a free 64-bit Linux distribution to run TLOPO. I'm not sure that many people would want to use Linux as their daily driver so Linux could also be used in a dual boot setup in the same manner as Windows.
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