bvail wrote:Thank you for the update. I've been a registered user for years and love it. I have a 64 bit Windows computer now, so I downloaded the 64 bit version of 6.0.1, ptasmblrx64.zip. The installer wanted to put it in the Program Files (x86)\PTAsmblr folder, probably because that is where my old version is. It seems like it should go in the Program Files folder (not x86). Do I have to uninstall the old version first, and what folder should it be installed in? Thanks.
Short answer: You don't have to uninstall first, but it is highly recommended. It should go in the "x86" folder, regardless of which version you downloaded.
Long answer: What I call "PTAssembler" is actually a suite of many different programs. The main program is the Graphical User Interface (GUI) and this is the program that the user interacts with (clicking buttons, menus, changing screens, etc). The other programs in the suite are command-line programs that the GUI program invokes when needed (this generally all happens "behind the scenes" so you don't need to know or care about this). These command line programs do all of the "heavy lifting" (i.e.
processor and memory intensive work) in creating the final output, and now have 32 and 64 bit versions. However, the main GUI program is still a 32 bit executable, so the installer defaults to the x86 directory. Due to language constraints, I can't create a 64 bit version of the GUI program, but it wouldn't make much of a difference even if I could. There would be no appreciable gain in speed or efficiency from doing so, since nothing that the GUI program does is particularly processor/memory intensive.