Paint Tool Sai V2 - 64bit - beta

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  1. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Just ran across this:

    http://www.systemax.jp/ja/sai/devdept.html

    Still not in English yet, but it's looking cool. Sai is made by one guy, if I understand things correctly. I find it remarkable that one person can make such a beautiful piece of software.

    He tells us that when V2 is out of beta, he'll do something about translating it. It's cool right now to be able to take full advantage of 64bit systems; huge canvases and full memory usage and all that good stuff.

    Sai has perhaps my favorite brush action out of any art software. Miles better than Photoshop, and I don't know what it is exactly, but the stylus and brush response feels nicer even than Clip/Mangastudio 5. Maybe that's just subjective, but I really like the smooth feel of this drawing program.

    Looking forward to seeing the final version.
     
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    thatcomicsguy Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    New beta released a couple of weeks ago...

    http://www.systemax.jp/en/sai/devdept.html

    2016-06-24

    I hope this comes out soon. -He's the only developer who takes feature request emails. (Though he still hasn't included mine; freehand/polygonal selection toggle with a keyboard button, like in Photoshop).

    Still, that's pretty cool:

    About Features Request
    I will read all emails of features request but I will not be able to reply to all request emails because I am one man team for development and customer support. Thank you for your understanding.
    - Koji Komatsu - Programmer, President
     
  3. WillAdams

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    Some of my favourite software was developed by single devs:

    - TouchType.app and PasteUp.app by Glenn Reid of Rightbrain Software
    - TeX and METAFONT by Dr. Donald Knuth

    and some software was done by two-man teams:

    - WriteNow.app (and the original WriteNow for the Mac OS)
     
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    rlx Pen Pal - Newbie

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    The handling of the pressure curve is quite an improvement over SAI1 for me; cross-hatch is now much more regular. Also, I like the newer brush controls except for the blending controls which I still have to master.
     
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    DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT!
    Free trial works fine, but the purchased product requires you to complete the installation on your own; the product does not self-install lke every other software I have ever downloaded.

    SAI support staff instructed me to do ths:

    > > > > - Let us know the path of your SAI's program folder.
    > > > > (For example: "C:\tools\PaintToolSAI")
    > > > > > > > > - Let us know "Link Target" of the shortcut of "PaintTool SAI Ver.1" on Desktop.
    > > > > ("Link Target" is written in property of shortcut)
    > > > > > > > > 1. Right click "PaintTool SAI Ver.1".
    > > > > 2. Click "Property" on context menu.
    > > > > 3. See "Link Target".
    > > > > > > > > - Let us know the current system ID of your PC.

    I followed the instructions, but my PC did not have the "Link Target" option, so the install never worked, and I was not given a refund.

    ASK OTHER REVIEWERS IF THEY ARE USING THE FULL PRODUCT, OR JUST THE FREE TRIAL
     
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    thatcomicsguy Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    This sounds really annoying. Easy installation ought to be a priority with consumer grade software!

    Japanese software makers take pirate paranoia to a whole 'nuther level compared to everybody else, making it quite difficult to get your legit software working. I've been through it with SAI, ClipStudioPaint and OpenCanvas. Each have weird systems to prevent their stuff getting stolen.

    But maybe I can help. Though, I've not bought the most recent updated SAI; it's been a few years. I don't know why they would even be asking for the info they're asking for, but...

    On Windows 7, this is what the "Link Target" looks like:

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    Maybe if you copy/paste that info to them, they'll be able to provide the next step?
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the final version.:)
     

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