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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:34 pm
Hmm bought myself a new workhorse with and AMD64 3500+, 1 Gig Dual Channel 2-2-2-5 DDR, 300GB HD, and 16x DL DVD+-RW. Well it arrives with windows x64 and what do I know. Neither the latest P&E drivers nor the latest HCS12 codewarrior supports x64! I can't say I am too suprised I expected such but I was curious if anyone has found a way to get this to work? I am sure not many people have Win x64 yet so I may be on my own with this. I have posted message in both the P&E and metrowerks forum about the problem. Hopefully someone will report back when the next driver release will be. Anyhow if anyone knows a way to get it to work or incase anyone was planning on buying a new 64 bit PC to work on development I would hold off for a bit. BTW I am not talking about having a 64 bit processor ONLY if you are running Windows XP Professional x64 Edition would this apply to you. I have used other machines with Athlon 64s in them running standard XP professional and it is trouble free.
A side note...Win x64 is the fastest booting windows I have seen to date. That little blue rotating scroll thing barely gets past the first rotation and then my login screen appears... very cool
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:22 pm
recieved this message:
14 Jun 2005, 04:36 PM EST :
I have spoken with our driver development company (we use a third party for the
USB drivers) and at this point, there is no planned support for the win64
This support may come in the future (beyond the 6 month horizon). I apologize...
sooo if you were thinking about purchasing one of those sexy new 64 bit PCs with a 64 bit OS put if off for a bit if you use P&Es hardware
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:33 pm
Can you get it to run an emulator for 32bit windows.
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:55 pm
good question ill have to take a look but i doubt it. >=windows 2k uses a hardware abstraction layer. the device drivers need to be able to speak to that layer in whatever machine language it is running presently. granted x86-64 and x86 are closely related i think it would break the instant it started with 64bit vs 32bit instruction pointer addressing...