Tip: Downloading Test Builds

What with the incredible development pace of Blender, we often want to play with the new features before they are released. By downloading test builds from graphicall.org we can do just that.

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3 Responses to “Tip: Downloading Test Builds”
  1. Posts: 9
    LoopCut says:

    What’s the basic difference between the two columns “Latest Blender builds” and “Optimized Builds”?
    Stability? Feature sets?

  2. Posts: 1
    Ezra says:

    I’m not really very computer sophisticated but I do use Blender a lot. I’ve been trying to get a 2.5 Blender to try it out. I’ve DL’ed the one from Blender Foundation and this one. I keep getting this same error message and Blender shuts down.

    Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
    Runtime Error! Program: C:\:Program Files\2.5 Trunk\blender.exe
    This application has requested Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the aplication’s support team for more information.

    Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong or what I can do to get past this?

    • Posts: 6

      Make sure the Blender version you downloaded matches your OS (32- or 62-bit). I run Windows 7, and I check this by going to Control Panel –> System and Security –> System and look for system type. If you have the correct one, then you may have to take slightly more drastic measures: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307817
      Hope this helps

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