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Bored of the Rings
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Posted: 13th Feb 2017 08:10
If anyone is looking for old versions of Blender here is the link:

http://download.blender.org/release/
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Posted: 13th Feb 2017 10:23 Edited at: 13th Feb 2017 10:25
Good link Bored of the Rings.

I personally have three versions of Blender:

2.78: for general modelling needs i've been perfectly happy with the latest version 2.78, i haven't found any issues with it so far.

2.69: I have 2.69 on my machine because some people recommend using 2.69 instead of the latest, apparently there are some issues with flipped normals when exporting to .X on the later versions, but I've never in the year and a half I've been using it encountered that issue, so I've never actually had to use 2.69, it's still there just in case though.

2.49: Because that version has a working .X importer, which i've found great for importing .X models then saving them as a blender file and editing them in 2.78, you just need to remember to rotate them on the X axis by 90 degrees, and apply the rotation because 2.49 used a different axis system.

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Posted: 13th Feb 2017 17:21
Quote: "2.49: Because that version has a working .X importer, which i've found great for importing .X models then saving them as a blender file and editing them in 2.78, you just need to remember to rotate them on the X axis by 90 degrees, and apply the rotation because 2.49 used a different axis system."


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Posted: 13th Feb 2017 17:31 Edited at: 13th Feb 2017 17:33
Quote: "2.49: Because that version has a working .X importer, which i've found great for importing .X models then saving them as a blender file and editing them in 2.78, you just need to remember to rotate them on the X axis by 90 degrees, and apply the rotation because 2.49 used a different axis system"


Also, i forgot to mention, loading a 2.49 blender file into anything 2.6 and higher will lose all your window layouts for that file, but it's easy enough to open windows up and put them back how you like them.

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It doesn't always work, sometimes it just doesn't like a model, but most of the time it's ok, i think that's why they discontinued .X import in later releases.

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Posted: 17th Feb 2017 03:09
Thank you for this. It is a huge help. Now to find the tutorials for the older versions again.
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Quote: "Thank you for this. It is a huge help. Now to find the tutorials for the older versions again."


You should be ok with most tutorials, the interface hasn't really changed all that much over the years since 2.5, and the biggest change with the interface (post 2.5) is the addition of tabs in the tool shelf.

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