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Puppy Ray fix for Windows XP (and More)

for Howler or Artist v9.0 - 9.2


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- Note:
This was originally meant only for users under Windows XP. And for v 9.0-9.2 of PD Howler/Artist.

- UPDATE: (October 2016)
We have also tested it briefly and seen it work on Windows VISTA. And that was with Howler 10.
And in one case on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
So, if you are having trouble with your installation's ability to run PuppyRay CPU, this might be worth a try for your installation too.

- Important:
Before replacing your existing file, make a safe copy of it.

This is an updated DLL (dynamic link library) file made to fix a bug for Puppy Ray when running Howler 9.0 or PD Artist 9.0 under Windows XP. This now also applies to Howler 9.2 and Artist 9.2 - Only under Windows XP!


or:  a zip archive containing the same file:

Save the dll on your local drive or desktop, then copy it into the folder where your Howler 9 or Artist 9 installation is located. It will override an existing file of the same name. Windows will ask if you wish to replace the existing one. Click yes or OK to allow it. Then start Dogwaffle 9 again and you will now be able to use Puppy Ray even under Windows XP.

Warning: You may see ads on the right side which invite you to download missing dll's. Be careful when following such ads. You don't want to install something from an unknown or untrusted source. Always scan your downloads through an updated antispyware/antivirus program, even downloads that come from our website.  >>>

If the above does not work for you, here are a few others you might try at your own risk:

Modified Date
Download this file
Exact size
‎‎November ‎18, ‎2015, ‏‎1:39:18 PM dr_raytrace.dll 228 KB (233,472 bytes)
‎June ‎27, ‎2016, ‏‎11:58:46 AM dr_raytrace.dll 147 KB (150,528 bytes)

 These were taken more recently from Howler or Artist.

Included with V9:

3D Toon

by Michel Agullo

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If your antivirus program reports a problem, it could be a false positive, i.e. false detection, as we've seen in the past.

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