My Installation of PD Artist GOTD Edition
Don't open the file, don't run it from inside the zip or
Save the downloaded file. Avoid download accelerators.
Extract the files from the downlaoded zip file. Typically into a
folder of the same name (without the ".zip" of course)
Make sure it's all
there. Look around. I count 3 files. You'll want to read the
readme.txt. I recommend Notepad++ for that.
The big file is where the actual PD Artist installer from
project dogwaffle is embedded, but you'll start with the
smaller Setup.exe to validate that it's still ok.
Ok, double-click the Setup.exe file, or right-click it
and use Open
You'll see this from the GOTD wrapper
Please read and accept the EULA.
We like to keep it simple and fun. We had fun. Why should you be
deprived of it?
Select the installation path. The folder should not be the same
as a prior install if you want to keep them safe or separate.
The default is probably fine. Click Next...
You'll want that desktop shortcut. Enable it
ready? click Install
preparing and starting the installation
Some of it was built with Visual C++ 2017 - hence the runtime
some modules were build with Visual Studio C++ 2010, so that
redistributable is also included.
Various things get installed: brushes, media, textures,
various executables... main executable of the program is
but there are also a bunch of addons and plugins,
such as the ImageMagick converter, and some audio media
There's even a small video game. Just fund stuff.
patterns for paper textures and other uses.
even 3D Obj files of trees.
Final stage: registering a few files.
Ready to launch! Make sure the Launch checkbox is enabled, click
Finish, start waffling.
This may have popped up early on but I only saw it after
installation and the last installation window closed.
Click Close, all done. Feel free to change
options/checkboxes as you prefer.
time to take a dip. play, draw, waffle, ...See what's possible
or go straight to upgrade to Howler
to add animation/video tools