Softimage 2013 and Windows 8 CP
For anyone thinking of trying it:- Note: I haven't spent a lot of time with this. My guestimate only
Softimage 2013 Network version at least has licensing issues on my 64bit Windows 8 CP. When coming back from sleep mode it loses the license. You may be able to beat it by reloading the license & restarting the license server before XSI aborts I have managed this on the few times I have purposefully tried it. Or turning sleep mode off altogether and never putting the PC into sleep (untested). I imagine this will probably fixed by Microsoft as it may be because Microsoft don’t have all Shiv/Shims http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shim_(computing)
installed/implemented. This was probably the case for Windows 7 Beta as well. So hopefully SI 2013 will work unpatched for Win 8 final or a SAP will be out.
Haven't tested the viewport a great deal.
As you know doubt know, the effort went into Metro as opposed to the Desktop. Nvidia have a driver which I think is differentiated from the Win 7 one. I have a pink screen of death with field type interlace lines occasionally and so save often. I did change my graphics card at the time of installing to a refurbished one which now of course I suspect. But have seen one other posting with the pink screen of death. I may try uninstalling the NVidia driver which didn't come preinstalled in the CP and was installed through Windows Update.
I will probably install and test again when the next Beta is released.