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Hauptwerk v5.0.1 download links

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:56 am
by mdyde
[Edited 2020-11-24:]

Although Hauptwerk v6 is now available, for the benefit of those still on v5, the following are download links for the latest Hauptwerk v5 version (v5.0.1):

Windows (full installer): ... .1.034.exe
Size: 3,183,101,912 bytes
MD5 checksum: 06cb6083c2e7edbafa708ae92f533dbb

macOS (full installer): ...
Size: 3,337,092,512 bytes
MD5 checksum: 32b7cd41a7ca7ed7a0539023ac1e4d16

Please see the v5.0.1 release notice for full details: ... v5.0.1.pdf

... and see main Hauptwerk v5.0.1 user guide for installation instructions: ... v5.0.1.pdf

Version 5.0.1 has some important bug-fixes, compatibility fixes, and some minor improvements above v5.0.0. If you are still using v5.0.0 and don't plan to upgrade to v6 yet, then we strongly recommend upgrading to v5.0.1 as soon as possible. (If instead you want to upgrade to v6 then there is no need to install v5 first -- please just use the latest v6 installer to upgrade directly to v6. There is never any need to, or benefit in, upgrading via intermediate versions.)

IMPORTANT: Especially if upgrading directly from a pre-v5 Hauptwerk version, then please do make sure you read the 'Upgrading or re-installing Hauptwerk' installation in the main Hauptwerk user guide (download link above -- pages 25-29 in the current v5.0.1 version) first, which has some important steps to follow.

However, to upgrade to v5.0.1 if you already have v5.0.0 installed, in summary, you simply need to:

- Use 'File | Backup ...' in your existing Hauptwerk (v5.0.0) installation, for good measure.
- Exit Hauptwerk.
- Download v5.0.1.
- Run the v5.0.1 installer to upgrade your existing (v5.0.0) installation, leaving all settings within the installer at their defaults. The installer will then upgrade your existing installation, and no settings or organs should be lost in the process. (It doesn't matter whether you select the 'Standard' or 'Custom' option in the installer -- your existing installation locations will be used in either case.)

Re: Hauptwerk v5.0.1 is now available

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:04 am
by mdyde
Also, for information: the following additional last-minute minor changes were actually included in the v5.0.1 software, but weren't listed in the release notice:

- Bug-fix: organs that specified original organ pitches outside of the range 380-500 Hz (as with Piotr Grabowski's recent Erfurt sample set) would sometimes give a confusing error message (since v4.0.0). The range of the user 'Base pitch Hz' setting has now been expanded to 300-600 Hz (the same as the allowed range for the corresponding organ definition original organ pitch attribute) to avoid that.

- Bug-fix: switching off an organ's virtual blower switch (if available) could result in played pipes continuing to be audible after the wind pressure had fallen to zero.

- Compatibility: for Macs, by default, Hauptwerk’s installer is now provided for download within a .ZIP file (instead of a .DMG file), to try to make it easier for those wishing to try using Hauptwerk on older macOS versions that are less than the minimum officially supported version of macOS 10.13.6. (Please note that Hauptwerk version 5 will definitely not work on OS X version 10.10 or earlier.)

- The set of Hauptwerk licensing packages (current at the time that the Hauptwerk version was built) are now installed included within, and automatically installed by, Hauptwerk’s installer, to try to maximize the chances of Hauptwerk being able to load any given licensed sample set for people who accidentally omit the step in the installation instructions to install them. (However, it's still important to follow that installation instruction step, since additional packages for new sample sets may have been released since this version of Hauptwerk was built.)