KB Article n. 011
This article explains how to understand DimensioneX version numbers, and decide if and when to upgrade your DimensioneX installation, and how to do that.
Understanding version numbers
DimensioneX has a release number divided in three parts:
Here's how we define new release numbers:
Should I upgrade?
The decision is all yours, depending on the games you might have developed and the release of DimensioneX they run on. In general, we always recommend to upgrade.
How to upgrade
Here is a safe and standard procedure:
Step 0 - Backup your dimx installation folder: make a ZIP with everyhting inside, plus a copy of the folder on another drive or location. Finally, rename the dimx folder into dimx_old
Step 1 - Download the new DimensioneX kit. Unpack the ZIP so that the new dimx folder is created where the old one was before.
Step 3 - Test your new installation.
Step 4 - One by one, copy your game files into the new dimx folder, and adapt them as needed. If other files / folders are required (eg. skins or pictures, copy them as needed)
Step 5 - Delete the dimx_old folder when finished. You should still have the backups, however.
If something goes wrong, just delete the new dimx folder, and restore the old one to its original name and location.