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    blender-girl
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      Hi

      I’m new to bforartists and installing it for the first time.

      I notice the installer is a COM file and not EXE like blender.

      Why is that?

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      BFA-Reiner
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        Hi blender-girl,

        Many thanks for the question. A *.com file is definitely not from us. We officially offer a zip file and a installer exe for Windows as a download. And also the linux versions does not come with a *.com as an ending. It’s *.tar.gz, *.deb and *.appimage. And mac has *.dmg. May i ask you where you got the *.com version from?

        Our setup exe differs from the Blender version. They use an MSI installer, made with a tool called NSIS. While we offer a executable made with another open source tool called Inno Setup. It is simply easier to handle. The result is in both cases that you have a regular Windows installer though. Coming with an uninstaller to remove the software if you not longer need it.

        But as told, *.com is definitely not from us. And as also told, i am curious where you found this one. We might need to take action here. Have you virus scanned the file? How big is it? Our official installer is 229 Mb big …

        Kind regards

        Reiner

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        blender-girl
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          I was browsing the website on a Android 12 tablet and for some reason the windows installer link here of the EXE, shows a COM extension on android instead of EXE 🙂

          But on windows everything is fine

          https://www.bforartists.de/download/

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          BFA-Reiner
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            Ah, interesting. You really never stop learning. Many thanks for reporting back. I had the fear that maybe another webpage offers a modified version of our installer, which could be a security issue then. But in this case all is well 🙂

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