Architecture — 32- and 64-bit Software

Alchemy Mindworks' applications are available in 32- and 64-bit editions. The 64-bit editions will run under 64-bit Windows 10 and 11. The 32-bit editions will run under any version of Windows from Windows XP forward.

Unless you have a good reason to do otherwise, if you're running 64-bit Windows 10 or 11, we recommend the 64-bit editions of our software. They're substantially quicker, less likely to encounter memory limitations and they generally get along with Windows better than their 32-bit cousins.

Most of our 64-bit software omits a few legacy features available in our 32-bit editions, as the libraries that these features are based on were created long before 64-bit Windows. These differences are noted at the web pages for the software in question. They're all really obscure features, and you're unlikely to notice their absence.

We hasten to note that the registration keys for our current applications will work in both the 32- and 64-bit editions. As such, if you choose one edition and subsequently decide you've chosen incorrectly, you'll be welcome to download and install your second choice.

Should you find that you want the speed and performance advantages of our 64-bit software and a few of the legacy features of the 32-bit editions, you can actually install both on the same computer.

There's a detailed discussion of all the foregoing at our blog, should you be curious or in need of sleep.