Released November 27, 2022
Click here to download (12.4 MB; requires Windows 11 or Windows 10 64-bit edition)
EXP 6.1 is a free upgrade that is available to customers of EXP 6.0. EXP 6.1 uses a full installer and is not a service pack. You do not need to have EXP 6.0 installed.
It is recommended that you uninstall EXP 6.0 and the EXP Viewer before installing EXP 6.1.
- Download the file EXP610.exe to a folder on your PC.
- Double-click the downloaded file to start the installer.
- When prompted to enter your serial number, enter either your EXP 6.1 serial number or your EXP 6.0 authorization code.
- EXP 6.1 is not a new feature release. EXP 6.1 has the same features as EXP 6.0 with Service Packs 1 and 2 applied. The purpose of this new version is to simplify
distribution and installation of EXP by removing the need for physical media. All future releases of EXP will be full installers that can be downloaded from
www.expswp.com. There will be no more service packs, only full installers.
- EXP 6.1 uses the same document file format as EXP 6.0. You can use EXP 6.0 to edit a .wxp file saved by EXP 6.1.
- You do not need to uninstall EXP 6.0 before installing EXP 6.1. However, EXP 6.1 will register itself with Windows as the current version. If you later uninstall
EXP 6.0, you will need to uninstall and re-install EXP 6.1 so the application’s registration with Windows is correct.
Changes from EXP 6.0 Service Pack 2 to EXP 6.1
- EXP now requires either Windows 11 or the 64-bit edition of Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows are no longer supported. Also, the 32-bit edition of Windows
10 is not supported. Note that EXP itself is still a 32-bit application.
- There is an entirely new installation system that does not use any physical media such as USB flash drives or CD-ROM discs. The full installer for EXP 6.1 can
be downloaded from www.expswp.com. Furthermore, all future improvements to EXP will be distributed as full installers rather
than as service packs.
- There is a new design for the EXP application icon and the .wxp file icon. The new icon uses 24-bit color graphics whereas the earlier icon used 8-bit color
graphics. The new icon provides renderings up to 256x256 pixels whereas the earlier icon only provided renderings up to 48x48 pixels.
- The default limit for the EXP graphics cache has been raised from 4 MB to 16 MB. This change provides better performance for higher resolution graphics.
- The EXP User's Guide has been completely updated for Windows 11 and Windows 10.
- EXP now uses the term "serial number" whereas EXP 6.0 and EXP 5.1 used the term "authorization code". The installer for EXP 6.1 accepts EXP 6.0 authorization
codes as valid serial numbers.