When the 64-bit launcher became the default I noticed my system was hanging for 15-45 seconds periodically. After a bit of research I realized that the 64-bit version was simply using more memory and the OS was having to do immense swapping on disk to shuffle memory around. When I switched it back to the 32-bit version no further hangs were observed. Since the game continues while my client is hung, there were times where I nearly lost my ship as a result of a frozen screen. Obviously I decided to continue using the 32-bit version since the 64-bit version was (for me) simply unusable.
Now I realize that Eve currently has an 8gb memory requirement and I only have 6gb RAM. Since the motherboard itself is limited to a max of 6gb RAM, I fully populated it when I bought the computer and can not increase the RAM as a result.
I’m retired and living on a fixed income, Therefore I simply can not justify buying a new PC (or motherboard) for the sole purpose of playing a video game.
Can CCP make a committed promise to always support the 32-bit client? Or will it eventually be discarded and no longer be available? If it will eventually pass away into oblivion then I may as well join the people who’ve decided to leave Eve to find another game that my system can play.