View Full Version : Do 8.5 and 9.3 use the same License Key under OS 10.4?

01-31-2008, 03:38 PM
I am using a g4 running 10.4 as a render box and want to have both 8.5 and 9.3 installed simultaneously. After installing 9.3 and adding the license key, I found that starting 8.5 returns "license not found."

Is there a workaround for this that doesn't involve reinstalling the license key each time I launch the other app?

02-01-2008, 10:26 AM
They should use their own license.key files located in the LightWave/Programs directory and shouldn't interfere. "License not found" shows that the dongle is being seen but the key is not for some reason. You could edit the .key file in TextEdit and put both keys in there and distribute that file. So even if by some chance they look in the wrong folders it'll always find the right key. Just make sure you format it correctly in the .key file:


Each key should be on a new line. Let us know if you're still experiencing any difficulties because by all means you should very well be able to run 10 different versions of LightWave on one computer without conflict.

02-05-2008, 07:33 PM
Thanks for your help. There was some operator error on my part :(
Problem solved.