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    May the sauce be with you starbase1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GandB View Post
    What's hard about entering a code, in order to use your application?

    So, I say again, do away with the dongle.

    -Keith
    Depends very much on how it is implemented.

    If it's a system where you are not limited in the number of times you can enter it, (Like PT Gui, Starpro, and Others), that is relatively painless.

    However if you are limited in the number of times you can install, (Particle Illusion, Vue), 3 seems typical, it's a pain. for example, I have LW twice on 2 pc's, (not counting the process of moving to the new one), that's once for XP64 and once for XP32, and once on the laptop, total 5.

    And once you get into reinstalls, it's even worse...

    And to track the numbers, it's a connect to the web site controlling things, so tough if you can't get online...

    Go the full Vue route, where in order to move you have to reinstall every ***ing version between the one you bought first and all versions since, activating them all, and you will soon understand why I won't be buying an upgrade to Vue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattclary View Post
    Screw all that sh1t. Why is everyone trying to reinvent the wheel?
    I can't see anyone else having an integrated plugin and scripts solution in their 3D app, or multiple ways of authenticating your license for that matter. Isn't freedom of choice a nice thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattclary View Post
    If you forgot your dongle at home, look at it as a form of natural selection. You can't work, you can't eat, you can't pass your forgetful genes on to your forgetful little kids.
    What a nice and friendly thing to say to someone. I wish you well too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Megalodon View Post
    Suppose you forget your code and can't get online? If you are dumb enough to forget your dongle when you KNOW you will need it, too bad.
    In addition to the dongle, you still need to enter the license key, which is located at register.newtek.com (as well as my offline backup of it).

    Going home from work with no intention to work later on, but then you feel the urge to do something creative, is that also being dumb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myagi View Post
    I've never used that, and I like the dongle, but I must say a simple file replacing the dongle sounds even better. Allthough a bit easier to circumvent so from NT's POV I understand sticking to the dongle.
    :agree: I guess that sums up what I am thinking too Its easy to send a file to someone else so they can use it too, but its just as easy too google for a crack...
    Last edited by MentalFish; 03-08-2009 at 03:27 PM.

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    Well, I like the dongle myself but I won't argue about it so violently. I will say that i did not like the license server with XSI and missed the sheer simplicity of the dongle. I really don't want anything that requires I be connected to the net to start my software.
    I say since we're moving to the future with Core, we go with Retina scans or fingerprint ID. Not only would it be effective, but it'd be fun too.

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    I'd prefer blood sample authentication myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by geothefaust View Post
    I'd prefer blood sample authentication myself.

    The dongle could have a needle tip so you can press on it to get the required sample that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geothefaust View Post
    I'd prefer blood sample authentication myself.


    I was thinking semen sample, but yeah, guess blood would work. My way is less painful though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattclary View Post
    I was thinking semen sample, but yeah, guess blood would work. My way is less painful though...
    Depends very much on how you collect the sample! And I really don't want to hear how you think female LW users would manage...
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    Once you've loaded LW on ANY computer you will have that license code already on the machine. All you have to do then is just plug in the dongle and that's it.
    But what if you forgot that code at home? We are going around in circles.
    When you know you're a "cup half-full" kind of guy:

    "Sir; they've got us surrounded!"

    "Excellent! Now we can attack in any direction!"

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    Sigh...

    Here's how it should be done.

    1. Retain a USB dongle.
    2. Combine it with a Micro SD slot or similar - my 3g modem has this.
    3. Install LW directly to the storage on the dongle.

    Top up with any files for your current projects, and wherever you have your dongle, you have a working copy of Lightwave.

    Of course, if you get a Linux Core install, you can also include your entire operating system, and just boot from the dongle.
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    That's about the best idea overall, SB.
    When you know you're a "cup half-full" kind of guy:

    "Sir; they've got us surrounded!"

    "Excellent! Now we can attack in any direction!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbase1 View Post
    Depends very much on how you collect the sample! And I really don't want to hear how you think female LW users would manage...
    Well, I wasn't exactly picturing a large bore needle...

    There are what, like 4 women in the world who use LightWave? And one of them defected to XSI...

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