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Offline gmvengineer

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Die Hard Instant DAW plugin issues
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:56:55 AM »
Hello,

I have installed the Die Hard Instant DAW on 2 different systems successfully, however many of the plugins are not fully authorized. A few of the Native Instruments plugins are prompting me to insert a CD ROM and a few others like Lounge Lizard are failing to launch with authorization errors and "bad install" errors. I'm booting from a mac OS 9 Lives OS 9 CD and have the Die Hard images on one of the drives and restoring to the other HD.

For an example I just performed a fresh restore minutes ago and after the reboot I simply launched Cubase and tried to load NI Battery as a VST, but it immediately asks for the CD ("Please insert the Battery CD!). I have to click cancel then I get a message that says "Sorry, the plug-in failed to install". When attempting to load the CS-80V it does load but when I click the "edit" button to open it I get a message stating "Bad Installation - Please re-install the CS-80V. The Moog Modular V also asks for the CD when attempting to load.

Can someone please assist or tell me what I could be doing wrong?

Thank you

System-1:

QS G4 dual MHz 800
768 MB RAM
2 X 150 GB HD

System-2:

Powermac Digital Audio G4
Dual 533 MHz
768 MB RAM
2 x 75 GB HD

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Re: Die Hard Instant DAW plugin issues
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 08:33:37 AM »
I have installed the Die Hard Instant DAW on 2 different systems successfully, however many of the plugins are not fully authorized. A few of the Native Instruments plugins are prompting me to insert a CD ROM and a few others like Lounge Lizard are failing to launch with authorization errors and "bad install" errors. I'm booting from a mac OS 9 Lives OS 9 CD and have the Die Hard images on one of the drives and restoring to the other HD.

For an example I just performed a fresh restore minutes ago and after the reboot I simply launched Cubase and tried to load NI Battery as a VST, but it immediately asks for the CD ("Please insert the Battery CD!). I have to click cancel then I get a message that says "Sorry, the plug-in failed to install". When attempting to load the CS-80V it does load but when I click the "edit" button to open it I get a message stating "Bad Installation - Please re-install the CS-80V. The Moog Modular V also asks for the CD when attempting to load.

Sorry for the late response; I have not had anyone mention these issues before, perhaps the current system date is a longer gap from the install date at this point and needs a re-fresh.

Many of the plugins are available as separate downloads, so takle one at a time (Like the Lounge Lizard) and re-install, I hope most of it works and has saved you time :)

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Re: Die Hard Instant DAW plugin issues
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 12:21:52 PM »
I also have the same issue, I wonder if there is a way to include scripts or any other tools in the future if there is an update to prevent this.

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Re: Die Hard Instant DAW plugin issues
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 11:06:02 PM »
what was the original size and type of hard drive that was used on the original installation?

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Re: Die Hard Instant DAW plugin issues
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 10:22:26 AM »
Original Hard drive size does not matter with the Image since it was done using Apple "ASR" that you can research here if you wish, it preserves plugin authorizations.  I have a feeling that back dating the machine to the date of the instant DAW may fix the issue.  Some plugins also look at the last time used and NOT just the authorization

Please list exactly which plugins are having issues and I will address how to "fix" each one :)

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Re: Die Hard Instant DAW plugin issues
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 08:46:58 PM »
while the ASR is capable of restoring to a larger or same size drive, yes, the authorizations themselves might be making note of the drives size etc , or use some type of copyright protection technique such as writing blocks to the end of the drive, or beginning, perhaps this difference of having a drive a different size makes this not function.etc.

because we all know that the instant daw does indeed work sometimes. and sometimes not... as far as plugin authorizations go.. just attempting to throw some type of explanation out to explain how it is that these different results can occur.. anyone else have a theory?

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Re: Die Hard Instant DAW plugin issues
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 08:54:08 AM »
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I have a feeling that back dating the machine to the date of the instant DAW may fix the issue.  Some plugins also look at the last time used and NOT just the authorization


If anyone wants to backdate their machine to 09/01/2015 and restore the image and then test the plugins, we can get a list of what plugins have an issue then I maybe able to address what is fixable;  at the time the image was created it was restored to several G4s (with different HD sizes) and every plugin was tested without issues. This will at least rule out the date theory... be sure to backdate BEFORE installing the image