Maxsurf install problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by Jiyu, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. Jiyu
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    Jiyu Junior Member

    Hi, friends,

    I have a problem now, i bought a second-hand Maxsurf package recently, but most of them are 'protected', when i install them, it shows 'copy protection...'
    how can i solve the problem and use it.

    Jiyu
     
  2. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    The software is most likely protected with a "dongle" or hardware key which should be plugged into your computers printer port (sometimes it comes as an USB version). Without this piece of hardware the program does not run. So make sure you get this from whoever sold you the software.
     
  3. Jiyu
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    Jiyu Junior Member

    Thank you mate, i didn't get the USB item, he just sent the program package online because the distance, is there any methods i can solve this without the USB? Thanks for your help
     
  4. Martijn_vE
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    Martijn_vE Marine software developer

    Most likely not.
     
  5. Crag Cay
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    Crag Cay Senior Member

    Email Formation designs and tell them from whom you bought it so they can check the seller really has given up using his copy. They might then sort you out with a 'key' that you use to install from the original CD's.
     
  6. marshmat
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    marshmat Senior Member

    Oops. If you didn't get the original CDs, I'd be suspicious that you're the victim of a software pirate. Mailing CDs, even across the world, is pretty cheap compared to what you probably paid for the software. Talk to Formation and see if they can help you sort it out.
     
  7. lazeyjack

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    sound like a russian crack version, they work but you need the crack now to find the crack, is an exercise in itself tee hee.
     
  8. westlawn5554X
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    westlawn5554X STUDENT

    Buy original, it is worth the cost but even better get a student discount.! Most retailer will give big slash discount to Westlawn and Landing schools.
     
  9. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    the owner of the programme was damn blunt to me, like"read the manual" after I,d read and reread, what these gurus do not seem to realise is, that the manuals are only of assistance to fluent cad users
     
  10. westlawn5554X
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    westlawn5554X STUDENT

    You forgotten that it is in russian I presume.
     
  11. lazeyjack

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    no, I had the original v 12 manual, pravda, dasredanaya, ya teber lublu:))
     
  12. westlawn5554X
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    westlawn5554X STUDENT

    Lucky you comrad. I have problem looking at the russian babe and vodka.
     
  13. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    um now if you wish to know abt Ru woman, then not here please you can pm me, as for the Vodka, wow!!
     
  14. Andrew Mason
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    Andrew Mason Senior Member

    Maxsurf is copy protected using a USB dongle, if the seller did not supply this to you then he hasn't sold you the complete package.
     

  15. lazeyjack

    lazeyjack Guest

    how much did you shell out may I ask?
     
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