[List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

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replicant X
KVRist
230 posts since 30 Jun, 2009 from moon

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:09 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:14 pm
D16 use a keyfile for offline activation.
No.
It had been a keyfile.
But they changed it to C/R.
I’m majoring in REAPER at Kenny Gioia University.

EnGee
KVRAF
5947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:34 am

Ok thank you.

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discoDSP
KVRAF
4576 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:52 am

Years ago some of our plugins used keyfile but right now they don't have copy protection. Bliss, Discovery and Discovery Pro installers perform a online verification. However, after being installed, files can be placed to a offline computer. We provide assistance for that in case the task gets too difficult to do.
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Vertion
KVRian
653 posts since 29 Oct, 2016

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:14 am

*face palm*
:) SLH :)

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KVRist
74 posts since 17 Feb, 2008 from toronto, canada

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:22 am

A couple more
Ohmforce uses serial (although I'm unsure of their upcoming (?) Infinity)
https://www.ohmforce.com/HomePage.do

Cableguys uses keyfile
http://www.cableguys.com/

SPC Plugins uses serial
http://www.spcplugins.com/

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
26734 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:56 am

replicant X wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:09 am
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:14 pm
D16 use a keyfile for offline activation.
No.
It had been a keyfile.
But they changed it to C/R.
They do still support offline activation, but the license keyfile has a time limit. Sorry for any confusion.

chk071
KVRAF
23219 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:01 pm

As far as I can see, their older plugins use a key file, and their newer ones online activation.

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
26734 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:06 pm

chk071 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:01 pm
As far as I can see, their older plugins use a key file, and their newer ones online activation.
They offer both options ...
https://helpdesk.d16.pl/knowledge_base/article/161
Mind that you have 72 hours from the moment when you download the activation file from User Area until you use the Load file option. If you just leave your USB stick for a few days with downloaded file on it and try to use the file to activate the plug-in, it might be the file will be rejected and you will have to download the key file one more time.
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chk071
KVRAF
23219 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:12 pm

Alright. :)

Quite a PITA though, lol. If you want to avoid online activation, and then jump through such hoops to also get the key file on a online computer, copy it to USB, and take it over to the offline computer etc., I really wonder what the benefit is...

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
26734 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:13 pm

Some people like to keep their DAW computer offline ...

EnGee
KVRAF
5947 posts since 7 Oct, 2005

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:28 pm

So with D16, after buying their plugin, can you install it offline then activate it offline?

It's difficult for me to decide, but if we follow the criteria, can we install it and activate it offline if we have the serial/keyfile?

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
26734 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:31 pm

EnGee wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:28 pm
So with D16, after buying their plugin, can you install it offline then activate it offline?

It's difficult for me to decide, but if we follow the criteria, can we install it and activate it offline if we have the serial/keyfile?
Yes, but there's a 72 hour time limit after downloading (see above).

midi_transmission
KVRist
415 posts since 13 Feb, 2013

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:38 pm

Interesting list. I also like to spend my money primarily on plug-in with serial or keyfile protection. Much more future proof and hassle free.
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Hink
Rad Grandad
31079 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:39 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:13 pm
Some people like to keep their DAW computer offline ...
my studio is not wired for internet, my music computer does not have wifi either. :shrug:
Why are so many guitar player jokes one liners? So the rest of the band can understand them.

replicant X
KVRist
230 posts since 30 Jun, 2009 from moon

Re: [List] Developers of instruments and synths using a serial or keyfile authorisation

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:06 pm

thecontrolcentre wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:31 pm
EnGee wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:28 pm
So with D16, after buying their plugin, can you install it offline then activate it offline?

It's difficult for me to decide, but if we follow the criteria, can we install it and activate it offline if we have the serial/keyfile?
Yes, but there's a 72 hour time limit after downloading (see above).
It means it needs an online activation.
And that does not match with the conditions of this list.
I’m majoring in REAPER at Kenny Gioia University.

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