NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

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surreal
KVRAF
1501 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Post Thu May 28, 2020 11:22 pm

Hi Mario, thank you very much for your assistance, greatly appreciated!

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
19774 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Fri May 29, 2020 3:18 am

Just got confirmation that Komplete 8 and some earlier ones should also be authorizable through NA. It's just installation of content that is supported from Komplete 9 onwards.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
31498 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Fri May 29, 2020 3:45 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:38 pm
All the stuff from your list except I think Kore soundpacks should work.
Luckily it seems Kore sound packs don't actually need activating (although Kore 2 itself does). You can just copy content over from one drive to another and as long as you haven't missed anything and add the new paths to the samples they don't ask to be activated even if technically they do have serials.

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
19774 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Fri May 29, 2020 4:01 am

Ha then that's fine. :) It might be they did that intentionally in the last Kore 2 update.

Atlatnesiti
KVRist
123 posts since 3 Apr, 2018

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Fri May 29, 2020 6:51 am

I don’t understand what the big deal about this announcement is..?
Upgrade to the latest version and problem is solved.

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aMUSEd
KVRAF
31498 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Fri May 29, 2020 7:01 am

Atlatnesiti wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 6:51 am
I don’t understand what the big deal about this announcement is..?
Upgrade to the latest version and problem is solved.
Well for a start because for several of these products there isn't a latest version.

surreal
KVRAF
1501 posts since 3 Dec, 2006

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Sat May 30, 2020 11:19 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 3:18 am
Just got confirmation that Komplete 8 and some earlier ones should also be authorizable through NA. It's just installation of content that is supported from Komplete 9 onwards.
Does that mean that I can install as normal from my installation disks.. that is; programs and content and simply activate it with na as I would have with service center previously?

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EvilDragon
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19774 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Sun May 31, 2020 4:36 am

Yes you can install from disks but activate through NA.

electro
KVRAF
4672 posts since 6 May, 2002

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:54 pm

Is there a final list of libraries and synths that don't work?
Intel Core2 Quad CPU + 4 GIG RAM

C-note
KVRAF
1570 posts since 2 Apr, 2006 from Studio City, California

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 pm

Not a big deal to me. When I want permanent I buy hardware. NI is following Microsoft model. Office will no longer activate after so many installs. You need to go to subscription model - Microsoft 365. In fact I prefer subscription model - you always have the latest and newest software like Sounds Online (East-West) and Adobe.
There are apps like FL Studio and Reaper that work forever.

imrae
KVRian
1151 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:59 pm

C-note wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Not a big deal to me. When I want permanent I buy hardware.
There was no hardware equivalent for large multisample libraries when they were first released
NI is following Microsoft model. Office will no longer activate after so many installs.
Not a good comparison. Old documents can be opened wih newer software versions, it isn't so important to have the "same" software as it is for audio plugins.
You need to go to subscription model - Microsoft 365.
In fact I prefer subscription model
No
There are apps like FL Studio and Reaper that work forever.
Reaper works "forever" because it uses a simple authentication method that doesn't require Cockos to maintain secret sauce at their end. If NI had done the same, we wouldn't be here.

clipnotic
KVRist
347 posts since 19 Sep, 2007 from Germany

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:08 pm

C-note wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Not a big deal to me. When I want permanent I buy hardware. NI is following Microsoft model. Office will no longer activate after so many installs. You need to go to subscription model - Microsoft 365. In fact I prefer subscription model - you always have the latest and newest software like Sounds Online (East-West) and Adobe.
There are apps like FL Studio and Reaper that work forever.
That's the reason we're meanwhile using LibreOffice for secretarial work and for graphics Gimpshop. And for my music I'll never use software with subsription model, because I don't need hundreds of plugins and latest and newest software is basic requirement! Finally we have 2020 and I wont go back to hardware, only because some companies are thinking, they can make their customers dependent with subsription crap!
VST developers need more motivation and best motivation is hardcore criticism! :D
My english is terrible, feel free to correct me! :wink:

revvy
KVRian
1228 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:19 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 3:45 am
EvilDragon wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 12:38 pm
All the stuff from your list except I think Kore soundpacks should work.
Luckily it seems Kore sound packs don't actually need activating (although Kore 2 itself does). You can just copy content over from one drive to another and as long as you haven't missed anything and add the new paths to the samples they don't ask to be activated even if technically they do have serials.
It's Kore packs that keeps me on edge with NI.

No, there are no 'upgrades' I could opt for. I bought them as the soundpacks that they are so never thought about losing them until this change in policy.

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
19774 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:28 pm

electro wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Is there a final list of libraries and synths that don't work?
All Kontakt libraries continue to work normally.

https://support.native-instruments.com/ ... 0006053397

audiot
KVRist
318 posts since 8 Jan, 2005 from Germany

Re: NI have announced they will no longer activate discontinued products

Post Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:18 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:28 pm
electro wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:54 pm
Is there a final list of libraries and synths that don't work?
All Kontakt libraries continue to work normally.

https://support.native-instruments.com/ ... 0006053397
Hooray :party:

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