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Bombadil wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 2:27 pm iLock is offline, here. Completely buggered my main Logic templates due to EW OPUS. Had to force quit everytime I tried to choose a non-Logic plugin.
They have a notice up on their page. I'm pissed off.
As a hobbyist I'm not pissed off, it's just frustrating. It's odd though that I can't even use plugins with licenses on my physical iLok due to their services being offline, it just hangs.
A bit fried in the higher freqs

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Rip this last hour of my life I should of checked here first. First time I've needed ilok and the servers have been down, seems 7 hours now. At least I know where to look in the future, i reinstalled ilok and stuff so hopefully that works fine after. Free stress.

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Maybe this will be the death blow for iLok Cloud.
THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN MIXED TO BE PLAYED LOUD SO TURN IT UP

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Actually never mind lol

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Teksonik wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 1:10 pm "Ooooh but iLok isn't challenge response"........ :roll:



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GFY iLok and any developer who uses it.....
It says that Europe is fine. It isn't. Now their web page is inaccessable.
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Working now. So much for reliability.
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Wasn‘t a problem for me because I have the effing dongle :ud:
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Not a problem for me because I refuse to use that effing shiite. :hihi:
Or, for that matter, support ANY developer that uses invasive copy
protection that punishes legit users. There's no need. There are
plenty that don't.
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sQeetz wrote: Tue May 28, 2024 10:41 pm Wasn‘t a problem for me because I have the effing dongle :ud:
I still had problems with EastWest libraries authorized on the iLok dongle :borg:
For a couple hours, trying to load up those libraries would systematically freeze the entire DAW.

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I heave learnt to live with iLok. But it would be nice to not have to deal with it.

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Yeah, looks like East West's Opus failed for permanent license owners, and obviously it shouldn't. AFAIK no other developers permanent licenses were affected. Of course the Cloud / subs were.

This is nothing - there have been relatively short glitches before. But there was one over a decade ago that was far more serious - servers were down for several weeks. Some post houses nearly went out of business.

It's the one big flaw of ZDT / TLC. If your protection runs out during an outage, even your permanent licenses will be unavailable.
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It failed for those of us on Composer Cloud, as well. Took me a few minutes of banging my head on the table to figure it out. OPUS. I could grt VSL and my Soundtoys plugins working. OPUS screwed everything up in any template it was instantiated.
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My doubt comes from the fact that I could load "empty" OPUS instances without any issue; the freezing only happened when trying to load libraries.
I should have tried with PLAY as well to see if the issue was specific to the libraries rather than OPUS.

Anyway, seems solved now :party:

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Several years with the ilok usb dongle. Zero issues.

Also zero EastWest whatevers.

Not a fan, but also don’t care that much. Better without, but happily buy plugins I want/need and don’t care what copy “protection” they have.

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sQeetz wrote: Tue Apr 30, 2024 1:40 pm That's not true at all...
unless you forget to deregister your stuff from the old machine, which is hardly ilok's fault (again...)
Oh and how to reregister if I reinstalled Windows on the same machine?

Preventing users from moving licenses is an iLok deliberate policy, they do it on purpose. They are willingly being a pain in the arse. That is their fault.

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