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Discussion in 'Software' started by Hoppe, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Hoppe

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    As said in the title
     
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  3. TinTin

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    blocking aquarius does not change anything , the expiration date are encrypted within the vector files and within the aut licenses .
     
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    Possibly. But that was the problem when R2R released - if I remember correctly - a NFO about the protection scheme of AA that they couldn't crack. Couldn't break the encryption, and that was a while back. Not sure it's easier today.

    If you manage to pull that, you'll probably become some kind of legend, so yeah....Rooting for you hard !
     
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    I couldn't put my hand back on it. I think it was in a nfo that stated why several brand of plugins wasn't tackled by them. Steinberg, acustica and a few others (I think reason). Probably one that was published at the end begining of a new year, a year ago I think ?
    They went into great tech details to explain why as of now they couldn't do anything about those. Interesting if you understand tech things of this sort, which is not my case.
     
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    you can not do this as i said before those files are encrypted .
     
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    Hmmm if im not mistaken, you can re-trial a product until all the slots are filled in Aquarius. worked for me until I bought almost all their products :) addictive quality... waiting for a crack might take forever... who knows!
    I think I also managed once to push the trial by just changing the system time, you can try. On Mac btw.
    The AUT files a definitely tied to system serial and possibly HWID. System serial for sure.
     
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  12. NanoBeat

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    Aquarius the biggest piece of shit online system ever...Personally speaking as a paying customer Acustica seem to have lost it and are taking their ridiculous protection schemes too far....give me the simplicity of a u-he serial and no problems with Presswerk rather than online, don't work, only so many slots, can't speak, not here.....lost me as a customer long time back and now they just spewing out repetitive crap for cash....basically it has become a case of the Whole process and setup is so invasive and bullshit that your products albeit great ain't worth the sacrifice and over the odds cash outlay for what you get...jmo

    If Giancarlo & Acustica ever hope to become big-time then go talk with Mattias from Toontrack about a decent company and online installers...stop shitting out products when the others don't work or cant be authorised in a sensible way...whilst your there ask him about Freak Kitchen and learn some Guitar!! sorry for the personal rant haha but applicable!!
     
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  14. NanoBeat

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    Yes the AUT file stores hardware info and lots more...thats why you have to download bullshit AUT files that mean nothing as the hardware different...then of course you need a new slot that can't be erased...Waves have the same cpu identifier bullshit...So do many other DEVS...Devs need to stop worrying about their protection systems and rather listen to those who utilise their shit as musical tools on a daily basis...can anyone imagine a new laptop or even CPU or any of that... Fuck off Acustica!!!! Archaic Bullshit system that really dont work for a modern musician...stale producer that don't get out much maybe :)
     
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    Unfortunately, I personally doubt Giancarlo will ever change the auth process to something less secure than what it is today, maybe more secure and more a pain the ass, but less? I don't think so. Because in fact, their technology is unique, nobody is doing what their doing, so I can understand the concern for a proper copy protection system. If I was Giancarlo, and lived in a world with teams like AU (R.I.P.) and R2R, I too would be preoccupied
     
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    I agree...R2R are very honest about what the limits are...as others have said..A good friend of mine was doing the same stuff with MAC back when those "AQUA" plugins released...Toontrack stuff broken in a second...who is the company that musicians rely upon and conversely who is the bigger company...Ask Mattias and watch him laff!!
     
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    Same reason i bought only a few and stopped buying.
    Just too unreliable for future projects. Always imagine the worst case scenario having a lot of their plugins embedded into your projects and the acqua system is probably the worst of them all for the reasons you have stated.
    They deserve to be broken, more so than any other software company.
     
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    Not for certain but I think Aquarius scans your plugin folders when accessed so modified plugins might mean once an outlaw legit licenses could be lost. This is one dev im digging. Not hating though :like:
     
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    Would Aquarius scan for AA-only modified plug-ins (e.g., the cr4ck3d D361A), or all modified plug-ins, even from other vendors? Because I have both some from other companies and the D361A, and my trials from AA weren't revoked
     
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    i can't speak for whether their protection system deserves to be broken but i can agree with you 110%...All i can say is that their customer service and system as in AUT is the most bullshit system ever..As i said these questions were being pondered 10 years ago..I hope he has broken the algo :) All I can say is that I totally agree, I bought a few and stopped buying because it was on their terms and they never listened too or cared about the customer..Is why I personally respect u-he..great products, no bullshit, no sales...buy it, reverse it or Fuk off! Peace!!!
     
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  21. NanoBeat

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    Sorry no....I run NO reversed whatever plugins on my Primary system...don't care if Aquarius scans all my folders..Plus the legal side of that is pure bullshit...The AUT system simply does not work well.
     
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