(BIG DEAL) Cracked Kontakt Library Decryption Problems

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  1. Adam R. K.

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    Hello there!
    My name is Adam and i'm having problems with one certain library on cracked, unlocked kontakt 5.5.2.880.
    I downloaded library called "Action Strings" from here (second attempt - downloaded several days ago): torrent2 , and from here previously (first attempt - downloaded several years ago)): torrent1 .

    Before i did this i downloaded and successfully installed cracked kontakt 5.5.2.880. All cracked libs work (like symphobia, evo mandolin etc.), but this library (Action Strings) does not want to install, and this is to be honest something i desperately need to use (just learning purposes - not commercial ofcourse - as i live in poor country and wouldnt be able to afford to even buy the damn kontakt).

    Previously before windows 10 fresh reinstallation i had kontakt installed (i dont recall which version was it unfortunately) and the "first attempt" Action Strings download worked perfectly. But now as i updated to windows 10 v1803 (updated from windows 7 home premium), the only library not working is the Action Strings. And how is it not working? Well after i add the library by using "add library" button and after attempting to load the instrument i get "Your new library needs to be added before this instrument can be used. Please go to Kontakt's libraries tab and press the Add Library button."

    Now - at first i thaught there might be something wrong with my old library files (including the nicnt file). But after redownloading the same library from different torrent i get the same error. I tried to remove "Action Strings" registry entries in the registry but it didn't help. Tried installing several different cracked, unlocked kontakts but every single time i got this exact error.

    Please if any of you has an idea of how to help me - explain like to a 10 year old - i am completely new to this musical software stuff, im just a simple violinist (im not into IT technologies and how musical programs work).

    Sincerely
    Adam

    PS: If you want me to send over the .nicnt file let me know. I will try out some google drives as this page does not accept attachments in .rar nor .nicnt format.
     

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  3. Nana Banana

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    Does the SNPID line located in: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Native Instruments\Service Center\Action Strings.xml match the "Action Strings.nicnt" SNPID? From your image they should both be "<SNPID>454</SNPID>". Just open both the .xml and .nicnt files side by side using notepad and compare the "<SNPID></SNPID>" lines.
     
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  4. robbieeparker14

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    Get kontakt 5.8.0 first off from the sister site get installed then get back to us if it's still not working.
     
  5. Paul Pi

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    I seem to recall that with Action Strings, even though it loads through Kontakt, you still have to run the actual Native Instruments Installer for it to actually work inside Kontakt i.e. you couldn't simply point to the NICNT data path using the 'add library' method... have you checked for a setup type file in the torrent?

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    I just checked and it definitely comes with it's own custom installer.
     
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    It does have that but if you have just the lib it works fine my action strings lib sits on an external harddrive never installed thru the NI installer just add the path.
     
  7. jazzzz

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    My wild guess is that he has another library with home-made nicnt that used the same SNPID number to register/add the library.
    Now, on mac we have a script to list all of the SNPID number from added .xml files. In Windows I don't know similar tricks, you have to check the other .xml files if there is the same SNPID number for other library. If so, you should change this code in that other library's .nicnt and .xml files, and not the code of Action Strings. Those libraries that come with original .nicnt, should not change.

    My other suggestion is to try Kontakt Portable, but first only with that library added.
     
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  8. Adam R. K.

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    @Nana Banana Thank you for help dear Mr. it helped. Action Strings snipd numbers were not matching!

    @robbieeparker14 I head free version of kontakt from their official site will only work in demo mode for 15 minutes with each library. Is that true? I'vebeen only trying out cracked ones till now thats why im asking.

    @Paul Pi thank you for usefull info!

    PS: one more thing i noticed: before changing the snipd in the xml file in the service center folder, you have to 1. remove the library from kontakt database 2. close kontakt 3. NOW edit the xml file etc. 4. now restart kontakt and add the library
    PPS: Moderators - I suggest pinning this thread for sake of other people.
     
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  9. Nana Banana

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    Your welcome. That's usually the first problem to check. I'm glad it worked! :mates:
     
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