reFX Nexus 3 (Mac/WiN) workarounds, fixes, crashes, etc

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  1. ArticStorm

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    Lets make one big thread about this!

    EDIT: Version 05-04-2021 08:27pm GMT

    1. Some General Information and Background

    - The release is not safe in terms of having all ip adresses anf things patched, it does connect to some unknown amazon server, which is not the case for the legit Nexus3 Plugin.
    - At the moment we have no proof that the release (windows) is safe, means it could be there is some malware code hidden, which we cant see with virustotal, since the binary is obfuscated by Themida/Code Virtualizer and thats why also this regkey is needed. (This could be done, because the original Reverser wanted to hide the changes in the plugin-dll and to prevent others from update it to newer versions.) We still dont know! The test which were done by different people here and other places show so far nothing suspicious.
    - So far no team has claimed this release, the original "cracker" is unknown.
    - It is known a bit about the origin of the release as @tcbbbb wrote:
    It looks like it was cracked to be sold in a chinese online store.

    2. Block Ip adresses

    - It is important to be careful and block the following IPs, here is a list:

    Code:
    147.75.71.186
    52.42.114.201
    52.70.136.170
    54.70.136.156
    
    one of the ip is unknown and is not in the legit dll, when you run N3. We dont know what it does, but tests show so far, the plugin works without any internet connection for very long, people have tested and put the computer clock on 2099 and the plugin still works, all this offline.
    It is better to block ip adresses then things in the host file, you can do this via Windows Firewall (google is your friend), or use something like NetLimiter and on Mac Little Snitch should work.

    3. Installation

    WINDOWS:
    1- Unpack the archive and copy the folder named "VST" to your VST directory
    2- Open the folder called "refx" then "nexus" and then open the file called "settings.json" with note-pad and in the "library_folder" string change the path to your current nexus contet (the fat +160gb folder) AND DOUBLE EACH SLASHES
    EXAMPLE: "library_folder": "D:\\reFX Nexus Content Full 170 GB WORKiNG\\Nexus 3",
    3- Copy the ENTIRE "refx" folder to: " C:\Users\Public\Documents "
    4- Unpack the Presets.rar in the Preset Folder into the Nexus Content folder!

    MAC:
    1- Unpack the archive and copy the folder named "VST" to your VST directory
    2- Open the folder called "refx" then "nexus" and then open the file called "settings.json" with note-pad and Change from:
    "library_folder": “/Applications/NEXUS library/”,
    To: "library_folder": “/WHEREVER/YOU PLACED/THE NEXUS CONTENT FOLDER/“
    3- Place the "refx" folder into Shared
    4(OPTIONAL for people who are using external drives):
    Pointing the "Nexus Content Folder to a external hard drive (provided by @recycle (https://audiosex.pro/threads/refx-n...s-fixes-crashes-etc.58392/page-28#post-548190))
    5- Unpack the Presets.rar in the Preset Folder into the Nexus Content folder!

    4. What are the Current leaked/cracked version?

    Cracked MAC version: AU 3.3.7 <-- 3.3.9 (they only released an older version, so far no 3.4.4 for MacOS :()
    Cracked WiN version: VST2 3.3.9 --> 3.4.4 (to load all Expansion Packs)

    Nobody has tried yet to get Nexus 3 running under LiNUX, be the first to try it.

    5. Information to Expansions

    Until today (03-30-2021), all expansions showed up on the internet, except 3 ones (Happy Hardcore, LOFI & Hardstyle 3). Some of the newer Expansions do not work in the current versions due to the plugin version being outdated, Mac is 3.3.7 and windows 3.3.9, while the current plugin version is 3.4.4.
    All Expansions are leaked, you can find them across the web. Lets hope reFX makes new Expansions still after this story.

    6. Older Presets

    Older Presets do work, if you allow Nexus 3 to connect to the reFX-AWS ip, it is used to decrypt the presets, because from Nexus 2.0-2.2.2 - reFX used MCFACT to protect expansions and presets. They dropped that for 2.2.3 and ongoing. But in order to still make newer stuff work they have a server which decrypts the presets and send them back to the user, who can then save them via resave preset and then save preset.

    you need to unblock:
    Code:
    147.75.71.186
    
    which connects to web.refx.com - after this answer: https://audiosex.pro/threads/refx-n...s-fixes-crashes-etc.58392/page-62#post-550698

    Thats all for the moment!

    Thanks to @Kuuhaku for collecting the information for me. And all the people here helping to gather information and test around and report it here.
    Enjoy and stay safe.
    Articstorm
     
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  2. Dukester155

    Dukester155 Newbie

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    Is it legit? Has someone tested it already? Would really like some expertise before I download.


    Thanks in advance for any answers!
     
  3. keygen.exe

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    Tested, works.
     
  4. Ariel Gonzalez

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    it is real.... but for now it only works with old material (for obvious reasons)
     
  5. Catalyst

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    There are answers to your questions on the AudioZ thread.
     
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  6. Haliax

    Haliax Audiosexual

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    I agree, I just hope this doesn't turn into a support thread
     
  7. Olymoon

    Olymoon MODERATOR Staff Member

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    As cat says. What is the point of asking this here, while comments from members who test it are going on at sister site?
     
  8. Lou Smorals

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    It came from a Chinese source, my trust right now is low
     
  9. Ariel Gonzalez

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    but it was posted by hidera, a good known source of material... maybe the plugin can't be as stable as we wanted it to be
     
  10. Roboto

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    Hollywood XP works, without eLicenser. Even Christmas expansions work.
    I don't trust that chinese crack though...
     
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  11. Karate Grownup

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    I remember somebody said that r2r cracked it but they didn't release it because they didn't collect all the refx Pokemons.
     
  12. Roboto

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    That was VPS Avenger.
     
  13. Karate Grownup

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    Oh, right.
     
  14. jay jay

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    can anyone explain step to install it , the readme.txt file is in Chinese language i can't understand what to do
     
  15. Ariel Gonzalez

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    on the same post on the sister site, someone translated the readme doc
     
  16. Ariel Gonzalez

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    wait..... mac too???? holy shit! (i'm not a mac user, but i'm surprised)
     
  17. Gmarksa

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    Wasn't able to use the Nexus 2 Content because of the doubled slash sign, thanks for the info, now it works fine!
     
  18. ArticStorm

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    yeah it is floating around, but preset loading doesnt work yet, but im sure somebody will fix it in the wide internet.
     
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  20. Recoil

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    Is this plugin 64 bit? because if not, I'm not interested :dunno:
     
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