VPS Avenger 1.8 drops Codemeter protection

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  1. BambooPestle

    BambooPestle Kapellmeister

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    Because of Apple M1 compatibility. What do you think about this decision?

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  3. Hennessey

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    Well R2R cracked them, so this saga becomes funny for all audio apps... Team R2R have messing around with their heads for three months back....
    And yes, I don't think that Apple M1 compatibility have made that decision....
     
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    PACE is at least dealing with ARM's work...How about WiBU?
    Does this mean that CodeMeter will not further support ARM for a long time in the future?

    Abandoning a long-used encryption system is a serious decision.
     
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    the compatibility can be an issue? yeah. but it would have made them going with another protection system like nexus' or avid' (to name someone).

    what i think is that they will use this method to get way more feedback from forums, and then improve the plugin
     
  6. BambooPestle

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    They have press release in January which said CodeMeter is compatible with M1, but maybe they have some problems anyway.
    Anyway i also don't think it was the real reason, CM protection works very good for them and no version after 1.4 wasn't cracked.
     
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    Well probably yes, but how come that all developers, are changed their protections at the same time, or like PT first blocked downloading FREE SOFTWARE!!!
    Hello, he could just to say further plugin development will be not compatible with new Apple M1 systems....
    This is just classic excuse in right time.. R2R have break CM, and now he is changing protection scheme, because he would not admit that game is lost with CM... And before it is uploaded on sister site, he will introduce change of protection scheme, not to be cracked again.... and so on, and so fort....Sorry, fuck, my English sucks, so i cant express myself in right way, but i hope you got the picture...

    And that is messing around with legit users which is not fair to them.... Imagine what a game they are doing.... To be cracked again, teams need to reverse plugin again and all freaking expansion, no one have that much time, so cracking teams will lose their interest in plugin.. Eventually they will go with iLOK....
    But i guess , now R2R have break the whole universe of piracy protection, so maybe and iLOK will shut down eventually....

    Remember, AVENGER was not challenging to R2R while they were on serial protection, so they didnt crack them and maybe that was from a point of some kind of repsect, not because was hard thing to do....
    Now when they go to CM, that was a real challenge to R2R :D
     
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    I have to add that i like Avenger so much from the very announcement, it was on my bucket list, but since they changed protection to CM i have lost interest in a this plugin...
    Now we can talk again, just to support a GOOD developer, not good for support etc, but for an excellent plugin i have to give him that...
     
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  9. Prinz Eugen

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    @ Hennessey -
    I agree completely, despite the understanding of the developers,
    you still need to respect the people who use it!
    It would also be nice if their need for protection matched their code quality.....

    uhhh, my bad English too :(
     
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  10. Caldera

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    At last Apple is doing something good towards our audio community:bleh::)
     
  11. Hennessey

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    Maybe i am wrong, and i am not owning nothing from them, but i like Native Instruments style...
    Man, they have been cracked whole time, especially their sample libraries and they were not bitching about that, or change protection to iLok the after couple of years to eLicenser, then back to serial...
    I like that! They are professional in their work, and for legit users that is ideal thing...
    I dont know about their support, but plugins itself and their protection is easy on system, simple and that's all....

    I think that R2R is doing all this, of course because it is a big challenge, but also to give developers advice not to bloat legit users with protection code and other shit, because they will be cracked eventually and cracked plugins actually can help them boost sale on their software better than any other kind of marketing....
     
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  12. thedarkbird

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    Nice. I couldn't bother installing Avenger anymore when they introduced Codemeter. Glad they'll go back to serial activation.
     
  13. Prinz Eugen

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    @ Hennessey -

    That's all right. It's a little messy, but it's a fact!
    In addition, if you look at the library of components of all NI plugins, you can find that they have everything from the world of digital signal processing, also in the form of blueprints)
     
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    Great news, I unistalled Avenger when they forced Codemeter onto its users, may get to reinstall once they release 1.8.
     
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    Thank freaking god. Being a legit Avenger user, the whole thing was a disaster.
     
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    * when 1.8 launches *
    Manuel - OMG our servers are hit hard, so many new customers!
    Later - NVM, just old users updating from 1.4
     
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    A remainder to legit users. Just be careful. If you are planning to update from Avenger 1.4.10. to a new version, check if the expansions are going to work with the new version. I remember what happened with nexus after v.2.3.2. No expansion worked after that.
     
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  18. visitor

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    It's all good. I honestly just stick to the cracked version which is ironically more stable anyway lol.
     
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    First let them make the gui smaller
     
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