Only one demonstration period is available per computer for each of the bundles above.
Computers that have already run the demo for any of the bundles above, or computers that are authorized for any of the bundles above, will not be able to run the demos.
For this reason, we recommend that you demo the Diamond Bundle, which includes most Waves processors.
Now my plugs are dead. BTW - intel mac. 10.4.11 and running PTS 7.4
Be sure that the demo didn't hose the iLok driver. I've had that happen before. Uninstall and reinstall the iLok driver (from the iLok web site) and see if that straightens it out. The bundles seem to load the driver even if it's already loaded sometimes, and once it created the driver up and all of my Waves plugs came up unlicensed. After some head scratching I just removed and reinstalled the iLok driver and it was happy again.
They really do need to get their crap together on this. I don't begrudge them the protection of their huge investment in software development. But it should really work better. I assume that they have been going through some tortuous conversion from their own copy protection scheme to an iLok one and it's not been a very smooth transition, though I could be wrong about that. They need to bite the bullet and just transition over completely to the standard iLok support and be done with it.
Waves makes great plugs but the authorization and demo gong show is a nightmare.
I actually had to contact tech support three times to authorize software I had purchased.
I don't mind paying wup to support them but they really should get their shit together and get things running smoothly. What do they do with all the WUP money anyway?
The piracy protection is so good you can't even use the software.
The waves team were very quick, efficient and really sorted it out propperly.
Within 12 hours of ME messing it up they got me back online.
The nice thing is they are helpful but a lot of times it is not user error and there are bugs in the authorization system that they should be fixing instead of having all night WUP parties on the beach.
I guess they are laughing all the way to the bank, grateful for every customer who blames himself when he stumbles over Waves' crippleware.
Kind of like when Dick Cheney shot his friend while hunting and his friend then apologized for being in the way of the gunfire. Just brilliant.
Waves are very clever. I even thanked them for making me click on use license card and not use license card over and over again to try to authorize my plugs. I thanked them again when I had to use some else's computer to finally authorize the plugs.
God I love Waves.
Last edited by matsuzushi; 2nd July 2008 at 02:33 AM..
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