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Old 6th February 2003
space monkey
🎧 15 years
failed authorisations

hi there,
since updating to OSX 10.2.3 i lost all my plug in authorisations when booting back up into OS9 and launching PT. these are genuine authoriser disks, not kraks. i have managed to re-install all but 2: soft sampl cell 3.1 and virus. the installers just hang and will not even get to the "setup" page. has this happened to anyone else, and if so, how the hell do you get these damn things to authorise again?????!!!!!
Old 6th February 2003
KMR Audio
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🎧 15 years
If this is via USB floppy on a B/W G3 or G4, you've presumably done all the Pace Floppy Enabler/ USB Floppy Support extension stuff?
Old 6th February 2003
space monkey
🎧 15 years
on a USB floppy connected to a G4 laptop, and have done all the pace stuff. it is showing the floopys on the desktop, but when i run the installation it just is looking more likely that i will have to re-format the drive and start from scratch....running out of ideas!!
Old 6th February 2003
KMR Audio
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🎧 15 years
Hi Ho...

This is my "cure-all" floppy authorisation method...

β€’ Pace Floppy Enabler in extensions folder
β€’ Download VST floppy enabler from (this is also an extension
β€’ Restart mac with floppy attached, but before trying to authorise, unplug then re-plug floppy drive

If the authoriser still fails to come up, I place it in a little shrine, say prayers over it to let it know, hey, it's OK to fail sometimes - then call up Digi for a replacement. In the meantime I delve into my collection of cracks, load it up and carry on working...

Old 6th February 2003
space monkey
🎧 15 years
thanks rab, but i have those extentions installed already....
i have tried using the installers on another machine and they work fine there so the problem lies with my laptop. i guess its the initialisation option.......
Old 11th February 2003
KMR Audio
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🎧 15 years

had this to sent me today... just in case you haven't seen it...

OS 9 Authorization Keys and Installing OS X

Installing or upgrading OS X on your Macintosh may erase any currently
installed OS 9 key disk authorizations (such as ReverbOne for Pro Tools
5.1.1). Uninstall all key disk authorizations before installing or upgrading
OS X. After installing OS X, or upgrading your OS X version, run the
following from the OS X Disk Utilities: "Repair Disk Permissions".

Plug-In Authorizations for OS X

Please be advised that floppy based copy protection authorizations will not
work on OS X. If you are upgrading to OS X and have any legacy Digidesign or
Digidesign distributed plug-ins with floppy based copy protection registered
with us that have not been updated, we would like to update these with new
iLok USB Hardware Key* based copy protection developed for Pro Tools and OS
X. We can accomplish this automatically by depositing these applicable
authorizations for you at, provided you have an account set up
there and we have your account number logged in our customer database. You
can then log onto and move these authorizations from your account
to your iLok USB Hardware Key. To set up an account, please go to and register by creating your own unique User ID and password.
Upon registration you will have sign on privileges. Please provide
your User ID on your registration card in the space provided so we
may add it to your Digidesign customer record.

* iLok USB Hardware Key sold separately, available from your Authorized
Digidesign Dealer or the DigiStore.

For more information on iLok technology, see the iLok Information page and
the iLok Usage Guide for Pro Tools 6.0 in the Digidesign Support section.

For any third-party key disk authorized software, please contact the
manufacturer about upgrading.

Old 12th February 2003
space monkey
🎧 15 years
thanks dude,
that seems to have done the trick!
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