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What makes a demo kick?


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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:20 AM

I just dont get it! How does a demo just end after a set amount of days? Ok I got a demo and I liked it but not the price.

Is this safe to ask what makes them work?

I want to make it work again but cant until I know what makes it stop. Is this ok to ask? I wont ask no more until approved.

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 09:24 AM

Just like an alarm clock.

The program has encoded a date after which it's not supposed to function anymore.

I guess you could wait a period of time, and try a fresh trial download, but is
that honest?

If one likes a program, one buys it, or finds a free alternative.

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:53 AM

I guess you could wait a period of time, and try a fresh trial download, but is
that honest?


That is a good question. 9 times out of 10, it will not work though. The date is embedded and encrypted to prevent it.

If one likes a program, one buys it, or finds a free alternative.


That is much better advice.

It could be possible that Cows could even research for a free one, and recommend it in the free replacement thread... :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 December 2004 - 07:24 PM

This is a computer question and should really be in another forum. I am moving it to a better place

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Posted 19 December 2004 - 07:26 PM

Good call Grinler.
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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:46 PM

I dont know if this is appropriate, but i once worked at a place that relied on a time based program to
correctly function. Well this program had a mind of its own and would decide whenever it felt like it that the time had expired.
So....i uninstalled the program,removed all traces from the registry,set the computer date 2 years in advance,rebooted and re-installed said program. Changed the date back to the correct date and never had a problem with it again.
This is just one program though,your results may vary.Most time limit programs hook the registry and leave the hook in case you un/re install.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:52 PM

If it helps any, most programs only 'look' the date when it is initially opened. If you do not close it or restart your computer, it does not look for the date.
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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:12 PM

Thanks sorry Grinler I thought it would be general.

Ok Yes I guess I should be "Honest and buy it"

But I dont want to!

Ok I was playing and I went and did a search in my registry. Then killed all those files and folders.

Did a search on all folders even the hidden ones(all this after I uninstalled the program) and killed those.

Went to safe mode and did the same. But when I put the thing back on my pc it still was just well trial period gone!

So what could make this thing tick?

Thats my question not how to make it work again. Im going to have to go buy photoshop pro 9 on ebay if I want a good program.

The program is Ulead gif animator and I need a gif animator but dont know or cant find a good free one.

I tried serif photoplus but its hard to work over Ulead.

Maybe anybody else here knows of one?

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 09:13 AM

I think this was already mentioned on another thread, but i'll say it again.
The GIMP is the most powerful FREE image editing software you can get.
It does everything PS Pro does at 100% discount. The GIMP can even work with PSD files.
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 10:32 AM

I have heard of it many times. I d/l one time and it never worked? Let me try again.

I need this for my site.....




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