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Subject: MAX Digest - 6 Jun 1997 to 7 Jun
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There are 2 messages totalling 56 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. snd object, copy protection (2)

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Date:    Fri, 6 Jun 1997 23:57:38 +0100
From:    Peter Nyboer 
Subject: snd object, copy protection

I've been having trouble with the snd object in combination with my
AudioMedia II on a PMac 7100/80.  After many trials, I seem to consistently
get a "off err -108" message in the max window when I try to play sounds
through the AMII card.  Using the internal sound card seems to work ok.
Any clues as to what that message means??  Also, could someone who has
successfully used ResEdit to increase the number of voices in snd to 32 per
David Z's instructions mail the modified message to me?  I tried David's
instructions, and got a bit confused, as I am a neophyte ResEdit user (I
found the correct resource, but I wasn't sure which number of many to
change and got a maximum of 19 voices).

And about the copy protection.  Has anyone tried making the
copy-protection/authorization file visible (one can use Norton Disk
Editor), then storing on an external disk, then deauthorizing the install,
putting that stored copy back on the hard disk, and seeing if Max becomes
magically authorized?   I haven't gotten around to doing this, as I haven't
had time to bother, plus I'm a bit nervous of such a hack.  I realized the
possiblility of this when I was backing up my HD to CDR, and I noticed that
Toast Pro (CD recording software) makes all invisible files available to be
transferred to CDR.  It's an intriguing workaround to avoiding a potential
disaster....
Feel free to write me if none of that made sense.

Peter.
pnyboer@ucla.edu
http://128.97.119.66
home of the Slambassador Multimedia Gallery

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Date:    Sat, 7 Jun 1997 09:42:23 +0100
From:    Nick Rothwell 
Subject: Re: snd object, copy protection

>And about the copy protection.  Has anyone tried making the
>copy-protection/authorization file visible (one can use Norton Disk
>Editor), then storing on an external disk, then deauthorizing the install,
>putting that stored copy back on the hard disk, and seeing if Max becomes
>magically authorized?

It's the obvious thing to try, which means it won't work. I can think of a
thousand reasons why not, to do with all the paranoid disk file position
and timestamp hashing that goes on. The numerous ways I've lost
installations prove this.

         Nick Rothwell, CASSIEL        contemporary dance projects
         http://www.cassiel.com        music synthesis and control

             years, passing by, VCO, VCF, and again, and again

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