I welcome you to CP Debate # 43,852,374. Enjoy your stay
So i guess Steinberg/Syncrosoft's current protection has been compromised ... so, it was a good run .... 10+ months without cracked versions. Surely, this did result in more sales ... but now they're back to square one ...
And some interesting facts have arised ... quoting from the crackers ...
If this is true :: i find it terribly disturbing. Yes, yes ... so us, the PAYING customer is now not only paying in $$$'s and inconvenience, NOW we pay in performance ?? That is an outrage!!! Something else must be done!!! CP does not work, it may deter some, but this is not a solution!Note to protection coders :
Unbelievable way you transform an application. We estimate that
between 30% & 40% of the application are wrapped in the script
protection. Protection is one thing but this surely effects an
application performance. You probably could get a performance gain of
50% without the protection!!
Think about this : Once broken, the protection is , what ????
Take this for what it's worth - I, and others, as Mac users, pay the ultimate price, the platform we run on, is and will not be compromised ... dongle hacks, from what i have been told, do not exist for any OSX application. Logic has been crack free on Macs since v5. So, we end up with the short end of the stick, we pay for all the PeeCee thieves, and take the ultimate in performance hits. Considering, even paying Steinberg clients will vouch to use a cracked version of the software they PAYED for, simply because the dongle is a PITA, and now, they get a performance increase.
Also, i find this quite ironic ... just yesterday, i was promted at the Nuendo forum to submit my dongle ID into my profile, it is now a registered user forum (finally!!!) - but this happens one day before the hack is released .. hmmmmm, does Steinberg know more than we are lead to believe ???
So, now what ... ?