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PeterSt
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« on: June 24, 2007, 05:42:26 pm »

This is obsolete now and pre 0.9z-7.


You must have one PC at least that is connected to the Internet.

This PC, or just one of the others if you have more, will arrange for the Activation Code (the PayPal button in the UnDemo section in 0.9a or higher).
On this PC the license will be stored.

Edit (June 2008) : You may just as well assume that all of the below does not work. It doesn't work for many people anyway. Therefore it is best if you connect the audio PC to the Internet temporarily.
Since the license is for your household it would have been convenient if the below would have worked. The current solution is to send me an email (or PM via this forum) so I can get you another license for your household when needed.


When you want to play your Audio from other PCs, on these other PCs - in the field for "Activation Code" (UnDemo section) you enter the path to the PC where the license is stored. This *needs*
- A LAN connection to this other PC;
- A share on the other PC to the drive where XXHighEnd is "installed" (better : has been put).

On the PC(s) you want to play the Audio, the path must be entered as follows :
\\ComputerName\ShareName\FolderName\

So let's say that the PC where the license is stored is called "MyPC01" and that XXHighEnd is installed in the folder "XXCurrentVersion" on drive C:.
Also, let's assume that you created a Share for drive C:, and that it is called "DRIVE_C_FromMyPC01". On the PC you want to play Audio, the path now looks like :
\\MyPC01\DRIVE_C_FromMyPC01\XXCurrentVersion\

When there is no LAN connection from the Audio PC to the PC where you obtained the Activation Code, the Audio PC will play in Demo Mode again ...

Below text updated June 28, 2007 :

From off 0.9b the facility of "copying" the Activation Code to another PC is added.

Edit : For this to work, ALL PCs must be upgraded to at least 0.9b first !

When two PC's are LAN connected, and PC-A received the Activation Code over the Internet, PC-B could refer to "License Holder" PC-A as per version 0.9a (described above).
As off now, PC-B can generate its own Activation Code, based upon the Activation Code from PC-A.

Edit November 3, 2007 : As it appears now because of (most probably) a Vista bug, when you have a dual boot, one boot could have a Workgroup (or Domain) Name "ABC" while the other boot has a Name "DEF" ... and internally the other one is used for connecting to the LAN opposed to what you see. Now, XXHighEnd also sees the "wrong" one because the Operating System presents it wrongly, and therefore the connection cannot be made properly. Solution : take care that all boots have the same Workgroup/Domain Name ! (no matter it did not bother you in normal life).

As before, on PC-B enter the reference path to PC-A (the original License Holder) and press Activate;
After all went OK, an obtained Activation Code will be shown in the field for Activation Code;
If you now press Activate again, a new Activation Code will be registered for PC-B.

The latter implies that you now can disconnect PC-B from the LAN and run XXHighEnd on it without the Demo running time.

This procedure implies that there are two ways of letting a second (etc.) PC in your household run XXHighEnd : the means of the reference path and the means of generating a new Activation Code;
Currently it is not sure what advantages both means might have for future options. Choosing for the one always allows for choosing for the other again, later.

There were two objectives for creating the means of "copying" the Activation Code :

1. You Activated one PC, but really wanted another, and it can't be LAN connected to the first;
2. You foresee that the PC holding the License has to be rebuilt etc.

The second case would be the same as anticipating on a computer crash which may happen sometime, so you should always "backup" your Activation Code by this means. Backup sounds heavy, but in this case it means :

Go to another LAN connected PC, install (ehh, copy-paste) XX, start XX, go to the UnDemo section and enther the path to the shared disk of the PC to "backup", press Activate Twice. Done.

Now keep this PC available when something goes wrong with the original. If so, you can do exactly the same as just described.

Please note that future upgrades can require the originally obtained Activation Code (which you might not even have running somewhere anymore), no matter that the newly generated Activation Codes are derived (and can be reversed) from the original. So always keep that original and ... don't pass it on to someone else, because your name is connected to it, hence you would have passed it on, and nobody stole it evil ).


To summarize an important thing :
If the only means of getting the Activation Code to your Audio PC is an USB stick (or similar offline means), it is not going to work by automation. There's a manual procedure though; contact me by email or PM when the manual procedure is needed.

Peter
« Last Edit: August 19, 2012, 09:06:21 pm by PeterSt » Logged

For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - Oct 31, 2018 (2.10)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 10/20 cores) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 10 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 140.19  (max 140.19) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 35 / Nervous Rate = 10 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Arc Prediction Filtering (16x)* / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^2*A:B-W-Y-R, B:B-W-R* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> *Blaxius^2 A:B-R, B:B-R* Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007, 12:56:47 am »

One more thing for now :

Please pay attention to the Activation process (which will be about *or* entering the Activation Code in the field for it in the UnDemo section - *or* entering the path reference to the PC which got the Code from the Internet);
When the Activation fails on either PC (and a message tells you that), you *will* be in Demo Mode again. BUT : you won't receive the "Demo" message at startup anymore. No matter what, XX will quit playing as usual in Demo Mode.

If you are not sure (anymore, whatever) whether a PC was successfully Activated, just do it again. That can't harm.
When all is okay, it will say so. And and if not it will say that too. secret

Thanks

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For the Stealth III LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - Oct 31, 2018 (2.10)
XXHighEnd Mach III Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon Scalable 14/28 core with Hyperthreading On (set to 10/20 cores) @~660MHz, 48GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 10 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 140.19  (max 140.19) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = 35 / Nervous Rate = 10 / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Arc Prediction Filtering (16x)* / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush^2*A:B-W-Y-R, B:B-W-R* USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (16ms) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> *Blaxius^2 A:B-R, B:B-R* Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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