Unfortunately, we are starting to get to the point where not only is some program abandonware, so are the cracks/keygens/serials necessary to get it running. I.e. I know it's out there somewhere, but finding it isn't as easy as it was even 2 or 3 years ago.
The Octane 2 I picked up a month or so ago came with a photo manipulating program that's been the standard for the last couple decades (After reading this thread I'm not sure I can say the name
). Of course it was an old version (3.1 circa 1995). I installed it thinking I was going down the same road as I have with all my MacPro's, PowerMac and, of course, PC's whereas I have all the documents in brand new, unopened packages with serial numbers... Upon reading the printed docs which came with it (being a man, reading the instructions always follows the install/assembly) I see there needs to be a flexlm license granted by the software manufacturer. They included a sheet to fax after the unit id's were generated and I figured this would of been long since shut down so I called and talked to a guy named "Frank" with a thick accent who was less than patient with my request for the license - totally expected this. He said that this was no longer supported and there's nothing he can do. I guess my point is if it's not supported on what he said was a "dead" system, why not offer a work-around so the software can be used?
Octane 2, Dual 600MHz R14k's, 2GB, v12
Origin 2200, Dual 300mhz, 2GB
Mac Pro dual quad Xeon 16GB 1TB
HP dual core 4GB 500GB
Dell Workstation Dual quad Xeon 8GB 500GB RAID
Imac | HP laptop | Compaq | Commodore 64 floppy | TI 99 38k Peripheral Expansion Box