>I think we may have cracked it ... The main problem as always is windows
>it's crap way of changing things without reason!
Yes of course the problem is Windows, not the silly way Mach3 does some
The real problem was creating license file name that the end user has to
modify to make it work, that is just a recipe for disaster. Then to make
matters even more confusing the guys at ArtSoft changed the license system
to Mach3 so that you could leave the serial number on the end of the license
file but they DID NOT change it for the NFS Wizard licenses. Now we have two
different ways that license files are treated on the same program!!!!! How
the hell is an end user supposed to figure this stuff out?????
This type of thing, making users jump through hoops is a design issue with
Mach itself. The operating system has nothing at all to do with it. Why not
give the license file a unique extension, like m3l, and when you double
click on it Mach will automatically install the license where it should go,
sort of like how plug-ins are handled (but don't delete the bloody original
file, I mean come on how stupid is that.)
Sorry to rant, I get these types of questions from customers so often. There
is no need to make an end user rename file, copy stuff to specific
directories, etc., etc.
On Behalf Of Lester Caine
Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [mach1mach2cnc] NF wizard licence
> I believe you need both the mach lic and the wiz lic in the root dir of
> wherever that installed. mine is c:mach3 both WizLic.dat and Mach1Lic.dat.
I think we may have cracked it ... The main problem as always is windows and
it's crap way of changing things without reason!
Hiding the file extension was always a recipe for hidden problems, and I
when the wizlic.dat licence was copied over it acquired a .txt in the
With remote access to the machine I could probably have spotted it but this
is some distance from a broadband connection ... and from me :)
Lester Caine - G8HFL
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