Sorry, missed that bit about the thanking button. Does anyone know how to change the machine ID in the licence for this software? It says my machine ID has already been used for a 14 day trial. I thought that there would be a workaround. I tried changing my ethernet address already but the machine ID stayed the same. I have also removed the licence file from ~/library/Preferences
Seems to have installed something else very hidden as problem persists after uninstalling and reinstalling. Thanks
Thanks. Also, any idea where the secret file is that basiccolor has left somewhere on my hdd?
Deleting the license file (demo license?) will not help you. I will explain why.
A license file, but actually a license code, is tied to a serial number. After you got a time-limited license file from basICColor, your MachineID was recorded in their database. If you will try to request another time-limited license for the same MachineID you will get only an error message. So, if you don't want to change a serial number, you have to either find another license generator (online or offline) or a crack... or to buy it :)
So, your options are:
- to get a time-limited license for other MachineID
- to get a demo license from a dealer
- to find an alternative (usually illegal) way to use this app.
Thanks. Problem is, is that I have something that replaces two file inside the macOS folder inside the app. But it doesn't work. It should do, but somehow it knows that I have done trial before. Yes buying is always an option, but I would like further testing before committing.
You said also that you still need more testing before buying. May I ask you, what exactly you are looking for? What did you test already and which results?
IMHO, you will get much better results (in terms of calibration results) for non-hardware calibrated displays using ArgyllCMS (+3rd party GUI). But basICColor display is not expensive and gives you not bad result out of the box.
If you are looking for a crack for a non-expensive tool, I doubt that you are actually going to buy it. Am I wrong?
You are probably right in saying I should use Argyll. I have tried, but couldn't get my puck to load, but should give it another try. (I have old Display 2). When I tested the Basiccolor first time I found it a more accurate calibration than other options available at the time. But I wanted to see if it still holds up to other options.
As I already said, ArgyllCMS is especially useful with non-hardware calibrated displays. Don't waste your time, give Argyll another try.