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OK I'm working with a friend on this one.

V11.01 was fine. Upgraded to 11.5, and now the same old dongle wants a new driver. We get an email from tech pointing us to the Alladin website where the new driver is available.

Great only that it is not an executable program.

You have to enter the commands via the command prompt.

Are you kidding?

Command Prompt!

I stopped using commands with Windows 3.1

What's going on here?

Why is Nemetschek not supporting their own product?

How dare you send me to someone else for support for your product!

And to make it even more laughable no one is answering the phone at Alladin's tech support line.

So here we are needing to work, and we can't open 11.5

Hey is anybody from Nemetschek reading this?

You should post a warning on your download page that this new version requires the new dongle driver, and that you need to be proficient in command line code to install it.

Great job guys.

Once again you've made difficult to use your product.


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Hi Mickey,

After a few of my windows clients ran into dongle trouble I was send to this driver by one of the guru's.

I believe it was meant for a different dongle type nevertheless it works well. Since I am on Mac myself I have no idea about command line etc.


I agree with you. The dongle is the wrong way to increase your sales. It lies the burden for illegal use of the program at the wrong persons doorstep. Even if you don't take in account the dongle less version sold in the US. The program would be broken open real soon anyway. VW is simply to popular to dongle. Dongles are meant for higly specialist applications that have only a handfull registered users world wide. There must be a reason why PhotoShop is still undongled adn why Quark is dropping the dongle.



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