I eat my R6
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Southwest Ohio
Bike: 2008 Yamaha YZF-R6s Stock
Re: Woolich Racing leaving a bad taste.
It's a valid complaint. This sounds like an activation scheme that many software companies employ. Once it activates on the internet, it'll allow use of the generated token for some predetermined amount of time. Depending on how "well" or thorough the software was engineered, sometimes you can simply roll the clock back prior to token expiration to get around the impending reactivation problem.
Some companies, as they're going out of business will transfer the software to GPL and release a final update that removes or disables the activation mechanisms. Valve software's Steam platform I think does that temporary activation crap. You have to put it on the internet for initial activation and make sure it's able to check in every so often; or it won't let you run it offline. I've had customers that purchased tax prep software from Office Depot, Staples, etcetera. Because they were out in the boonies with no way to get internet, they couldn't activate it, and was therefore useless to them. Their tech support was ill-informed and not helpful. Situations like this are why Microsoft has phone-in activation for XP, Vista, 7. There are many ready-made anti-theft solutions out there that software companies license and incorporate into their release product. Companies typically engineer certain "triggers" in their anti-piracy software, such as a time change, that automatically invalidate the existing token; requiring another online activation.