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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:20 pm    Post subject: VDS Extensions removed from the net. Reply with quote

Hi,

As you know Im the developper off the following VDS extensions:

- VDSMEDIA.DLL
- VDSPDF.DLL
- VDSSURFX.DLL
- VDSSWFLA.DLL

As of today these DLL were removed from circulation because there is key generators going around on the net. This really frustrated me because of all the hours I've put to create them. As you probably all know, you dont get rich with VDS extensions. I had only 2 registrations of VDSMEDIA since the release in last october.

But I never expected to have a cracker create Key generators that quickly. We're a small community and its sad to see someone doing harm to poor developpers like me.

I will not create any new DLLs for VDS in the future. But will certainly continue supporting this great product called VDS and use it!

FOR THOSE THAT HAVE A COPY OF ANY OF THE DLLS ON YOUR MACHINES, CD, ETC... PLEASE DO NOT REDISTRIBUTE THEM IN ANYWAY WITHOUT MY AGREEMENT FIRST. UNLESS YOU HAVE A PAID SERIAL NUMBER. YOU CANNOT POST THEM ON ANY WEBSITE.

I will continue to support and fix bugs for those who paid there registrations of the DLLs of course.

Thanks to those who supported me by buying any of my DLLs and the beta testers.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry to hear it Marty. Sad I would like to say I am a registerd user of
you VDSSurfx extension and it's a wonderful dll. I hate to see it go.
Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said all VALID registered users who bought any extensions will get the support for sure. That includes new updates due to bug fixes.

Don't worry only the DLL's are gone, not the support or me Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marty, I'm sorry to hear of this. It's really sad that crackers take
advantage of us small guys out here.. It's sad they do it at all, but to
sit there and rip off someone who's barely making anything off their
software is just flat out stupid.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I will not create any new DLLs for VDS in the future.


Does this mean also that we still do not have a chance to register/purchase
one of these DLLs?

I am waiting for the release of VDS 5 to see what is going on and I was
thinking about how I might have purchased one of those if I needed it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, you have point FF...

For those who would like to register one of the DLLs mention, send me a PM and we will discuss it.

Also Im thinking in selling the Delphi 6 source code of some or all of the mentionned DLLs.. If your interested and have a decent offer let me know by sending me a private message or email.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will post a bundle pack special price for all 4 DLLs tonight... stay tuned...Garage sale time Wink

This will be the last chance to buy them.. It will be worth it.. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry to hear about this marty Sad

some people really have no respect for others...

excuse my ignorance but what are"key generators"? i too have software available on the net and are "key generators" a potential problem for me too?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keygenerators is a tool that someone, usually a cracker (Im controlling myself here), that generates serial numbers for a specific application. In my case a cracker, or a team of them, created a key generator for my VDSMEDIA.DLL. So someone that uses the key generator don't have to pay for the serial number.

Well its stealing when you use that key generator of course.

Same thing if someone would give you a free key for VDS and it wasnt S.A.D.E who produced it, its stealing.

The last sentence was for someone in particular.. Wink

Hope this helps Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it does marty, thanks Smile

and you're right, any trick used to avoid paying for something that someone wants to use is stealing Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One last time to buy the extensions at a very low price bundle pack:

http://www.vdsworld.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1334

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again this reaction to crackers is over the top!

I purchased licences for vdspdf and vdssurfx and would wish to see them continue to be supported and developed.

Simply ceasing distribution of them will stop further paying customers the opportunity of purchasing them.

It is like cutting off your arm if a mosquito bites you on the thumb.

There will always be crackers and software ought to be designed to make life as difficult as possible for them, but to shoot your paying customers as well? It is silly!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A key generator is out.
Don't stop, or crackers will be the winners.

Change the way you make your serial, or protect your dlls with packer or crypter.

cracker existrs and will exists, you must exists too. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alphonse wrote:
Cracker exist and will exists, you must exist too....


Some wise words, which I'm trying to tell Marty too... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2003 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Marty is more discouraged then anything. First because any REAL cracker would not waste his time making a keygenerator for a product which has sold maybe 4-5 copies. Obviously the person who made that keygen is a LOSER, a real cracker works to break complicated mechanisms for the challenge.

I can see why Marty does not want to distribute the dll's any longer, he spent alot of time developing them, then gets maybe 4-5 purchases then some WANNABE cracker comes along and makes a keygen. Nothing really here that makes any developer want to continue development or support.
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