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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 61 ]
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I just loaded Hexagon version 2.5.1.79 and it keeps asking for a serial number. Any ideas where I can find this serial number. I am stuck in demonstration mode without it. Thanks!!!!!!:-)

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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 62 ]
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I have moved your post over and merged it with a thread that is ongoing about this issue

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Posted: 29 May 2012 08:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 63 ]
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well that serial dont work for me, gotta be something wrong, it dont work on my freinds mac either, i did contact support a few days ago so hopefully ill get a reply soon

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Posted: 29 May 2012 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 64 ]
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Hexagon serial number is now in this thread, first post

http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/115/

 

As that is the official help thread, you can post any further problems in there, it keeps all the queries in one place.

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Posted: 29 May 2012 01:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 65 ]
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thanks for the help chohole, but for some reason it still says invalid licence?.
could it be to do with it asking for an 026?maybe i need a new zipped mac download? if thats the right serial for macs, has someone by any chance got a zipped download for mac on a server i could download?

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Posted: 29 May 2012 01:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 66 ]
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THe only place you can download it is from this site. It is A Daz3D product, and although at the moment there is a 100% discount on it, this may not last forever.

It is not permissable to ask anyone else to send you a copy, despite it being on special offer.

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Posted: 29 May 2012 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 67 ]
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darknight666 - 29 May 2012 01:14 PM

thanks for the help chohole, but for some reason it still says invalid licence?. could it be to do with it asking for an 026?maybe i need a new zipped mac download? if thats the right serial for macs, has someone by any chance got a zipped download for mac on a server i could download?

 
Okay, now I have absoulutely ZERO experience with MACs, so bear with me here as I try to figure out what’s going on.

I have 4 files of particular note in my collection here:

#1) The EXE file for win32 currently and openly downloadable from DAZ named Hexagon_2.5.1.79_Win32.exe

#2) The EXE file for win32 that was ORIGINALLY offered by DAZ for free, requiring website registration and “purchase” for $0.00 in order to download and for which a unique serial number was sent to my account, also named Hexagon_2.5.1.79_Win32.exe

#3) Most importantly for these purposes, I have the ORIGINAL ZIP file for win32 that was made openly downloadable from DAZ without website registration, just before they changed over to the new website. It is named Hexagon_2.5.1.79_Win32.zip

#4) The ZIP file for MAC currently and openly downloadable from DAZ named Hexagon_2.5.1.79_Mac321.zip

I’ll refer to these 4 files by number for simplicity.

File #1 is currently supplied with no serial number, so we had to resort to our tribal “hunter/gatherer” roots to go find one.  smile

File #2 was a unique serial provided by DAZ to each registrant under the old system.

File #3 has a serial number included in the ZIP and is the source of the now well-known “posted” serial number which works with files #1 and #2 above.

The EXE file inside the ZIP file from #3, and the EXE files #1 and #2 all have the same CRC32 which is EE7D93A3. This means they are the same exact file, and are 100% interchangeable. Any serial for one will work on the other two.

With that established, I’ll limit my focus hereafter to files #3 and #4

#4 is a MAC ZIP file which contains 7 files in 4 directories.

#3 is a win32 ZIP file which contains 3 files in 2 directories.

Now HERE’S WHERE IT GETS INTERESTING:

#4 is MAC SPECIFIC. It has no files that are natively accessible from a PC.

#3 has a single EXE file in it which is native to PCs, and a text file with the serial number in it. But very interestingly, it also has a single subdirectory called “__MACOSX” which implies to me that the EXE file is able to be read AND IS SOMEHOW INSTALLABLE by a MAC machine.

MAC users read the following carefully:
In the base directory of #3 are 2 files:
Hexagon_2.5.1.79_Win32.exe
Hexagon2_5_SerialCode_README.txt

In the subdirectory “__MACOSX” is a single file:
._Hexagon2_5_SerialCode_README.txt

The readme in the root is a standard ASCII txt file which has only the serial number that has already been posted here.

But the readme in the __MACOSX subdirectory, even though it’s named as a “txt” file, contains a mix of ASCII and binary characters, and I have no idea what information it contains. I can’t make out anything in it that resembles a DAZ style serial number…and yet its name implies something here.

So here’s my questions:
Is it possible that the win32 ZIP file #3 with its __MACOSX subdirectory is installable on a MAC using the posted serial number, while the MAC ZIP file with the native MAC files does NOT accept the posted serial number?

The following RAR snapshot is file #3.
 
BTW, I’ll include a snapshot of the “._Hexagon2_5_SerialCode_README.txt” file which is found in the __MACOSX subdirectory here. I have to do it this way because the binary characters will prevent it from uploading as a text file, and the DAZ system won’t let me upload an RAR file. But it might be useful to someone who can deal with it. smile

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Posted: 31 May 2012 02:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 68 ]
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thanks mate appreciate your help in trying to fix this, it seems that it is mac specific, i cant find a way round it, even tried running it in a wine wrapper with no luck. no contact from daz either ):
ah well i have other programs i use but it would have been nice to try this one, ill try a windows one later
YAY, got it running in a v.d with wine

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Posted: 31 May 2012 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 69 ]
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darknight666 - 31 May 2012 02:24 AM

thanks mate appreciate your help in trying to fix this, it seems that it is mac specific, i cant find a way round it, even tried running it in a wine wrapper with no luck. no contact from daz either ):
ah well i have other programs i use but it would have been nice to try this one, ill try a windows one later
YAY, got it running in a v.d with wine

 
I’ve since learned that MAC OSX is a “special case” of sorts. MAC used to be built around motorola technology. When MAC moved to the powerpc chip (an ungodly powerful RISC chip), apple developed OSX on it. Later MAC dropped the powerpc and moved to intel and ported OSX over to it. So this leads me to guess that the above package may work “out of the box” only if you have an intel based MAC running OSX while all other MAC configurations would need the other file. Not sure how accurate that all is, but that’s my guess so far…
 
Anyway, it’s great to hear that you got it running to that extent; I know this has been driving you nuts! smile
 
OS emulators in my experience have always been sluggish, although my direct experience with them pre-date pentiums. Hopefully today’s processors make them far less tedious.  smile
 
But in the end, I really don’t understand what the holdup is at DAZ. They now have ALL their links to the download files working. It would only take somebody about 5 minutes to replace the current passwordless target files with the original password-included files they had prior to the revamp.
 
Hope springs eternal…  smile

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Posted: 31 May 2012 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 70 ]
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Well, I can’t really figure out why darknight is having trouble. As I posted earlier, I downloaded the Mac zip file that has no serial and installed it using the serial number posted by blackjack. If it worked for me, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for anyone.

In addition to that, chohole posted another serial number that is supposed to work (although I haven’t had an opportunity to verify it).

The only thing I can think is that darknight’s copy of Hexagon for Mac didn’t come from the current free DAZ download link found at “Products/Hexagon/What is Hexagon”.

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Posted: 17 July 2012 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 71 ]
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i want hexagon2.5 serial number

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Posted: 17 July 2012 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 72 ]
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It should be in the readme that came with the download

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Posted: 17 July 2012 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 73 ]
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Hi Chohole!
It’s been a while since you’ve looked at this thread I guess, so I’ll save you some reading and bring you up to speed.
Many people downloaded Hexagon when the site rebooted (like myself). At the time it gave you the .exe file for program installation,  not the .zip folder with both the exe and the readme so no serial #.
The serial number which worked for me and should still work is at the bottom of page 3 of this thread.
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Posted: 17 July 2012 02:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 74 ]
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That information is out of date. If you have the .exe and no serial number then you will need to re download to get the zip, with the readme containg a serial number.

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Posted: 17 July 2012 02:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 75 ]
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AHA! Sorry and thanks for the correction! (Carefully removes foot from mouth)

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