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Robin Karel Popper:

--- Quote from: Fahrvenugen on March 06, 2021, 06:00:06 am ---Hi all,

I found my registered versions of both SIO 1.60d and SIO2K (Version 2.0.3).  As far as I can tell this version of SIO2K may be one of the final ones to be sent out by Ray.  I had stayed pretty up to date with releases.  Checking my emails from that time (2002) I had been providing Ray with feedback on my testing of the driver on Warp 3.  This driver does work with properly with Warp 3 with Fixpak 40 (at least it did in 2002).

The ZIP's are close to original as possible with the addition that I've added the screen shot of the discussion that Martin had with Ray giving permission to distribute the registered version of SIO2K.

As far as I can tell they should work and show up as registered at boot, but if someone can grab these and do a quick install / test to confirm that the registration comes through in the ZIPed files then that would be a positive thing (at one point I think SIO used a hidden key file for registration if memory serves, but I could not find such a file in these installs.  In my own testing they both seemed to work showing the registered version, my install method was to unzip the files in a folder and modify the config.sys per the documentation). 

Martin - presuming these installs run registered as expected, if you'd like to add them either to the online wiki / information that you maintain here at OS2World or to Hobbes I'm good with that.

Cheers!

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I unpacked the package and uploaded the whole unpacked in place of the original unregistered version and HEUREKA works !!!

It is only a question of how two identical registered copies will behave against each other. Ray, if I remember correctly, had protection so that it would not work and thus prevent theft :-(

I'll verify it, but I need a few hours to get another computer up and running with ArcaOS.

Fahrvenugen:

--- Quote from: Robin Karel Popper on March 10, 2021, 11:25:09 am ---
It is only a question of how two identical registered copies will behave against each other. Ray, if I remember correctly, had protection so that it would not work and thus prevent theft :-(

I'll verify it, but I need a few hours to get another computer up and running with ArcaOS.

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Please do give it a try to verify, but from what I know it *should* work fine, at least the SIO2K version.

Keep in mind that while it is certainly functional and works well, from what I remember SIO2K was still considered by Ray to be in a beta/testing (but still good enough for paid registered versions) state at the time of 2.0.3.  One of the email exchanges that I had with him at the time suggested that he'd be okay with me installing it on more then one of my machines but didn't want me to distribute it to other people (which is why I wanted to be sure we had permission from Ray before just uploading it here).  As I mentioned earlier I was one of the few people providing him with Warp 3 testing / functionality feedback on the driver and had it installed on both my Warp 3 and 4 machines.  If there was to be a protection issue then I suspect he'd have indicated as such and I would probably have run into issues running the same driver on more then one machine.

Glad to hear it works for you!  It is always better to have something boot and not have to press the any key during bootup.

Robin Karel Popper:

--- Quote from: Fahrvenugen on March 11, 2021, 12:19:46 am ---
--- Quote from: Robin Karel Popper on March 10, 2021, 11:25:09 am ---
It is only a question of how two identical registered copies will behave against each other. Ray, if I remember correctly, had protection so that it would not work and thus prevent theft :-(

I'll verify it, but I need a few hours to get another computer up and running with ArcaOS.

--- End quote ---

Please do give it a try to verify, but from what I know it *should* work fine, at least the SIO2K version.

Keep in mind that while it is certainly functional and works well, from what I remember SIO2K was still considered by Ray to be in a beta/testing (but still good enough for paid registered versions) state at the time of 2.0.3.  One of the email exchanges that I had with him at the time suggested that he'd be okay with me installing it on more then one of my machines but didn't want me to distribute it to other people (which is why I wanted to be sure we had permission from Ray before just uploading it here).  As I mentioned earlier I was one of the few people providing him with Warp 3 testing / functionality feedback on the driver and had it installed on both my Warp 3 and 4 machines.  If there was to be a protection issue then I suspect he'd have indicated as such and I would probably have run into issues running the same driver on more then one machine.

Glad to hear it works for you!  It is always better to have something boot and not have to press the any key during bootup.

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I have SIO2K installed with me 420/333 and my colleague 423/81 with him and the connection is going fine without any problems or restrictions. You are very satisfied and thank you very much.

Milos Bajer:

--- Quote from: Robin Karel Popper on March 12, 2021, 09:19:58 pm ---
I have SIO2K installed with me 420/333 and my colleague 423/81 with him and the connection is going fine without any problems or restrictions. You are very satisfied and thank you very much.

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VMODEM protocol is not used between 420/333 and 423/81...

Robin Karel Popper:

--- Quote from: Milos Bajer on March 14, 2021, 09:12:49 am ---
--- Quote from: Robin Karel Popper on March 12, 2021, 09:19:58 pm ---
I have SIO2K installed with me 420/333 and my colleague 423/81 with him and the connection is going fine without any problems or restrictions. You are very satisfied and thank you very much.

--- End quote ---

VMODEM protocol is not used between 420/333 and 423/81...

--- End quote ---

Oh, I got it wrong. Only I use VMODEM on 420/333. I am sorry. So the connection of two identical S / N SIO2K has not been verified yet.

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