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09-14-2001, 01:20 AM
It may seem I'm down on BIAS software, but I have to call them as I see them.

My BIAS audio applications Peak 2.x and Deck 2.x-3.0 are "incompatible" with XLR8 accelerators. I have to re-enter registration codes every time I reboot the hardware.
- Carrier MPe with an Apple CPU (G3-233 MHz) in a PM 7500
- Mach Carrier ZIF G3-400MHz in a PM 9500

The following thread sheds some light; it appeared in the BIAS Deck Users mailing list 2001.09.05. Note that Steve Berkley is responding as the founder of BIAS (Berkley Integrated Audio Software).

Subject: Re: Deck 3.0 registration over and over

>> I am running only one system, OS 8.6 and have only one start-up disk. It
>> appears that the registration info gets lost on cold boots only. Strange !
>> I have entered my serial number and PAC so many times now, I have
>> them memorized.
>> - Toms

Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 09:18:43 -0700
From: Steve Berkley <steve@bias-inc.com>
Subject: Re: Deck 3.0 registration over and over

It is a known problem on systems with "either old Sonnet cards or XLR8
cards" we are trying to resolve by getting a card from Sonnet, but we have
had no luck so far. If you want to help us solve it before we get cards
from Sonnet, please contact ryan@bias-inc.com and he will give you a few
tests to run.

Specifically, these cards report different processor speeds between reboots,
which triggers Deck or Peak to prompt for the authorization entry again.

Thanks for any help we can get from users-

[This message has been edited by ricercar (edited 14 September 2001).]

09-14-2001, 10:50 AM
In XLR8 MACh Speed Control (actually an application), have you tried setting Manual instead of Automatic in the Cache tab? In my case, doing so will give me a cold boot or reboot at the same processor and backside cache speeds every time. I set the backside cache at half the processor. A couple of reboots and it never changes. That might be a way. k

09-14-2001, 01:23 PM

You are the _Guru_! I shall report your tip to the BIAS Deck email list ASAP.

With my 9500's XLR8 cache speed set to 50% of the CPU, I was able to run BIAS Deck 3.0 and Peak VST 2.6 without (re)entering the serial numbers.

Do you have any tips about teething babies...? ;-)


my free 7500 grew up into a 9500, and it's still nickel-and-diming me to death!

09-14-2001, 08:22 PM
Glad to hear it worked. Teething babies, let's see... Oh yeah, patience. k