Dear Fora Folks, I downloaded the file ModelingPE_2_0_setup_EN.exe last week and installed it. I activated it by setting up an account when directed to the activation screen. It ran once, during which I was able to play a bit with the first tutorial. I shut down the PC, started up the next day, and got the error message ""Invalid License Yada Yada"". After some time of pensive cavilling, I uninstalled it and went looking for the download file. I found the file setup_EN.exe over the weekend, downloaded and installed it. It appeared to not require activation, and ran fine. I spend more time with the first tutorial. I left the PC on overnight (WinXP Pro SP2) and found it still working the next morning. I shut down the PC because things were running slowly. I started back up, started CCMPE... and got "Invalid License Yada Yada"". I cannot start the software to find an activation screen. What must I do to get it to work The Second Time Around?
Do you use anti-spyware tools such as Spyware Doctor (which is known to cause license activation problems)? Your description also reminds me of a case which we had some time ago; see the discussion at http://apps.cocreate.com/OneSpaceModelingPE/Secure/Forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=105. In that case, PE would run a few times and then fail to work. We found out that a virus was on the system which infected newly installed executables with a short delay. Claus
Um, it is now working. Not sure why, the software successfully started Tuesday, right after Memorial Day Monday. Perhaps the license folks took the weekend to activate mine. Anyway, I'm going to design something. Thank you, Claus, for your consideration.
Check for anti-spyware and firewall software, or other software which might interfere with setting up network connections (which are required for activation). Check out the troubleshooting guides at http://apps.cocreate.com/OneSpaceModelingPE/Secure/Forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=116&posts=1&start=1 If all else fails, set an environment variable called ""OLAPE_debug"" and give it a value of 1. The next time Modeling PE starts, you should see a message as below in the screenshot. The logfile mentioned in that message contains debug information which can help to analyze the situation in more details. Hope this helps, Claus