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#1 JamEngulfer221

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:11 PM

I wanted to export my game using GM4Mac, the free version that is, and I found that I couldn't. Obviously.

I remembered that I had the old trial time version loaded on my MacBook Pro, so I ran that up. I was delighted to find that I had 4 hours left on the trial period. It then popped up asking me if I wanted to install an update. Of course, I clicked yes. Once it had updated, I was shocked to find that my 4 precious hours of remaining time had run out and it was asking me to pay for it to continue.

I just want to know what actually happened here, because I can't explain it.

I guess my game won't be coming out on Mac then.
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#2 JamEngulfer221

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

PS, after a bit of digging, I found the file that seemingly controls the trial period duration. Don't know what to do with it though...
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#3 Bcm27

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:20 PM

Just buy the Mac version? :P It really isn't all that expensive.
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#4 JamEngulfer221

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:38 PM

Just buy the Mac version? :P It really isn't all that expensive.


I know, I am saving up for it at the moment. The thing is, I am not an adult with a lot of regular, disposable income. That isn't really the point of this anyway, the point is, I had 4 of those hours left to use up. I would have definitely gone and bought the full version when that time was up. However, the time wasn't up, so I still should have been able to use it.
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#5 Bcm27

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:26 PM

Ah, Ok. I know some programs base their trial periods off of your internal clock...Did you change it? Or something? I personally have never experienced this issue.
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#6 JamEngulfer221

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:46 AM

Ah, Ok. I know some programs base their trial periods off of your internal clock...Did you change it? Or something? I personally have never experienced this issue.


Well, the trial thing was weird, it gave you 10 hours of usage, on and off, so when you had run the program for a total of 10 hours, you trial would be up. It offered me an update, so, I took it. What I don't get is why on earth it removed my remaining time.
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#7 NakedPaulToast

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:19 PM

I have Pro, so I'm just speuculating, but I don't think GM4Mac supports the 10 hour full trial any more.
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#8 Desert Dog

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:07 AM

If you have GM4Mac lite, then you can test the game, right? squash all the bugs, etc?

You could try find a friend with Gm4mac pro to convert it for you.
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#9 JamEngulfer221

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:36 PM

If you have GM4Mac lite, then you can test the game, right? squash all the bugs, etc?

You could try find a friend with Gm4mac pro to convert it for you.


Yeah, I guess so. But unfortunately, I don't have any friends with Macs, let alone GM4Mac Pro xD. I shall probably try and get some money together to buy the full version (and on PC as well as the full version of Crossover)
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#10 operator error

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:21 PM


If you have GM4Mac lite, then you can test the game, right? squash all the bugs, etc?

You could try find a friend with Gm4mac pro to convert it for you.


Yeah, I guess so. But unfortunately, I don't have any friends with Macs, let alone GM4Mac Pro xD. I shall probably try and get some money together to buy the full version (and on PC as well as the full version of Crossover)

i would gladly compile it to .app for you,and yeah,when i got the time trial,i only got half an hour of time.
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#11 max_r_61270

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:46 PM

This happened to me too. The time just disappeared.
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