for all those interested in VOXX and are lucky to have a Falcon in good working conditions, this may be of interest:
I am the author from VOXX. Unfortunately after launching it and prior to launch my second programm (a synthesizer based on inverse fourier transforms) my F30 begann to have timing problems which was about the same time Atari stopped producing the best music workstations. It begann with my F30 unable to load VOXX itself and the actual work, maybe because I had one of the first models that were delivered mainly to registered envelopers. Having no good chance to continue my projects with it and due to my family I had to attend, I decided to wait for alternatives and continue later... that was about 15 years ago! In that time music and my projects faded more and more but vocoders always were my fascination. A few months ago I restarted to make music and of course wanted a vocoder which took me to buy a KORG R3 and after 3 months change it for a Radias. I googled sometimes (year by year?) in the web to see what is left from VOXX and yesterday I found this thread!
I would agree and be glad to make VOXX freeware under some conditions that I haven't clear now and post later when we get a solution to the main problem it involves: To find a a version that is not the demo. I will try to list here some infos on how this could be reached. Please take note that I have to activate memory cells that are about 15 years without refresh!
To all crackers: To crack software is illegal.... but who will trow the first stone? Not me
VOXX can't be cracked because there are two versions: The demo and the FV (full version).
The demo as far as I remember had the full functionality without the Load/Save option. Please correct or confirm me if you have it running. There is nothing to crack because some parts of the programm were omitted and then compiled.
In the FV the programm itself was encrypted with a serial number for each customer. This means that each customer had a serial number he had to enter at the installation and then the programm was decrypted and branded with that serial. The customer was able to redistribute the FW but then his serial number would be spreaded and could be spotted because he had registered with me at purchase time. Maybe the post from calimero above is one of those copies. Don't worry, the registering postcards are maybe in the cellar or maybe thrown away years ago. If someone of you can test it and it works let me know. If it works, send me a copy of the working version and I will host and offer it as freeware after being clear about the conditions.
If this does not work, there is another alternative left that will get cleared next week:
I sold my F30 few months ago (was sad to have it catching dust in the cellar) to some one who has a working one as backup. I gave it to a friend (Atarian too) who made the contact and begged him to rescue or make copies of what he could restore from the HD. He said he still has the HD and will try to make a backup next weekend. If we are lucky, I will recover the Master or a Copy ready for delivery (with the serial) and then we are done.
What do I expect from doing this?
More or less this will be the conditions:
- No commercial redistribution
- Copyrights stay with the author
- Would be glad to recive musical copies/references where VOXX was used
- Donations: If someone feels the need to make one, then for those who really need them!