Re: [NTLK] Device Dependant Code Question

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 21:30:18 EST

on 04/03/02 21:14, Newt Rutherford at wrote:

> I have a question for the list.
> I have Type 1 diabetes which is out of control. My doctor and I have been
> trying to get it under control and I have been attempting to reach MedData Inc
> regarding their Healthmate program. They are no longer in business and there
> is no download for the software. Looks like another case of abandonware.
> A member of the list has agreed to sell a copy that he no longer uses to me.
> Problem is...
> begin quote---------------
>> I can sell it to you with the
>> manuals. The problem is that it uses a password scheme that is
>> dependant upon the Newton you use. If there is a way around this,
>> you can use the program.
> end quote-----------------
> Is there a way to "unlock" a program that uses the Newton's internal
> number?
> If anyone knows please let me know on or off list. I could really use this
> software and hopefully armed with all of it's data, help my doctor to revise
> my treatment.

Unless the application uses native functions (compiled code), it is
certainly possible to make the application "forget" about checking the
Newton serial number, which I presume is the Newton internal number you're
referring to.

However, without being able to examine the package, it's anybody guess...


Laurent Daudelin            <>
Logiciels Nemesys Software

copy protection n.: A class of methods for preventing incompetent pirates from stealing software and legitimate customers from using it. Considered silly.

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