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Finecut 9 Software CD request

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by RebelGraphics, May 16, 2020.

  1. RebelGraphics

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    Hello All, I'm in search of Finecut 9 so I can run it from the latest Illustrator version.
    I have a "burned" copy of FC8 but it seems to be unusable when I try the upgrade server on Mimaki's website.
    Can anyone point me to a vendor?
     
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  3. RebelGraphics

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  4. netsol

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    typically, you contact the manufacturer or distributor and make a "replacement media" request. i have done this dozens of times over the years.

    i have no experience with finecut, but this is normally the way it works
     
  5. wleong

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    If you have a copy of FineCut 8, you qualify for a free upgrade to FineCut 9. You have to have the physical CD because you need to insert it into your CD drive during the installation.

    Here is the link to upgrade to FineCut 9.
    https://mimaki.com/product/software/cutting/fine-cut8-ai/
     
  6. jimdtg

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    It's FREE for Mimaki users as I know. What do you mean trial?
     
  7. Ian Stewart-Koster

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    There is a very simple workaround I discovered when we accidentally broke the middle of our FC cd taking it out of the silly plastic container. Luckily I'd saved the contents long before, though.
    But all you need to do is take a blank cd, and format it or burn it with the CD label being the word 'Finecut'
    No contents or data is necessary- just the cd label.
    The installation program will look for that 'original' cd, and once it finds it, then continue with the upgrade which is really a stand-alone program.

    The problem you might have is finding the right version, if you are using specific older ones.Certain upgrades are for certain versions of Corel or of Windows. The wrong FC ones simply will not work.
     
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  9. RebelGraphics

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    :awesome:
     
  10. Ian Stewart-Koster

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    (but it's a secret, so you'd better not let-on you know!) ;)
     
  11. RebelGraphics

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    I have no idea what u talking about lol
     
  12. Ian Stewart-Koster

    Ian Stewart-Koster Active Member

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    Didn't you ever watch Mission Impossible?
    "This message will self-destruct in 15 seconds.....Boom!"
     
  13. jimdtg

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    Does Mimaki not support you to register product?
     
  14. iPrintStuff

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    Weird that they’d not make the fine cut plugin free because surely you’d have to have a rasterlink licence to use the files you’ve made?
     
  15. Solventinkjet

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    The plug-in is free with the cutter or printer but they still protect it by making you have the CD to verify. Still doesn't make sense to me because you can't use it with anything but a Mimaki cutter!
     
  16. WildWestDesigns

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    Typically, stuff like this, the "dongle" would be the physical device (in this instance the cutter). I could understand it if someone was trying to install it on a computer that didn't have the cutter attached and active for the program to see, maybe doing something that way.


    Considering optical media appears not be as prevalent on off the shelf computers, I would suggest burning an ISO of the disc (if naming of the ISO is important, then make sure to do that as well). Reason being is that most OSs nowadays will recognize and mount ISOs as virtual drives (in essence it would be treated as if it was an actual CD/DVD and one won't have to worry about the damage that physical media would take and be able to store it for backup in a variety of places. One bit of warning, I would make sure to use disc burning software and not archiving software. Even though both will support the creation of ISOs, disc burning software will give you warnings about truncating file names (which you don't want to do in this instance), while archiving software more then likely will not and truncate without user input, which means the install stub won't work, because it won't be able to find those files with long names.
     
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