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Tridef in 2021?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:46 am
by Grant S
I was fortunate enough to find out about Tridef going out of business before it happened. Unlike my license for IZ3D when I found out it was too late to re-authorize. I keep an older Win 7 machine setup because it has my Tridef license intact.

I'm wondering if anyone with a Tridef license has tried to replace their existing motherboard with an exact same motherboard, did the Tridef license survive? Has anyone with a license tried to clone their HD/ SSD? I'm wondering if it possible to duplicate/ replicate a complete system with Tridef license still intact?


Edit: no one huh? I guess I've done crazier things for lesser reasons, hunting down the parts now. Only issue with existing is the lower SLI slot is worn so running on a single 1070 on that now. I'm aware Tridef doesn't support SLI but I finally got to experience briefly, the few games I have that supported NV3D and SLI and it was glorious.

Re: Tridef in 2021?

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:59 pm
by narhicfd
Hard to find anyone on the TriDef forum these days. I'm not really sure if cloning your hardrive would work. I had to reformat my whole hard drive, since I got a new mobo, and ended up having to get a cracked version since I was unable to register the one I owned. It's the only cracked software I own.
I know there is software that will clone a hard drive in a way that will allow you to carry it over to a new build with a new motherboard in it. The software some how clones your hard drive but leaves out all the drivers that were used for your old motherboard and doesn't install the previous mobo drivers when you carry it over after replacing your mobo. However, I still think you'll run into some kind of issue once you try to start TriDef on your new build. However, I'm not a 100% certain on that. It may or may not work. It will be something you'll have to try.
It was a bummer that TriDef went out the way they did. They gave us no warning of going under nor any way to keep using the software after we reformat our hard drive and reinstall it.

Re: Tridef in 2021?

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:54 pm
by Grant S
Thank you Sir, before they went under, I did extensive upgrading. Hard drives, CPU, several GPU's... pretty much everything except the mobo and the Tridef license was unaffected. I remember being in a similar situation in the Win 98 days and the mobo replacement did work in that instance.

Seems a bit silly to build an obsolete PC just to run software that cost under $50 but think I'm going to go for it. Thanks again

Re: Tridef in 2021?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:33 pm
by 3DNovice
There was a hacked version of this that was shared on the old forums.

Sorry, I do not have the link. But AFAIK, it's now considered abandon-ware.

So no license needed??"

Re: Tridef in 2021?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:26 pm
by Grant S
Yes, thanks D-man, I got the ignition driver working last Monday in Win 10 1909. I regard it as abandonware and plan on posting how I did it soon.