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Bypassing the Logic 5 dongle for use with Rosetta?


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Okay, so I have a situation more unique than I'd like it to be.


I need to have access to using Logic 5.4.  My PowerMac G5 died, which prompted me to buy one of the newer iMac's.  I plan on hanging onto a 10.6 partition with the new iMac for the use of Rosetta, but to my disappointment, Logic 5.4 (a PowerPC application) won't recognize the Logic 5 USB dongle, and won't let the application start up.


My question is, what kind of shady Terminal practices exist that might allow me to bypass the dongle for such a program?  I tried downloading the latest eMagic dongle driver, but as you can imagine, the latest dongle driver was put out long before the Intel mac.  Does anyone else know of any other backdoor type of ways to get this application to work by getting past the need for a dongle?  I remember that there were hacks (cracks) for programs like Logic that didn't require a dongle for those who chose to pirate it (not this guy), but I'm not sure where to find what I am looking for for version 5.4.


Anyway, I know it sounds like a shady request, but here is why I have projects that depend on Logic 5.4:


- Logic 5.4 was the last version of Logic to support the use of VST instruments.

- Logic 5.4 was the last version to include the EXS24 mk I.


The big deal breaker is the mk I of the EXS24.  Mk II has different filters and other more technical variances that made recreating instrument sounds impossible with mk II of the EXS24 (believe me, I've tried).  I have a good couple handfuls of projects that have virtual instrument sounds that the mk II can't duplicate, hence needing Logic 5.4.


At first glance, I have seen downloads from shady website services for cracked versions of Logic 5.5, but that was the beginning of the 2nd EXS24, and won't help me.


Does anyone have any suggestions?  Any and all of them will be very much appreciated.  Thanks so much for your time!

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Thanks for the reply! Sure I could always pick up another G5, but it sure would be terrific if I could work out of the same box with this. Also, I'm not looking forward to another G5 failure.


Hmm . . . I just tried to launch Logic 6 and Logic 7 with my blue, magic dongle and they launched without a problem on my Intel iMac. It's frustrating that when I try to launch Logic 5, i get the message 'Emagic XSKey not found,' especially since the same dongle launches Logic 5, 6, and 7 on my PowerPC.


It seems doubtful, but do you think it's possible that my Intel machine would work with one of the white dongles they distributed during the Apple takeover? I upgraded numerous times, but never got the replacement for my blue emagic dongle.


Thanks! Any suggestions are appreciated!

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