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V3 Rhino asks for a hardware lock

Comment: When Rhino V3 is installed or run on a computer running in an Asian language, Rhino requires a hardware lock. This was a requirement of our Asian distributors.

You have a couple of options:

  • If you prefer to leave your Windows system in the Asian language, you will need a parallel or USB port hardware lock. These are available from Robert McNeel & Associates. They are included in V3 Rhinos intended to be sold in Asia.
  • The other option is to go into the Control Panel and run the Regional and Language Options applet. Both the “Standards and format” and the Advanced - “Language for non-Unicode programs”. need to be set to US English or another Western European language. Rhino will no longer ask for a hardware lock.
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Note: For Rhino V4, this hardware lock system was replaced with a license validation system.

-John Brock

rhino/rhinov3lock.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/14 (external edit)