Dinkey SDK and Driver Version History

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Dinkey SDK Version History

Version 4.20

Release 10

  • Updated drivers to support Mac OS X Yosemite.
  • Added 64-bit Delphi object module (dddbg64b.obj) and 64-bit DDChange module (DDChange64.dll).

Release 9

  • Fixed bug in DDChange introduced in 4.20 release 8.

Release 8

  • Fixed bug in DDAdd adding protection if path of DDAdd is more than 90 characters.
  • Fixed bug in 64-bit debug module failing to start network users.
  • Mac SDK now has 64-bit drivers for Mac OS X.
  • DDChange now looks at the update code and decides on whether it is best to do program changes before data area changes or vice versa.

Release 7

  • Updated runtime modules for DinkeyNet to avoid occasional error 50 with Windows 2008 Server. Click here for more details.
  • Updated Linux SDK. inst script improved. Fixed problem with Java and DDInet for recent Linux kernels.

Release 6

  • Released DinkeyWeb for PHP and ASP.NET.
  • AutoCAD - updated sample code and COM module.
  • DDAdd - Shell method now works with Visual Studio 2008 & Vista.

Release 5

  • DDChange - fixed possible bug if adding extra days to existing expiry date.
  • Shell-protected programs now work in Windows 2008 Server without need for workaround.
  • Modifications for Delphi 2009: ddwin32d.obj added and new Delphi 2009 sample code added.

Release 4

  • DDNet - fixed bug if specified "no limit" for network users.
  • All programs - language always defaults to English if user's language setting is not supported.

Release 3

  • DDNet (Linux) - can now run as a daemon.
  • DDAdd - fixed bug introduced in release 2 adding protection to Linux programs.
  • DDNet - fixed possible error message if using DDNet v4.20 but client machines are using older software.
  • More info.
  • Fixed very rare bug associated with certain USB controllers. More info.

Release 2

  • DDNet - /v option now works correctly.
  • Linux - bug in ft.rules file is fixed. Also Linux 64-bit modules released.
  • Shell - now works for Flash exe files.
  • DDChange - improved reliability for very long codes (multiple file changes).

Release 1

  • Runtime - Improved algorithm method and added 10 user algorithms for USB dongle only.
  • Runtime - Improved speed of starting new network user for large numbers of users.
  • Runtime - Now works with MacOSX (Intel) machines and universal binaries.
  • Runtime - DDInet module now available for Mac OSX.

Version 4.1

Release 1

  • DDRemote - fixed bug in generating codes with repeated data at end of data area.
  • DDChange - fixed bug: crashes when changing last date used (bug since v4.00).
  • DDAdd - Shell method now encrypts most of file (used to only encrypt small parts).

Release 0

  • 64-bit drivers available for Windows x64 operating systems. setupdrv installs these drivers.
  • 64-bit object module and DLL now available for Windows OS.
  • USB dongle security improved. Must install new drivers using setupdrv when using version 4.1 modules.
  • Filemaker Plugin now supports Mac OSX for Filemaker 7 & 8.
  • Updated Linux drivers. Drivers now renamed to ddusbkey to avoid potential naming clash. Must install drivers when using version 4.1 modules.

Version 4.00

Release 1

  • Runtime modules, DDLook and DDChange now fix 128 error experienced on some Windows 2003 servers.
  • Mac & Linux - DinkeyNet now implemented for workstations (dongle must still be attached to a Windows server).

Release 0

  • Runtime modules, DDLook and DDChange now available for Mac OSX and Linux. (DinkeyNet is currently not supported for Mac or Linux).
  • DDInet module allows user to access the dongle from web pages on their web server.
  • New Filemaker Plugin for Filemaker 7 & 8. Supports Windows and Mac OS.
  • DDNet - fixed bug: may not detect DinkeyNet dongle if Dinkey 2 also present.

Version 3.60

Release 4

  • Runtime - network check: now looks for .ini file in the program directory if it cannot find it in the Windows directory.
  • DDChange - fixed bug: updating number of per program network users can give error 29/2a000000df??.

Release 3

  • Runtime - fixed bug introduced in release 2: protection check is slow if a parallel port dongle is detected.

Release 2

  • Runtime - fixed bug since v3.00: can fail to detect dongle if more than two USB dongles are attached.
  • Runtime - debug object modules now include GetAlgVars.
  • DDAdd - can now add Shell method with Algorithm.

Release 1

  • DDChange - fixed bug since v3.00: error 128 or crashes if more than two USB dongles are attached.

Release 0

  • Added 'Algorithm' Feature for Dinkey 2 and DinkeyNet dongles to increase security.
  • DDLook - can now save dongle parameters to a file.
  • DDAdd,DDRemote - now have notes fields. The DDRemote notes field is added to the logfile when a code is generated.
  • DDNet - now has browse button for DinkeyNet path.
  • DDChange - can enter update codes that contain line feeds / carriage returns.

Version 3.51

Release 5

  • DDNet - fixed problem if DDNet continues running but stops working.

Release 4

  • DDNet - can now display more than 10 network users correctly (bug since v 3.00).
  • Dinkey.fmx - now contains a function to get the product code.
  • DDChange - fixed obscure bug when trying to change LDU and other parameters.

Release 3

  • All programs - fixes bugs writing data to data area and reading large amounts of data (bug since v 3.00).

Release 1

  • DDAdd - does not corrupt dongles if you protect with no program name specified (bug in 3.50).
  • DDAdd - Shell method can now do background protection check while program is running.
  • Runtime - improved the way we write to the data area so it will get corrupted less often.

Release 0

  • Runtime - fixed very rare problem accessing parallel port dongles on very fast machines running Windows Me.

Version 3.50

Release 3

  • DDAdd - doesn't allow more than 432 bytes of data area (this caused previous versions to crash).

Release 2

  • DDAdd - tries to add protection to all files listed even if errors occur.

Release 1

  • DDAdd - updates old DDP files successfully (release 0 can have problems with the data area).
  • DDChange - does not crash if drivers not installed (bug since version 3.00).
  • Runtime - fixes problem that dongle check may return errors 26 or 28 instead of 67 when protected to DinkeyNet and Dinkey 2.

Release 0

  • DDAdd now 32-bit.
  • DDAdd - can now protect your software to more than one dongle model.
  • DDRemote - display of data area improved.
  • Runtime - debug modules so you can protect your program and debug your code (standard module may crash due to ant-debug code).
  • Installtime - DDP and DDR files are now associated with DDAdd and DDRemote respectively.

Version 3.00

Release 3

  • DDNet - now works properly as a service (bug from v3.00 release 0).
  • DDChange.dll (16bit) - now works properly (bug since v2.51).
  • DDChange.dll (32bit) - DDINFO now works properly if restrcited to a product code (bug since v3.00 release 0).

Release 2

  • Modifications made for general release (earlier releases were b-test).

Release 0

  • DDRemote, DDChange, DDLook and DDNet now 32-bit.
  • DDRemote - can save parameters in DDR file, produce codes from command line, copy & paste update code.
  • DDChange - can copy & paste dongle information, refresh.
  • DDLook - can refresh.
  • DDNet - status tray icon, can view logged-on users, now combined with DDNETNT to form one program.
  • Runtime - DD32.dll, DDCHANGE.DLL now have version information.
  • Runtime - parallel port driver now works with PCI cards.

Version 2.53

Release 4

  • DDAdd is now fixed to cope with changes in release 3.

Release 3

  • Last date used code improved for different time-zones.

Release 2

  • Fixes bug in network protection check: DDMB execs, expiry date not filled-in correctly (bug introduced in v2.50).

Release 1

  • Java, Filemaker sample code.
  • Last date used check improved (should give less erroneous errors).
  • Network dongle: now allow a one day tolerance in date between workstation and server.

Release 0

  • Along with setupdrv version 3.1 should fix all problems with fast Pentium 4 machines giving extended error 02 and 43.
  • Note - this version should only be used with setupdrv 3.1 and not earlier versions of the drivers.

Version 2.52

  • Fixed some small problems with version 2.51 and 2.50. However, may cause potential problems with machines crashing. Advise upgrading to version 2.53.

Version 2.51

  • Fixes bugs in version 2.50: memory leakage in USB dongle check, protected software crashes if parallel port device driver is not installed.
  • release 2 - updated Shell method to make it more secure.

Version 2.50

  • All object modules, DD32.DLL and Dinkey.x32 are now purely 32-bit modules.
  • Anti-debug code improved.
  • Implemented functions 3 and 4.
  • Improved security (encryption).
  • Implemented Shell2 method of protection (Shell method with function 2).

Setupdrv Version Information

Version 3.7

Release 1

  • Now prevents Microsoft Program Compatibility Assistant from displaying "this program might not have installed correctly" warning.

Release 0

  • Now compatible with Windows 8 32-bit systems with secure boot enabled (drivers are now signed correctly for installation on this OS with this configuration).

Version 3.6

Release 2

  • Fixed bug introduced in release 1.

Release 1

  • Default is now to install USB drivers only. (To install both parallel port and usb drivers use the /all switch).

Release 0

  • Drivers are now compatible with 64-bit Windows Vista.
  • Updates old 32-bit driver to new one.

Version 3.4

Release 1

  • Installs 64-bit drivers on x64 operating systems.

Release 0

  • Can install using renamed drivers with /r option.

Version 3.3

  • ddnt.sys - fixed obscure problem with fast machine running WinMe & other small problems.
  • Uninstall can now delete driver files even if Windows makes them read-only.
  • Fixed problem: can give errors or crash if no parallel port exists on the machine.

Version 3.2

  • ddnt.sys - now also works with add-on PCI card parallel ports.

Version 3.1

  • ddnt.sys - fixes extended error 43 problem with fast P4 machines. Needs at least SDK version 2.53 to make full use of functionality.

Version 3.0

  • ddnt.sys - similar to v3.1, but recommend upgrading to v3.1 to avoid potential problems.

Version 2.9

  • ddnt.sys - fixes extended error 02 problem. However extended error 43 more likely.

Version 2.8

  • Internal modification to ddnt.sys. Should be functionally the same as version 2.7.

Version 2.7

  • Fixes ddnt.sys bug.

Version 2.6

  • All device drivers are now included within setupdrv.exe.
  • DDNT.sys modified so that extended error 01 does not occur.

Version 2.5

  • First added version information.
  • Drivers do not cause XP to complain about not being signed (previous versions should still work).