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Fixing The LightWave3D Discovery Mode Licensing Issue On Windows 8 and 10

For users of LightWave3D who have run into Discovery Mode suddenly and then continuously coming up even after having LW run normally for ages, this fix is for you.

7 Comments to Fixing The LightWave3D Discovery Mode Licensing Issue On Windows 8 and 10

  1. AnimeJoex says:

    kat, can I tell you that I friggin LOVE you without it getting weird? LOL 😉

  2. AnimeJoex says:

    Works for LightWave 2018 too. My Yoga 2 Pro is a VERY VERY stubborn machine and keeps downloading Windows updates that undo whatever I do to get LightWave to run in full mode. Right after you exit Modeler and Layout and restart them, they launch right back in Discovery Mode. Thankfully there doesn’t appear to be any limits on how many times we can perform Kat’s trick to get out of Discovery mode, so I’ll just have to keep doing it whenever I’m about to launch Modeler and Layout on this machine.

  3. AnimeJoex says:

    I had pretty much given up all hope on ever getting LightWave to run properly on my Yoga 2 Pro, so I’m very grateful to finally have some way of getting it to run on there as I had been dealing with that issue ever since I got the Yoga 2 Pro a few years ago.

    It’s weird because LightWave 9.6 – 2015.3. all run perfectly fine on my Windows 7 desktop PC, and they run fine on the older laptops here that were upgraded to Windows 10, but it absolutely refuses to work on the one laptop I commute to work with. At one point I was carrying two laptops in my backpack to work just so I could use LightWave, lol

  4. J D says:

    Thanks mucho! This worked perfectly 🙂

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