||dBASE Plus 2.8
||Wed, 17 May 2023 18:35:32 -0400
This is a shot in the dark and I am desperately hoping a guru can assist me.
I have a very old custom developed dBASE Plus 2.8 application running on Windows 7.
The original author passed away 4 years ago and I am trying to get the program running on new computers. I do not have any source data. I do some installation files but have some questions (and problems).
Does the PLUSRUN.exe runtime only installation need a license key? If so, I may be in trouble. Even though the author had a valid license, I don't have it.
When the custom .exe file launches it appears to start and I can see the main menu form, however, a dialog box pops up telling me I don't have a license to run the program.
I have spent hours trying to find out what this program is looking for. I have tried comparing registries, tables, files, etc. Used Procmon to monitor processes but just can't figure out what it needs. I am just thinking that maybe I need to install the runtime with a license or something.
Any ideas are GREATLY appreciated and thank you for your efforts.