Following the steps below will allow you to use your 4D Expansion disks on newer model Macintosh computers that lack a built in floppy drive (e.g. Blue & White G3, G4, iMac). You will need a USB drive such as the iMation SuperDisk or the Newer Technology uDrive.
- Visit PACE Anti-Piracy and download the USB Floppy Enabler, note that as of this writing it is only certified by PACE to work with the drives mentioned above.
- Visit the web site of your drive manufacturer and download the latest version of their USB driver software (often the drivers that come on the CD-ROM are already out of date).
- Go to the Extensions Manager Control Panel on your 4D Server CPU and select the set "Mac OS X.X All" (where X.X is your OS version)
- Physically disconnect the USB drive from the computer (UNPLUG it)
- RESTART the Mac
- Install the PACE Anti-Piracy USB Floppy Enabler (you do not need to Restart after this installation, just Quit the Installer)
- Install the USB driver software for your drive, this time allow the installer to RESTART your computer.
- After the computer starts up, make sure there is NO DISK in your floppy drive and then plug the drive into the computer - the light on the front of the drive will light momentarily.
- Now launch 4D Server and select "Update Licenses" from the File menu. Don't click any of the buttons in this dialog! Proceed to step 10 immediately.
- Insert one of your 4D Expansion Diskettes into the floppy drive.
You will see a message indicating that additional licenses have been added to your 4D Server. If you get a message saying that the license disk is already in use that means the disk was previously used to update a 4D Server with a different serial number. You must go to that server and remove the licenses back onto the floppy disk before you will be able to use them (this is not a USB issue).