Impulse don't just the new end subscription
Published on September 3, 2011 By neophil78 In Object Desktop

Well everything's said in title: i renewed a few days ago (wonder why in fact ... ) my Object Desktop & Wincustomize subscriptions (ending 09/05 & 09/23) & that ugly & silly Impulse software (yep i always considered it as a disaster for users who just don't care of games  ) still don't show the new ending dates.

 

What's going on with this ??

Apart of that i was not able to renew through Impulse ==> it brings be to a wrong web page or something which did'nt work ( ) and i already post a new thread about that problem through Impulse, but can't see it over there ( ??? ) 

 

Anyone to tell news about these fine things ??

 

 


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on Sep 03, 2011

Impulse has been sold, and will no longer be used for Stardock skinning programs. They are working on a new Stardock Central-type application. In the meantime, go to "My Account". You can upload new versions of your paid software when they come out. I agree about Impulse; it was a very sophisticated application, but was overkill for those of us who only care about skinning software. I got e-mails about my WinCustomize and ObjectDesktop subscriptions running out a couple of days ago, and was easily able to renew. 

on Sep 03, 2011

My Account, Registrations does not work any more willistuder, you have to go and log in at the Stardock Store, https://store.stardock.com/login/ , to get your information and files.

on Sep 05, 2011

Impulse is still working and brings the software updates correctly, and even it has been sold it should at least be OK to update Renewed subscriptions dates ...

 

 

 

on Sep 05, 2011

Impulse does still support current subscriptions. But as you stated, yours went out and you needed to renew. That's when impulse drops the ball, so to speak.

on Sep 05, 2011

Actually, since Stardock sold Impulse your info will be better protected this way Neophil78.

It really makes more sense that it's possible for only Stardock to know your info for transactions involving SD software {which will be there <24 hrs. usually only a few minutes).

I don't know if the app being developed and tested will have this capability too, but seems logical (to me, anyway) that it will.

on Sep 05, 2011

Impulse does still support current subscriptions. But as you stated, yours went out and you needed to renew. That's when impulse drops the ball, so to speak.

I renewed 08/31, though 5 days before the end of current subscription period for Object Desktop & on 09/06 subscriptions in Impulse (both OD & Wincustomize) have still not be updated ...

on Sep 05, 2011

neophil78
I renewed 08/31, though 5 days before the end of current subscription period for Object Desktop & on 09/06 subscriptions in Impulse (both OD & Wincustomize) have still not be updated ...

Yep that's exactly right too.  Object Desktop and Wincustomize are now completely separate businesses from Impulse.  All renewals and accounting for renewals are handled in the Stardock Store.  Impulse will remain "unaware" of these transactions.  You will get your support, program updates and downloads through the Stardock Store.

It is my understanding there will be a new Stardock Central/Stardock Impulse replacement at some point in time.  Until then use the Stardock Store. 

on Sep 05, 2011

EDIT: What they all said.^^^^^^^

Look on the bright side neophil78, you can uninstall Impulse now.

on Sep 05, 2011

Lots of discussion has occurred on this topic in other threads, neophil.  We are in an 'interegnum' - following the sale of Impulse to Gamestop, Impulse has continued to function as it previously had for active ODNT subscribers but only until their existing subscription expires (here's hoping the new App Manager is ready by January).  Gamestop is having Impulse slowly shed Stardock ODNT/Desktop Enhancement customers one by one as their subs expire, as Gamestop will be using Impulse only for its gaming business once the transition is complete.

Once you renew your sub, you have no choice for now but to use the Stardock Store to D/L & activate any program updates released after that date.  As far as I know, your existing apps should continue to work just as they always have.  You'll only need to access the store for any updates from this point forward, until such time as a/the new App Manager is implemented (they say they are working on one, a la Stardock Central).  ETA on it is unknown.

on Sep 06, 2011

Well, though what about installing "old betas" or previous versions which are saved in impulse format ??? (ex i'm still using IP 3.20 & Icondevelopper 1.3.0 which are not anywhere avaible to D/L as standalone .exe installers ??

 

N.B: hope the new Stardock App Manager will be able to install archives which are in .sdc and/or in .impulse (i get all betas and versions in those format archive till about ten years ...)

 

 

 

on Sep 06, 2011

Don't know if future editions of Impulse will be able to do that, Neophil. Did Impulse support .sdc archives? 

Maybe you should ask the team at support@impulsedriven.com .

At some point, the HDD's with all that stuff are going to give up the ghost. Don't know what OS's, etc. made the Impulse archives... but when that happens you'll probably lose the archives anyway and Impulse's ability to extract them.

 

on Sep 06, 2011

neophil78
N.B: hope the new Stardock App Manager will be able to install archives which are in .sdc and/or in .impulse (i get all betas and versions in those format archive till about ten years ...)

I would doubt that is something that would be supported.  Even before, if you used a new operating system the archives would not work.

 

DrJBHL
Maybe you should ask the team at support@impulsedriven.com .

That's not the responsibility of Impulse anymore.  Desktop apps for Stardock won't be supported for Impulse after everything is said and done.

 

 

on Sep 06, 2011

Island Dog
I would doubt that is something that would be supported. Even before, if you used a new operating system the archives would not work.

Though, When Stardock impose to go from SDC to Impulse, it was told to customers that all applications archived with Stardock Central should be archived again under Impulse to be possible to be restored & used in future time ... i had spend hours to do so ... 

What about the engagements stardock had with all his customers who pay subscriptions during years ??? and maybe have subscriptions till a few more years - it's in reference for the periods when Stardock encouraged to get few years subscritions to get some .suites in exchange ...) ??? 

When such products like Impulse are sold, everything must be sold with, and Stardock have a big responsability to let their customers the possibility to restore whatever they pay for during their subscriptions time.

For now i bought WindowBlinds 1 when it just came out for Windows 98, and if i want i still can re install it on a Win 98 PC by using SDC on it.

And for the future, i require Stardock to do whatever he has to do, to let me have the possibility of doing the same with any product i pay for during my subscribed periods (though since something like 1999 !!!! )

Stardock just have to remember who make them live !!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

on Sep 06, 2011

If you created an archive at some point, Stardock Support will make an effort to make that version available to you. 

So if you made an archive in Impulse, and that Impulse archive fails to work because of the change, we will try to get you the proper version.  If you don't have an archive to repair/adjust/whatever, you are on your own.

 

ODNT is a subscription . . you are responsible for making backups; we help make that happen.

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