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BE WARNED - the Make The Cut! website is no longer viable! Search tool for forum also defunct.

Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,762
edited October 1 in General
This means that MTC can no longer be purchased.

This means that the MTC Gallery can no longer be accessed.

This means that MTC registration keys can no longer be recovered.

This means that MTC PINs cannot be used to obtain an MTC registration key.

This DOES NOT mean that MTC no longer works. It is NOT a cloud software, so it will continue to work on the Windows platform you have it on, and into the future, until such time as Windows will no longer work with 32 bit software. The Mac platform already has moved in this direction, as of Catalina version, MTC no longer works on Mac. If you have a prior version of iOS, it should work...but no guarantees. Back up whatever versions you have so that you don't get yourself into a pickle should your computer decide to bite the dust (too).

Sandy is revising her document on how to retrieve your MTC registration key if you still have access to the computer where it was installed and working properly. Find that here: https://www.iloveknk.com/Support/Tutorials/Make-The-Cut/Retrieving-MTC-and-PCS-Registrations.pdf

Active support for MTC can be found on several KNK cutter Facebook groups:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KNKForce/ - the Force doesn't work with MTC, but still have MTC knowledgeable peeps

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KNKZing/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KNKMaxx/

We will still respond here as long as the forum still functions.

Alternatives:

We are recommending that you make the leap into Sure Cuts A Lot - SCAL. It works on both PC and Mac iOS. It is actively supported and also has active FB groups. Here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/surecutsalotscal/

Purchase SCAL from here: https://scrappydew.cartloom.com/checkout/direct/BA6E5A65C3FDE9390B729C8DB311AC6D/1596746404/qb

I'll update this post as new or other information becomes available.

**As of August 10, the Search tool for the forum is now not functioning.**


Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,762
    Continuing the theme...

    - again, MTC will still work, and continue to work on Windows computers. It is not dead, so I don't want to hear anyone saying that because it's not true!! LOL!! It is abandonware, but it still works fine and will continue to work for the foreseeable future. Windows hasn't announced any plans to discontinue supporting 32 bit software (computers sold now are 64 bit).

    - see my initial post for instructions on how to recover your MTC or PCS registration keys.

    - to convert your MTC files to SVG, simply select all => File => Export and choose Sel. to SVG file. The Sel. is short for selection.

    - if you have MTC installed in Windows, get yourself a new USB drive (thumb drive) and copy the entire folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Make The Cut!\ to the thumb drive. Remove the thumb drive and put it in any Windows computer to have a mobile or portable version of MTC. Simply open the Make The Cut! folder and double click the MTC!.exe file and off you go!

    - to get a copy of the MTC install file, please post back or PM me

    And remember...MTC is not dead, it is not gone away, we just do not have access to the website anymore, or registration key recovery, or PIN registration.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • PennyPenny Member Posts: 2,251
    Thank you @Liz_A. Will be doing a thumb drive.
    Penny in Albuquerque, NM "Not all those who wander are lost." - R.R. Tolkien
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,762
    LINKS TO DOWNLOAD THE LAST VERSION OF MTC:

    https://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/

    The plugins are also there.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • LisaMBLisaMB Member Posts: 15
    I JUST moved my MTC software to a new Windows 10 computer about 2 weeks ago.  It is working fine.  Thank goodness, because I don't have time right now to go through the learning curve of SCAL.  :s
  • LisaMBLisaMB Member Posts: 15
    Are we able to search topics in the search bar tool?
  • pigtailpatpigtailpat Member Posts: 1,519
    what happens if you have a new computer to which you would like to install MTC, and you have your registration key? I needed to upgrade my computer some months ago, and I definitely registered it (although I did not install all the plugins as I was working on a quilt), but the registration key is showing greyed out (you can't register). My older computer where all the necessary plugins are installed is showing the same thing - the greyed out registration bar. If you go to actually cut something, is the software considered in the "unregistered" state and will cut the slash for the unregistered version?  If I have to have a thumb drive version of the program, from which computer should I copy (older with all plugins already installed - or newer with not a complete set of plugins)? Should I try installing the plugins on the new computer I have? Will it work? 
    Cuts with Gazelle, PNC with silhouette.
  • pigtailpatpigtailpat Member Posts: 1,519
    I wanted to update my post above, I just figured out that the greyed out state of the "registration" line in my software is greyed out because I did register it. I'm used to seeing my name in the about the software (which isn't there anymore). I saw Sandy's video and then it clicked that I had not deactivated - and hence the registration line will not be active (I was very ill in 2019 with a brain covering lesion - I had surgery - I'm OK folks - just my memory is a bit fuzzy now). I looked on my computer, and I have the original email from mtc from 2009 (yes I go back that far - I'm one of the first who purchased, along with Rachellann and a few others) and definitely have my registration key. I also have all the .exe files for MTC and the plug-in files, I am just confused as to whether the registration process will work, and is my software considered registered.
    Cuts with Gazelle, PNC with silhouette.
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,762
    @pigtailpat - if you start MTC and do not get the DEMO dialog come up then you are registered and ready to go.

    Someone created a nifty little tool that will gather your MTC and PCS registration codes for you. It is quick and easy to use:

    https://www.iloveknk.com/Support/Software/Make-The-Cut/MTC-PCS-Reg-Key-Extractor/MTC - PCS Reg Key Extactor V2.zip

    Another way to capture and save important info about MTC.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,798
    LisaMB said:
    Are we able to search topics in the search bar tool?
    Search where?
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,762
    edited August 10
    @LisaMB - NO this tool is broken!



    Very sad.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • DreamStreetRoseDreamStreetRose Member Posts: 242
    I'm so mad I could buy a Grasshopper!  Nah...just kidding. Backed up on a thumb drive with all my files too! May be moving over to SCAL??? I don't know what financial burden the grasshopper suit put on Andy. But I figure it was a lot harder on him than me. So, I'm going to suck it up and move forward.  But I sure do miss my PCS.     :D
    A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother. -- William Shakespeare
  • pinkrd1pinkrd1 Member Posts: 555
    OMG!!!!! So sad this program is gone.  I really enjoyed it.  Hopefully I have all files backed up.  I'm not on FB.  
  • DreamStreetRoseDreamStreetRose Member Posts: 242
    edited August 13
    pinkrd1 said:
    OMG!!!!! So sad this program is gone.  I really enjoyed it.  Hopefully I have all files backed up.  I'm not on FB. 



    The program isn't gone, gone...just no support from creator. It should continue working. At least that's how I understand. I'm still using it and will for a LONG time. 
    A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother. -- William Shakespeare
  • CharoCharo Member Posts: 767
    @Liz_A So if all program files are copied to a thumb drive that includes plugins right?   I am confused about registration numbers:  if they no longer work why do we even need to keep them?  I have them, hard copy; just wondering why.  
    Member 30818
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,798
    Charo, the registration  numbers continue to work  just fine.  The problem is that MANY users don't bother keeping their reg numbers saved somewhere, expecting the company to always be there to provide on demand. And that's no longer an option with MTC unless the original pin was issued by KNK USA AND they happened to have received a copy of the registration email for that pin.
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Orbit, Skycut C and D
    Over 90 free MTC videos: http://www.iloveknk.com/support/mtc-support/
    Latest MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • LisaMBLisaMB Member Posts: 15
    Liz -  Thank you so much for posting the link for the download and plugins.  When I transferred my software over to a new computer a couple of months ago... I didn't connect my cutter until today.  I panicked when I realized the plug in was gone.  Your link was a life saver.  
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,762
    @LisaMB - glad that was helpful for you! If you need anything else, let us know!
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
  • nojokevenojokeve Member Posts: 3
    pinkrd1 said:
    OMG!!!!! So sad this program is gone.  I really enjoyed it.  Hopefully I have all files backed up.  I'm not on FB. 



    The program isn't gone, gone...just no support from creator. It should continue working. At least that's how I understand. I'm still using it and will for a LONG time. 
    Does anyone know how to contact the Creator?  Thanks!
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,762
    @nojokeve - no. He hasn't responded to personal emails or requests through this forum for over 5 years.
    Still using MTC but slowly migrating to SCAL. KNK cutters including the Force and Maxx Air continue to be my favourites. Fluent in other cutter languages.
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