first off, apologies if this should be in the LUA plugins subforum, I wasn't sure if any folks from MA/the distributors are lurking around there.
The system_test plugins that can be found distributed with the software indicates an internal HWKey and HWEncoder LUA function that is used in tests to verify the software is working correctly.
This means these functions exist and could be used, if they were not stripped from release builds. In release versions of the software, these functions are nil, and there are even tests that verify that these functions are not included with release builds.
Is there anybody willing to comment on why this feature is intentionally disabled? I'm currently looking for a way to control the MA key from a plugin, and I'm finding it impossible to get it working without this HWKey method.
I'd love if this function could be included in future release builds of the software.
If this isn't possible I'd love to know why it's not possible, or if there is any workaround that would be applicable for my problem.
In any case, thank you to any folks at MA responsible for the huge leap in documentation for the LUA interface we've seen with the last few versions.