Well, that was a fat lot of use :-(

So I decided to try out the Dark Planet 30-day trial and… no activation code anywhere so I can’t even try it out. Only the ‘joy’ of installing and unistalling something. Wow, I really get a kick out of watching little progress bars going across my screen. It’s so stimulating and such a boon to my creativity… not. Well done, Steinberg. You just lost a sale

I’m sorry that you had trouble. The Dark Planet trial should automatically start it’s 30 day trial when you install it, there is not a trial activation code for it. If your SeL was damaged that could cause the trial not to work.

Please update to the 1.1 from http://www.steinberg.net/index.php?id=downloads_vsti_dark_planet&L=1

Now when you attempt to load Dark Planet in Cubase, do you get an error? If so, I would suggest contacting your local support so they can help you reset the licensing.