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jack1974
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dropping the online activation system

Postby jack1974 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:05 am

Starting with Never Forget Me, I have decided to stop using the online email activation system. There's a bug in the new Ren'Py that crashes the libraries/functions I was using, and seems quite annoying to make it work.

But it's not just because of that: the thing is that I am getting too many support requests, since recently the OS manufacturers are going nuts with "security" (and here I could make a long discussion about how really "secure" are the new OSes... haha). This means firewalls and other thing preventing access to internet from applications, or making it much harder to make it work correctly.

Anyways - originally I had made that system because was easy to use and remember. While the serial code is not easy to remember, assuming you do backups or even better use Gmail or other email system that keep a copy "in the cloud" shouldn't be a problem to retrieve the serial in case you change computer. Worse case you can just email me or orders@bmtmicro.com to have it resent again :)

Also, many people now either buy my games directly on mobile or Steam, so I figured it wouldn't be a big deal for most users.

The older games still have it working of course, but when I update them, I'll remove the feature.

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Re: dropping the online activation system

Postby Troyen » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:15 pm

I couldn't actually get it working in PSCD 1.1.3 and had to fall back to the serial code. Is the Ren'Py bug affecting that game already?

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Re: dropping the online activation system

Postby jack1974 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:17 pm

No, that was a case of firewall or some other sorcery I have no clue about :) but yes, I had many people recently who couldn't make it work, so that's also why I decided to give up with it.

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Re: dropping the online activation system

Postby Jaeger » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:45 pm

I prefer to just save my receipts in an email folder and look up the serial number. I activated Loren with email once, but the fact my email was displayed on the title screen really bothered me.


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