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 email@example.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.