Activation Keys [Game Maker: Studio]
A downloadable asset pack
Make a game that requires activation keys in order to play. **Perfect if you want to charge money for your game!**
I walk you through all the steps of getting this system set up: configuring your database, how to upload necessary files (included and fully-commented), and so on; it's easy!
Includes a password-protected key generator and key retriever.
How it works:
We grab the user's hashed MAC Address (using a modified 39dll.dll) and send it to our server. If they are already verified, perfect! If not, we request an activation code. When they enter a proper code (YOU generate how many codes YOU want), the database gets updated. **While this is not the most preferred method** to go about verifying, the system in place allows for easy expansion and change. For instance, instead of using a MAC address, you could have the user register an account and have the code associated with that. Why is MAC not preferred? While not as common as IP changing, it *is* possible to spoof your MAC address, and it is device-specific (unless you allow for X MAC addresses per key).
*Note: Using the built-in MAC address solution is* ***Windows-only*** *as it requires use of 39dll.dll, BUT it can run on any system so long as you come up with a different way to verify uniqueness, as aforementioned.*
*Note: access to webhosting and a database is required.*
In order to download this asset pack you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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