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Activating a game that uses the TagesClient system
[email protected] online activation instructions
Contents
[email protected] online activation instructions ........................................................................................................................................................ 1
Step by step instructions to activate a game with the TagesClient system: ......................................................................................... 2
Automatic activation mode ....................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Manual activation mode ............................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Using another PC with Internet to request activation for your game PC ......................................................................................... 14
Error messages for the automatic activation mode ............................................................................................................................ 15
Unable to communicate with server:................................................................................................................................................. 15
Invalid serial number: .......................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Activation limit exceeded: ................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Connection forcibly closed: ................................................................................................................................................................ 16
Errors in manual activation mode .......................................................................................................................................................... 17
TAGES support contact information: .................................................................................................................................................... 18
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Activating a game that uses the TagesClient system
Step by step instructions to activate a game with the TagesClient system:
Start the game with the start menu or desktop shortcut. If the game has not been activated yet, the
following dialog box will appear (the title will show the name of the game’s executable):
Enter the serial that was sent to you by the game’s distributor (you can usually find it in an Email or
in your account in the web management system of the distributor). For some distributors the serial
field will be filled automatically.
After entering the serial number please click on the ‘Next’ button to continue.
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The following dialog will appear, asking if you want to activate automatically over the Internet or
manually in case your PC has only limited or no Internet access. You can use the manual
activation mode in environments with restrictions by firewalls and proxy servers. The manual mode
can also be used to transfer the activation request file to another PC (with Internet access) and
complete the activation from it.
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Automatic activation mode
When you click ‘Next’ the automatic activation process is started. On the first start a progress bar
dialog will be displayed while the activation client communicates with the server.
When the activation process is completed successfully, the following dialog is shown:
After the successful completion of the activation process the game will now start automatically or
you can run it using the start menu or desktop shortcuts.
You will not be asked again to activate on this PC unless major parts of the hardware/software
configuration change.
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If you receive an error when trying to activate automatically, you will receive the following dialog:
In this case you can now start the manual activation process. The manual activation mode will work
in environments with restrictions by firewalls and proxy servers that prevent the direct
communication with the activation server.
The manual mode does not require an active Internet connection on the PC that the game should
be activated on – you can use another PC with active Internet access to run the activation process
by simply copying the file “GameName - @ctiv.htm” (e.g. to a USB stick) and opening it on the
other PC.
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Manual activation mode
If you start the game again after entering a serial number, but without having completed the
activation process yet, the following dialog will appear:
As you do not have an activation code yet, please click the ‘Next’ button. The next dialog will show
you the serial edit fields; you do not need to change anything there, please click ‘Next’.
The manual activation mode can be started by selecting “I don’t have an Internet connection on this
PC”):
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Selecting the manual mode will show the following dialog:
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You can now click on the “GameName - @ctiv.htm” link in the dialog or save the file and open it
(e.g. with Internet Explorer on a PC with Internet access). Your web browser will be started and
show a screen like this:
Note: please do not try to browse the URL mentioned inside the “GameName - @ctiv.htm” directly
as it cannot be used to retrieve an activation code (as the activation request data is missing).
The only information that will be transferred to the activation server is the necessary activation
request code calculated from a hash value of your PC configuration. The information that will be
sent is completely anonymous, no data from your PC other than the hash value will be sent.
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Please click on “Get Activation file” on the web page to send the activation request. When the
activation request was successful, your web browser will show a dialog offering you to save or
open the activation code file:
This text file will contain your activation code for the PC you started the game on. Please save the
file to your hard disk (you might want to keep it as a backup) or open it directly.
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In the File Download dialog of your web browser after clicking the ‘Open’ button the activation code
file will be opened with the Notepad editor (or your default text editor) and the activation code file
will be displayed like this:
Please select the complete text and copy it (in Notepad you can use the key combinations CTRL+A
followed by CTRL+C to do that).
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Please switch back to your game again. It will show the following dialog asking you for the
activation code:
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Please paste (key combination CTRL+V inside the edit field or use the mouse) the complete
activation code to the editor field so it is displayed like this (scrolled to start and end of the text):
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Please click the ‘Next’ button again. A progress bar dialog will be displayed and after successful
completion the following dialog appears:
After clicking ‘Finish’ the game will either start automatically or you can start it by clicking the start
menu or desktop shortcuts.
You will not be asked again to activate on this PC unless major parts of the hardware/software
configuration change.
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Using another PC with Internet to request activation for your game PC
If you want to use a different PC (with Internet access) for completing the manual activation than
the one you want to activate the game on, you can copy the activation request file “GameName @ctiv.htm” (e.g. to an USB stick) and transfer it to the Internet PC where you can open it with a
web browser.
After receiving your activation code file (it will be named similar to e.g. “BACAD-CFGHU-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXX.txt”) you can save and transfer it to your game PC and complete the activation.
When you start the game again the following dialog will be displayed. Please choose the “I have
received my Activation Code” option.
You can then continue with the “Please enter Activation Code” dialog as described above.
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Error messages for the automatic activation mode
The following error messages might be displayed when a problem occurs:
Unable to communicate with server:
The activation client was unable to communicate with the server. This is a problem with the Internet
connection. This problem might be caused by a firewall or a proxy server in your connection to the
Internet.
Solution:
Change your firewall or proxy server settings to allow direct Internet communication, or use the
manual activation mode to avoid the problem.
Invalid serial number:
The serial number you entered was incorrect. You might have entered a wrong letter or number.
Solution:
Please enter the correct serial number – if possible, copy and paste the serial number from the
Email you received from your distributor into the activation dialog.
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Activation limit exceeded:
The number of possible activations on different PC configurations has been exceeded. The
distributor of the game can always increase the number of allowed activations per serial number.
Solution:
Please contact the support of your game’s distributor.
Connection forcibly closed:
The activation server does not reply to an activation request.
The server closed the connection on purpose: this error message is the consequence of multiple
failed activation attempts that have produced the exact same error (invalid serial number, activation
limit exceeded).
Solution:
Please contact the support of your distributor, giving him the ORIGINAL ERROR
Other errors:
Please contact the support at TAGES directly – see contact info at the end of the document.
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Errors in manual activation mode
If you were not able to download the activation file, the reason may be because it was blocked by
your web browser. You may need to adapt its settings the time needed to receive it.
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TAGES support contact information:
The TAGES online activation support can be contacted directly by Email to
[email protected]
In your Email to us please provide the following information:
1. The name of the game.
2. The first 10 letters of your serial number (not your purchasing number).
3. Your IP address (this is needed to check the activation server log). You can retrieve your
current Internet IP by using web sites like http://www.whatismyip.com/ - please paste the IP
address to your Email.
4. The type of error or problem you have encountered - please quote the complete error
message.
If possible, please also send a screenshot of the error message dialog you encounter. The easiest
way to create a screenshot of a dialog is by pressing the key combination ALT+PrintScreen and
then pasting it into your Email editor message.
Note:
Only the distributor and/or the publisher of a game can increase the
number of allowed activations, please contact their support.
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