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Must Enter Authentication Key Every Time

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:50 am
by ShannonBrown
Windows 7
DEFCON 1.6

I installed DEFCON. When I open DEFCON, I am prompted for the Authentication Key. I enter the key printed on the back of my manual. I press APPLY. The key validates.

However, if I close DEFCON and re-open later, I am again prompted for the Authentication Key.

How can I make the key "stick?"

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:02 am
by Ace Rimmer
In the Defcon folder, is there an Authkey file? If so, open it and see if the key matches or is a demo key.

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:25 am
by xander
As a more general note, it sounds like you may not have write privileges to the Defcon directory. You should check to make sure that you can modify files. You may need to run the game in some kind of compatibility mode, or as an administrator. Remeber that Defcon is a relatively old game, and may not play nice with Win 7.

xander

Still need to re-enter Authentication Every time!

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:55 am
by bschuck
I just got the Humble Bundle version of Defcon. In order to enter a game, I need
to re-enter the authentication every time. It does not seem to stick for me either.
I tried changing the read/write permissions without any changes to having to
re-enter the authentications. Any more ideas what the problem might be?

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:47 pm
by Ace Rimmer
If you have Windows 7, did you try right-clicking Defcon and 'run as adminstrator' as xander suggested? This should work as it will allow Defcon to make changes (thus creating the proper authkey text file for next time).

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:09 pm
by Forever Young
I installed DEFCON. When I open DEFCON, I am prompted for the Authentication Key. I enter the key printed on the back of my manual. I press APPLY. The key validates.

However, if I close DEFCON and re-open later, I am again prompted for the Authentication Key.

How can I make the key "stick?"




I`ve got the same prob. i had to deleted my hard drive and now i have windows vista. before i had win 7 :((lost the win 7 key).
the curiosity is that minicom is working fine. no probs with my key and with mods.
but in the defcon my key is always vanished after restarting and i cannot found the defcon (mod) folder.
btw, the Arrowsplosion link is brocken! pls can someone make a new upload link?
a dummy need help! :?
edit: the key prob is solved! but still cannot find the mod folder! totally forgot what to do. i have to create an own mod folder?
edit: mod prob is also solved! :D i only need the arrowsplosion mod now!

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:41 pm
by Ace Rimmer
Can you point to thread? I might have it somewhere, but I'm too lazy to do any proper looking (on here).

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:37 pm
by Forever Young

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:14 pm
by Ace Rimmer
Try this: http://www.sendspace.com/file/t2fu1t

I did not look at the actual mod files to make sure, so I'm assuming it's the correct mod folder. :P

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:22 pm
by Forever Young
perfect! thank you very much! :D

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:46 pm
by Noryb
Ace Rimmer wrote:If you have Windows 7, did you try right-clicking Defcon and 'run as adminstrator' as xander suggested? This should work as it will allow Defcon to make changes (thus creating the proper authkey text file for next time).


Just adding to this, if for some reason you need to manually create the authkey file, type out your authentication in a text file called 'authkey' in your Defcon directory. Then rename it and delete the file extension (.txt). Just running it as administrator is the easiest way to go.



Unrelated editorial: I have been using Arrowsplosion for quite a few months now. Big fan.