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quick authentication key question

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:07 am
by 01011000
this is just a quick question as I just recently purchased this game and even more recently installed it.

I was just wondering if it is normal for the game to ask me for my authentication key every time I start up the game.

also, i am getting a laptop within the next couple of weeks, and i want to put defcon on it. can i use the same key for putting it on there?

Re: quick authentication key question

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:05 pm
by bert_the_turtle
01011000 wrote:I was just wondering if it is normal for the game to ask me for my authentication key every time I start up the game.
Not by design. It's a permission problem: it tries to store the key in the program directory, and that is no longer allowed on Windows 7. Running the game in XP compatibility mode helps, it is said.

01011000 wrote:also, i am getting a laptop within the next couple of weeks, and i want to put defcon on it. can i use the same key for putting it on there?
Yes.

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:05 pm
by 01011000
ah. and i am running windows 8. is there maybe a way to put it into this directory manualy? and if there is, where is it located and how do i put it in?

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:16 pm
by Laika
I suggest you launching Defcon.exe with admin rights at least once (right-click on .exe file - "Run with administrator privileges" or something like this), or disabling uac. I think first option should do it, and there is no need in compatibility mode.

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:16 pm
by 01011000
Laika_rus wrote:I suggest you launching Defcon.exe with admin rights at least once.


thank you very much laika. running it as an admin got it to remember my key now. :)

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:11 am
by Laika
you are welcome :)