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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2013, 01:17:59 AM »
Legal bump, this still works. They haven't fixed it in this latest version either.
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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2013, 03:57:31 AM »
Multi-bump!

This...

Its Enterbrain, since when have they ever been a serious company? :V

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2013, 04:21:44 AM »
It's not something they can really fix just for the fact that they are using a totally different DRM system. CoGen is their current decision, they'd either have to A) ditch GoGen and spend money on another DRM system which would cost them more money or B) Wait for CoGen to go an alternate route. Neither seem very likely so I don't think it'll be outdated anytime soon.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2013, 08:09:04 PM »
I'm not 100% sure, but they seem to have fixed this now. The trial (for rmxp at least) no longer requires any activation code from your e-mail, and doesn't seem to use CoGen at all. I guess they noticed, lol.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2013, 09:01:34 PM »
Are you using the trial from their new site? I dunno, I haven't tried this method for awhile.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2013, 09:27:56 PM »
New site, yes. I believe the old one isn't accessible anymore.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2013, 06:36:18 PM »
They had talked about moving away from CoGen for a while because a huge mass of people who legit bought VxAce couldn't get it to work due to CoGen errors. (Usually from having a pirated RmXP/Vx already installed.) Since obviously no one was going to admit they had the pirated version I don't think they could find the problem and just stopped using CoGen all together.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #27 on: September 19, 2013, 11:45:58 PM »
This thing could actually help some people that bought the software...
http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/15486-activation-not-working/
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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2013, 11:51:10 PM »
Looks like they finally did fix this issue, though some of us were smart and might just happen to have the old installers that should still work with this trick... Not that I'm endorsing software piracy or anything, but as stated, it's not illegal unless you distribute the games without buying it...

EDIT: I just checked with my copy of VX, and yeah, the trick still works. Looks like they didn't find a way to have the activation server check to see if it can determine what "version" of software you're installing (old DRM vs. Non). I would think the smart thing to do would be to have a trigger that detects if your trying to install the old DRM version, force the user to download and install the newest version, thereby bypassing the little trick itself. I mean, really, how hard could that be?
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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2013, 08:33:57 AM »
I have split the piracy related stuff into a new discussion: http://forum.chaos-project.com/index.php/topic,13533.0.html
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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2013, 06:46:23 PM »
Its still works, if u have a backup from ur registry entry.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2016, 01:18:47 AM »
Whenever I boot up the program and click on 'Activate,' it doesn't load. Can you help?

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2016, 02:29:19 AM »
You're probably using an older version of RMXP. Enterbrain changed their activation servers (or something like that) so the activation process never finishes.

While we're on that note, this doesn't work anymore. It only works if you insert a registry key from someone that did this process years ago. Good luck with that since asking would be against the rules.
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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2016, 06:14:51 PM »
sorry I'm completly braindead and heard nothing of common sense,but which file do i find the product key/edit? Im in regedit and can see the following files and data:
Free ¦ false
reseller ¦ COGEN
S ¦ eb25ac9d0c58cf969b61d153e53605fd
SalesCode ¦ lite
Trial ¦ True
TrialExpiary ¦ 2020-12-01 00:00:00Z

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2016, 06:30:10 PM »
hey sorry how braindead i am but idk what im supposed to do. ive found the exact folder that G_G described and can show a list of variables and data if it would help.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2016, 08:19:00 PM »
It says "Trial : True"
True means that its in trial mode. So changing it to "False" should fix it. Don't have to be a programmer to realize that lol.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2016, 09:14:43 PM »
But it shouldn't even work anymore, as my previous post states



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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2016, 11:24:21 PM »
And updated OP to state that.

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2017, 07:58:55 PM »
Okay, hear me out. I'm some random guy completely out of nowhere and bumping a year old thread. I highly apologize.

But I found an old RPG Maker Vx Ace installer and it uses the old CoGen DRM. The only problem is that it won't make the Registry keys unless you activate the trial first which is impossible since the old activation servers are long dead.

I've searched for two weeks now and this seems like my only shot; I'm wondering if any of you have a backup of the full registry path. Can anyone give me the name of all the registry keys and folders inside CoGenMedia -> Drm so I can try and recreate all the registry stuff manually and see if I can fool the software.

Again, highly apologize if I seem rude and completely out of nowhere. I'm just completely losing my mind over this. I know I can easily get a cracked version online but I still wanted to do it as "legal" as possible. Any help is appreciated!

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Re: How to Get Enterbrain's Software Free
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2017, 10:39:30 PM »
It only works if you insert a registry key from someone that did this process years ago. Good luck with that since asking would be against the rules.

I'm gonna go ahead and lock this topic too.



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