Which licensing system to use?
I want to find a game copy protect solution and licensing system to publish my many games, i have researched several solutions like CrypKey, Pc Guard, SoftwareShield License Manager, SoftwarePassport and Protection PLUS. I haven't found one can works very well like most popular portals: bigfishgames, reflexive, gamehouse, iwin, alawar etc.
I think i only need some features:
1. can limit the trial version to 60 minutes.
2. can customize the active dialog for my own brand and buttons
3. can interactive with my server to delivery active code automatically.
4. can reactive the license when custom play their games in another computer
5. support both pc and mac platform.
Is there anyone can give me some suggestion?
Any help is appreciated.
Take a look at Yummy Interactive's solution "Game Shield" that provides license management and copy protection to a variety of business models focsing on games. More info is available on their site :
point 5 is a dead end... or a dream :-)
I haven't check for new solutions on the web recently, but I made a deep analysis of this question five years ago, and I found nothing...
My advice: choose a low-level protection system on Windows and another on Mac, and develop your own multiplatform online activation system.
Seems there isn't an all-in-one solution for this problem, your advice is useful, i should try to find some low-level sdk.
I am now downloading the Sentinel HASP, formerly Alladin HASP SRM, hope this can works well.