Official (kinda): No Softwrap in Game Maker 8
August 11, 2009
There has been a lot of vocal opposition to the use of the Softwrap DRM protection of Game Maker 7. Users have reported that the software would un-register itself, that they had problems installing Game Maker on secondary computers and of problems receiving support almost from day one – over two years ago.
Last month we predicted it would go and today Sandy said “we won’t be using Softwrap for GM8” on Twitter in response to a recently documented explanation of a customer‘s troubles.
There will however “definitely be online activation”. See our look at the changes in the Game Maker 8 beta help file with regards to a 15-day period after which Game Maker will revert to the free version for a registration key to be activated.
10 Replies to “Official (kinda): No Softwrap in Game Maker 8”
Dang, that’s pretty good news!
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maybe registration number must be send in letter? 🙂
Edit: Oh sweet we can edit our comments!
They will proberly have an “Offline” edition again.
Offline activation, as previously done.
I wonder how people without an internet connection will go about getting a pro edition.
Whoo, and good riddance.