[lokisetup] CDkey prompting...

Stephane Peter megastep at megastep.org
Tue Mar 2 14:35:03 EST 2004

I would agree... though it could be argued that it's part of the
installation process. In the end I guess it was mostly hacked together
to solve a very specific need, and now the mechanism is in place, would
anybody need it ;-)

Apparently some of these games don't bother having this part of the game
itself, so it has to be worked around for alternative platforms.

On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 11:33, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> Ryan C. Gordon wrote:
> > ...Greg added a "please enter your CD key" dialog to carbon_ui at my
> > request when we shipped ut2003. I've just checked in code for gtk,
> > console, and dialog that does something equivalent.
> IMHO the installer is the wrong place for prompting for a CD key.
> The CD key belongs to a specific user and should therefore be stored
> in $HOME, not globally. Since the game has to validate the key
> anyway, it can also prompt the user to (re)enter one if it's missing
> or invalid.
> cu
> Ludwig
Stephane Peter
Sr. Software Engineer
Codehost, Inc.

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