How to Setup Game License Management

Smartlaunch License Management

The license management feature in Smartlaunch allows you to manage and distribute game licenses to your client computers from the server. This means that you only need as many copies of a game as you think there might be simultaneous players of that game in your store, at any given time.

For example, if you have a store with 50 computers but you know from experience that there would only be a maximum of 5 customers playing a game like Need for Speed at the same time, you would only need to buy 5 copies of the game instead of 50. You would then install the game on all computers and enter the 5 pairs of usernames and passwords in the license-management setup screen on the server.

When a customer launches the game, the client computer requests a license (username and password) from the pool of 5 licenses. If a license is available, the game will launch as normal. However, if there are no free licenses, the customer will receive a notice that the game cannot be launched because there are no free licenses. When one of the other customers exits the game, the license will become available and the other customer will be able to run the game.

Overall, the license management feature is a great tool for saving money on game copies in your store.

Adding a game/program to the license manager

1. Go to the Application Management tab in the Smartlaunch Server, and then choose License Management.

2. Press the Add Button to add a new set of licenses.

3. You can either choose one of the many pre-configured setups in Smartlaunch where you just need to type in your usernames and passwords or your serial keys, or you can choose to configure your setup manually.

4. If you choose a pre-configured setup, simply type in your serials for the designated game. When you have entered all the licenses you wish to add, press Ok.

An example of a serial key

To insert the serial key xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx into battlefield 1942 press the Click Here button.

Then choose the Action Games banner and then Battlefield 1942.

Click the Add button and enter the serial key xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx.

Manual Setup

To set up the license management feature manually in Smartlaunch, start by clicking on the “Setup Manually” button.

To set up the license management feature manually in Smartlaunch, start by clicking on the “Setup Manually” button.

To set up the license management feature manually in Smartlaunch, start by clicking on the “Setup Manually” button. In the first textbox, enter the name of the game you want to add. Next, you need to choose whether the game you are adding uses a simple registry key to store its license or not.

If the game does not use a simple registry key, you may need to create a custom batch file to handle the import/export of the license to the game. To do this, select the “Executable” option and enter the path to the batch or .exe file in the “Executable path” textbox. For example, this could be: C:\Bat\MyGame_license.bat

You can also pass arguments or parameters to the executable or batch file using the second textbox. For example, if you want to add the value of the licenses you are adding, you can write “%license%” in this textbox and the value of the license will be passed to the executable or batch file.

If you choose the “Registry key” option, you will need to specify the exact path to where the game’s CD key is stored in the Windows Registry. This can be difficult to find, so if you have any trouble with a game you are trying to add, make sure to update Smartlaunch to the latest version and check for any available license solutions. If you still cannot find a solution, contact Smartlaunch Support for assistance.