Strange serial number

On 12/02/2013 at 01:40, xxxxxxxx wrote:

User Information:
Cinema 4D Version:   14 
Platform:   Windows  ; Mac  ;  
Language(s) :     C++  ;


a custumer of mine requests a new plugin key and provides the follwing numbers:
C4D Runtime: 14400510200 Runtime Licence:21433210200

What kind of number is 21433210200?

Since he bought the plugin for 14400510200 and thus owns a working key for that number, his installation seems to run (now) with this strange second number.

Any ideas? Thanks.

On 12/02/2013 at 04:01, xxxxxxxx wrote:

That looks like a Licence Server number. You can check with him that he's running under LS (he may not know if he is, of course - but if he's working in a studio, he may well be, and he can check with his IT support).

If it is LS, a 'regular' plugin serial won't work and you will need to generate a licence server number instead. There is an excellent thread by Giblet in this forum about how to do that. Unfortunately unless you already built LS support into your serial checking routine, you will need to rewrite the routine to handle these numbers.

On 12/02/2013 at 06:25, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Thanks. My plugin suppurts license server numbers. But the first three digits don't match the format described in the SDK:

A multi-license has the following formating:

The third, fourth and fifth digits equal the number of licenses, in the above example it is 100 licenses.

So if this number is a multi license anyway, there would be 332 clients!

On 12/02/2013 at 11:39, xxxxxxxx wrote:

You're quite right, of course. I saw the '2' and assumed it was LS without checking the rest of the format.

In which case I have no idea what it means. Is he saying that the original serial you gave him did work. but now it doesn't? I guess the question then is, what's changed in his setup?

On 12/02/2013 at 12:05, xxxxxxxx wrote:

yes, he bought some weeks ago using the regular digits and now he wants a new license key to work with this strange number. I have asked for a screenshot showing these digits in his app. I'm curious about it.

On 12/02/2013 at 12:15, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hmm, haven't seen this before either. LS numbers start with 204..(for R14)

On 19/02/2013 at 03:17, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Klaus,

14400510200 is registered a multi user Student version.

On 28/02/2013 at 08:28, xxxxxxxx wrote:

Hi Yannick,

I mean 21433210200 to be strange. 14400510200 looks for me like a regular serial number (and works this way).

If you mean 21433210200 to be the student multi license, how can it be detected? Is it the "1" in second place?