multi user student serial

On 08/05/2014 at 07:22, xxxxxxxx wrote:

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Hi everyone, a customer has just registered a plugin with an educational serial, who which isn't working for them, but they also have a 'Runtime' serial, which looks something like: 215383xxxxx

I've never seen one like this before (almost but not quite a license server serial), but this thread: suggests it's a 'multi user student' serial.

So my question is: how do I check for this in my plugin? Does it act like a License Server number (e.g. if my plugin supports License Server serials, and they register the plugin with that Runtime serial, will it work the same way)? Or is there some other method required to get that working?


On 08/05/2014 at 14:11, xxxxxxxx wrote:

hrmm seems the runtime serial isn't the problem after all, as the full serial works fine - so now I suspect that something is going wrong with my code to check for educational versions (this was my first educational user, and without an educational version myself it's tough to test).

I generate a slightly different serial for educational users, then I check that their version of C4D is an educational version (and therefore their educational serial is ok), by checking:


I know that the serial is the correct educational version as my plugin printed a message saying that the educational version of my plugin can only be used with an educational version of C4D - which is why I think there's a problem with my check.

Is this the right way to check for an educational version? If it is I must have broken something else somewhere along the way, but if not, what's the best way?

On 13/05/2014 at 14:01, xxxxxxxx wrote:

I'm still trying to figure this one out - I'm thinking of just looking at the serial to see if it's a student version though. I've seen elsewhere on Plugincafe that having '5' as the 6th digit indicates it's a student serial, is there anything else I should look out for? I don't want to accidentally give everyone access to my student pricing.