Legacy GM GM 8.1 No longer validates my legitimate license!

Discussion in 'Legacy GameMaker Community Tech Support' started by FB-Productions, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. FB-Productions

    FB-Productions Member

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    Hello,
    I'll keep this as brief as possible.
    I've had Game Maker 8.1 Standard since release with a legally bought License key.
    I believe it was a License upgrade from GM 8.0 to 8.1 (using an old service called Softwrap).
    Anyways, it worked normally under the Pro/Standard License for nearly 9 years now and recently it started asking me to revalidate my License.
    That wouldn't be too much of an issue, except every time I try entering my license into the prompt, it throws an error.
    Now I'm literally locked out of my paid copy of GM 8.1 which I want/need to use for some old projects that use old features of that version of Game Maker.
    This started happening on my old PC (Windows 7) where I had the copy working for 9 years. Now I also have a new PC (Windows 10) where I aim to transfer my work. But this issue keeps happening. Windows version doesn't matter.

    Here is what happens when I type my license into the prompt:
    https://imgur.com/2M0x2RK

    Back earlier when my License was working normally (GM 8.1 Standard active):
    https://imgur.com/Pi73zZq

    (NOTE: I have hidden my license in these pics for privacy reasons. If necessary, I can show my license to Staff.)

    When I entered another license key in there (one I had for GM for HTML5 - that evolved into GM Studio 1) it gave a different box about not being able to verify that license.

    So I assume I did everything correctly, but the licensing is just broken? If so, what happens now? How do I get my Game Maker 8.1 Pro/Standard back? Even though I paid for it years ago, I still own it.

    Any help is highly appreciated. :oops:
     
  2. IndianaBones

    IndianaBones Member

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    If you haven't already, contact the Yoyo Helpdesk, as they are the only ones who have access to license records and can resolve licensing issues.
     

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