View Full Version : Mac Software Protection

Jan 23, 2008, 10:13 PM

Does anyone know of any company that sells "Software Protection" for the mac, and that is kind of cheep?

This is to protect an upcomming Mac Game. The idea is to have the game "blocked" so the user can play one level or two, but then a new window pops up and asks for a serial number. I would like to have the game check with our server and validate the serial number.

Please, if anyone does know of a website, or perhaps a tutorial to write this code?



Jan 23, 2008, 11:49 PM
There's a (free, open source) framework to do just that:

AquaticPrime (http://aquaticmac.com/)

Didn't try it yet though. I also believe there's another similar framework out there, but I couldn't find it.

Jan 24, 2008, 06:12 AM
Hello Sijmen!

Thank you for such a quick reply!. I will download and try this!

The ideal thing would be to have a PayPal implementation as well. That means, all payments are made trough PayPal, and automatically, the customer receives a serial number to their email address.

Has anyone used This (http://www.republicandrm.com/) ?



Jan 24, 2008, 07:00 AM
Hey nikuskwas,

I don't know about the app you linked. On the PayPal issue though, the website of AquaticPrime explains that there's a php implementation available, and provides a tutorial on how to use PayPal with it:

AquaticPrime On Your Webserver (http://aquaticmac.com/guide/web.php)

Good luck, I think I'll be using it, too.

Jan 24, 2008, 07:33 PM

Now...the only problem is that I am not a programmer and I don't know how to use this!!! :p

Anyways, I will find someone to help me out with this. I also found another License Software webpage (http://www.derman.com/LicensingService/Licensing-Overview.html). Perhaps someone could share their experience with any of the listed above or some other software?

Are these frameworks/generators/programs (whatever they are called) "compatible" with any game I would create? The game engine I'm using is called Unity (http://unity3d.com/). So implementation of this key generators with the game engine is crucial!!!