Extracting my StarCraft cdkey from OSX Library?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chaoticprout, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. chaoticprout macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    Hey guys, I need to reformat but I need to get my StarCraft cd key from the Library/Preferences (I think they're there right?) Any idea how I can do this, the only file that is "Starcraft Preferences" only gets opening by a classic program that doesn't work, and I need to get this working so I can format...thanks.
  2. Gary King macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
  3. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    Up north in Yorkshire :)
    You need to get Text Wrangler.... and then open the file in that...

    I have opened it for Little Snapper....


    You need to find the PLIST line that has the key in it, and then copy it out...

  4. Gary King macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    The main problem, though, is determining which file contains the key. I suspect that the key is hardcoded into one of the binary files that are created when the game is installed.

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