View Full Version : Claiming Invalid License Key

09-03-2009, 04:40 PM
I bought an MMORPG script and now when i try to install it, it tells me that the license key is invalid, ive gone back to the site where i purchased the script, but it has closed down.

Can anyone give me any ideas on how to get this script working please?

As over US$100 was paid, id like to get it going, rather than sitting there useless

Phil Jackson
09-03-2009, 04:46 PM
MMORPG? This is an online game? Does this mean you have paid or the game its self or to participate playing the game? IOf you have paid for the game (if i understand correctly) run through the files which (more than likely) stored in a folder or file named install. Your looking for either (right click on the page where it asks for the key to be inserted and find the name of the input element) $_GET['nameOfElement']; or $_POST['nameOfElement']; if you can find any documents relating to this, stick em on and we'll see. We need something to work with.

09-03-2009, 04:49 PM
What's the name of the script. No one can help without seeing the script. Most scripts encrypt files that callback to the server (so if their sites down, the key wont work). I've been screwed like that too, had to decrypt the files, and remove callbacks.

09-03-2009, 04:51 PM
yeah, i purchased the script itself.

theres no install folder or file, the readme tells me to change the data file details to match sql database, thats done (having trouble getting sql to inject)

then tells me to input license key number into config file, but then i get error

09-03-2009, 04:54 PM
the script is the gangster game script. but within a day or 2 of purchasing the script the site had closed down

how would i go about decrypting the files and removing callbacks? (as it is script is in dutch, so already gonna have translation problems lol)

im really not havin any luck with this script, so any advice u guys can give is greatly appreciated

09-03-2009, 04:57 PM
Depends, most use base64 to encrypt. But we don't even know where the license validation is in the script yet let alone if it's encrypted or not.

Can you paste the link to the site you bought it from?

But what I did to locate the problem in my script was, downloaded a program called dview.exe which let me search through all the files for instances of whatever I wanted. So if it's a big script you can find a program to search thru all files for things like, the url of the site u got it from (to see if its calling to that server) or base64 to see if its encrypted, and so on.

Once you find that file, we can help.

Phil Jackson
09-03-2009, 04:58 PM
We all speak the same language here, never mind the dutch!

Go through the steps of install. If pressing submit button the page reloads then go back the that page, right click and find <form action=". Do this for the next set of pages write all the file locations down and post them here.

If the page does not reload on submit, copy and paste the head section of the page here.

09-03-2009, 05:01 PM
the link to the site i got it from was http://thegangstergame.com

i'll look for a copy of dview.exe now

thanx for ur help :thumbsup:

09-03-2009, 05:03 PM
this is the readme that game with the script



Upload all the files and folders in 'Public_HTML' folder directly to you host folder.
This will be calleds eomthing like public_html


Edit the 'GEGEVENS.PHP' file accordingly. This means put in your MySQL database settings
in here, in the given areas.


Import the 'Gangster.SQL' file using PHPMyAdmin. This SQL file can be found in the SQL
folder in the first directory of the ZIP file.


You now need to edit the "Configuration.php" File found in the download, public_html folder.
Put your LICENSE KEY (Found on our site where you purchased the script: www.thegangstergame.com/script/
Go to Client Area) in the space shown.


Now you need to download the LICENSE KEY file, from the same area. When downloaded it should be called
KEY.PHP, now upload that directly to your public_Html folder where the index.php is.


Assuming you have put your login name you are going to use to register with, in the 'GEGEVENS.PHP'
file, you should have admin access. Click 'Admin Menu' which is indicated in red, in the centre of your
website, and from here there is information on what to do next regarding changing your site name etc.


Set the cron php files for intivals shown by what they are called.
(Need Help with this? Contact us via the Website)

For help and support visit the forums @ http://support.thegangstergame.com

Support is for everyone here, but first hand one on one support is only for the customers who purchased
12 Months Support.

Please read the license attached in this ZIP file!

Thank You very Much for purchasing 'The Gangster Game' Script, and we wish you all the best!!


The Gangster Game Admin Team
Owner - Graham Corlet


hopefully this can help someone lol

09-03-2009, 05:13 PM
So were you able to get key.php or is that the step you can't get to because of your license key being invalid? I'm guessing because the site went down they can't verify your key. Its funny though that it says the website is thegangstergame.com but the last url in that read me is www.mygamingscripts.com

09-03-2009, 05:27 PM
i downloaded key.php the day i recieved the script, its in the folder its supposed to be

cant get anything from that website (www.mygamingscripts.com) either, doesnt even load a page

Phil Jackson
09-03-2009, 05:29 PM
may i ask what is in key.php??

09-03-2009, 05:33 PM
its just a key, that seems to be about 500+ characters long

Phil Jackson
09-03-2009, 05:36 PM
Where gonna need to find the file that requires this file. Are you using dreamweaver?

09-03-2009, 05:42 PM
no, but i have just dl and installed that dview.exe if thats any help

09-03-2009, 05:50 PM
which version of dreamweaver should i use?

theres adobe dreamweaver CS3 & 4 and macromedia dreamweaver 8

Phil Jackson
09-03-2009, 05:51 PM
ah yes. search key.php and see what comes up.

09-03-2009, 05:56 PM

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09-03-2009, 05:57 PM
saying 2 hits

now just need to work out how to copy n paste from there

09-03-2009, 06:02 PM
thanx tomws, i'll try emailing them there

not hopeful tho, tried the duckbilleddomains.com link and took me somewhere else entirely

09-03-2009, 09:43 PM
I think what tom was saying was that the domain seemed to be repurchased or acquired by someone else about 6 days ago. When did you buy the script?

09-04-2009, 05:40 AM
i bought the script a few months ago, but due to work commitments wasnt able to start on it till recently

tried contacting the company mentioned in tomws post, but they say they have nothin to do with it and cant help me.

09-16-2009, 03:36 AM
the gangster game script i have shoot me an mail or something at crimevillage@live.com and i'll help you get or game up and running i am online most of the time and dont check the forums all that much

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