I cannot activate my game
Posted by Ken Janeczko on 18 December 2013 04:55 PM

For users that are having issues activating the following games (Demigod, Fallen Enchantress, Fallen Enchantress - Legendary Heroes, GalCiv II Ultimate, Sins Rebellion, Sins Trinity, The Political Machine 2012), the instructions below may allow you to activate.

These instructions would be applicable when you attempt to activate and you see a blue spinning circle and nothing happens or you see nothing happen at all.

First, open Internet Explorer, then load any page, then leave that IE window open.

Now try to activate the product.

If the same thing happens or you are still unable to activate, please try the process below.

Bring up the start menu and type cmd. Right click on the listing in the search and choose 'Run as administrator'.

The lines below are what will need to be pasted into the command prompt window you opened in the step above but they will need to be modified first. The email and password sections need to be changed to reflect the email for your account and the password for your account. If you have installed into a non default directory, you would need to put the correct install path in. If you are installed on a 32 bit machine, you would need to remove the (x86) portion of the Program Files path.

Example (click to enlarge):


Once you have changed the account details and the path (if necessary) to reflect your account details and install path, copy the line applicable for the game you wish to activate (do not copy the bold text). Once copied, right click onto the command prompt window and choose 'Paste'. Once the line is in there, press enter. If all goes through correctly, the activation will be processed and the .bin file written to your machine. Try to run the game again to see if you are prompted for activation. If you are not, the game has successfully been activated.


Demigod: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Demigod\bin"\ReactorActivate.exe -silent -appabrv=dem -email=USER@USER.COM -password=PASSWORD -sigpath="C:\ProgramData\Stardock\Demigod\sig.bin

Elemental - Fallen Enchantress: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Elemental Fallen Enchantress"\SDActivate.exe -silent -appabrv=fallenenchantress -email=USER@USER.COM -password=PASSWORD -sigpath="C:\ProgramData\Stardock\Elemental - Fallen Enchantress\sig.bin

Elemental - Legendary Heroes: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FE Legendary Heroes"\SDActivate.exe -silent -appabrv=elh -email=USER@USER.COM -password=PASSWORD -sigpath="C:\ProgramData\Stardock\Elemental - Legendary Heroes\sig.bin

Galactic Civilizations II Ultimate: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Galactic Civilizations II - Ultimate Edition"\SDActivate.exe -silent -appabrv=gc2 -email=USER@USER.COM -password=PASSWORD -sigpath="C:\ProgramData\Stardock\GC2UL\sig.bin

Galactic Civilizations III: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Galactic Civilizations III"\SDActivate.exe -silent -appabrv=galciv3 -email=USER@USER.COM -password=PASSWORD -sigpath="C:\ProgramData\Stardock\Galactic Civilizations III\galciv3.bin

Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion"\SDActivate.exe -silent -appabrv=rebellion -email=USER@USER.COM -password=PASSWORD -sigpath="C:\ProgramData\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\License\rebellion.bin

Sins of a Solar Empire Trinity: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Sins of a Solar Empire Trinity"\SDActivate.exe -silent -appabrv=sinstrinity -email=USER@USER.COM -password=PASSWORD -sigpath="C:\ProgramData\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\License\trinity.bin

The Political Machine 2012: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\The Political Machine 2012"\SDActivate.exe -silent -appabrv=tpm2012 -email=USER@USER.COM -password=PASSWORD -sigpath="C:\ProgramData\Stardock\The Political Machine 2012\tpm2012.bin


View the walkthrough video below. (Please note in the video walkthrough the password has been cut out for security purposes.)

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