Why this thread now I wonder? You guys are looking like cats meowing in the rain. Nobody in this forum gave a rats arse on this issue for 2 years now suddenly meeeeaaaw...
I always criticized the way Mig21 protection works because it's too sensitive but what you do here at SimHQ it's a full campaign and because I lived in Romania for a lot of time, I almost can recognize a payed one here.
So. For people brought here by Google etc.
Yes, the protection for Mig21 is very sensitive and can give you 2 kinds of problems but you do have solutions:A. Error in activation system at start of game.
it looks like this:
Solution is to:
1. Either close that window and DCS World, then remove the new hardware and restart the game. I did that because it was a Bluetooth Dongle that was causing it and I wasn't planning on keeping it long so the Mig21 was more important.
2. Or you can made the hardware change final and then go to this thread https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=2267911#post2267911
and download the reg file Cobra is giving there attached to first post
That file contains only this code and is harmless:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Leatherneck Simulations\DCS:MiG-21 BiS\Keys]
What it does is to delete all registration data for Mig21 and then at the new restart of the game instead of an error it will ask for reactivation with your own serial.B. Asking for reactivation problem without any errors.
This type o problem has no immediate solution yet but to reactivate and the system will use one of your 10 or 15 activations.
This happens because the protection is too sensitive at some changes (there is a formula of calculating when this activation is triggered for all modules but it seems Mig21 has those numbers beefed up or something).
Using an activation is not the end of the world. If you are one of the most people you just activate one more time and be gone with your life. But in some cases it is not enough and from time to time you lose again an activation.
In case you lose all 10 or 15 activations you have two solutions at the ready:
1. After consuming all 10 of 15 activations you had, each month you are automatically given a new activation to use.
2. Send an email to Cobra at nicholas.dackard at gmail.com and explain you are a good standing customer but the protection screwed you and you are left without any activations and he will send you again at least one activation (usually 5 to 15)So first don't panic and don't make an arse of yourself.
P.S. If you have the curiosity you can see on those threads on ED forum about Mig21 activation that I am one of the critics of this system that fails often. But what happens on SimHQ is beyond complaining.