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BioShock Revocation Tool

User Instructions

 

 

Version 1.00

 

 

 

09 October 2007

 

1. Contents

 

 

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Contents ...............................................................................................................................................

 

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2.

IMPORTANT NOTE.............................................................................................................................

 

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3.

Introduction...........................................................................................................................................

 

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4.

Using the BioShock Revoke Tool.........................................................................................................

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4.1

Before running the tool.........................................................................................................................

 

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Multiple User Accounts.........................................................................................................................

 

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5.1

Revoking activations from multiple account on a single computer ......................................................

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5.2

Revoke tool requires elevation to Administrator when run (Windows Vista) .......................................

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5.3

Planned Improvements ........................................................................................................................

 

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Error Messages ....................................................................................................................................

 

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6.1

This application is not activated on your machine, the revocation can not be performed. ..................

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6.2

Revocation process failed!

Internal Error: server error – unknown server error.................................

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6.3

Revocation process failed!

Internal Error: a connection error occurred.............................................

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Exceptional Cases - Requests for Additional Activations ....................................................................

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Online Activation Limits Explained .......................................................................................................

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8.1

Installations on five different computers/hardware configurations .......................................................

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Installations on the same hardware configuration five times ...............................................................

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Activation questions & answers ...........................................................................................................

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Personal Information ............................................................................................................................

 

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2. IMPORTANT NOTE

These instructions refer to a tool that is only for use with the Retail DVD version of BioShock, it will not work with the Steam or Direct2Drive versions of this title.

3. Introduction

The PC Version of BioShock requires a live internet connection for installation and activation. Once the installation is complete and the game has been activated you no longer need to be online to play or run the game, though you will need to keep the BioShock DVD in the drive to start BioShock up.

Once an activation has been made, the number of available activations on your specific activation code is reduced accordingly on the activation server. The BioShock Revoke Tool, is designed to clear the activation license off of the user's machine and contact the activation server to free up the revoked license for future use.

For a summary of the activation limits, please see the section named Online Activation Limits Explained

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4. Using the BioShock Revoke Tool

The BioShock Revoke Tool will de-activate the current license on the computer that you run it on and will contact the activation server to free up the activation, for future use.

Please read the following section carefully on how to prepare for and run the BioShock Revoke Tool.

4.1Before running the tool.

To run the tool, please make sure that you have a live internet connection and that any proxy settings that you require are also entered into the Internet Explorer proxy settings page, even if this is not your default browser.

To revoke the correct license, you should log in to the user account that the game was activated in.

If you are a Windows Vista User, revoking the License from a Standard Level user account, you will need to temporarily disable the User Access Control (UAC), before logging into the account to run the tool. You may then re-enable the UAC after the revocation is complete.

There are some additional limitations to the use of the tool, in particular with multiple activations on a single computer under different user accounts. Please refer to the Multiple User Accounts section of this document for more information.

1.Download the tool from the following url: http://downloads.2kgames.com/bioshock/BioShockRevokeTool.zip

2.Unzip the tool into a folder on your hard disc drive

3.Run the BioShockRevokeTool by double clicking on it's icon.

You should make sure the computer that you are running the tool on is connected to the internet as it will need to contact the server to free up your activation.

¾You should be presented with the Revoke Requester as follows, see below.

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4.Click the "Revoke Activation Online" button, see above

The Revoke tool will then attempt to contact the activation server and free up your license. When it succeeds, you will be presented with a progress bar followed by a confirmation that the license was removed, click OK and then Exit to close the tool.

At this point, BioShock has been deactivated on your computer and freed up the activation on the activation server. If you want to run BioShock on this computer again, you will be asked to re-activate it with a valid activation code.

5. Multiple User Accounts

5.1Revoking activations from multiple account on a single computer

There is currently a limitation to the revocation tool that prevents it from deactivating multiple activations on a single computer where BioShock has been activated in multiple User Accounts.

For example, if you have two user accounts on a single computer and have activated BioShock in both accounts, using the revocation tool will only free up one activation. Using the revoke tool again on the same computer to reclaim the second activation will result in either a Revocation process failed! Internal Error: server error – unknown server or a This application is not activated on your machine, the revocation could not be performed. error.

5.2Revoke tool requires elevation to Administrator when run (Windows Vista)

If you run the tool in a Standard level user account and are asked to elevate your user level by entering an Administrative level password, the license for the account that you are entering the password from will have it's activation revoked. If there is no activation on the account that you are elevating the user to, you may get the This application is not activated on your machine, the revocation can not be performed.

This is because the Revoke tool needs to remove a license file before revoking the license and when elevated to an Administrative user level will remove this from the Administrator account and not from the Standard user account.

If you are using Windows Vista and want to revoke the license from a Standard level Limited User Account, you should temporarily disable the User Access Control (UAC), otherwise the revocation tool will request elevation to administrator and may not detect the correct license to revoke.

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