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Looking to get a few other licenses for our 4 player LAN group. Is it hard to do? IIRC it is a $25 fee to add on to my main license....is that correct. Any tricks to getting them? Games that I host then will allow them to join in.....but I would always have to host for them to play?

 

Thanks guys

 

Rick

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Its reasonably easy.

 

You need to share the licenses to let them play, and you need to do the port forwarding as if you were hosting.

 

Your PC needs to remain powered up, but you don't necessarily need to have SB running for them to access an additional license.

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In a LAN, port forwarding shouldn't be an issue.

The user's manual describes how to configure the computer with the CodeMeter USB stick as a license server (it's a matterr of maybe ten mouse clicks) - see section "Multiple Machines with One CM Stick"

 

So, yeah - it's easy. Order the additional licenses in our web shop, activate the ticket, boo-ya!

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13 hours ago, Gibsonm said:

Your PC needs to remain powered up

This may be obvious, but I just wanted to add this in case it got overlooked:

 

Your PC needs to remain connected to the internet if you wish to share licenses beyond your local LAN environment.

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On 5/29/2017 at 4:40 PM, Ssnake said:

In a LAN, port forwarding shouldn't be an issue.

The user's manual describes how to configure the computer with the CodeMeter USB stick as a license server (it's a matterr of maybe ten mouse clicks) - see section "Multiple Machines with One CM Stick"

 

So, yeah - it's easy. Order the additional licenses in our web shop, activate the ticket, boo-ya!

OK purchased the licenses.....Where is the "Multiple Machines with one CM stick" couldn't seem to find it in my search......

Has been a while since I did the Code Meter thing. I see it in the tray but when I right click on it I can't seem to open it. On Windows 10. Setting up on a LAN. Purchased a bunch of licenses...not sure if I have the technical experience to set it up :)

Is this the best link to use?

 

http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=License_Sharing

 

 

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1. Activate the extra licenses.

 

2. Open WebAdmin (see above).

 

3. Go to "Configuration"

 

4. Enable "Network Server"

 

If your friends are truly on a "LAN" (i.e. all machines are using the same IP sub net and there are no Routers or Gateways in between) or in non technical terms they all bring their machines to you home to use it, then you should be OK.

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To play:

 

1. They bring their machines to the same place.

 

2. You start a Network Session in SB and select the Host option.

 

3. They start a network session in SB and select the Client option.

 

4. They should see your server in their list.

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2 minutes ago, Richard7506 said:

Ya right......just can't seem to do 1. lol

Too Funny. Yes all will be on a LAN. 5 of us.

 

 

Well there should be a link in the email your received after purchasing?

 

You need to activate these licenses before you can share them.

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Right digging via my ESET found the missing email!!! Now activating! Soon I will have at least did step 1. Don't feel like a complete idiot :)

Just got to get into the codeAdmin option.......

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43 minutes ago, Gibsonm said:

To play:

 

1. They bring their machines to the same place.

 

2. You start a Network Session in SB and select the Host option.

 

3. They start a network session in SB and select the Client option.

 

4. They should see your server in their list.

 

We MP game all the time with our Wargames. This part will be a breeze. Other steps not so much. Man I hate Code Meter.

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In the Windows Start Menu, there's the "eSim Games" directory with SB Pro PE in it ... and, well, the User's Manual. And a subdirectory called "Other Documents" with, well, other documents that are part of the documentation - but not essential to install and to run the software.

 

Now, if you can't find the "User's Manual" entry in the Windows 10 start menu (for whatever reason), the file is located here:

 

C:\Program Files\eSim Games\SB Pro PE\docs\SBProManual.pdf

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1 hour ago, Gibsonm said:

1. Activate the extra licenses.

 

2. Open WebAdmin (see above).

 

3. Go to "Configuration"

 

4. Enable "Network Server"

 

If your friends are truly on a "LAN" (i.e. all machines are using the same IP sub net and there are no Routers or Gateways in between) or in non technical terms they all bring their machines to you home to use it, then you should be OK.

 

Have my IT pro with me.......Stuck on #4 now.....How does one enable Network Server? Looking at the Configuration tab don't see the "Network Server"

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14 minutes ago, Ssnake said:

In the Windows Start Menu, there's the "eSim Games" directory with SB Pro PE in it ... and, well, the User's Manual. And a subdirectory called "Other Documents" with, well, other documents that are part of the documentation - but not essential to install and to run the software.

 

Now, if you can't find the "User's Manual" entry in the Windows 10 start menu (for whatever reason), the file is located here:

 

C:\Program Files\eSim Games\SB Pro PE\docs\SBProManual.pdf

 

Thanks, man.....assumed it was in Documents!  Thanks so much.

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2 hours ago, Richard7506 said:

 

Have my IT pro with me.......Stuck on #4 now.....How does one enable Network Server? Looking at the Configuration tab don't see the "Network Server"

 

You click on the big button that says "Enable":

 

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Worked like charm......the codemeter right click in the tray never did work for us though. Our IT guy just used the exe for the program to run it that way. After that (and finding the manual again hehe) it was fairly easy. LAN'ed perfectly. Great 5 person session. Newbies in all but we had a blast. PLayed for what 5-hours strait. 

 

Thanks guys for all the real time help. What an amazing community for even unprepared newbies!! 

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