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Author:   FoxtrotZulu
Date:   Mar 09, 08 at 10:40am (PST)
Subject:   Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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Ok. Today I will show you how to fix this common error, as many people do not understand why they can't play. The answer is simple. RPG Maker XP was built in compatibility for Windows XP.

You will either get the exact error as above, "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." or a similar one saying that you cannot connect to N Titles server. I will show you how to fix both of these.

"Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server."

This is because you have Windows Vista.


1. Go to your root RMXP directory. (Usually CProgram Files\Enterbrain\RPGXP)

2. Right click RPGXP.exe and choose "Properties".

3. In the "Properties" popup, go to the "Compatibility" tab.

4. Check the box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)"

5. Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator".

6. If you cannoth check the box mentioned in step 5, follow steps 7 through 11.

7. Click on the button that says "Show settings for all users".

8. Click the "OK" button on the "Windows needs your permission to continue" button, after inputting the password of the specified administrator if necessary.

9. Check the box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)"

10. Check the box that says "Run this program as an administrator".

11. Click the "OK" button.

12. Click the "OK" button.

13. Right click PSIKey.dll and choose "Properties".

14. In the "Properties" popup, go to the "Security" tab.

15. Click on the "Advanced" button.

16. Highlight the permission entry that says "Users ([your computer's name]\Users)" where [your computer's name] is whatever you named your computer. (Mine is Media-PC)

17. Click the "Edit..." button.

18. Highlight the group "Users ([your computer's name]\Users)".

19. In the pop up that appears (It should be named "Permission Entry for PSIKey.dll", check the "Allow" box for the option "Full Control".

20. All of the "Allow" boxes below the box you just checked should now be checked as well.

21. Click the "OK" Button.

22. Check the box that says "Include inheritable permissions from this object's parents".

23. Click the "OK" button.

24. Click the "OK" Button.

25. Click the "OK" Button.

26. Run RPG Maker XP, and you should no longer get the error message!

27. If you still get the error message, log into the administrative account on the computer (With the owner's permission) and then run RPG Maker XP. It should work no matter what on that account, after you have successfully completed the above steps.

28. Have fun building games with the legal version of RPG Maker XP!

"Cannot connect to the nTitles server."

This is another common problem. Try one of the below things:

1. Check that you are connected to the internet, then try again.

2. Close all other applications (or just internet browsers) then try again.

3. Restart your computer.

4. Restart your router / Switch off WLAN switch and enable again if you have wireless internet.

Hope I helped.






Author:   IronHeart
Date:   Mar 09, 08 at 5:28pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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Another, easier way to fix it is to disable User Account Management

But good work on the detailed guide! With this you don't need to disable the 'security' options of vista =)



Author:   harbin
Date:   Mar 10, 08 at 8:53pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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I have a friend who had this problem. In the end it is quite a simple method to fix it. Thank god for the compatability option.



Author:   Vitehite
Date:   Mar 11, 08 at 2:38am (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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I recently got a new computer that is running Vista. I tried to do this method, but was unsuccessful. One thing I noticed is that neither of the "Run as Administrator" boxes would allow me to click the checkbox. Any suggestions about what I should do? >_>



Author:   Samot
Date:   Mar 11, 08 at 6:06am (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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I just made a shortcut to my 'RMXP.exe'..
Then right-clicked that..
Then in the shell-menu, there was an option 'Run as administrator'..
I didn't have to go to 'Properties'..

Maybe this works?



Author:   Vitehite
Date:   Mar 11, 08 at 7:25am (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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Just like all problems with Windows, this one was just solved by restarting the computer. XD



Author:   Naughty3chia
Date:   Mar 11, 08 at 11:14pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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Ok heres the easiest way by far that i posted 4-7 months ago, be warned though if you are a complete idiot this step may confuse you (lol i joke i joke) here it is :
Step 1: Rightclick the RMXP shortcut and click "Run as Administrator..."
Step 2:That's it 1 step over 28 any day...



Author:   S S Muu
Date:   Mar 12, 08 at 6:07pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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quote Naughty3chia
Ok heres the easiest way by far that i posted 4-7 months ago, be warned though if you are a complete idiot this step may confuse you (lol i joke i joke) here it is :
Step 1: Rightclick the RMXP shortcut and click "Run as Administrator..."
Step 2:That's it 1 step over 28 any day...
The easiest is always the best, this one worked for me some months ago...



Author:   FoxtrotZulu
Date:   Mar 12, 08 at 10:55pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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Stickie!

Thanks! Btw, I know that's the easier wai, but not all accounts have the option to run as administrator.



Author:   Shadow Khajii
Date:   Mar 24, 08 at 7:41pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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Every account CAN select 'Run as Administrator', but if you're not an Admin, you get a box to type in an Admin's password instead.



Author:   jaydenfox
Date:   Mar 24, 08 at 7:59pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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And if you don't know it, that could be a problem.... A very big problem...

It's good to know the other way though, just in case you ever... Uhhh.. "Accidentally" just happen to come across the administrator's password...



Author:   harbin
Date:   Apr 04, 08 at 3:14pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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You are an admin. I am the admin of my own PC . Unfortunatly because it is my older brother who set it up, he is an admin and my dad is an admin. BIG SECURITY RISK as they have no password set.



Author:   FoxtrotZulu
Date:   Apr 19, 08 at 1:39am (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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quote Vitehite
I recently got a new computer that is running Vista. I tried to do this method, but was unsuccessful. One thing I noticed is that neither of the "Run as Administrator" boxes would allow me to click the checkbox. Any suggestions about what I should do? >_>
I'd make sure that you're logged onto an administrator account. Otherwise, try to disable any firewalls.



Author:   Bombite
Date:   Apr 27, 08 at 6:20pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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How so, this is because of Vista? Sometimes it behaves like that on Windows XP too.



Author:   FoxtrotZulu
Date:   May 07, 08 at 11:46pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Fixing the "Failed to obtain a trial serial number from N Titles server." Error
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It does on XP aswell but only if you have an 'UBER FIREWALL'.

Vista just practically blocks anything that accesses the internet.


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