How to Fix Arcania Gothic 4 Securom Failed Initialize Error
Arcania Gothic 4 is a role-playing game developed by Spellbound Entertainment and published by JoWood Entertainment in 2010. The game uses SecuROM, a digital rights management (DRM) system that requires online activation to play. However, some players have reported encountering an error message that says \"SecuROM failed to initialize\" when trying to launch the game. This article will explain what causes this error and how to fix it.
What Causes SecuROM Failed to Initialize Error
The SecuROM failed to initialize error can be caused by various factors, such as:
Incorrect or missing serial number: The game requires a valid serial number to activate online. The serial number can be found on the back of the game manual or in the email from the online shop. If the serial number is typed incorrectly or not entered at all, the game will not be able to connect to the activation server and display the error message.
Internet connection issues: The game needs an active internet connection to perform an online release date check and activate online. If the internet connection is unstable, blocked by a firewall or antivirus software, or not available at all, the game will fail to communicate with the activation server and display the error message.
Too many activations: The game has a limit on how many times it can be activated on different PCs or reactivated on the same PC. If this limit is exceeded, the game will display the error message and prevent further activations.
Corrupted or outdated game files: The game files may be corrupted or outdated due to improper installation, deletion, modification, or virus infection. This may interfere with the SecuROM system and cause the error message.
How to Fix SecuROM Failed to Initialize Error
Depending on the cause of the error, there are different solutions that can be tried to fix it. Here are some possible methods:
Verify your serial number: Make sure you have entered your serial number correctly in the game activation dialog. Include all dashes (\"-\") and avoid common misinterpretations of characters, such as zero (\"0\") and letter O (\"O\"), one (\"1\") and letter I (\"I\"), two (\"2\") and letter Z (\"Z\"), eight (\"8\") and letter B (\"B\"). If you have lost or forgotten your serial number, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a detailed description of your issue.
Check your internet connection: Make sure you have a stable and reliable internet connection when activating your game. Disable any firewall or antivirus software that may block the game from accessing the internet. If you still have problems activating your game online, you can manually activate your game using another computer that is connected to the internet. To do this, follow these steps:
Go to https://support.securom.com/ArcaniAunlock/ on another computer that is connected to the internet.
Enter your serial number and unlock request code in the appropriate text boxes and hit the \"Generate Unlock Code\" button. You can find your unlock request code by clicking on the \"Activate Manually\" button within the game on your computer.
Copy or write down the unlock code that is generated.
Go back to your computer and enter the unlock code in the game activation dialog and press the \"Next\" button to complete the activation process.
Revoke your activation: If you have activated your game too many times on different PCs or reactivated it too many times on the same PC, you can revoke your activation and free up a slot for another activation. To do this, follow these steps:
Download the revocation tool from http://download.securom.com/support/arcania/ArcaniA.zip on your computer where you have originally activated your game. 061ffe29dd