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Activate BabelEdit temporarily / Unlimited trial
Obviously for educative purposes only.
Furthermore, this DOESN'T activate BabelEdit permanently.
If you like the software, buy it, the devs deserve it.
Since I have no money to buy it, I discovered a workaround for unlimited trials.
It's quite a annoying workaround, but ... it works!
Firstly go to "c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\" and open the "hosts" file in Notepad/Notepad++/VSCode/Sublime/Atom/whatever as admin (if you don't open it as admin, it won't let you save it).
Add this line at the end of the file:
127.0.0.1 secure.codeandweb.com
Now save and close it. Reboot your computer for it to apply the DNS changes that we've just done.
If you've already used your trial, open up REGEDIT (Windows+R, type regedit, Enter)
Delete this entire key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\code-and-web.de\BabelEdit\licensing
Now open up BabelEdit, click "Try BabelEdit". It will try to activate over the internet and fail (because it's being redirected to your own machine now).
Two boxes will appear. On the second one, paste following:
PHBsaXN0PjxkaWN0PjxrZXk+cHJvZHVjdDwva2V5PjxzdHJpbmc+QmFiZWxFZGl0PC9zdHJpbmc+PGtleT5saWNlbnNlVHlwZTwva2V5PjxzdHJpbmc+PC9zdHJpbmc+PC9kaWN0PjwvcGxpc3Q+
And press "Activate". BabelEdit will open.
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It's a annoying workaround because to use BabelEdit you'll need to enter this key above *every time*. But if you don't have money, the trouble's worth it.
@mrbindantruong
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mrbindantruong commented Oct 30, 2019

Thanks! It works!

@rodolfoplondero
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rodolfoplondero commented Jan 8, 2020

It works! Thanks!!!

@langshenging
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langshenging commented Jul 2, 2020

为啥我输入密钥,一直显示
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@Fusseldieb
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Fusseldieb commented Jul 2, 2020

为啥我输入密钥,一直显示
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They might have upgraded their activation method in the latest version. Try downloading a older version of BabelEdit, if possible.

@vincenzodomina
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vincenzodomina commented Jul 21, 2020

It works just fine, also on a mac. Just find the "hosts" file in Drive/etc/

@croofec
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croofec commented Jul 31, 2020

on mac

rm ~/Library/Preferences/de.code-and-web.BabelEdit.plist

@githubbla
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githubbla commented Aug 11, 2020

it's still cry about 10000 characters

@preferredMS727
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preferredMS727 commented Aug 12, 2020

Very nice man! Fusseldieb
I will follow you

@neyhuel
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neyhuel commented Oct 3, 2020

In the new version of BabelEdit, its necessary use offline activation. When you have the response provided by the offline activation method you must decode the response with base64 decoder, now modify the expiration date to a future date. Now encode the modifyed license again with base64 and copy&paste on BabelEdit without connection on computer, after offline activation you need add on the host file

127.0.0.1 secure.codeandweb.com

Reboot your pc, and enjoy

@Whisper40
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Whisper40 commented Jan 27, 2021

@githubbla Same thing here : "it's still cry about 10000 characters". Does anyone have a solution for this ?

@nbalog
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nbalog commented Jan 30, 2021

Thank you! It works on Linux too

@Whisper40
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Whisper40 commented Jan 30, 2021

@nbalog until the 10000 characters ;)

@nbalog
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nbalog commented Jan 30, 2021

I can see that, tnx

@andreichirkov
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andreichirkov commented Feb 1, 2021

Thanks for MAC

@douira
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douira commented Feb 5, 2021

Here's a website for encoding and decoding the base64 string: https://www.base64encode.org/
works great!

@Laurantines95
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Laurantines95 commented Mar 16, 2021

It works on Ubuntu! Just change the path: ~/.config/code-and-web.de# rm BabelEdit.conf
Thanks!!!!! :)

@githubbla
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githubbla commented Mar 16, 2021

It works on Ubuntu! Just change the path: ~/.config/code-and-web.de# rm BabelEdit.conf
Thanks!!!!! :)

With translation?

@FairlyHe
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FairlyHe commented May 19, 2021

Thanks! It works!

@Codefans-fan
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Codefans-fan commented Jun 4, 2021

cool

@Quorthon13
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Quorthon13 commented Jun 17, 2021

Thank you!
I've made an improvement to the pasted text here.
Now you only have to paste it once.

@Diddyer
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Diddyer commented Jun 22, 2021

any way to remove the 10,000 character limit?

Thank you!
I've made an improvement to the pasted text here.
Now you only have to paste it once.

@Quorthon13
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Quorthon13 commented Jun 22, 2021

any way to remove the 10,000 character limit?

Thank you!
I've made an improvement to the pasted text here.
Now you only have to paste it once.

I don't think you can.
What you can do, instead, is delete the registry and activate it again once you reach the limit.

@AnaCristinaBernal
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AnaCristinaBernal commented Jul 15, 2021

Waiting to remove character limit :(

@anestooos
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anestooos commented Aug 22, 2021

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@douira
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douira commented Aug 23, 2021

you'll probably have to re-do the license entry (or even request a new trial)

@mariusvn
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mariusvn commented Sep 17, 2021

I have the pro version with this string ;)
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

@anestooos
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anestooos commented Sep 25, 2021

just to confirm guys, does the translation API not working in this method right ?

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@beerbaron1231
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beerbaron1231 commented Nov 30, 2021

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same issue

@Fusseldieb
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Fusseldieb commented Nov 30, 2021

Just to remind all of you: This doesn't activate BabelEdit, as this wouldn't even be legal to post here.
Basically, you're using a "longer" trial. If the option wasn't available in the trial, it also isnt't in the "longer" trial.

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