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  1. #1
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    Need help decoding NPL

    Hi all,

    I've just received my NPL, my only choice for receiving emails is Outlook 2013. I know what the NPL should look like, but Notepad shows nothing. I tried downloading some base64 decoders but these screwed my browser up with all the hidden cr*p they installed, so please don't ask me to download any other because it likely won't happen.

    Is there a way I can decode the file using whatever's already available on my Windows 8.1 machine?

    Thanks for looking

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    Why would u decode the NPL file or try to open it with notepad? Just set the NPL (licensekey.dat) file into your teamspeak root folder and restart the server, u dont have to edit it or etc.

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    Why download base64-tools? Every good operating system (like *nix) has them... just upload the file to your linux server if it looks like crap decode it.

    Code:
    cat licensekey.dat |base64 -d >licensekey.dat2
    If second file is readable, then replace first file with second file. If second file also isn't readable you first file is damaged seriously.

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    My Teamspeak server runs on Windows, but I have a linux server available, found a post that showed how to use base64 on linux to decode it but that came up with an error.

    Finally fixed it by looking at the raw email on my mail server, copying the encoded block of text, and then decoding that using an online base64 tool

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    Why do you bother with these things? just contact the sales team via email or support ticket and ask them to send you a zipped copy of your licensekey.dat file. Sending the .dat file just like that is a fail anyway as this type of attachment is blocked in some email clients (such as M$ Outlook).

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    Well if they're prepared to do that (and I didn't expect they would be), why not send it as a zipped file in the first place, I don't think I'm the only one who's had trouble with unreadable base64 encoded keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air SeaTac View Post
    Well if they're prepared to do that (and I didn't expect they would be), why not send it as a zipped file in the first place, I don't think I'm the only one who's had trouble with unreadable base64 encoded keys.
    Another issue is the extension ".dat" itself, that is considered as "system file" and It happens that some mail software, Outlook express for example, have an option to hide the "files that may damage the system". Usually is in
    (from your mail software menu) Tools --> Options --> "Security" Tab --> Verify "don't allow files that may damage the systeme" is disabled.

    Maybe sending the license as a zip file could reduce the index of issues between the receptors of the file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air SeaTac View Post
    Well if they're prepared to do that (and I didn't expect they would be)
    They're not. You most likely won't get a response. There are automated ways to retrieve your license file, you should use those.
    When sending PMs please make sure to include a reference link to the thread in question in the body of your message.

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    I tried using those, still got the same unusable file

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air SeaTac View Post
    I tried using those, still got the same unusable file
    This thread offers two methods:
    http://forum.teamspeak.com/showthrea...licensekey-dat
    (maybe you have already used them but... )

    Can you use a webmail service for reading the e-mail with the license?

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    I'd already tried base64 on a linux server, that gave errors, and opening the file in notepad gave a blank page (even though file size was around 1K). I don't have webmail.

    As I said, I've already solved the problem by finding the raw email on my mail server & decoding the block copied from that, but why can't the Teamspeak people by default send the file in another form???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air SeaTac View Post
    ...why can't the Teamspeak people by default send the file in another form???
    That's the question. Just a simple .zip file and and a few threads would not be in the forum. I've searched for 'base64' with a result of 40 threads and almost all of them with "license" in the title.

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