What do you use lameGen for?

     You can use lameGen to generate passwords to websites such as Amazon, eBay, MySpace, or even forums that will be harder for someone to guess or crack than say your pets name.
System admins can use it to make large lists of passwords.
It can also be used for programmers that make shareware to generate cd-keys to stick into their applications.

However, lameGen is NOT a keymaker/keygen, it will not give you a serial number for any application or game.

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What is a mask and how do I use it?

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     This is where you control what characters and how long the password(s) will be, the characters you can use are x, X, #, @, and i (unless you customized them).

x would be lower case alphabet characters.
X is upper case alphabet characters.
# is numeric characters.
@ is special characters.
i would be for incrementing numbers.

Say you wanted to make five 10 character password using all above styles. x##XX@xxXi would get you something like this:
n37BUüliI0
h83XHðibS1
o95JHâehE2
l67LWàqnT3
w18LQÄovY4


If you're looking to make a CD-KEY and the mask was XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX then that would generate UDSZ-JAKC-OCLP-POSY

Any character other than the ones above will come out as the character you typed. So if you made an all lower case 6 letter password and added an A to it(xxxxxxA) it would come out like this xqputdA

The + button next to the mask is to add other masks to the list and the x button is to remove a mask from the list.

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What do I enter for number to generate?

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     This is where you control how many passwords to generate.

Setting it to 1 would generate 1 password and so on, most I've done at a time was 10000 so you can generate as many as you need.

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How do I generate the passwords?

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     After you set the mask and number to generate click the generate button and the passwords will be generated.

If it looks like the program froze just wait, it will be responsive again after the generation is complete.
Note: The not responsive bug will be fixed in the next version.

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What do the program options do?

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     This is the options screen from here you choose your preferences.

Auto-Check for update: Checks for a new version each time you load lameGen. (Connects to this website to read an XML file to see if you're running the most recent version.)

Save last used mask: If this is checked next time you load lameGen the mask you used last will be in the mask text.

Save last number generated: If this is checked next time you load lameGen the last used number to generate will be in the number text.

Confirm clear: If this is checked it will ask you if you're sure if you want to clear the generated passwords list or not.

Auto-Save last generated password(s): This will save your last generated passwords to a text file in the program directory called lastgenerated.txt.

Clear Clipboard on exit: This clears the clipboard when you exit the program. If you are the only one that uses the computer this doesn't need to be checked.

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What do the interface options do?

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     This is the interface options screen from here you choose your preferences.

Keep on top: Keeps this program on top of all others.

Sounds: Determines if the buttons should have a sound if hovered over.

XP Style: Changes from a flat interface style to a more XP like interface.

Language: Changes what language the interface is in, as of now the only languages are Dutch, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. You can download them from the languages page. Korean is also available on the forum but will only work if you have the Windows Language Bar running and configured correctly. If you want to create your own language file just go to the lameGen program directory and go into language folder and open up the english.lng in notepad and copy that into another text file and edit what needs to be changed then save it as a .lng file and stick it in the language folder. On the next load you should see it in the list.

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What do the generation options do?

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     You can customize the generation here all you need to do is check Use custom generation and fill in the text boxes to how you like or just use the default.

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What do the mask options do?

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     You can customize the mask here, if you don't want to use X for your upper case letters then just change it to anything you want, the same goes for the rest.

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Questions about the generated list?

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     This is where the passwords are generated, if you want to copy one of them to the clipboard then double click that password or right click the list to bring up the context menu and click copy selected or copy all.

If you can't read the full password then just hover the mouse over the password in the list and it will show as a tooltip.

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How do I use lameGen with the command line?

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     You can also use lameGen from command line just press the Windows Start button and then click Run. Then enter "lamegen [your mask here]" without the quotes. It will then generate one password and copy it to the clipboard.

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What is donationware?

     Donationware is software that's freeware but if you really enjoy the program you can make a small donation.

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