A dongle emulator is a software tool that allows you to create a virtual copy of a physical dongle key and use it instead of the original device. This can be useful for backup purposes, testing, or sharing access to protected software applications.
One of the most popular dongle emulators is Multikey x64, which is compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems. Multikey x64 can emulate various types of dongles, such as Sentinel, Hardlock, HASP, and Eutron.
In this article, we will show you how to use a dongle emulator with Multikey x64 in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download and Install Multikey x64
The first step is to download and install Multikey x64 on your computer. You can find the latest version of Multikey x64 on the official website[^3^]. Make sure you download the correct version for your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
After downloading the file, unzip it and run the setup.exe file as administrator. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process. You may need to restart your computer after the installation.
Step 2: Create a Dongle Dump File
The next step is to create a dongle dump file, which is a binary file that contains the data from your physical dongle key. You will need this file to generate a virtual dongle with Multikey x64.
To create a dongle dump file, you will need a special software tool that can read and write data from your dongle. There are different tools available for different types of dongles, such as Dumper.exe, HaspHL_Tools.exe, or EutronSmartKeyDumper.exe. You can find these tools online or contact your software vendor for assistance.
Once you have the appropriate tool for your dongle type, connect your dongle to your computer and run the tool as administrator. Select the option to create a dump file and save it to a location of your choice. The file name should have an extension that corresponds to your dongle type, such as .dng, .bin, or .dat.
Step 3: Generate a Virtual Dongle with Multikey x64
The final step is to generate a virtual dongle with Multikey x64 using the dongle dump file you created in the previous step. To do this, you will need to edit the registry file that comes with Multikey x64 and add some information about your dongle.
Open the registry file (MultiKey.reg) with Notepad or another text editor. You will see some lines that start with \"REGEDIT4\". Below these lines, you will need to add some lines that specify the parameters of your virtual dongle, such as its type, ID, name, and data. The format of these lines depends on your dongle type and can be found in the documentation of Multikey x64 or online forums.
For example, if you have a Sentinel SuperPro dongle with an ID of 12345678 and a name of MyDongle, you will need to add these lines: