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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 18:57 #113555
paddyb6
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Hello, Im new to the forum and I have bought Hunts Cross in the game. I have 2 computers, one at home (PC) and a Laptop for travelling. How can I get it to work on both computers? Do I have to pay twice?

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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 19:11 #113556
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You only need a second license if you want to use the sim simultaneously on both computers. Otherwise, you can remove and re-allocate a license as often as you wish, so as long as you remember to remove the license from your home PC before you go travelling, you're good to go.
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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 19:13 #113557
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Hi,
I'd like to use them simultaneously, so they act like 2 different screens, if you get what I mean!

Thanks

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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 19:18 #113558
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Surely, as its for one person, I only need to pay once?
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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 19:29 #113559
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It'd be difficult to assert that two machines, even in the same network segment, weren't being played by different users. Plus you can only really control one mouse at a time.

I've recently proposed a new "readonly" client mode for just this situation.

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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 19:46 #113562
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paddyb6 in post 113557 said:
Hi,
I'd like to use them simultaneously, so they act like 2 different screens, if you get what I mean!

Thanks
If your laptop supports multiple screens, you could connect your laptop directly to the PC screen. You can create multiple views (Show-> New View), so create a second view and drag it over onto the PC monitor.

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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 19:48 #113564
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This topic has been discussed at length on the forum before, so there is a lot of material to read should you wish to look for it. I'm writing on a phone so don't really have the patience to search and link.

Each purchase is for one licence, which can be allocated to one device at a time. This has always been the case since licencing was introduced.

To move a licence between devices is a simple task using the licence manager, but you cannot allocate your licence to more than one device simultaneously. This is to prevent fraudulent use of the software, but a side effect of this necessary protection is that any user with more than one device either has to reallocate to switch between the two, or purchase additional licences.

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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 20:04 #113565
paddyb6
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Thanks, I will buy a second license,

All the best to everyone for their help on this matter

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Licensing 25/11/2018 at 20:57 #113566
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Steamer in post 113562 said:
paddyb6 in post 113557 said:
Hi,
I'd like to use them simultaneously, so they act like 2 different screens, if you get what I mean!

Thanks
If your laptop supports multiple screens, you could connect your laptop directly to the PC screen. You can create multiple views (Show-> New View), so create a second view and drag it over onto the PC monitor.
I seem to be missing something here.
Why would you want to play two versions of the same sim simultaneously on two different computers?

As Steamer says, you can play a single sim across multiple screens. I play mine using three screens as shown in the screenshot attached.


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Licensing 26/11/2018 at 15:30 #113593
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Echoing what Steamer and Bugsy have said; but I would have thought you just want to hook up your desktop monitor to your laptop to get both it across two screens and allocate / deallocate the licence when you need to.

If you buy a second licence you would then need to set it up as if you were going to play a multiplayer game and you yourself be host on one computer and client on the other, otherwise you would just have two different games running at the same time on each computer / screen with no interaction between them

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