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Licencing - a minor relaxation 29/05/2019 at 14:30 #118532
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As someone who has been a loyal user and customer (owning all the simulations) I would like to suggest that there is room for a shift in licencing policy to allow the extension of use of software on 2 machines per user name to overcome the bugbear of de-licencing and re-licencing. Even major software companies (Adobe for example, also with licence free use of versions on Android and IOS) in licencing their software allow 2 active licences per user purchase, recognising that users are likely to have both a desktop and laptop, or home and office system.

I use predominantly a desktop at home but also a laptop, it seems harsh that whilst a major commercial concern (not renowned for their generosity) allow the latitude of 2 active licences and SimSig do not.

Please could i ask that the powers that be give some consideration to this especially in these times when users 'flow' between multiple devices.

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SIMON

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Licencing - a minor relaxation 29/05/2019 at 15:55 #118533
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I agree, would be a lot easier to switch onto a new computer!
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Licencing - a minor relaxation 06/10/2019 at 17:43 #120769
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I have a setup at home that runs up to 3 screens using Multiuser on my home network. This works for donationware sims, but not for pay ware. I have bought some sims that I would like to use in this way, but would have to buy a licence for each computer that I use.
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Licencing - a minor relaxation 06/10/2019 at 18:31 #120771
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There was a mention by GeoffM in the shout box a while back of something in development to allow licencing over a LAN rather than per machine. Not sure what stage that is at. So I guess it's a case of watch this space.
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Licencing - a minor relaxation 07/10/2019 at 01:36 #120775
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sloppyjag in post 120771 said:
There was a mention by GeoffM in the shout box a while back of something in development to allow licencing over a LAN rather than per machine. Not sure what stage that is at. So I guess it's a case of watch this space.
I can confirm this is indeed being planned.

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Licencing - a minor relaxation 07/10/2019 at 10:25 #120785
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Thanks for that information. So, I Should be able to do multiplayer with pay ware at some point?
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Licencing - a minor relaxation 07/10/2019 at 10:28 #120786
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ambergatesm in post 120785 said:
Thanks for that information. So, I Should be able to do multiplayer with pay ware at some point?
I'm not sure what the issue is that you having? You can use payware in multiplayer at the moment, the server needs a license but so do the clients.

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Licencing - a minor relaxation 07/10/2019 at 17:07 #120803
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The issue is that I play on my own using multiplayer to power several separate computers, The Computer that I use as the server is licenced, but the clients connected to it are me
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Licencing - a minor relaxation 08/10/2019 at 17:31 #120832
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sloppyjag in post 120771 said:
There was a mention by GeoffM in the shout box a while back of something in development to allow licencing over a LAN rather than per machine. Not sure what stage that is at. So I guess it's a case of watch this space.
It's probably just me but how would this work over a LAN rather then per machine in theory?

I've just never heard of anything being done this way...

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Licencing - a minor relaxation 08/10/2019 at 18:18 #120833
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ajax103 in post 120832 said:
sloppyjag in post 120771 said:
There was a mention by GeoffM in the shout box a while back of something in development to allow licencing over a LAN rather than per machine. Not sure what stage that is at. So I guess it's a case of watch this space.
It's probably just me but how would this work over a LAN rather then per machine in theory?

I've just never heard of anything being done this way...
In the ideal world, you would not need to know how it works, just that it does work!

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Licencing - a minor relaxation 09/10/2019 at 13:32 #120848
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GeoffM in post 120833 said:
ajax103 in post 120832 said:
sloppyjag in post 120771 said:
There was a mention by GeoffM in the shout box a while back of something in development to allow licencing over a LAN rather than per machine. Not sure what stage that is at. So I guess it's a case of watch this space.
It's probably just me but how would this work over a LAN rather then per machine in theory?

I've just never heard of anything being done this way...
In the ideal world, you would not need to know how it works, just that it does work!
Granted but that doesn’t explain how licensing works in general terms for multiple users

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Licencing - a minor relaxation 09/10/2019 at 15:45 #120850
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ajax103 in post 120848 said:
GeoffM in post 120833 said:
ajax103 in post 120832 said:
sloppyjag in post 120771 said:
There was a mention by GeoffM in the shout box a while back of something in development to allow licencing over a LAN rather than per machine. Not sure what stage that is at. So I guess it's a case of watch this space.
It's probably just me but how would this work over a LAN rather then per machine in theory?

I've just never heard of anything being done this way...
In the ideal world, you would not need to know how it works, just that it does work!
Granted but that doesn’t explain how licensing works in general terms for multiple users ;)
That's because I haven't worked it out yet.

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Licencing - a minor relaxation 09/10/2019 at 19:21 #120861
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GeoffM in post 120850 said:
ajax103 in post 120848 said:
GeoffM in post 120833 said:
ajax103 in post 120832 said:
sloppyjag in post 120771 said:
There was a mention by GeoffM in the shout box a while back of something in development to allow licencing over a LAN rather than per machine. Not sure what stage that is at. So I guess it's a case of watch this space.
It's probably just me but how would this work over a LAN rather then per machine in theory?

I've just never heard of anything being done this way...
In the ideal world, you would not need to know how it works, just that it does work!
Granted but that doesn’t explain how licensing works in general terms for multiple users ;)
That's because I haven't worked it out yet. ;)
Well there is that

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