the License System used by the Flight1.com Wrapper...
may use a license validation system when purchased using the Flight1.com
Wrapper. This feature is targeted for download sales, and does not apply
in the same way to CD sales. Included below are details of the system,
with some guidelines to look for. For most people, all this will be invisible
and seamless. But some may need the information to help them on their
Transfer Tool for Software Wrapper 3.03 and later...
are currently 2 different types of systems in place. The locations
of the license files are the same, however, on version 3.03
and later versions of the Flight1.com Wrapper (as noted in
the splash startup screen), you can transfer your license
to a non-Internet connected machine.
Confirm 3.03 or later
will see a screen like the one below that will allow you allow
you to assign your license to a non-Internet computer. If
you have a product that gives you the option of using a License
Transfer File, please click the link below for the License
The License Transfer
the License Transfer Tool (only for version 3.03 and
greater of the Flight1 Software Wrapper). Full instructions
are included in the download.
does the license system work?
If the application
you are purchasing uses the special licensing system (many applications
do not use it) you will see a screen similar to this one below shortly
after you execute the your wrapped EXE. If you do not see a screen like
this, then your software does not use the licensing system.
Important warning before every license enabled purchase.
be aware of what this screen means before you make the purchase. What
that screen is saying is that the wrapper will create a license for the
machine in which you are making the purchase on. This license will be
a file with the .Lic extension, and this license will only work on the
machine that made the purchase.
you need to move the software to another machine, it is all very simple
if the other machine is Internet-connected. You will simply need to create
a fresh license on that machine by running the wrapped EXE you downloaded
on that machine, and select the "Click Here to Reinstall"
option as shown below...
Click this button to reinstall and create a new license.
you do this, you will browse to your original Key file, and the original
sale will be validated, and finally a new license will be created as well
as a fresh copy of the software, ready to install.
License files will not work if moved to another machine! So if you are
at work or at a friends house, and use their high-speed Internet service
to download the software, burn to CD the wrapped application you downloaded,
and make the purchase from the target-use machine.
you do not have an Internet connection available on the machine you want
to use the software on, and the splash screen of the product you are purchasing
does not show version 3.0 or later, please contact Flight1.com
or your software vendor for other purchasing options, such as CD. Also,
it may be possible for you to use the software on your non-Internet connected
machine, but make sure the vendor can provide you with special license
you are having any problems with your application not running correctly,
here are the important safeguards you need to take.
are 3 possible locations for your license (*.Lic) file. By default it
will be in the main company folder on your main hard drive (C:\Flight
One Software for example). A copy will also be placed in your main Windows
folder. Finally, you may have copied the license file to another location
allowed by the product. So it is very important that your application
be able to locate the software...
1. It is
a good idea to never delete the main vendor folder on the hard
drive that contains Windows (C:\Flight One Software for example). If
you delete this folder, the purchased application may not know where
to find the license (in most cases there will be a copy of your license
in the root Windows folder, but some older installs did not make this
copy). Some peoples main drive number may not be "C:\". Anyway,
it is never suggested that you delete the company folder without at
least backing it up. It contains purchase information, your product
key (used for the reinstalls), and other potentially important files.
can't move the installed program files over to another machine
unless you create a new license using the wrapped EXE as diagrammed
above. A license will only work on the machine it is intended for.
3. If you
reformat your system, or change certain hardware, the license may become
invalid. Remember, all you have to do is simply use the reinstall option
to create a new license on any Internet connected machine.
4. If you
changed hardware or done certain system reconfigurations, and you have
attempted to reinstall the software with the wrapper, and you are still
getting invalid license messages, you may have an older license in a
certain location on your system that needs to be removed. To do this,
check in the C:\Company_Folder for the new license that was just created
(it will have the .Lic extension). Then, search your entire system for
any duplicate versions of this. Check the dates, and remove any old
version of this license.
If you follow
all the instructions above, you should have no problem using the software
on your machines. It is not recommended that you purchase the software
if one of the rules below are true...
1. If the
software wrapper splash screen shows a version lower than 3.03,
and you need to use the software on a non-Internet machine, and the
designer of the program you are purchasing will not provide manually
created licenses, then do not purchase the software now. Most vendors
will help you with a license, but please check with them first.
have multiple PC's that you want to install the software to, such as
systems networked together, and each of these machines does not have
Internet access. You may want to see if the software is available available
on CD. Also, check with your vendor as some vendors may license for
single machines only. Some vendors may not frown highly on multiple
installs, as long as it is for non-commercial use on computers owned
and operated by you. But do check with them if you are unclear on their
3. If you
use a multi-boot configuration and change boot parameters after your
purchase. This will not work even on the CD ROM versions of some titles.
You must boot, install, and run all on the same boot/partition/Windows
configuration on your system.
summary, you should have no problems using the licensing system should
you adhere to the guidelines above.