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Difference between Download/Amazon Version? [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 4th Jan 2007, 12:43am

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Tuffy

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Hi there!

Before I buy it I just want to know one more thing - is there any difference between the Version at Amazon and the Version you can buy on this site...?

When I buy it at Amazon and register it to my Account on this page (this one), can I download it from here when I want to?
Can I usw any update released on this page?
Can I use every special preset from this site...?

Thanks for your patience!
Posted: Thu, 4th Jan 2007, 1:09am

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Axeman

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The only difference is that you have a hardcopy and a box if you buy from amazon. All of the updates posted on the site (until version 2.0) are still free for you to download. All presets are available to you, as well as the old AlamDV plug-ins, which you can use as stock footage.
Posted: Thu, 4th Jan 2007, 1:28am

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Tuffy

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So if there's no other difference, I could download the whole program from this site...?

And when comes this Version 2.0 out, do I have to buy this again?
Posted: Thu, 4th Jan 2007, 4:08am

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Yes, you could download it from the site and it is identical, but you have to burn a backup cd if you want one, and you don't get the sexy box.

As with any software, when the next full point version upgrade comes out, you will be charged an upgrade fee to acquire it. But that will probably be several years away yet, as we are only on version 1.2.3 at the moment. Once you purchase, every update from now until 1.9.9 will be free to you.
Posted: Thu, 4th Jan 2007, 9:21am

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Simon K Jones

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As Axeman says, the only difference is that you get a box and a printed manual. Otherwise, you get the same product and service.

However, you won't be able to access your stuff online until you've received your Amazon box and registered it to your FXhome.com account.
Posted: Thu, 4th Jan 2007, 9:45am

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Tuffy

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Sorry, I wanted to ask not this - IF I buy at Amazon, can I download the Version from Internet too?

I want to know this because I'm visiting a boarding school, so the original can stay there and I can install it at home with the internet version?
I would deinstall it on the school to be legal.
Posted: Thu, 4th Jan 2007, 9:56am

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Xcession

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If you've bought an Amazon version, its actually recommended that you regularly download a version from this website too, since FXhome release new versions/bug fixes/patches on quite a regular basis and you should always try to have the latest version installed.

However downloading the software does not constitute "having two copies". When you buy software from anywhere, you are really buying a license to use the software. Amazon give you a single license, which allows you to install the software on a single computer, somewhere on the planet, at any one time.

As such, you can download from this website as much as you like, but you're still only allowed to use the software with one computer as you still only have one license.

I'm not entirely clear what you mean about the "original can stay there", but it sounds like you're saying you can install the amazon copy on one computer, then install the downloaded copy on another. This is not the case and is a breach of the license agreement, for the reasons i've stated above.
Posted: Thu, 4th Jan 2007, 10:18am

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Tuffy

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I'm sorry for my bad english - it's terrible and embarrassing for me!

That was my question, if I can download only a patch or the whole Version from here =)

And with "original can stay there" I just meant that I don't bring the whole case/CD everytime from Bielefeld to Spiekeroog and from Spiekeroog to Bielefeld, I put it into my rack on Spiekeroog and then deinstall it when I leave Spiekeroog, to install the downloaded Version from FXhome.com.
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