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Giving away PC license key?

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:22 am
by Foxis
Short and sweet:
I'm a mac user. If I buy Defcon now and run it under Bootcamp (or that wineish thingy), will I be able to give that license as a gift to a friend when I buy the Mac version later on? Or is the license key locked to my computer in some way?

Please note, we're not talking piracy. I simply want one of my PC friends to have it so tha... a) won't die unused b) I get one more friend to play with.

So, can I? ;) :)

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:40 am
by LordSturm
Like any licence, you can pass on ALL the copyright material to your friend, so long as you do not keep any instance of it on the previous computer.

The serial will only work online under the same ISP, otherwize IV might detect fishy key exchange, and u will be kicked.

To avoid all that me and my friend bought em seperatly.

To answer the question, at the time u should drop IV a line just incase, then give him the key and never use it urself again. :)

Theres no specific locks.

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:45 am
by MrBunsy
LordSturm wrote:The serial will only work online under the same ISP, otherwize IV might detect fishy key exchange, and u will be kicked.
Don't know where you got that idea from... people are successfully running the same key form home and work.

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:10 pm
by LordSturm
Um, here...

http://www.everybody-dies.com/support/authkeyproblems.html

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   My key has been Banned
If you find your key has been banned it means our system has detected multiple uses of your Key from many different IPs, suggesting your key is being used by many people. In order to fix this problem we must issue you a new key. Visit metaserver.introversion.co.uk and click on "Somone stole my key".


I think i meant, excessive ISP change. :P

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:25 pm
by MrBunsy
ISP = Internet Service Provider

IP address = Internet Protocal Address

Be careful there. And that FAQ only refers to many different IPs using the same key simulatinously.

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:44 pm
by Foxis
Well then, sounds OK.
It means that I can enjoy Defcon right away, and help Introversion by giving my PC version to my friend later on. That way the word will spread and one more indie title will reach greater success! Go indies! :)

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:39 pm
by dawa
If you're using it in two seperate locations, they wont mind. What they will notice is if your managing to playing in Australia at 11pm then New York at 11.05pm whilst trying to log in from London at the same time :p (all times GMT :p )

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:01 pm
by skilletaudio
Just a quick bit of nitpickery: not all licenses are transferrable. Example: instrument and sample libraries often come with non-transferable licenses to keep a secondhand market at bay. Buyer is the only legal licensee in that case.