FWsim Licensing Details

FWsim Pro Monthly Subscription

This information applies if you have subscribed to FWsim Pro.

FWsim Permanent License

This information applies if you bought FWsim Basic or Creative Edition. It also applies if you bought the FWsim Pro permanent license in the past (which is no longer available).

After your purchase of our software, you get all versions for free that start with the same number. Usually, this includes bugfixes, small improvements and some new features. For example: When you buy FWsim 2.2.4, you get all 2.x versions as a free upgrade.

In addition to that, you get one year of unlimited updates with your initial purchase. This one-year period is only included with your initial purchase - the purchase of an update itself does not re-start this period. Furthermore, this policy applies only to updated versions of the same product. New products that are sold parallel to the existing editions do not constitute an “update”.

Here are some examples to illustrate this upgrade policy:

Example 1: Suppose you purchased FWsim Basic in February of 2017. At that time, the version number is 1.4.1.13. In July of the same year, FWsim 2.0 is released. You get the update for free, because one year of free upgrades is included (regardless of the version number).

Example 2: Suppose you purchased FWsim Basic in September 2018. At that time, the version number is 2.0. In September 2020, version 2.1 is released. You get the update for free, because all version numbers that start with “2.” are included in your purchase, regardless of when they are released.

Example 3: You purchased FWsim Basic in February 2017. At that time, the version number is 1.2.1.13. In July 2018, FWsim 2.0 is released. More than one year passed since your purchase. Therefore, if you want the update, you need to buy it (special update discounts are available). Suppose next that version 3.0 is released in December of 2018. If you would like to update to this version, you would have to buy it too (because the one-year of free updates only applies to your initial purchase, not to subsequent update purchases).

For details, please refer to the full license texts which are linked below.

Installing on multiple computers

If you purchase FWsim as an individual, you may use it on up to two computers that you own. For example, you can install it on your desktop computer and on your laptop.

If you purchase FWsim as a company, then the software can be used by anyone within your company. However, it can only be installed on up to two computers simultaneously. For FWsim Pro, you can buy additional seats, which allows you to install it on more computers within your company. You can do that from your license page.

Full License Text

You can find the full license text here:
For FWsim Basic and Creative Edition
For FWsim Pro, if you bought the permanent license (this “permanent license” option is no longer available)