FWsim 3.0

Get access to new features and improvements

This release adds many improvements to all editions of FWsim.

In either case, we think you’ll love version 3. This is a paid upgrade. If you bought FWsim within the past 12 months, you can upgrade for free.

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What’s new in FWsim v3

Even more realistic effects (in Creative Edition & Pro)

These effects are not available in FWsim Basic. Still using FWsim Basic? You can upgrade at a reduced price.

Design and Usability

Show Editor

Timeline completely redesigned and greatly improved

Effect Selection Window

Effects and Simulation

More capabilities in FWsim Creative Edition

FWsim Pro

Label Printing

Other Improvements

The music used in the announcement video is by wayfinder.

How to Upgrade from version 2

In FWsim v2, click License Information and Upgrade in the help menu. This will open your license page. (The menu item only shows up when you have version 2.4.1.16 and your FWsim installation is activated.)

"License Info and Upgrade" in the Help menu

If you purchased FWsim on or after June 26 2019, then your upgrade is free. Your license page will tell you that. Otherwise, click the button on your license page to upgrade.

I own v2 but don’t have the software installed at the moment

Enter your email here and we send you the link to your license page.

Upgrade Pricing

Upgrade from ... to Price
FWsim Basic v2 FWsim Basic v3 €14.95 / $16.95
FWsim Creative Edition v2 FWsim Creative Edition v3 €19.95 / $21.95
FWsim Pro v2 FWsim Pro v3 €199 / $219 + VAT

If you purchased FWsim on or after June 26 2019, then your upgrade is free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I open my old shows and effects in v3?

Yes, all shows and effects will continue to work in FWsim 3. However, when you save files from v3, you might not be able to open them in the older version. This is because we added new features.

Can I try before I buy?

Absolutely! Simply install FWsim Basic / Creative v3 or FWsim Pro v3 to start another trial period.

I’m getting an error message during data export to my firing system.

We have released a bugfix update for this, which is available as a separate download.

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Yes, our usual 30-day money-back guarantee also applies to updates. We want to make sure you are happy with the software.

If I upgrade now, will I get future upgrades?

You will get every update we release for your edition of FWsim v3, until we release version 4. So there is no reason to delay your purchase.

Can I upgrade to a higher edition?

Sure. If you want to upgrade from FWsim Basic to FWsim Creative Edition, or from Creative Edition to FWsim Pro, simply follow the upgrade instructions above. During the upgrade process, will be asked which edition you want. Now is the best time for an edition upgrade: When you upgrade to a higher edition, v3 will be unlocked at no extra charge.

I have upgraded, but FWsim v3 says “trial expired”

Please make sure you download your updated license file. You have received the link to your license file via e-mail. Open this file with FWsim v3 and it will be activated.

What if I decide I don’t want v3?

No problem! Just keep using your current version.

I have another question…

Please contact us.