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Docs say two activations. Can you clarify please?  If I uninstall and reinstall on same system ( with P3D this can happen often) does this count as another activation?

 

Thanx,

 

Vic

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Hi Vic,

 

Reinstalling on the same system does not make a second activation.

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Hi Kevin -

 

Great! Didn't think so but someone had to ask! :rolleyes:

 

Vic

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What if I reformat my harddrive to setup a clean system again? Because that's what I'm planning to do after christmas...

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What if I reformat my harddrive to setup a clean system again? Because that's what I'm planning to do after christmas...

 

This is what the remaining activation is for.

If you have to do it again (we know how FS behaves sometimes) just contact us and we'll arrange something together!

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This is what the remaining activation is for.

If you have to do it again (we know how FS behaves sometimes) just contact us and we'll arrange something together!

 

Ah, when OP said "If I uninstall and reinstall on same system", I understood "same system" as in "same hardware" but apparently I was wrong...

I just ordered PrecipitFX, since I also plan to format soon in order to start 2015 on a fresh computer does it means that if I install PrecipitFX now to try it, then format my computer in a couple of weeks and then reinstall PrecipitFX, I will have used both of my available activations?  :unknw:

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Ah, when OP said "If I uninstall and reinstall on same system", I understood "same system" as in "same hardware" but apparently I was wrong...

I just ordered PrecipitFX, since I also plan to format soon in order to start 2015 on a fresh computer does it means that if I install PrecipitFX now to try it, then format my computer in a couple of weeks and then reinstall PrecipitFX, I will have used both of my available activations?  :unknw:

 

Reinstalling Windows will require another activation. If you have to reinstall your system afterward, contact us and we'll find an arrangement!

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Hi,

 

Just purchased myself and I constantly chase/change the hardware in my Flight Sim only computer. How much of a hassle is it going to be to keep doing this?. Would be nice if we had something more substantial than "we will find an arrangement". Flight Simulation has been a constant battle of fresh installs after months of use because of degradation in performance. It's been that way since I started FS back in the days of Bruce Artwick.

 

Would of been nice to know (2 activations) prior to purchase, if its written somewhere on your site and I missed it then its on me.

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Hi,

 

Just purchased myself and I constantly chase/change the hardware in my Flight Sim only computer. How much of a hassle is it going to be to keep doing this?. Would be nice if we had something more substantial than "we will find an arrangement". Flight Simulation has been a constant battle of fresh installs after months of use because of degradation in performance. It's been that way since I started FS back in the days of Bruce Artwick.

 

Would of been nice to know (2 activations) prior to purchase, if its written somewhere on your site and I missed it then its on me.

 

Hi Michael,

 

We think 2 activations is a reasonable amount of activation for an average user. A user contacting us a year after purchase because he ran out of activation is something we can understand, we are flight simmers too and we know what this is all about. It isn't a problem for us to give additional activations if there is a logical reason to do so. If wee see that it becomes a problem and that too many people are reaching to us with valid explanation for additional activations, we might change our mind on this limit but we don't see it being the case right now. I'm sorry if this limit is not confortable for you, we thank you for giving this feedback. 

 

The maximum number of activation was present on the previous version of the product page and has been removed by mistake. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we will put it back on the next page update. For current reference, it is present and explained in the "Add a Package license" section of your Account Management.

 

"A Package's serial number can only be activated once on a single account. You have a limit of 2 activation on different hardware or operating system. Contact us if you have any problem with your license."

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Hello

I have a lot of backups from p3dv2 HDD with different scenarios. I use these backups really often on the same computer with the same Operation system or only for testing something. Can restore these this backups and install preciptf without loosing one of the activations? 

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I use Wideview for my setup with three scenery PC's - So that means I have to buy the software twice?

 

Dust

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Hello

I have a lot of backups from p3dv2 HDD with different scenarios. I use these backups really often on the same computer with the same Operation system or only for testing something. Can restore these this backups and install preciptf without loosing one of the activations? 

 

I use Wideview for my setup with three scenery PC's - So that means I have to buy the software twice?

 

Dust

 

Our current license setup allows for installations on a single computer. If you want to install our products on multiple systems, you will have to buy additional licenses.

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Hello Keven Menard 

I'm going a little bit out of the topic .... but

I love your pictures ! 

So i what do you use expeted Immersion , DX9 ? Dx10 ? Shade ? or other ? ..

Best Regards Amine

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It was def worth 30 bucks! Big improvement. Rain and snow look great from inside vc with the big monitor setup. ;)

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Hello Keven Menard 

I'm going a little bit out of the topic .... but

I love your pictures ! 

So i what do you use expeted Immersion , DX9 ? Dx10 ? Shade ? or other ? ..

Best Regards Amine

 

If you are referring to pictures of the product on the website, I use DX10 with a custom shade. I also add gradients in photoshop to make sure the focus is on the effects in the shot.

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Ok ,

Err ... Could you share with me your custom shade in pm or in mail :email@gmail.com

Thank you !

Edited by Keven Menard
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Ok ,

Err ... Could you share with me your custom shade in pm or in mail :email@gmail.com

Thank you !

 

Please contact us via our support page

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This is what the remaining activation is for.

If you have to do it again (we know how FS behaves sometimes) just contact us and we'll arrange something together!

Hi I need to reactivate both Precipitation and Immerse 777,,,I did multiples installs in windows 8 and 7...and I am finally staying in 7 due to usb fsx desconecting issues

Thanks

Please advise

Pedro Rodriguez

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Hi I need to reactivate both Precipitation and Immerse 777,,,I did multiples installs in windows 8 and 7...and I am finally staying in 7 due to usb fsx desconecting issues

Thanks

Please advise

Pedro Rodriguez

Sorry just 777 immerse need activation

Thanks

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Sorry just 777 immerse need activation

Thanks

 

I responded to your email, we will continue the discussion there.

 

Thanks

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Hi Vic,

 

Reinstalling on the same system does not make a second activation.

Well thats what I did, with installing FSX in windows 7 and 8...now I dont have activations for 777 immersion after re install FSX X in W7...I had request help and advise for the las 4 days and there is not answer, It is my product and I need it activated.

No happy costumer here

Pedro Rodriguez

I responded to your email, we will continue the discussion there.

 

Thanks

I am still waiting.....not being able to reactivate re install 777 immersion in FSX X W7

Advise please

Pedro

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Hi,

 

For a company who states they understand the issues with Flight Simulation and the periodic reinstalls required by Flight Simmers... Your two activation policy IMHO shows the flight sim community, you do not understand the problems that we face.  I can understand protecting your software, but when licensed customers have such a hard time with activations, you won't be in business long.

 

Their two activation policy is the reason I did not purchase their 777 addon, if I knew about their two activation policy before I purchased their first package... I would of passed.

 

A good product, but NOT worth the agrivation of begging and waiting days for reactivation.

 

If you also look at their web page, there is nothing about reactivations... Nor does their tech support portal to AVSIM work.

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Hi,

 

For a company who states they understand the issues with Flight Simulation and the periodic reinstalls required by Flight Simmers... Your two activation policy IMHO shows the flight sim community, you do not understand the problems that we face.  I can understand protecting your software, but when licensed customers have such a hard time with activations, you won't be in business long.

 

Their two activation policy is the reason I did not purchase their 777 addon, if I know about the two activation policy before I purchased their first package... I would of passed.

 

A good product, but NOT worth the agrivation of begging and waiting days for reactivation.

 

We are a starting company. Piracy is a big deal in this community and we need to protect our software to survive. We understand the frustration that comes with activation limits but if we compare with FSX allowing only 2 activations and Prepar3D with a single activation, we're not that bad. 

 

You can now reset your activations once every 30 days via the account page on the website. We did this modification recently and we will update the product page to include this information and send an email notification to existing customers about this modification. From the numerous requests we had, we determined that 2 activations/month is a reasonable amount. I have been in the community for over 10 years, I know how hard FSX is to setup, but reinstalling Windows more than twice in a month would be a bit abusive. We will continue to make improvements to the activations platform in the future thanks to the incredible sales we had for PrecipitFX and 777 Immersion during the last few months. Until then, 2 activations/month seems good enough.

 

Thanks for your feedbacks.

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