I am posting this because I know I am not going to be the only one to go through this. If anyone else has the same troubles, just follow what I did and it will work out just fine, I think. (step-by-step summary checklist at end of my post)Axialis
was very generous and donated a number of free licenses for their IconWorkshop
product to DC, to be given away as prizes to members
I was one of the lucky winners (yay!).
I received an email with my license key and proceeded to their site to download and install the trial version.
After installing the trial, I hunted around in the software trying to figure out where I am supposed to enter my key. I could not find anywhere to do this. I clicked the option to register my product, thinking maybe that would have a place to enter my key. Nope! A dialog popped up essentially telling me that since the product was not registered, I can't register it.
So I go back to the website and figure out where
on their site that I can register it.
With the product now registered, I then go back to the software and try to find if there is a way to link what I have just done on their site to the copy installed on my computer. Nope!
I go back to the website and log in, and in my list of registered products there is a link for them to send me a download link. I click that and they emailed me a link to download the setup file...another trial version, supposedly the same version I already have installed.
I install that over top of the version I already have, thinking maybe there is something slightly different about this one, and on first run...at last I have a place to enter my license key.
Now if you think I am finished, I am not...
I go back to their site to download the full version of the object packs
that I am entitled to. In order to do that you have to enter your license key for each one. I do that and it tells me it isn't enough characters...invalid key!
The key listed on the site in my account, under registered products isn't quite the same as the key I was sent and entered into the software to unlock it. The one on the site has an extra character, somewhere. So I copy & paste THAT key into the box and download an icon pack...repeat, repeat, repeat till I have all the icon packs downloaded.
Then I install them and each one tells me that I have installed a Trial Package
, and not the full version. (yes, I did install the full versions because those are the ones you need to submit your license key to get).
So, to register your product, unlock it, and get all the goodies:
- Go here and register it with your license key.
- Log into your account and request a download link for your product on the Download a Product page.
- Install that and enter your key.
- Go back to the site, log in, and copy the key shown on the Display My Product Keys page.
- Use that key to get the object packs by clicking the green download buttons and entering that key.
- Install the object packs and hope they really are the full packs and not the trials like it says.