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How do I use version 1 on my older Mac while waiting for my new machine to be configured? It's not allowing a 30-day trial, though I have never installed it before.

 

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-HiPresto.

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Hello @HiPresto and welcome to the forums.


If you have not previously purchased version 1, there is no way to buy it as it is no longer offered by Serif. The Apple and Microsoft stores also no longer offer version 1 for purchase.

Otherwise, all purchases can be found in the library of the respective store app. 

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Welcome to the Affinity Forums @HiPresto :)

6 hours ago, HiPresto said:

It's not allowing a 30-day trial, though I have never installed it before.

As I understand it, due to the app no longer being on sale it's not possible to trial V1 of the Affinity apps, our apologies.

As Komatos has mentioned, if you have previously purchased V1 through the Mac App Store, you will need to download the app from there rather than using the Affinity Store install version.

I hope this clears things up!

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21 minutes ago, HiPresto said:

I purchased a UNIVERSAL license. A universal  license is backward compatible.

Some universal licences may be backwards compatible, but the one for the Affinity suite is not. It was only introduced with the launch of version 2, and it only covers version 2.

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24 minutes ago, HiPresto said:

I read in another thread that it was, and that was from the Affinity staff.

I think you may have misunderstood that thread. If you have only purchased a V2 licence, you do not have a licence for V1 and won't be able to run V1 even if you find the software.

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If that is true, then this does me no good. I have a production machine that runs 10.10.5, and will never be upgraded beyond that for compatibility reasons. I read through the entire thread, and am quite sure what was said by the Affinity employee. This makes no sense.

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5 minutes ago, HiPresto said:

and am quite sure what was said by the Affinity employee.

Please provide a pointer to that statement.

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2 hours ago, HiPresto said:

I am simply asking for a version 1 license. I have the software. I purchased a UNIVERSAL license. A universal  license is backward compatible.

Universal licences are usually backwards compatible to the point where they were introduced.  This is because before that point a different licencing system was used. You see this a lot in long running software. Various different licence dongles and/or software licence keys over the years.  These licencing systems only work on the versions of the software they were designed into.

In the case of  Affinity they changed to a new "Universal"  system with V2.  V1 used a different system so V2 keys won't work on V2 software.

Most (if not all) software companies won't sell you old versions of software. A lot of the reasons are to do with product liability and support.

 

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@HiPresto, The compatibility you recall reading about is probably about Version 2 being able to open version 1 files/documents.

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11 hours ago, Old Bruce said:

@HiPresto, The compatibility you recall reading about is probably about Version 2 being able to open version 1 files/documents.

As with the V2 licence files, the V1 software can't read the V2 files.

So I have no idea why someone would think a new licensing system would work with older apps.

 

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