Visionaire Studio Licenses

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To obtain a license for Visionaire 3.x, the users have 3 different options to choose from:

License Option 1 (Freeware)

The freeware version of Visionaire 3.x is available here and does not cost anything. After having downloaded the software, the user can test the software extensively.

All features of Visionaire 3.x are available for that - there are no constraints of functionality. But the user of the freeware version has no possibility of compiling his games into one file (Vis game file). Therefore, the "uncompiled game resources" can be still edited with the Visionaire editor, i.e. the files can be seen and edited by other users of Visionaire. Also only freeware-games may be developed. It's prohibited to use the freeware-version of "Visionaire" for developing or distributing commercial games.

License Option 2 (Limited Distribution)

The full version of Visionaire 3.x can be purchased for 35 Euros. With this version it is possible to compile the project to a finished game. A finished game consists of one or multiple files and cannot be edited by the Visionaire Editor anymore.

With this license you can develop and distribute both freeware and commercial games with limited distribution rights. The games are only to be sold for a maximum price of 15 Euro (or the according value in another currency). It is allowed to sell your games yourself or on a shareware platform. If the game is developed for a third party (e.g. publisher or client for an ad game) then license option 3 is required.

License Option 3 (Unlimited Distribution)

The unlimited distribution rights for a game can be purchased for 1000 Euro. The Visionaire 3.x full version is included with this license. If requested it is possible to receive intermediate builds (internal Visionaire versions between two public releases). This allows you to get a version with possible important bugfixes or features faster than with the regular releases.

Further Information

If there are doubts about which license model does apply to your specific situation, please contact the Visionaire team in order that situations of misunderstanding cannot arise.

The Visionaire Team does generally not commit themselves to fix bugs in Visionaire 2.x or provide features to Visionaire 3.x. The Visionaire Team decides on their own, which versions of the program to improve and advance. From Visionaire 4.x on, a new purchase is required. Licensees of programs of Visionaire 3.x are not entitled to free of charge versions of Visionaire 4.x.