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Upgrade Policy

Old software doesn't have to stay that way



You can upgrade your software on line at our secure server e-commerce page or by calling our toll-free order desk at 1-800-263-1138. You can also upgrade on line with PayPal.

Upgrades from older versions of our software still within the current upgrade window are available for half the current new single-user license price.

If you do choose to upgrade your registration, you will:

  • Enjoy the sleep of the just, knowing that you've done something noble and lofty.
  • Support the further development of the software you've registered, so there'll be still more new features and enhancements available to download in the future.
  • Help keep software prices reasonable.
  • Protect your still-beating heart, in the event that our leather-winged demon of the night... keep reading... didn't get the memo about the whole upgrade thing.

Plugins: We don't ask users of the plugins for Alchemy Mindworks software to upgrade the registrations for their plugins, as improvements to the plugins are typically limited to bug fixes, rather than genuine new functionality. We hope you'll consider upgrading the registrations of whatever your plugins are plugged into.

Software upgrade message: If you install an update for a registered Alchemy Mindworks application, your software may display an upgrade reminder like the one shown here when you exit the software for the first time after upgrading. This message requests that you upgrade your registration if you haven't done so recently. We hasten to note that it's a request in the literal rather than politically-correct euphemistic sense of the word. If you choose not to heed this request, the software will not cease to function; small-minded men with bad photo-ID will not storm your dwelling at two in the morning and confiscate your socks; the hitherto referenced leather-winged demon of the night will not tear itself, shrieking blood and fury, from the endless caverns of the nether world, hurl itself into the darkness with a thirst for blood on its slavering fangs and search the very threads of time for the throbbing of your heartbeat, ultimately ripping said organ from your chest and devoiring it while you draw your final breath in unspeakable terror. At least, it's reasonably unlikely.

Should you have registered or last upgraded your registration some time ago, and if you've found the new functionality and performance improvements in the periodic no-cost downloadable updates useful, we hope you'll consider upgrading your registration.

[1] Upgrade Period: Registered users of any current-version Alchemy Mindworks software are welcome to no-cost downloadable updates for the current major version of that product for a minimum of 90 days after registering or upgrading a registration, or for the remaining life of the current major version, whichever turns out to be longer. (In the event that we release a new major version within 90 days of your registration or upgrade, we'll provide you with a no-cost upgrade to the new software.)