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There are three order types for Virtual Flower. For the current prices, see the on-line version of this page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual user and Home Use
Combined license for Virtual Flower, and Lissajous 3D - will also cover some of the other 3D programs I plan to develop in the future.
Site license Allows use of Lissajous 3D on any number of computers belonging to your organisation, and any number of users.
If you know what order type you would like and wish to buy on-line:
Buy now - Secure order (opens in new window)
If you are interested in my other programs, note the new Three for Two offer - Buy any two of my main programs Tune Smithy , Virtual Flower , or Lissajous 3D and get all three and my mini utilities as well.
If you need further information, read on.
How do I purchase the program - I need help with the order form?
What is Shareware?
What are the different order types of Virtual Flower available?
Is it a secure order?
Can I purchase using PayPal?
Are there alternatives to buying on-line?
Can I use my unlock key on other computers?
Are there any discounts available?
Does the program come with printed documentation?
Can I get it on CD?
To purchase, go to Buy now - Secure order, Choose the order type, then click Order Now and Continue. The order gets processed when you fill in your details and click the Place your Order button on the third page.
What you purchase is the unlock key. It gets sent to you as soon as the order is completed. You then use it to unlock the program you get from the download page.
The idea is that you download a program, try it out, then if you want to buy it, you order an unlock key.
Sometimes you get an evaluation period of so many days to try out the program, and sometimes the free version of the program is feature limited, or you can only use it for a certain amount of time per session.
This system helps both the authors and the users. You get to try the program out first before you buy it. The authors don't need to pay extra costs for packaging and distribution, and can focus efforts entirely on the programming and support for users. The system is often used for programs nowadays, because of its many advantages .
With Virtual Flower, you can take the program for a 30 day test drive which unlocks all the features for thirty days so that you can decide whether you want to purchase the program or not. During this period you can use the program exactly as you will be able to use it when you purchase it.
After the test drive is over, if you haven't bought it yet, then you can continue to use a feature limited version of the program for free.The main limitation is that you can only save your trees with up to 2 layers.
You are recommended to test the program to make sure it is suitable for your purposes before you buy it.
$14 Individual user and Home Use . Home users are free to use Virtual Flower on any of their machines - you don't need to buy a site license for home use. This license coveres you and anyone else in your household.
$20 Combined license for Virtual Flower, and Lissajous 3D , This license covers both programs, and will also cover some of the other 3D programs I plan to develop in the future.
$28 Site license - You only need this if you are getting Lissajous 3D for an organisation. It allows use of Lissajous 3D on any number of computers belonging to your organisation, and any number of users. In the case of educational institutions, the teachers may also use the program at home.
Yes it is.
The order is processed by my agents RegNow who have specialised in providing this service for shareware authors.
Note that the first page of the order process won't show up as a secure page in your browser, as it has no sensitive information on it. For more details - see the RegNow Frequently Asked Questions – General Information
I don't see your credit card details myself, I just get notification that you have bought FTS, together with details of the order type etc. Also, RegNow will make the unlock key for you automatically, so this means that you receive it immediately, as soon as they receive payment.
You are welcome to try the process out first, as far as the page where you need to enter your credit card details - to see how it works. If you have any questions about the order process be sure to ask them or me :-). email@example.com .
Also be sure to contact me if the order doesn't go through for any reason - my experience has been that RegNow are swift at resolving any questions or problems.
You will receive an unlock key code instantly when you complete the order. This is valid for all future releases of Lissajous 3D. The unlock key will come with instructions on how to use it. Basically you enter it into the unlock window from Help | Unlock. There is no need to re-download the program to unlock it.
Yes you can. It's usually better to use RegNow, as you will get sent the unlock key instantly as soon as you complete the purchase, and they have an option to purchase using PayPal as well.
If you use the PayPal form here, then there will be a wait to process the order. This may be up to several days, and on occasion may be a week or longer.
contact firstname.lastname@example.org first, to see if I am available to process your order right away.
Yes, you can also pay by mail, fax, wire, and PO. You can also pay by phone. If you live in the UK you can also pay me directly in UK pounds.
Of course, if you pay by mail, then you only receive the unlock key after RegNow receive your payment.
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To use any of these methods, go to the RegNow order page, and after you choose "order now", choose how you wish to pay from the Payment Method drop list. You then get instructions about how to complete the payment, usually along with an order id (e.g. you need to write the order id on your cheque if paying by post).
Some of these alternative methods incur a handling charge of the order of two or three dollars.
For details, and for answers about other common questions about the payment process, see the RegNow Frequently Asked Questions – General Information (opens in new window)
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Contact the RegNow 24/7 Customer Service Center at +1-952-646-5331 or toll free from the US and Canada at 1-877-353-7297
When you place the order, tell them the order id for Tune Smithy, which is 3669-3, and the desired order type, i.e. Play, Midi Save, Midi Relay or Complete.
Phone orders are subject to an additional $3.00 USD order processing fee.
Credit cards accepted include:
Visa Check Card
American Express (USD only)
Discover (USD only)
Currencies supported for phone orders:
US dollar (USD)
British pound sterling (GBP)
Australian dollar (AUD)
Canadian dollar (CAD or CDN)
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You can also pay in GB pounds and send a cheque directly to me. See Post UK .
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Yes - you can use it on other computers, for your own use only, for instance when you travel or visit friends and relatives.
When finished - you need to remove the unlock key (from Help | Show Unlock Code | Delete Unlock Key) or uninstall the program + its unlock key when you leave
If you do leave your unlock key on a computer then let me know and I will mark it as missing for future uploads of the program and issue another one.
The copy is for your use only. None of my programs are hardware locked. This means that you can use your copy on any computer without needing to contact me first.
For my reasons and more details, see Will my unlock key work on any computer?
Yes it does. I may develop other programs that can interact with Lissajous 3D - and the Tune Smithy program changes the shape of the Lissajous 3D patterns as you play chords in FTS. You have to buy those separately.
However you never will need to pay to update to the latest version of Lissajous 3D itself.
Yes, there's an educational discount of 50%. There's a discount for those who are unemployed or with a very low income of 75%.
If you have a very low income or come from a country with low incomes, other licensing methods can also be arranged.
To get the discounts, you need to contact email@example.com to ask for a voucher. I will reply as promptly as I can, but am sometimes off-line so there may be a delay of some days or maybe even a week or so in replying to your application at some times of the year.
No there is no printed documentation.
What you purchase is the unlock key. Lissajous 3D comes with help documentation in web page format, and context sensitive help for the controls. You get to it from the program via the help menu and F1 and Shift + F1 help. If anything isn't covered in the help then for friendly assistance, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes when you purchase the unlock key from RegNow, you have an option to buy a CD with the freeware / trial versions of all my programs on it for an extra charge. They are identical to the programs that you download except that the ones available on this web site may sometimes be more recent than the ones on the CD if the program is one that I update frequently between version number changes.