Dantte Jul 13, 2013 @ 7:31pm
Difference between reg and commercial
I just want to know what's the difference between the regular version and the commercial besides the price.
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RCMetalhead101 Jul 13, 2013 @ 8:36pm 
From what I understand, regular is if you are going to use it for your own personal use, where as if you are planning on selling your product, then you will need go get the commercial.
[ToJ.cc]ajf412 Jul 14, 2013 @ 10:23am 
No difference. They're using the honor system. You can purchase personal, but upon release of the game, they want you to upgrade to commercial.
Frosty Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:35pm 
For legal reasons you have to buy a commercial license of it if you plan on selling your game, but for personal non retail released projects the regular is just fine. Same goes with game engines generally.
Dantte Jul 16, 2013 @ 2:35am 
thanks guys for the replies.
Moody Jul 16, 2013 @ 7:53am 
Originally posted by Frosty:
For legal reasons you have to buy a commercial license of it if you plan on selling your game, but for personal non retail released projects the regular is just fine. Same goes with game engines generally.

Incorrect.

We went for the “fairness upgrade” approach. You can use the non-commercial version of articy:draft SE even for projects intended for a commercial release. We ask you to upgrade to “commercial use” when revenues kick in and you feel like you can afford it. If you consider this “payment in installments”, the second installment will only become due when you are commercially successful. So we’re taking the risk of not completing or monetizing your project off your shoulders.

Long story short: “When your rent is paid and your families are fed, please help us also feed our families.” Thank you for that.
From: http://steamcommunity.com/app/230780/discussions/0/810919056970814311/

;tldr : You can buy a personal license and after release of the game when you are making a profit you can upgrade.
Last edited by Moody; Jul 16, 2013 @ 7:53am
athelasloraiel Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:20am 
is commercial upgrade a 2.0 or not?

RCMetalhead101 Jul 16, 2013 @ 12:09pm 
Originally posted by athelasloraiel:
is commercial upgrade a 2.0 or not?

No it isn't. The commercial upgrade is for the 1.5 version, which is this current version.
*****_spam Jul 21, 2013 @ 12:05am 
Either way buying CE gives me a warm fuzzy feeling of helping them out as they deserve it. It is a really cool tool and I can't wait for 2.0.
Nevigo | Kai Rosenkranz  [developer] Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:00pm 
Hi everybody,

As pointed out earlier by other users in this thread, the "Commercial upgrade" doesn't include a 2.0 upgrade. It's merely an upgrade to your license allowing you to officially make money with a game articy:draft helped create. We figured it would make more sense to ask you for money for the commercial use after you actually made money, so you won't have the risk of not being able to monetize your game but still having to pay for our commercial license. Since we can't (and don't want to) track that, we'll rely on your honesty. That's what the "honor system" is all about. Feature-wise, non-commercial and commercial are identical.

Regarding the 2.x upgrade, it'll come to Steam soon as a DLC (yay!). Everything has been prepared on our end, but the people responsible for us at Valve were (understandably) pretty much captured in the summer sale. We're positive that we can now get it going, and we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the exact release date.

Thanks,
-Kai
Last edited by Nevigo | Kai Rosenkranz; Jul 23, 2013 @ 1:34pm
scardario Jul 23, 2013 @ 11:03pm 
Originally posted by Nevigo | Kai Rosenkranz:
Regarding the 2.x upgrade, it'll come to Steam soon as a DLC (yay!). Everything has been prepared on our end, but the people responsible for us at Valve were (understandably) pretty much captured in the summer sale. We're positive that we can now get it going, and we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the exact release date.

That's awesome, I wanted to know what was going on with the 2.0 upgrade, I've been enjoying the tool so far, but would like to check the new features.
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