How do I download and activate LiveCode?

LiveCode does not require a license key. Instead, it is activated by logging in with your user account details, and it checks your entitlement on the server. This is a more secure method of activation, and also prevents many issues with lost license keys and not being sure which one to enter. Here is how it is done. First ensure the computer you are licensing from is online. If you can't do this online, you need to use the manual activation file. If you already have LiveCode downloaded you can skip the first 2 steps.

Login to your account

Login to your account

Go to the top right corner of any page on http://www.livecode.com and click on "Login" (1) to log in with your email address (2) and password (3). Click Login (4). If you don't know your password, click on the "Forgot your password" link (5) to have it resent. Note that it will only be resent to the email address you registered with.

Download LiveCode (registered users)

Download LiveCode (registered users)

In your account, if you have an Indy or Business license, you will see download buttons below your license details. Select the version you want to download from the drop-down menu (1), then click the appropriate button to download for your platform (2).

Downloading your Trial (trial users)

Downloading your Trial (trial users)

If you have a 30 day trial of LiveCode your account screen will look like this. Just select the platform you want to download for from the buttons at the bottom of the screen.

install LiveCode and activate

install LiveCode and activate

Install your downloaded LiveCode. When it has installed you will be presented with an activation screen. It will be on the "Automatic" tab by default, and unless you are offline or behind a firewall you should use this tab. Enter the same account details as you logged in to your account with, your email address (1), your password (2) and click Activate (3).

Select your license

Select your license

If you have more than one valid license in your account, it will prompt you to select your license. You can scroll across (1) to find the license you want to use, then click on Use License (2). That's it! Your LiveCode will now be licensed. You only have to do this once, the next time you start up LiveCode it will still be activated, and you do not need to be online to use it.

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