Difference between downloaded and Studio Version?


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What's the difference between the download version and the studio version? Must i (re-)install the studio version after buying it or can i activate the installed one?

How to activate the studio version after buying it?


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There aren't any differences between the two versions as far as what you're downloading. So you shouldn't need to reinstall anything after upgrading. The only difference is that the free version attaches a 'Trial Mode' tag to desktop and mobile builds. When you launch Stencyl and it logs into the account you set up, it checks your subscription status. If you have a subscription then the 'Trial Mode' tag will not appear on compiled games.

This means you can test your game on all platforms for free, but you'll need a subscription to publish a final version for desktop or mobile. Flash is completely free, albeit with the splash logo if not subscribed.