License and Update Permission Time

Time-limited license

As long as no license is installed, Match! will run in the "60 days evaluation mode", which basically means that it will stop working 60 days after it has first been installed. You have to purchase and install a license to continue working with Match! afterwards.

License Purchasing

You can get all information about the various licensing and pricing options for Match! on our sales web page. Licenses can also be purchased in our online store (e.g. for credit card or PayPal payments).

License Installation

Once you have purchased and obtained a license file for Match!, you can install it as follows:

If the demonstration version has already expired, Match! will ask you to install a license; otherwise please run the "Install new license..." command from the "Help" menu.

You will be asked to select the license file (either "license_Match!.zip" or "yourlicense.lic") that you have received by e-mail after purchasing the license. Please confirm elevation (you may have to enter your administrator password).

Your license will now be installed and registered automatically. Next time you run Match!, your license data will be displayed at the bottom of the splash screen (at program startup), in the status bar at the bottom, and also in the "About Match!" dialog which can be opened from the "Help" menu.

License Data

The license data are displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the Match! program window as well as on the splash screen which opens when Match! is executed. You can view the full license data as well as get information about your update permission time (see below) in the "About Match!" window which can be opened from the "Help" menu (application menu on the Mac).
In the same window, you can also determine the version of Match! you are currently using. This information is helpful if you would like to check for updates on the corresponding web page.

Unregister License

If you would like to unregister your license from your current computer, please do the following:


Right-click on the Windows “Start” button, then select “Windows PowerShell (Administrator)”. Confirm or enter the Administrator password. In the “PowerShell” terminal window, please run the command
    start-process -verb runAs "C:\Program Files\Match3\Match!.exe" -argumentlist “unregister"


Open a "Terminal" window, then enter the following command:
    sudo /Applications/Match3/Match\!.app/Contents/MacOS/Match\! unregister
Enter your "root" password if required.


Open a terminal window, then enter the following command:
    sudo /opt/Match3/Match unregister
Enter your "root" password if required.

License Agreement

By installing Match!, you have accepted the following license agreement:

End-User License Agreement for
MATCH! - Phase Analysis using Powder Diffraction -
between you and Crystal Impact

Grant of License: This Software Product is owned by Dr. H. Putz & Dr. K. Brandenburg GbR ("Crystal Impact") or by its successors, and is protected by copyright law and international treaty provisions. This agreement does not provide you with title or ownership of the Software Product, but only a right of limited use. If you have acquired one or more special licenses "for use in academic institutions only", you are restricted to use these licenses at schools, universities, or other non-commercial researching and educational institutions, exclusively.


Copyright: All title and copyrights in and to the Software Product, the accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the Software Product, are owned by Crystal Impact or its successors. The Software Product is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the Software Product like any other copyrighted material except that you may make one copy of the Software Product solely for backup or archival purposes.

Limited Warranty: This Software Product is provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties merchantibility and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Software Product is with you.
Crystal Impact does not warrant that the functions contained in the Software Product will meet your requirements or that the operation of the software will be uninterrupted or error free.

Limitation of Remedies and Liability: In no event shall Crystal Impact, or any other party who may have distributed the Software Product as permitted above, be liable for damages, including any general, special, incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of the use or inability to use the Software Product (including, but not limited to, loss of data or data being rendered inaccurate or losses sustained by you or third parties or failure of the Software Product to operate with any other products), even if such holder or other party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
The cumulative liability of Crystal Impact to you for all claims relating to the Software Product, in contract, tort, or otherwise, shall not exceed the total amount of license fees paid to Crystal Impact for the relevant Software Product. The foregoing limitation of liability and exclusion of certain damages shall apply regardless of the success or effectiveness of other remedies.

Update Permission Time

More information about the update permission time model as well as some frequently asked questions and their answers are available on our web page.