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Resolved Download plugins with coins

Discussion in 'News - Aktuelle Infos' started by RaceRay, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    New features - changed download system:
    • From now on there are download packages necessary to get access to the Plugin download section.
    • One download package is valid for one week and costs you 250 coins. Within that week you can download as many plugins as you like to.
    • One plugin download costs you 10 coins which will be reduced from your account
    • You are able to download Plugins even when your coin account is negative but you are not able to purchase a new download package when you do not have enough coins when the download package expired. So you can not download anything than.
    • You will earn new coins for activity in the forum. (The earning rates follow soon)
    • If you do not have enough coins and want to download right now you are able to purchase a Gold Supporter Status for 1 month or 1 year. That Gold supporter status also includes the permission for you to the plugin download section and will also includes some special dedicated support
    • A gold supporter will get a small badges below his avatar.

    What do i get for which activity in coins?
    • Registration: 10 Coins
    • Happy Birthday: 5 Coins
    • Update full profile: 10 Coins
    • Upload avatar: 5 Coins
    • Create new thread: 6 Coins
    • Thread deleted -6 Coins
    • Thread get reply: 1 Coin
    • Create poll: 5 Coins
    • Vote poll: 1 Coin
    • Poll get a vote: 1 Coin
    • Thread get sticky: 10 Coins
    • New post: 6 Coins (with word multiplicator for large and extended posts)
    • Post deleted: -6 Coins
    • Upload attachment: 5 Coins
    • Download attachment: -10 Coins
    • Attachment downloaded: 1 Coin

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    Why we do that all?

    When its working we get many advantages:
    • More activity in the forum. Hopefully high-quality rich articles and not only an increase in support requests.
    • We are able to pay out our main SimTools and Plugin developers as well as our main supporting guys expense allowance. This helps to improve the development of SimTools and our service and website infrastructure
      For the moment all developments and helping hands are working completely for free in their sparetime. They are all doing a great job but this can be improved when we are able to compensate their time exposure with financial support.
    I fear you make SimTools commercially in future?

    SimTools package is free and stays free in future, exactely as we promised and anonced when we developed it. We also do not charge you for use of the plugins. With only a few posts you have enough virtual coins to "purchase" a download package.
    (But we ask you not to spam our forum with unreleveant posts only to get enough coins)

    So if you really have no intention to write in the forum and you also can not afford the money for a download package you can ask other members if they want to send you the desired plugin.

    SimTools or Plugin sharing is not permitted for private purposes but we appeal to you not to try to harm the system as this is the only way to guarantee a steady improvement of the great SimTools software and to give constantly support for it.


    If you have any question about it, feel free to write a pm.
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  2. datou188

    datou188 New Member

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  3. eaorobbie

    eaorobbie Well-Known Member Staff Member SimTools Developer Gold Contributor SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    As @Raceway has stated mate.

    Start a build post outlining what you wish to build is a good start and supporters will drop in and reply and you can ask them more questions and start to design your sim, this will increase your virtual coins and you will be able to download SimTools and plugins ,etc. with them.
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  4. speedy

    speedy Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Getting coins @datou188 is not that difficult ... as you may see your previous post got you more coins ... and before starting a build like @eaorobbie said which might be a bit difficult right now ... New users should introduce them selves with what ever important things to be introduced ... then comes many forums with many interesting information to read and ask there owners and get answered ... then start a new build in any field by any size then you may ask and get answered and vice versa ... when you have more information to present or share you go to other new members forums and answer what they are asking for ... all that activity gets you more and more coins to spend or share or you might be one day a staff member ..." Me " still working hard to get more friends :thumbs ... Will you ?
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  5. speedy

    speedy Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    @RaceRay I would like to make an order please ... Integrating an online sketching tool in this site with coins ... I know you can do it ... Nothing is impossible for Germans ... Impress me more with your originality.:thumbs
  6. value1

    value1 Nerd Staff Member Moderator SimTools Developer SimAxe Beta Tester Gold Contributor SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    70 unread posts this morning! Never had that before! :)
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  7. speedy

    speedy Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    some one is improving his finance state ...:grin
  8. McCorwin

    McCorwin Member Gold Contributor

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    "SimTools package is free and stays free in future"
    I am surprised that this is not the case ..... I turned to simtools instead of X-Sim because it was free .... I think now go to x-sim that displays clearly the price and does not require anything ...
    why not also a lifetime on plugins to earn more money??? ... I stop all development plugin, I'm not going to fatten someone I never meet ....
    Sorry but I'm so disappointed...

    money is money ...
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  9. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    That would be a nice feature...i try to find any script which is able to be integrated in our website, but i cannot promise the success. A quick google does not give me much results regarding such a addon.
  10. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    @McCorwin I appreciate your feedback but i do not understand. You can download simtools and all plugins when you ve raised enough coins for activity. You than can stop all activity on the forum (i do not hope that) and can use all plugins for lifetime for free...

    Feel free to send me a pm and we discuss the whole concept. If it lacks on some elements this can be fixed.
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  11. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Post updated with coin price table
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  12. james wheeler

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    Did I miss something?
    Since when is it frond upon for paying for someone elses product or service?
    I would consider sim tools more of a free trial that when its all set up and working you can buy add ons.
    But by the time that happens I am sure you will have more then enough "virtual" coins that you won't need to pay for someone elses efforts.
    I think this idea is great. It creates a need to get involved with a community and once you do, and get past your first hesitations you will find there are alot of interesting and helpful people willing to give you advice for freeeeee. You will find it very rewarding. and you get coins rewardssss
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  13. RaceRay

    RaceRay Administrator Staff Member SimAxe Beta Tester SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    Hi James, well thoughts! Since we introduced the coin system the response and activity on our site increased with the same time and fortunately most of the posts are writing valuable posts not only made to get some coins. It looks like as when the coin system is working very well for us:

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    What happened on the March 1st ? :grin
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    interesting spike. was it implemented at the beginning of march.
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    Ah I need 2 more coins
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    james wheeler Active Member

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    So I spent time on the forums. Raised 250 coins while getting helpfull advice and tips, used that 250 to open the download package, then got only the plugins I wanted. freee. Seems to work great. Only one question. Why is my coin count in the negitive?
    and what does that mean?
  18. prodigy

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    You owe us.

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  19. james wheeler

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    Awesome. there's virtual credit too.
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  20. speedy

    speedy Well-Known Member SimTools 2.0 Beta Tester

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    yeah ... pay back in time or you'll get interest on it ... :grin
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