Activation woes - non-FXhome software

Manhit
Manhit Posts: 54 Enthusiast

Hi,

In the past, I have lost the use of some software because it no longer became possible to activate it. One example was a polygon reduction tool. In every case it was because the company had folded and the server was no longer available. I now have an instance where the server is still up and running but the company is refusing to help with activation simply because it is an "old product". I have also paid for the new version but there are a couple of things I find I can do easier to do with the old version. The software in question is Particle Illusion 3.0.9 by Boris FX. It seems that activation requirements hurt the legitimate purchaser the most in the end. Am I being unreasonable in my expectation to be able to continue to use the product I paid for?