Beginning on April 14, 2007, ISXVG will be moving to a subscription based service. What this means is that, like now, ISXVG will be free to download and install on your computer; however, you will be required to buy an ISXVG Subscription in order to use it. Please note that most questions are answered in the installation/setup walk-through that I have created. Users are encouraged to follow through and read everything carefully before asking additional questions. 1. How much will an ISXVG subscription cost? An ISXVG subscription will be $12.00 every three months. 2. Is there a trial period? Yes, the first 5 days are free and your first month (and first payment) occur after that time. If you cancel your subscription during these first 5 days, you will not be billed the initial $10.00. If you cancel your subscription within the first five days (the trial period), your subscription ends at the conclusion of the trial period. There will be consequences for those that abuse the trial period. 3. How is money being handled? Everything related to money is being handled by paypal.com. I will never see your financial information and I'm very happy about that. 4. How do I cancel my subscription? Subscriptions are easy to cancel. CLICK HERE for a detailed walkthrough. 5. How do I reactivate my account if it goes inactive, or if I cancelled it at some point? If, for any reason, your ISXVG subscription is not 'active', simply log in at http://auth.isxgames.com/amember/member.php to renew. 6. If a subscription failed, how do I reset my account to 'active'? First, go to paypal.com and cancel your subscription entirely (so the database is set properly.) Then, fix your financial situation on paypal. Finally, follow the instructions given in #5 above. 7. How many computers can I use with a single subscription? You can use three different computers with a single ISXVG subscription within a 24 hour period. (IP Addresses are irrelevant.) If you wish to use ISXVG for more that three computers, you can buy a second ISXVG Subscription by clicking here. If you need more than six connections, please email Amadeus directly at email@example.com. 8. What does my subscription grant me? An ISXVG subscription grants you two things and two things only: access to the features available on the current version of ISXVG for up to three different computers within a 24 hour time period, and free downloads of new versions of ISXVG as they become available. 9. Will the cost of having an ISXVG subscription ever increase? It might; however, as long as your subscription is active, it is locked in price. In other words, if you have an active subscription and the cost of an ISXVG subscription increases, your cost will not change. 10. What if the cost of an ISXVG subscription decreases? If the cost of an ISXVG subscription decreases, then all you would need to do cancel your current subscription and then resubscribe using the new rate. 11. How do I update and/or change the settings on my ISXVG subscription? Honestly, the only thing that can be done with an ISXVG subscription would be to change/update the funding source used by paypal when it makes your monthly payment. CLICK HERE for a detailed walk-through and explanation. 12. Can you change/modify my subscription? The only thing I have control over is the subscription database. That dabase contains your ISXVG Subscription password (encrpyted) and your user name. So, the only things I could do is change your password or simply remove you from the database. I CANNOT modify anything that is occurring with paypal.com, that includes: - I cannot change how much you pay per month. - I cannot resubscribe you. This is the beauty with using paypal. You are 100% safe and I am 100% free from responsibility. I do not have access to any of your personal/financial information, and I'm very happy about that. 13. Why do I have to pay for an ISXVG subscription? I already subscribe to InnerSpace... Why do you have to pay for Vanguard after you've already paid for Windows? The reasoning is the same in this instance: InnerSpace is the platform (ie, the 'operating system') and ISXVG is the product ('software'). 14. I can't afford to pay for a subscription, can I get ISXVG for free? $3.50 is a pittance in today's economy. It's less than half of a ticket to a new release movie, it's less than a martini at your local bar, hell ...it's even less than most of the McDonald's "value" meals nowadays. If you can't afford it, then you probably shouldn't be playing video games in the first place... 15. I don't have a paypal account, can I use another method to pay? No. A paypal account is required. I'm sure if you try hard enough, you can get one (or at least, get access to one.) 16. Can I offer services or goods in trade versus the monthly payment? I suppose you can email me if you want to propose something. However, unless it's something pretty cool I'll probably not be interested. With limited time, I just can't be dealing with a lot of exceptions going on simultaneously. Paypal subscriptions are easy and clean. But, if you feel you have something truly unique to offer, feel free to email and I'll consider it. Just don't be offended if you don't get a response. 17. Now that I'm paying a subscription should I expect more support and faster releases than previously? Read number 8 above again. It's worded very carefully to indicate exactly what you can expect from your subscription. 18. The popup "tool" that sets my authentication information for ISXVG isn't working, how do I set that information manually? I have created a walk-through for entering your authentication information manually if the isxGamesUtility application does not function properly (for whatever reason) on your computer. CLICK HERE to access that walk-through. This should only be used if the primary method fails. The easiest/best way to set your information is to simply load the extension (after April 14) and a window will pop up asking you to enter the information. Then it will save it for you, and you'll never have to worry about it again.