Unity is a popular game engine that allows you to create stunning 2D and 3D games for various platforms. However, to use Unity, you need to have a valid license that matches your needs and budget. In this article, we will explain how to license Unity 412 and why you should avoid using cracks or illegal versions of the software.
What are the different types of Unity licenses?
According to the official website[^1^], Unity offers four types of licenses: Personal, Plus, Pro, and Enterprise. Each license has different features, benefits, and prices. Here is a brief overview of each license:
Personal: This is a free license for beginners and hobbyists who want to learn Unity and create games for non-commercial purposes. It has some limitations, such as a splash screen with the Unity logo, a revenue or funding cap of $100K per year, and no access to source code or premium support.
Plus: This is a paid license for creators who want to grow their skills and business with Unity. It costs $399 per year or $40 per month and has some advantages over the Personal license, such as a customizable splash screen, a revenue or funding cap of $200K per year, access to learning resources and cloud services.
Pro: This is a paid license for professionals who need complete tools and flexibility to create successful games with Unity. It costs $1,800 per year or $180 per month and has all the features of the Plus license, plus access to source code, premium support, advanced cloud services, and more.
Enterprise: This is a custom license for large organizations that need tailored solutions and services for their projects with Unity. The price varies depending on the needs and scale of the organization. It includes all the features of the Pro license, plus dedicated account management, custom training, priority bug handling, and more.
How to activate your license inside Unity?
Once you have chosen your license type and purchased it from the Unity website[^1^], you need to activate it inside the Unity software. Here are the steps to do so:
Enter your Unity ID and password and click Sign In.
Select your license type and click Done.
You can also activate your license manually if you have an offline machine or a firewall issue. To do so, follow these steps:
Go to Help > Manage License.
Select Activate New License.
Select I don't have internet access on this machine.
Select your license type and click Create Manual Activation File.
Save the file on a USB drive or another device.
Go to another machine that has internet access and visit https://license.unity3d.com/manual.
Login with your Unity ID and password.
Browse and upload your manual activation file.
Download the license file that is generated.
Go back to your offline machine and go to Help > Manage License.
Select I have received an activation file from Unity.
Browse and upload your license file.
Your license should be activated now.
Why should you avoid using cracks or illegal versions of Unity?
You may be tempted to use cracks or illegal versions of Unity to avoid paying for a license or to access features that are not available in your license type. However, this is a bad idea for several reasons: