Virtual licenses

Virtual licenses are the preferred choice of users looking for maximum flexibility and self-managed licensing. Virtual licenses are licenses stored in the Rental Shop, under your account and you can "consume" them by creating license orders that will be fulfilled for free.

How it works

Step 1 : ORDER

Place a PO at your reseller (long-term rental license; optionally under the rent-to-own model).

Step 2 : ACTIVATION

Our customer support will process the order and activate the virtual license under your account.

Step 3 : USE

Start consuming and downloading your free, 1-90 days license files and enjoy the flexibility.

Activation of the virtual license

Virtual licenses can only be activated by Customer Support and only in case you would like to order one of these three license types through us or your reseller (that means directly processed orders, not automated orders processed through the Rental Shop):

  • QTAKE Pro 1y or 3y rental plans
  • any long-term software licenses (i.e. licenses longer than 90 days for QTAKE Pro, QTAKE 1.x or QTAKE Server)


The virtual license is being activated under your Rental Shop's account. Once the license is activated, you will see a new section on your Rental Shop's dashboard with more information about the duration of the license, modules included, and remaining free days. Switching from the List tab to the Modules availability tab will provide more details about modules available on particular days. 

Using the virtual license

With a virtual license activated under your account, you can download free, 1-90 days long license files. The license files you will download will be charged $0 as long as: 

  • the license files don't overlap on days
  • the order does not include any extra modules or streaming data

To start consuming your virtual license, go to New Rental. The numbers in the green circles indicate how many days of your selected date range will be ordered for free (i.e. consuming the virtual license pool). 

If you are not sure how the numbers in the green circles are calculated, you can return to the Dashboard and in the License Pool section use the Calendar View to check which days are available for free rentals and which days have already been consumed in some order.

Apart from the payment, the selected rental configuration will be processed and the order fulfilled exactly in the same way as in the case of paid rentals.