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Questions regarding former versions

If using Merlin Project, just call 'Merlin Project > Preferences > Subscription'. You can check your information by clicking onto the button 'Manage Subscription…'.

If having license files and wonder to which version they belong…
These are the file extensions for the various versions:

  • Merlin 1: .pwreg
  • Merlin 2: .merlinLicense
  • Merlin Project 3: .mprojectl
  • Merlin Project 4: .mprojectl
  • Merlin Server 2: .merlinServerLicense
  • Merlin Server 4: .mserverl

Note: If you can’t see the file extensions, right-click the file name and then click “Get Info”.

During a license installation, the license file will be copied into a specific directory of your Mac. When looking for the actual file on your mac, this is the exact path depending on your Merlin version:

  • Merlin 1 or 2: ~/Library/Application Support/Merlin/Licenses
  • Merlin Project 3: ~/Library/Application Support/Merlin Project/Licenses
  • Merlin Project 4: ~/Library/Containers/net.projectwizards.merlinproject/Data/Library/Application Support/net.projectwizards.merlinproject/Licenses
  • Merlin Server 2: /Library/Application Support/Licenses
  • Merlin Server 4: /Library/Application Support/net.projectwizards.MerlinServer/Shared/Licenses

The download for Merlin Project 4 is available here.

The download for Merlin Server 4 is available here.

Please check the Merlin Project license window (Merlin Project/Preferences) to ensure the license has been installed correctly.

One possibility is that you may have started Merlin multiple times. Please ensure that you only start as many instances of Merlin Project as you have licenses for. Once you close the additional instances, the license will be released again and you can continue working with the licensed version.

Another possibility is that your license might be an upgrade license. An upgrade license is only valid together with the previous license(s). So if not all your previous licenses (Merlin 2, Merlin 1) are yet installed you should correct this to have your Merlin Project licensed correctly.

As soon as a license for Merlin is installed on your Mac, this is automatically used for Merlin Project as well. But these licenses do block the demo license.

Please check the Merlin Project license window (Merlin Project/Preferences). Remove all licenses, which are not time-limited, by pressing the „–" button. After deleting the Merlin 2 licenses, the demo license re-appears enabling you to test Merlin Project.

The file format of Merlin Project is not compatible to 'Merlin 2'. You need to export the schedule as MS Project XML to be able to use it in Merlin 2.

Since the release of Merlin Project, the link to download the old version, Merlin 2, is hidden to prevent confusion. If required, you may download Merlin 2 here.

Merlin 2 is no longer supported since macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and also not compatible with the current operating system.

Merlin 2 is and also will not be compatible with macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or newer!

While Merlin 2 has supported all operating systems since OS X 10.4. (Tiger), this support comes to an end with macOS 10.12 (Sierra). Apple has made so many changes to its operation system over the past decade that it is no longer economically viable for us to maintain Merlin 2.

Of course, the successor version Merlin Project runs perfectly under the current operating system.

Merlin 2 licenses are not valid for Merlin Project. Please therefore make sure, that you have downloaded and installed the correct version, i. e. Merlin 2.

Merlin 2 is available for download here.

Please note that Merlin 2 is no more supported since macOS 10.12 (Sierra).

If you have macOS 10.12 or newer, you will need to upgrade to Merlin Project. This version is available on subscription.

No, since Merlin Project Express is subscription based, it is not possible to upgrade from a former version.

But of course you may open your Merlin 2 files with Merlin Project Express.

No. An upgrade from Merlin iPhone Sharing to Merlin Project Go is not possible.

The mobile version, Merlin Project Go, is exclusively available on subscription via the App Store.

No. There is no follow-on product to Merlin Web Sharing. Merlin Project includes one part of Merlin 2’s Web Sharing feature in that it allows you to export data to HTML.

No, there is no upgrade from Merlin Server 2 to Merlin Server 4.

Merlin Server is a completely new developed product, therefore an upgrade from a former version is not possible.

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