The digital download comes with a Mac and a PC version. There are three different downloads. WIndows has two versions 32bit and 64bit, Mac is 64bit only. If you did not download the Windows versions then you will have to contact tech support so they can email you the link again.
The license allows you to install both Mac and Windows version, you just can't use both version at the same time. Mac is required to make runtime for macs and Windows is required to make runtimes for Windows. You should test your database on both platforms. Layouts (fonts) can appear differently on each platform. Some scripts are not compatible and then others such as paths are different on each platform.
It is my understanding that a Windows runtime must be created on a Windows machine (or probably Parallels desktop would also work).
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Virtual Machines like Parallels Desktop allow to use same FM File Resources I've built on the Mac part.
My Windows 7 on Mac shows
Disk Z:/Macintosh HD/Users/ …
Set 'Binding Key' for Runtime Building manually and use same Key on Mac AND PC.
You will see customers switching from PC to Mac (seldom vice versa) though same Binding Key allows them to use same data files.
Sad to say that I did this mistake with different Key's more than 10 Years ago
Does this mean that I have to have an FMP version for Windows to create a runtime app for Window and FMP for Mac to create runtime app for Mac platform?
Thanks Phil. If I purchase Mac version of FMP do I get some kind of discount on the Window version of FMP, or is it a clean $549 + $549?
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When you purchase FMP you get a Windows and a MAC version with one license key. The license agreement only allows you to use one version at a time. Both version are on the CD. As stated in previous post, If you purchased the digital download then you have to download the Windows and Mac version separately. If you did not and you do not have your download link then you will have to call tech support with your license key and or proof of purchase so the download link can be email to you. You should download both version and make backups.
Dear Schamblee, your answer pretty much covered everything. I just did not see the whole the entire thread. Thanks!