Ancestral Quest Updates
Ancestral Quest follows the old standard pricing concept that you purchase a license for a particular version of the program. You can use that version for as long as you wish to do so.
There is also a standard in the software industry that, for the version of a program that you purchase, any updates (subreleases or builds) for that version of the program are made available for free. So, for Ancestral Quest, within a major version, such as 2.0, 2.1, 11.0, 12.0, 14.0, 15.0, Incline Software provides the updates which are minor versions, available free to users who are licensed to use the major version.
Then, when a new version of the program is released, registered users can purchase the upgrade to the newer version at a reduced cost. Ancestral Quest follows this practice, as well.
As an example of the above concepts, the last build of AQ 3.0 was 3.0.41. The last build of AQ 2002 (version 10.0) was 10.0.19. If you were licensed to use AQ 3.0, then you could upgrade to build 3.0.41 at no additional cost, but to upgrade to a newer major release, you would be charged a fee.
Re-download/Update your Software
If you had a hard drive crash, or purchased a new computer, or for any other reason, you need to re-download your version of the program, use the appropriate Download Link in the upper-right portion of this page to get the most current update of that version of AQ.
In spite of the above statements, which are correct, Ancestral Quest is also very unique in the way that upgrades are handled.
If you have previously purchased an AQ 14 or AQ 12.x Registration Key, you will want to download and install AQ 15, because those older versions of the program are no longer being updated. All of the features you have had access to within your paid version of AQ 14/12.x will still be available in AQ 15 with your current Registration Key, and you will find some new improvements and enhancements. You will also see that there are some new features (items in menus and other options), but you will not be able to use any of those major new features of AQ 15 unless you purchase an upgrade to a version 15 Registration Key. To find out about the new features in AQ 15, and access the order screen (if desired), visit this page on our website.
Upgrading Your Software
The current version of Ancestral Quest is 15.
If you have an older version of Ancestral Quest, you are entitled to upgrade to the latest version at a discounted price.
If you have an older version, and want to know what features will be new to you if you upgrade, click here to see a list of enhancements for each version.
If you are not sure what version you have, go to the menu bar of Ancestral Quest, then select Help, then About Ancestral Quest.... The screen that appears will tell you which version of Ancestral Quest you are running.