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      07-09-2020, 07:21 AM   #1
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FYI / DIY: How to transfer a bootmod3 license and not get scammed :-)

Hey guys, with so many people going out and looking for used Bootmod3 (BM3) licenses I wanted to make sure that everyone knew exactly how it works so that they don't get scammed. Protuningfreaks has made it very easy for the seller but there isn't much information on what the BUYER should expect. PLUS if you have never seen it you just might not know how it all works -- especially if you get an error message like I did.

I hope this saves someone from getting $cammed.

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      05-02-2021, 02:26 PM   #2
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Can I purchase any bm3 license or does it need to be specific to my b46 engine?
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Can I purchase any bm3 license or does it need to be specific to my b46 engine?
I believe it can be any license? I'm not 100% sure but I remember reading that you can buy any licence.
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Yes, it can be any license. You are purchasing the right to use 1 OTS map for your car, so you can choose the right one after installing.
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Yes, it can be any license. You are purchasing the right to use 1 OTS map for your car, so you can choose the right one after installing.
So does that mean I can buy the cheapest license going brand new then just buy a map pack for my engine? If so as an S63TU owner I'm pretty sure that works out cheaper then buying the proper M5 S63TU license
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So does that mean I can buy the cheapest license going brand new then just buy a map pack for my engine? If so as an S63TU owner I'm pretty sure that works out cheaper then buying the proper M5 S63TU license
Hmm, in theory yes! In all honesty I'm not sure a) whether that would work or b) why they're priced different if it does work.

I know the cool-car premium explains the mark-up, but it would be hilarious if you could just get any license and get the map packs for the more powerful engines.

Again, I don't see why that wouldn't work, unless when you purchase a license, it only let's you choose from a certain group of OTS maps.
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So does that mean I can buy the cheapest license going brand new then just buy a map pack for my engine? If so as an S63TU owner I'm pretty sure that works out cheaper then buying the proper M5 S63TU license
Hmm, in theory yes! In all honesty I'm not sure a) whether that would work or b) why they're priced different if it does work.

I know the cool-car premium explains the mark-up, but it would be hilarious if you could just get any license and get the map packs for the more powerful engines.

Again, I don't see why that wouldn't work, unless when you purchase a license, it only let's you choose from a certain group of OTS maps.
Well I've read elsewhere they make you pay the difference to upgrade the license or something but I'm not sure how that works or is priced etc
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Well I've read elsewhere they make you pay the difference to upgrade the license or something but I'm not sure how that works or is priced etc
Ohhhh that must be it. Now that you mention it, I believe that is the case.
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