Whilst there is "no demo" for SB Pro PE you can setup to "borrow" a license from someone else, You can share a license but for you and your friend to play concurrently (at the same time), you'll need to own more than one license. If you only have one license and you share it, then either you or your friend can play but not both. A given USB stick for SB Pro PE can have one primary and up to seven secondary licenses - so in theory a stick can support eight machines.
So the "owner" needs to setup their stick to "share" licenses (via the web admin).
If you aren't sure how to do this:
Open the CodeMeter Web Admin page from the Code Meter Control Centre or by right-clicking the tray icon. Then, under the "Configuration" tab, check the "Run Network Server" box and then click "Apply."
The borrower needs to:
- Download a copy of the Application.
- Download DirectX 9.0c
- Install the code meter software
These are the usual steps for an install anyway.
In addition the borrower needs to tell web admin where to look for the license being borrowed:
(Note this step is only required if the owner and borrower are on differnt networks. If say the borrower brings a laptop to the owner's home and both are on the one network, its not required.)
Open the CodeMeter Web Admin page from the Code Meter Control Centre or by right-clicking the tray icon. Then, under the "Configuration" tab, the Client needs to click "Add" under the "Server Search List" and type the IP address of the Host into the dialogue box then hit "Okay" and "Apply."
This will let the borrower use the copy of SB Pro PE for as long as the owner's machine is on and the USB stick is plugged in. The owner doesn't have to have SB Pro PE running for the other machine to use the license.
Without going into too much detail, if your network has a router or a cable modem and your computer's IP address is 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x then you need to determine the Router's external IP address and make sure all your "port forwarding" is setup properly (Is there something in the WiKi already that details these?).
As this is meant to be a friendly activity and the "owner" probably already knows this stuff, I suggest the "owner" email the "borrower" the IP information and then the "borrower" only needs to sort out the port forwarding.
You can also use Hamachi which bypasses all the router issues and puts both machines on the same virtual network.
Teamspeak a software package, is also useful for talking through this process.
Once SB Pro PE starts the "borrower" has access to the full features of SB Pro PE (nothing is "crippled" or unavailable).