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Honored Contributor I
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New User - Licensing Error in Simulation

Hey everyone! 

 

This is my first time using Quartus at all. I installed it on my laptop so I can do my school work at home. I was able to build a block digaram and compile it no problem but i'm getting an error for running a simulation. 

 

Unable to checkout a license. Vsim is closing. 

** Fatal: Invalid license environment. Application closing. 

 

 

Unable to checkout a license. Make sure your license file environment variables are set correctly and then run 'lmutil lmdiag' to diagnose the problem. 

Modelsim-Altera uses the following environment variables to check the licenses (listed in the order of preference) 

1. MGLS_LICENSE_FILE 

2. LM_LICENSE_FILE. 

 

 

Error.  

 

I don't know why i'm getting this error, i did some serahcing around and got the idea to request for a license? I was able to get one via email using my NIC. I added the license file to my quartus ii web edition but i'm still getting the same error. 

 

I also found something to install these license files? called  

 

lmgrd.exe 

lmulti.exe 

mgcld.exe 

 

They open a cmd and close right away ( ran in admin as well). 

 

 

Now I ran out of ideas. I'm very new so Id really appreciate it if someone gives me a solution it could be step by step processes. Thank you very much!
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Which version of Quartus and Modelsim are you using? Make sure you are using the ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition (not ModelSim-Altera Edition, without the word "Starter").

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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I'm using Version 15, since my school uses version 15. Also I downloaded modelsim starter edition since it came with the download page. http://dl.altera.com/15.0/ Even though I check my pc, it doesn't say starter edition on it but I'm positive it is since thats the only thing i've ever downloaded with it.
MGonz57
Beginner
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Was this ever solved? i'm having the same problem, i found this https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/soluti... and below it has a link to download the license (https://www.altera.com/support/software/download/daemons/dnl-lic_daemons.jsp) but it leads into a "no resource found" page

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