Unite is not a free program. It is shareware; the price is $10 (US dollars). This means that you may try out Unite; if you like it and decide to keep using it, you must pay the registration fee. You can register your copy of Unite online. Go to the order page to register online:
You can also get to the ordering page by selecting Register Online... from the Command menu in Unite, or by clicking the Register Online button on the splash screen.
For your convenience, payment is accepted in the following forms:
Major credit cards - including VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, and Eurocard.
Check or money order
Cash of all kinds - US dollars and over 30 other different types of currency including the euro and Japanese currency; currency conversion is done automatically.
Once you register, you will be sent a registration code which you enter to complete your registration. To enter your code, select Enter Registration Code from the splash screen or Command menu.
Besides being the right thing to do, registering will:
Prevent the splash screen (with 10-second delay) from appearing during launch
Prevent the registration reminder dialogs from coming up every 8 games.
Unite has a free upgrade policy. Unite 3.0 is free to all users who registered previous versions of Unite. All future versions of Unite are free to users who register for version 3.0. Future versions will be available on the web, but they will not be sent directly to you. See the auto-update section for more details.