I had first installed Mini V Original on my MBP, and just recently on my OSX desktop. So it should work, I just don't remember what I did to get it running.
But there was no elicenser involved.
I've bought the V-Collection in the meantime, and it seems like the paid MiniV overwrote the free MiniV...
Have you tried just installing it again and entering the freebie activation code?
If it's prompting you to enter an elicenser code, did you install MiniMg V instead of the free MiniMg V Original?