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Offline sonicj

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LTSpice IV for Mac
« on: January 10, 2011, 10:24:44 am »
well... not really "for Mac" but it appears to run great under Wine  :D

installation was pretty much painless... i installed wine from a pre-built binary, then installed ltspice from within wine and BAM! runs great!  i bundled all this up into a osx .app file that doesn't even require installation, but its rather large and i didn't read eula about redistribution so it might not be legit. anywho, for those mac users who might not know, ltspice rawks on wine!  ;D

i'll likely give TI's Tina a try as well. im surprised apple doesn't bundle wine with osx... so far im 2 for 2 with installing relatively obscure pc only software under wine! cheers!
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Re: LTSpice IV for Mac
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 11:49:26 am »
Naturally, it works great on linux under Wine as well. :)
I played with a few other sims, but there's nothing with the polish of LTSpice's gui. It's a great mix with the command line spice tools available on linux that can be scripted to hell and back.
 

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Re: LTSpice IV for Mac
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 06:25:08 pm »
apple seem to be on a mission to "eradicate" microsoft, really I don't care for either
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Re: LTSpice IV for Mac
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 05:16:10 pm »
Hi
Just joined to ask this question, sorry if its stupid.
I have Lt Spice on my mac, i actually have 2 Lt Spices one from "WinOnX" and one done on "Wine".
But the problem is i can't open any files with them. The files are on my college blackboard web page but i can't seem to get them to open on LT Spice.
This is one of the files:

Version 4
SHEET 1 880 680
WIRE -528 64 -592 64
WIRE -336 80 -432 80
WIRE -176 80 -336 80
WIRE -96 80 -176 80
WIRE -176 96 -176 80
WIRE -96 96 -96 80
WIRE -592 128 -592 64
WIRE -528 160 -528 64
WIRE -432 160 -432 144
WIRE -432 160 -528 160
WIRE -336 160 -336 144
WIRE -336 160 -384 160
WIRE -704 176 -976 176
WIRE -176 176 -176 160
WIRE -176 176 -240 176
WIRE -96 176 -176 176
WIRE 16 176 -96 176
WIRE -176 192 -176 176
WIRE 16 192 16 176
WIRE -528 208 -592 208
WIRE -432 208 -432 160
WIRE -336 208 -336 160
WIRE -592 224 -592 208
WIRE -336 272 -432 272
WIRE -176 272 -176 256
WIRE -176 272 -336 272
WIRE -96 272 -96 256
WIRE -96 272 -176 272
WIRE -976 288 -976 256
WIRE -704 288 -704 256
WIRE -704 288 -976 288
WIRE -976 304 -976 288
WIRE -592 336 -592 304
WIRE -384 336 -384 160
WIRE -384 336 -592 336
WIRE -528 384 -528 208
WIRE -240 384 -240 176
WIRE -240 384 -528 384
FLAG -976 304 0
FLAG 16 192 0
SYMBOL ind2 -720 160 R0
SYMATTR InstName L1
SYMATTR Value 5H
SYMATTR Type ind
SYMBOL ind2 -576 224 R180
WINDOW 0 36 80 Left 0
WINDOW 3 36 40 Left 0
SYMATTR InstName L2
SYMATTR Value 20m
SYMATTR Type ind
SYMBOL ind2 -576 320 R180
WINDOW 0 36 80 Left 0
WINDOW 3 36 40 Left 0
SYMATTR InstName L3
SYMATTR Value 20m
SYMATTR Type ind
SYMBOL voltage -976 160 R0
WINDOW 123 0 0 Left 0
WINDOW 39 24 132 Left 0
SYMATTR SpiceLine Rser=0.01
SYMATTR InstName V1
SYMATTR Value SINE(0 325 50)
SYMBOL diode -416 144 R180
WINDOW 0 24 72 Left 0
WINDOW 3 24 0 Left 0
SYMATTR InstName D1
SYMBOL diode -320 144 R180
WINDOW 0 24 72 Left 0
WINDOW 3 24 0 Left 0
SYMATTR InstName D2
SYMBOL diode -416 272 R180
WINDOW 0 24 72 Left 0
WINDOW 3 24 0 Left 0
SYMATTR InstName D3
SYMBOL diode -320 272 R180
WINDOW 0 24 72 Left 0
WINDOW 3 24 0 Left 0
SYMATTR InstName D4
SYMBOL cap -192 96 R0
SYMATTR InstName C1
SYMATTR Value 4700?F
SYMBOL cap -192 192 R0
SYMATTR InstName C2
SYMATTR Value 4700?F
SYMBOL res -112 80 R0
SYMATTR InstName R1
SYMATTR Value 1k
SYMBOL res -112 160 R0
SYMATTR InstName R2
SYMATTR Value 1k
TEXT -736 -16 Left 0 !K1 L1 L2 L3 1
TEXT -1008 344 Left 0 !.tran 2 uic

I was told to save that, then change the ending to ".asc" but not actually change the format.
I can do it on windows with notepad and it works but won't work on windows notepad on a mac and I've no idea why or what I'm doing wrong. I really don't want to have to use bootcamp but am getting quiet close to it.
Any tips at all would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: LTSpice IV for Mac
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 05:30:13 pm »
Downloading right now.

Just noticed it was a page on how to install Wine. I am too tired to continue right now. After all, I have Windows XP running on a virtual machine, so I won't bother. Thanks anyway, and have fun!
« Last Edit: December 14, 2011, 05:32:09 pm by ivan747 »
 

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Re: LTSpice IV for Mac
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 05:48:03 pm »
Its ok,
I seem to have it now. I just have to save as plain txt (.txt) then change to .asc and choose to open with LT Spice. WHOHOOO! :D
 

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Re: LTSpice IV for Mac
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 10:07:18 pm »
Downloading right now.

Just noticed it was a page on how to install Wine. I am too tired to continue right now. After all, I have Windows XP running on a virtual machine, so I won't bother. Thanks anyway, and have fun!
"Redistribution of this software is permitted as long as it is
distributed in its entirety, with all documentation, example
files, symbols, and models without modification or additions."

its complete, just pre-installed... so it should be ok i guess??? anywho, here ya go. LTspiceIV.zip make sure to "sync release" as this is a few months old.
-sj
« Last Edit: December 14, 2011, 10:10:07 pm by sonicj »
 


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