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Online bostonman

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #75 on: February 20, 2020, 01:32:53 am »
One thing I haven't had a clear explanation on when I've sent an email is regarding updates.

Upon running it for the first time, it does updates. If the site is going down and/or the company will cease to exist, how can we download the updates when a user installs it on another computer in the future?
 

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2020, 11:34:51 pm »
Does anyone know the best way to contact the author Andy Thompson?

BTW, the website seems dodgy, direct download link is here:
https://www.spectrum-soft.com/download/download.shtm
« Last Edit: February 20, 2020, 11:36:34 pm by EEVblog »
 

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2020, 11:47:21 am »
Program fails to install anyone else have an issue

On W10 pro Lenovo ThinkPad X1

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #78 on: February 23, 2020, 01:47:35 pm »
Program fails to install anyone else have an issue

On W10 pro Lenovo ThinkPad X1

Jon

In response to your question, I installed it on my W10 desktop.  I ran one <actually, several> example simulation to test and it worked fine.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2020, 01:52:37 pm by Wimberleytech »
 

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2020, 09:21:25 pm »
Can someone upload it? Their site is no longer works..
 

Offline TerminalJack505

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #80 on: March 26, 2020, 10:03:36 pm »
Try the Wayback Machine.  It has the downloads page archived.
 

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #81 on: March 27, 2020, 01:59:26 am »
Yep, this time it looks like they just cut off the web site hosting for good. " This Account has been suspended."
This is the end.  :'(

Has anyone managed to contact the author recently?
 

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #82 on: March 27, 2020, 08:06:33 am »
Can someone upload it? Their site is no longer works..

I don't think people can "just upload it". That the software is free (as in beer) doesn't mean it is out of copyright or that anyone is allowed to distribute it without an express permission from the authors. BTW, that Wayback machine link above works.

However, it would be really good for someone who has a contact with the author to ask them for granting an express permission to distribute this, to avoid any risk of legal problems. Then it could be hosted legally.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 08:23:24 am by janoc »
 

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #83 on: March 27, 2020, 01:31:36 pm »
Can someone upload it? Their site is no longer works..

I don't think people can "just upload it". That the software is free (as in beer) doesn't mean it is out of copyright or that anyone is allowed to distribute it without an express permission from the authors. BTW, that Wayback machine link above works.

However, it would be really good for someone who has a contact with the author to ask them for granting an express permission to distribute this, to avoid any risk of legal problems. Then it could be hosted legally.

Try this: https://en.freedownloadmanager.org/Windows-PC/Micro-Cap.html
 

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #84 on: March 27, 2020, 05:52:27 pm »
I didn't now that waybackmachine also saves files, thanks!
 

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Re: Microcap 12 is free (as in beer) now
« Reply #85 on: March 27, 2020, 06:40:58 pm »
I didn't now that waybackmachine also saves files, thanks!

It is now at Archive.org.  There is a HUGE trove of documents there.  Popular Electronics Magazine archive.  Some great old stuff...databooks, etc.
 
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