oh wow - windows or Dos?
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Well, I guess this will be the perfect place to post my "dinosaur" version. LOL. I purchased it many many years ago to get me through college. I used it to design, edit, and plot my thesis drawings in architecture school.
AutoCAD Release 12 (and c2 upgrade), on 5.25" floppies! I have the whole "box set" from Autodesk: disks (w/ sleeves), manuals, tablet template, etc. I received it on Sept 22, 1992, and it's still in perfect shape. Here's a collage I made:
Upper left = Rel 12 disk set
Middle left = original shipping box from Autodesk
Lower left = boxes within shipping box
Upper right = "Executables 1" floppy
Main image = contents all shown
I ran this software on a 486/33 with 8 MB RAM with NO problems. I actually still have the computer, and the Hitachi Puma tablet!
Last edited by dave_in_delaware; 27th Nov 2007 at 02:58 am. Reason: added a picture and more text
that would be DOS (which totally rocked) Acad went windows with 13 (who can forget that?) btw Dave, I still use a tablet
'Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But I repeat myself.'
I was thinking of putting my Rel 12 version up on Craigslist (or similar) and selling it. Do you think anyone would buy it, for a collection or something? Or maybe someone out there actually (gasp!) still uses Rel 12!
Does anyone know of an AutoCAD museum that might want it?
Maybe I should email Autodesk and ask them? They'd probably laugh that I kept it this long.
If you do decide to sell it you might want to do so as a "collectable" and not as software. AutoDesk legally claims their software is licensed not sold and therefore cannot be resold or transferred. The license is considered to be a limited right to use the software.
Take a look at the November 2007 issue of CADalyst Magazine. Page 12 carries an article entitled, "Licensed to Resell?". It's about a guy who is challenging AutoDesk on this point. For further details regarding the complaint go to:
Look at the paragraph labeled: David vs. Goliath - Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Last edited by ReMark; 27th Nov 2007 at 12:14 pm. Reason: Added info re article
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Need this for plotting???? Ran across it in my attic, I'm sure it still works.... from Rel. 10 days....
Last edited by GhostRider; 6th Mar 2008 at 08:35 pm.
So many commands, so little time....
I think r12 or 13 was the last of the cross platform versions. You could get DOS, Windows, MAC or even Unix versions back then. If I remember the benchmark testings Dos was beaten out only by Unix for speed. Even through 14 they were still doing speed tests against 12 for DOS.