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Anyone Still have Autocad R12 Windows?

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TAZIN

Does anyone still have there AutoCAD Release 12 for Windows disks (software)? I would like to install; or shall I say reinstall; Release12 for windows on an old computer, but one of my diskettes is damaged which leaves me two files short. Unfortunately, the damaged diskette (disk #2 "Executables-2") contains "Acad.pt2" and "Acadapp.exe" of which both are vital to getting AutoCAD to run. So, if anybody still has there original disks/files for AutoCAD Release12 please let me know if you can help me out.

My second option I guess would be to ask if anyone has these files : Acad.exe and Acadapp.exe for AutoCAD Release 12 for Windows. These would be files from a "installed" program. Since "Acad.pt2" is just the second half of what makes up "Acad.exe" I could take someone's Acad.exe, dismantle it; and reassemble it using the my first part "Acad.per". This way my info: Name, Company, etc.. is preserved.

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ReMark

Best I can come up with is Release 11 c2. Sorry.

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TAZIN

Thanks for the reply ReMark. It seems not many folks have/still have the R12 Windows version.

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ReMark

Wasn't that the last version that came on 5.25" floppies?

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TAZIN

I think it was since R13 was availible on 3.5 inch floppy disks and cd rom.

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atari

The R13 includes in the CD the r12 for windows if im not in a mistake.

have this CD's so i can give you the files you need. (i have this big box somewhere in my warehouse.

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tzframpton

I still have R12. It came on the R13 disc. :)

 

**EDIT** Atari beat me to it.

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TAZIN

Thanks for the reply "atari". If and when you get a chance to dig up that cd I'd be interested in a few files for AutoCad R12 for Windows. Kinda wierd that the R13 cd-rom would have R12 on it....

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TAZIN

Ok, I guess some R13 cd's came with R12 too... "StyFacE", is there any chance you can find out which version (e.g. C0, C1, C3, C4,) you have?

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TAZIN

Thanks "atari" for posting the files. I'll see if I can resurrect my old version once again. If I run into any road blocks I'll post here again.

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MaxwellEdison
Thanks for the reply "atari". If and when you get a chance to dig up that cd I'd be interested in a few files for AutoCad R12 for Windows. Kinda wierd that the R13 cd-rom would have R12 on it....

 

If you've ever used R13 you'll realize its more of an apology.

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tzframpton
If you've ever used R13 you'll realize its more of an apology.

That statement, my friend, is golden. I will print this out and frame it. hahaha :lol:

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Raggi_Thor

After I moved to a new office in the beginning of November (2008) I now have come to the R12 CD, student version from Autodesk Press :)

 

I doubt it will run on Vista...

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ReMark

Be really careful if you do get a "student version" to run. When you plot, it will generate a "stamp" indicating the drawing was made with an educational version of AutoCAD. Using content from such a drawing (ex. - a block) in another drawing made with a commercial (for profit) version of AutoCAD will "infect" the drawing with the same "stamp". Removing the stamp from one drawing is a pain. Removing it from multiple drawings is a really BIG pain.

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Raggi_Thor

I didn't know they had that in R12? 1996..

IF it's possible to run this version it's just for fun anyway.

The bonus cd may contain some useful lisp though :)

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TAZIN

Other than the "Stamp" -educational version- is the Student version the same as the commercial version?

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ReMark

Yes, the student version is the same as the commercial version. All the same bells and whistles.

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Jack_O'neill
If you've ever used R13 you'll realize its more of an apology.

 

Autodesk needed to apologize to everyone for R13.

 

Back in those days, I was somewhat younger and less...experienced...with Autodesk's products. I was also the cad admin at the company I was working for at the time. We were using R12 Windows and all the hype for 13's new features was bait I could not resist. I'd had a lot of success with the upgrades from releases 10 and 11 so I went in, sold the management on the upgrade and we ordered it before it was even released.

 

I began to began to wonder what was going on when I got the first patch (on CD) before I even got the program CDs, and when the second patch was included in the box with the program I was really concerned. Fortunately, I had presence of mind to only install a couple of machines to test. Even after installing both of the patches, the program was an absolute mess. You could hit "ok" in a dialog box, it would disappear and then reappear in an endless loop. You could draw a 3" long line, pop a dimension on it and it would tell you that it was 2 7/8" or some such. Draw a square that was 2 x 2, the dimensions would tell you that it was anything but 2 x 2. It was absolutely horrible. Over the course of the next few months, I uninstalled everyone but me and put R12 back on. I got 3 more patches on CD and a couple via download (which in those days was almost as painful as fooling with floppies) and eventually got it working. Once I had an install that functioned correctly, I passed that out to everyone and then absolutely refused to do any other patches. When my dealer called pushing 14, I said "Oh hell no!" He asked why, and I said there was no way I was going through that again. As far as I was concerned, we had bought our last upgrade and that I was even looking for a different product.

 

He jumped in his car the next day, drove the 200+ miles to my office, and brought me a copy of R14 and even offered to install it for me. Said i could use it for 30 days, and if I didn't like it or had any problems with it, he'd pay for the first copy of what ever I wanted to switch to. Fortunately for him, it was as good as promised so we bought 6 seats just to get 13 off the machines.

 

On a different subject, how many of you remember the Windows "extension" for R11?

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ReMark

The extension for R11? I think so. Wasn't that "c2" or am I thinking of something else? I'm pretty sure I've got it back at the office.

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Raggi_Thor

My favorite was R11 on Ultrix :)

I also remember R13C4d etc, I was working for a reseller at that time, quite embarassing. We also had the problems with Norwegian characters (æøåÆØÅ) turning into "?" in millions of drawings...

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