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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
15.09.2016, 20:40
 

KISSCAD electronic drawing c (DOSX)

Hi guys,

i've tried KISSCAD , cad for electronic drawings.

https://ludens.cl/Electron/kisscad/kisscad.html

start without problems, sometime work, sometime hang up..

maybe wrongh screen configuration in hx?

Program can export images in BMP, have a editable libraries an more..

For contact the authors see on bottom of this page

https://ludens.cl/contact.html

Reports in forum are welcome

Regards

Roberto iw2evk

bocke(R)

19.09.2016, 22:48

@ iw2evk

Autotrack (was KISSCAD)

If you are looking for a fine free DOS schematic drawing progam, Protel Autotrax for DOS is free. You can find more info on an unofficial fan page (tips & tricks, scanned manual and a lot of info, links and addons): http://airborn.com.au/layout/autotrax.html. The official download link is here.

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If you are only testing HX and what it can run or not, nevermind. But the recommendation might still be useful to someone. :)

DOS386(R)

23.09.2016, 22:01

@ bocke

Autotrack & KISSCAD

> If you are looking for a fine free DOS schematic drawing progam, Protel Autotrax
> The official download link is

WOW! DOS program from 1992 and one still can download it :-)

(KISSCAD)

> start without problems, sometime work, sometime hang up..
> maybe wrongh screen configuration in hx?

- brewed with FreeBASIC - shares the known problems with FreeBASIC GUI programs
- no missing imports
- "kisscadlib.kcl" name too long (whines in DOS)
- garbage top-left in the BMP font files - feature or BUG ?
- one (the author) could compile a DOS version

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
24.09.2016, 15:59

@ DOS386

Autotrack & KISSCAD

> - brewed with FreeBASIC - shares the known problems with FreeBASIC GUI
> programs
> - no missing imports
> - "kisscadlib.kcl" name too long (whines in DOS)
> - garbage top-left in the BMP font files - feature or BUG ?
> - one (the author) could compile a DOS version

this is the reply from author :(

Roberto,

> con you compile kisscad for dos with freebasic dos compiler?

I don't know. FreeBasic can indeed compile for different platforms, but plain DOS doesn't have any graphics interface, so it would probably need some graphic package mounted on top of it.

Is anybody still using DOS??? I thought that I'm a dinosaur, because I used DOS for some purposes until around 2003!

> Or release the souce ?

No. I want to avoid a mess of many different versions showing up.

I made this program basically for my own use, and I'm happy to allow other people to use it too. But I don't intend to "serve customers" by preparing special versions, adding features I don't need, and so on.

Manfred

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RayeR(R)

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CZ,
27.09.2016, 15:29

@ DOS386

Autotrack & KISSCAD

> - "kisscadlib.kcl" name too long (whines in DOS)

This filename can be fixed in ini file and then renamed to SFN (I did...)

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iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
01.10.2016, 20:27

@ RayeR

Autotrack & KISSCAD

> > - "kisscadlib.kcl" name too long (whines in DOS)
>
> This filename can be fixed in ini file and then renamed to SFN (I did...)

Nothing to do : preoblems remain..

RayeR(R)

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CZ,
02.10.2016, 19:13

@ iw2evk

Autotrack & KISSCAD

> Nothing to do : preoblems remain..

There's one occurence of KISSCADLIB.KCL in KISSCAD.EXE - patch it with hexaeditor (fill 2 unused characters by 00h at and of the filename)

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DOS gives me freedom to unlimited HW access.

iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
02.10.2016, 20:45

@ RayeR

Autotrack & KISSCAD

> > Nothing to do : preoblems remain..
>
> There's one occurence of KISSCADLIB.KCL in KISSCAD.EXE - patch it with
> hexaeditor (fill 2 unused characters by 00h at and of the filename)

Hi rayer ..

after the patch the binaries work fine?
If yes can load the patchede xecutable in a iste for download?

Thanks
Roberto

RayeR(R)

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CZ,
05.10.2016, 01:10

@ iw2evk

Autotrack & KISSCAD

> If yes can load the patchede xecutable in a iste for download?

Try it yourself: http://rayer.g6.cz/1tmp/KISSCAD.EXE

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DOS gives me freedom to unlimited HW access.

iw2evk(R)

Magenta (Italy),
05.10.2016, 20:26

@ RayeR

Autotrack & KISSCAD

> > If yes can load the patchede xecutable in a iste for download?
>
> Try it yourself: http://rayer.g6.cz/1tmp/KISSCAD.EXE

Hi Rayer . don't work..
the problems seem in others place (incompatibily with win binaries compiled from freebasic??)

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