The ones I have are old copies. All I have is a legit serial #. Is there a difference in the interface between the DOS and Windows version? I know my dad used to run it on Windows 3.1. The mouse works in the DOS version, right? *scratches head*
Yes the mouse works with DOS, a problem I had with setting up r12 was the video driver, without the instructions I can't remember what the command was.
Maybe it's in the readme.txt after installed.
This seems way more complicated than it needs to be.
I have Release 11 on several 5.25" floppies and they are plainly labeled with the words "DOS 386". I also have another set of disks, same size, still in their shrink wrap, labeled "Release 11 c2 Extension for Windows". Aren't your disks labeled?
Nope. Like I said they are copies of the original R12 discs.
Will Autocad provide me a new set of R12 disks if I provide them our serial #? It is a legit serial # and it should bring up his name/company name behind it if they sill keep a database for that sort of thing...
No. AutoDesk will not provide you with new disks. R12 like so many other versions is no longer supported.
Why not just take the plunge and try installing what you have? In the time it took to have this entire conversation you would have had an answer.
1. Disks are so old there was a problem and the program could not be installed.
2. Program installed as the DOS version.
3. Program installed as the Windows version.
They are no other outcomes.
The error "FATAL ERROR: !PMSDOSA 3" seems to be associated with the PHARLAP.386 file. If you don't have the C3 patch installed it could be the problem.