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Message 1 of 21
Anonymous
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r14 on windows 10

Anyone had any luck with finding a gdifont3.hdi that works with Windows 10?  Program opens showing error, pull downs work.  Real close.  I had to add the Heidi3.dll first but it opens looks right has some functionality.  Any ideas?

 

Don't like not having my drawing program.

 

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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Message 2 of 21
pendean
in reply to: Anonymous

R14? As in the 1997 18-year-old program?
Message 3 of 21
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous


@Anonymous wrote:

 

Don't like not having my drawing program.


then why did you go to Windows 10 then if you knew it wasn't going to work

Message 4 of 21
Anonymous
in reply to: Anonymous

Thanks Ryan, Did not , and still don't
Message 5 of 21
Anonymous
in reply to: pendean

Yes.
Message 6 of 21
pendean
in reply to: Anonymous

You are most likely out of luck unless these folks can sell you a fix http://www.longbowsoftware.com/
Message 7 of 21
Anonymous
in reply to: pendean

Maybe, but if they can do it someone else can also. I've been running r14
for 14 years on platforms people first said you could not.



Thanks for your time.



Hope you have a great weekend!
Message 8 of 21
tomhurns
in reply to: Anonymous

This is the way to do it, tested working - Installing AutoCAD R14 on Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10 64bit

Message 9 of 21
infoQD2PZ
in reply to: Anonymous

I found this [FREE] solution!!!
In the link there is a free tutorial on how to install 16 bit applications on 64bit systems with a free tool called: WinVDM

It totally worked for me so I tried to install AutoCad R14 on doing the following:


Donwload the following
WineVDM: https://github.com/otya128/winevdm/releases

[!!!! make sure you install/download the x86 version of the Visual C++ !!!!! ]
Visual C++ Redist: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52685

Watch the folowing link on installing 16bit on 64bit systems:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYU15CQcA-s

After install and first startup (Autocad R14) you will get an "bad mem error", the solotution is:

Replace the "SH31W32.DLL" so you wont get any bab mem error message again:

You can download the file of the folowing page:
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-r12-r13-r14-archive-read/r14-windows-vista/td-p/1892221/page/...

Copy and replace it at the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD R14

For those who used to work with Autocad R14, this will be the free solution! It works like a charm for me, no need to download/buy the longbow software or so...

Then you are ready to go!!!

If you got any problems in installing, feel free to respond!

Message 10 of 21
ls1montess64
in reply to: infoQD2PZ

This worked like a charm.. Thanks for figuring that out!

Message 11 of 21
zappas.stache
in reply to: infoQD2PZ

Thank You for posting this. I do have a question concerning the actual install of r14. Do I do a complete new install or just copy files from an already installed r14?

Message 12 of 21
pendean
in reply to: zappas.stache

Autodesk ended automatic reauthorizing of 2010 and older software (includes R0014 from 20+ years ago) as of August 31 2019, read all about it here https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/simplecontent/content/previous-ver...

 

Sorry, you missed the deadline.

Message 13 of 21
infoQD2PZ
in reply to: zappas.stache

Hi There,

 

I did a complete new install, just for fun and to check if it realy works.. Well it did blow my mind, because I was looking for a free solution, instead of using/buying expensive software like Longbow...

 

So if you have older software that doesn`t needs to connect to the internet for activation it shouldn`t be a problem..

I have installed an original AutoCad Release R14 with the codes on the CD and without online activation, which didn`t existed back in the days, and it works like a charm.. It even works with other old software you like to install.. (the WineVDM software I meant)..

 

So I think is worth a ty, don`t you?

 

Looking forward to you reaction..

 

Best regards..

Message 14 of 21
infoQD2PZ
in reply to: pendean

Hi There,

 

So if you have older software that doesn`t needs to connect to the internet for activation it shouldn`t be a problem, I think.. Mine is working at the moment, just for fun, to see if I could install it and run it under a modern OS.. Well it, worked.. I have installed an original AutoCad Release R14 with the codes on the CD and without online activation, which didn`t existed back in the days, and it works like a charm.. It even works with other old software you like to install.. (the WineVDM software I meant)..

Message 15 of 21
infoQD2PZ
in reply to: tomhurns

 

I found this [FREE] solution!!!
In the link there is a free tutorial on how to install 16 bit applications on 64bit systems with a free tool called: WinVDM

It totally worked for me so I tried to install AutoCad R14 on doing the following:


Donwload the following
WineVDM: https://github.com/otya128/winevdm/releases

[!!!! make sure you install/download the x86 version of the Visual C++ !!!!! ]
Visual C++ Redist: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52685

Watch the folowing link on installing 16bit on 64bit systems:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYU15CQcA-s

After install and first startup (Autocad R14) you will get an "bad mem error", the solotution is:

Replace the "SH31W32.DLL" so you wont get any bab mem error message again:

You can download the file of the folowing page:
https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-r12-r13-r14-archive-read/r14-windows-vista/td-p/1892221/page/...

Copy and replace it at the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD R14

For those who used to work with Autocad R14, this will be the free solution! It works like a charm for me, no need to download/buy the longbow software or so...

Then you are ready to go!!!

If you got any problems in installing, feel free to respond!

Message 16 of 21
thermostat
in reply to: infoQD2PZ

I have been trying for years to get my copy of Autocad 14 to work on Windows 10. I found this and though great. Well not so great. I go thru all the steps and it starts installing and gets to 31% and then I get this error

0434:err:file:RedirectDriveRoot 166: c:\stopthis.now => C:\Users\Bill\DOWNLO~1\OTVDM-~1.0(1\OTVDM-~1r\c\stopthis.now

The first number changes when I shut the computer off and retry instead of 0434 I have gotten 2168 and others

Thanks for any help you can give.

 

Message 17 of 21
pendean
in reply to: thermostat

If tips here do not help, rumor has it that website sells a fix as well https://www.longbowsoftware.com/Tips_and_Tricks.php

Otherwise just go find a free R14-look CAD program that reads/writes DWG files, there are still some out there.
Message 18 of 21
engline2006
in reply to: infoQD2PZ

dear friend I am used with Cad R14 but now with windows 1o I cannot install what is in my cdrom, how to easily to do  

Message 19 of 21
tomhurns
in reply to: Anonymous

About @infoQD2PZ's tips above... I got a new Windows 11 PC and I was curious so I tested his manual process. Aside from the difficulties installing those components on the latest versions of Windows (which I think will be a struggle for some people on here) some real world drawing editing etc show that R14 runs but with lots of issues. For instance, the Properties panel doesn't work and Express Tools is broken. No good for me. Oops, I just noticed VBA and Image support is broken also. 

@thermostat Longbow Still working great for me - Here are the latest install instructions for Windows 11 (apparently same for Windows 10), took 3 minutes start to finish for me https://blog.longbowsoftware.com/installing-autocad-r14-on-windows-11/     

 

@pendean - note that link https://www.longbowsoftware.com/Tips_and_Tricks.php no longer exists

 

Message 20 of 21
pendean
in reply to: tomhurns


@tomhurns wrote:

...@pendean - note that link https://www.longbowsoftware.com/Tips_and_Tricks.php no longer exists

 


Thing changed since that year2020 post, its now here if anyone else needs it https://blog.longbowsoftware.com/ 

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