Version 8

The Proteus Design Suite is wholly unique in offering the ability to co-simulate both high and low-level micro-controller code in the context of a mixed-mode SPICE circuit simulation. With this Virtual System Modelling facility, you can transform your product design cycle, reaping huge rewards in terms of reduced time to market and lower costs of development.

If one person designs both the hardware and the software then that person benefits as the hardware design may be changed just as easily as the software design. In larger organisations where the two roles are separated, the software designers can begin work as soon as the schematic is completed; there is no need for them to wait until a physical prototype exists.

In short, Proteus VSM improves efficiency, quality and flexibility throughout the design process..

Application Details:

Version: 8.x
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0.1

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Proteus 8 Demo

Test Results

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What works

Project Creation, design creation, pcb creation.

Projects: Create / Save / Open -> Works

Design (Isis): Library / Adding component / Linking Components / Simulate simple circuit -> Works

PCB (Ares): Create / Save / Place component (crashed first time) / Route components manually / AutoPlacer / AutoRouter -> Works

What does not

Installation crashed but workaround is possible (See extra comments)

One crash on very first component placing with ARES. Works perfectly on next tries.


What was not tested

Everything else

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

IMPORTANT NOTE: Tried only with Wine 1.6.2, just can't select it in release select INSTALL TIPS: - During installation, local key management does not work, select "Server Key" and leave empty the "Server Name" input. After installation, starts "%installdir%/BIN/LICENCE.EXE and manage your licence keys. - Installation says it fails. In fact all files are correctly installed to programFiles. Only ProgramData files are not copied and it prevents project creation. You can copy a real windows installation if you have one, it will fix project manager.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 18 "Sarah"Jun 06 20172.0.1No, but has workaround Yes GoldJean-Malo Meichel 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Feb 19 20161.8.1No, but has workaround Yes SilverYassine Imounachen 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 24 20161.6.2Yes Yes GoldTarek 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Jan 21 20141.6.2No, but has workaround Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Mar 18 20131.5.26No, but has workaround Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
21983 Buttons come on each other in Proteus NEW View
34457 Proteus 8 Professional crashes in process PE entry point (non-legit patch makes assumptions about entry point register layout) CLOSED INVALID View
35539 Proteus 8 demo fails to install NEW View
35544 Proteus 8 Professional installer needs IWshShell3::RegRead method implementation CLOSED FIXED View
35745 Proteus 8 installer stops when asking for license key REOPENED View

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HowTo / Notes

[ BUG FIX ] 37255 Proteus 8 Access violation in module 'VGDVC.DLL'


Error : Proteus 8 Access violation in module 'VGDVC.DLL'

Workaround :

go to winetricks, if you don't have it, you can install it :

sudo aptitude install winetricks


sudo apt-get install winetricks

then open the GUI, either from the menu or a console :

winetricks --gui

then check, "Select the default wineprefix" and press OK.

then check, "Run regedit" and press OK again.

Now go to : 

 -> Software
   -> Labcenter Electronics
     -> Proteus 8 Professional

You should have the key "Default Graphics Mode" set to some particular integer like 3 or 2.

Change that to 1 by clicking on it twice and entering the number 1.

And you're done, this fix have been proven to work for Proteus 8x under Wine 1.8.7 under Debian Stretch. And should also work for other versions.

That was bloody easy wasn't it.


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Work perfectly
by Muhammad Naufal Hilmy Makarim on Friday September 28th 2018, 7:59
In the version 3.0rc3
by Usr on Thursday January 18th 2018, 10:46
Black window instead of root sheet :C
RE: In the version 3.0rc3
by Marcio Silva on Monday April 1st 2019, 15:50
Hi there!

I was having the same problem. Changing System > Set Display Options to "User Windows GDI Graphics" fixed it.