Protel 99SE

Protel 99SE with Service Pack 6

Application Details:

Version: 99SE SP6
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.16

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What works

The important stuff - DDB files, binder, new projects, schematics, PCBs, schematic->PCB sync, PCB DRC, PCB printer, CAM outputs.

To get this to work, try the following guide (I assume you have winetricks):

  1. Install dcom98, corefonts, mdac28 and jet40 in winetricks.
  2. Set Windows version to 2000.
  3. Install Protel 99SE.
  4. Install Service Pack 6.
If you skip mdac28 or jet40, DDB files will not be supported. If you skip corefonts, Advsch.dll will die on server start and you won't be able to open any schematics.

What does not

Maximized design windows behave oddly with binder (but OK with schematic and PCB it seems). PCB3D does not generate an useful image and sometimes dies outright with GLXBadContext. Sometimes throws an exception on finish.

PCB and schematic rendering is slightly slower than on Windows.


What was not tested

Stuff not listed above.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I'm not sure if silver or gold is the right rating. There are some flaws, but I think that this is such a complex app that if a few relatively useless parts fail (like PCB3D) and the rest works perfectly it averages out to gold :)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Sep 07 20172.16Yes Yes YesGoldmackle 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 29 20091.1.31Yes Yes Goldmackle 
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 15 20081.1.8Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowFedora 8Apr 24 20080.9.59.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 10.3Apr 11 20080.9.59.Yes Yes SilverKrzysztof Kotlenga 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
922 Baldur's Gate II Setup.exe and others fail:Error Number: 0x80040706 CLOSED INVALID View
6892 Installation of PROTEL99_SE trial crashes CLOSED DUPLICATE View
11462 Protel does not show correctly status bar CLOSED FIXED View
12567 Richedit always uses word wrap CLOSED FIXED View
14432 The Client99SE.exe crashes at start CLOSED INVALID View
14658 Font rendering regression CLOSED FIXED View
14983 CM2000 Graphics slowed down ! CLOSED FIXED View
15389 Massive drawing slowdown CLOSED DUPLICATE View
16391 Protel 99: text rotation misbehavior CLOSED FIXED View
20874 Protel 99SE Minimizing brings up a small window that cant be closed CLOSED DUPLICATE View

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HowTo / Notes

Installation Procedure

* Create 32bit Wine prefix

* Set wine version to Windows 2000

* Set odbc32 and odbccp32 to native in winecfg

* Install MDAC 2.8 SP1 & Jet 4.0 (SP8) with winetricks

    winetricks mdac28 jet40

* Run Protel Setup. In the Setup Type screen choose Custom and uncheck NT Drivers

* Install SP6


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