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Topic: Recorder 3 and 64-bit Windows

Recorder 3 WILL NOT RUN on a 64-bit Windows operating system. AREV.EXE is 16-bit software so there is no way round this!

What you can do is use software like Virtual Box to run a virtual machine (VM) with a 32-bit version of Windows installed and then run Recorder 3 on the VM.

My experience:

- I have Virtual Box running on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit.
- I have VMs running 32-bit version of Windows XP SP3 hosted on this system. 
- Recorder 3 (and Recorder 2002) runs fine on these VMs.

Stuart
JNCC

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Re: Recorder 3 and 64-bit Windows

DOSBox usually suffices for my needs with Recorder 3.

Charlie Barnes
Information Officer
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership

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Re: Recorder 3 and 64-bit Windows

Hi Charlie

When using DosBox do you use any commands apart from 'mount' (to mount a drive containing the Recorder files)?  Or do you just mount the drive and then run the Recorder.bat file?

Cheers
Andy

Andy Foy, Ecologist & IT consultant
Andy Foy Consulting

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Re: Recorder 3 and 64-bit Windows

Basically, yes. I use a Dosbox conf file to autorun everything:

# This is the configurationfile for DOSBox 0.73.
# Lines starting with a # are commentlines.
# They are used to (briefly) document the effect of each option.

[autoexec]
mount d: .
d:
cd Recorder
cd bats
rec
Charlie Barnes
Information Officer
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership

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Re: Recorder 3 and 64-bit Windows

When I try to run Recorder it stops with an error message "Your path for temporary files is invalid.  Please check environment settings".  Any thoughts please?

Thanks

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Re: Recorder 3 and 64-bit Windows

That normally means that Recorder 3 was installed onto a different drive than the one specified in the Dosbox conf (I've never installed Recorder 3 on Dosbox, just used a pre-existing installation - I assume you're doing the same?). I.e. Recorder is looking for a temporary file path that doesn't exist.

The original installations I use were installed on the D:\ hence why my Dosbox conf file mounts the Recorder 3 installation on D:\ drive. Changing d: to e.g. c: (or whatever drive Recorder was installed on) should fix it. If you don't know which drive it was installed on then you should be able to get a clue from the INI files in the AREV folder.

Charlie Barnes
Information Officer
Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership