Updates

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The update process is simple.

Go to the main MCS website at http://www.mcselec.com
In the left pane under 'Main Menu' you will find a link named 'Registration/Updates'

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Notice that the website uses two different accounts : one for the forum/shop and one for the registration/updates. You will see the following screen:

 

prod_reg

Click the link and select 'Create new account'

 

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You need to provide a username, password, email and full name. Company name is optional. When you want to receive notifications when updates are available, select this option.

When you filled in the information, click 'Submit Registration'.

 

After you click submit, you can get various error messages. For example that a username already exists. Press the Back-button in your browser, and correct the error, then try again
If the registration is successful you will get a message that the registration succeeded.
Now you can login. You will see the following screen :
 

mcsloginok

You need to chose 'Product registration'.
The following screen will be shown:

 

prod_regok

Select a product from the list.
Enter the serial number

 

noticeIt is important that you enter a valid serial number. Do not try to enter serial numbers from cracked versions. When you enter invalid serial numbers, you will loose support and the ability to update.

The valid serial number is shown in the Help, About box.

 

about_serial

 

When the product is selected, the serial number is entered, and you press 'Register product' you will see the following message :

 

reg_ok

 

This does mean that you registered successfully.
MCS Electronics will validate all registrations once in a few days. When the product is validated you will receive an email. After you receive the email, you can login to the register again.
Now you need to select 'Download LIC files'. The following screen will be shown:

 

download_lic

At the top you can see which products are registered, and which status they have.

When you want to do a FULL SETUP, you need to download the full version.

You do not need to uninstall a previous version. You can install an update into the same directory or a new directory.

You can also order the same update on CD-ROM. You will be directed to the on line shop. Notice that the shop uses a different account/username

 

The ZIP file you download contains only one setup.exe. You need to run this executable.

It is also important that you put the license DLL into the same directory as setup.exe

Setup will copy this file to the bascom application directory. You can also manual copy this file.

The license file is on CD-ROM, diskette, or the media (email) you received it on. It is only supplied once.

Without the file, bascom will not run.

 

The file is named bsc5132L.DLL for BASCOM-8051 and bscavrL.DLL for BASCOM-AVR

When you got the license by email, it was zipped and probably had a different extension. Consult the original installation instructions.

The file is only provided once, we can not, and do not provide it again.

 

See Installing BASCOM on how to do a full install.

 

It is also possible to do a partial update. For example to update some DAT files, or to update to a beta which is only available as an update.

For partial updates, you need the Update Wiz.

 

update_lic

 

When you do not have the Update Wiz, you can download it.

Unzip it to the same directory as BASCOM.

 

The Update Wiz uses LIC files which you can download. A LIC file is a text file, it is not the LICENSE DLL !

Store the downloaded LIC file in the same directory as the Update Wiz.

When you store the Update Wiz into the same directory as BASCOM, the license DLL already exist there.

When you put the Update Wiz and the LIC files into a separate directory, you need to copy the BASCOM license DLL to this directory too.

 

When you run the Update Wiz, it will check for a new version and will download this if available. It will then run again.

 

wiz_new

 

When the Update Wiz finds a LIC file, it will check if the update/install location is specified. For new downloaded LIC files, the update wiz does not know the update directory, and will ask for the directory you want to update. This can be any (new) directory, but usually is the BASCOM application directory.

 

wiz_newlic

 

After you click Ok, the directory to update is stored in the LIC file.

It will not be asked again.

 

wiz_main

 

Click the Next button to start the update.

It depends on the downloaded LIC files how many products are found.

You will get a similar window :

 

wiz_start

 

You need to select the product that you want to update. In the sample there is only 1 choice.

Press the Next-button to continue.

 

The Wiz will compare files on the web with your local files in the specified directory.

 

wiz_check

 

When it finds packages that are newer, they will be shown in a list. By default they are all selected.

You can unselect the packages you do not want to update.

Press Next to download the selected packages.

 

wiz_down

 

During the download you will see the history file.

When all packages are downloaded, they will be installed/unzipped.

Press the Next-button to install the downloaded files.

 

wiz_ready

 

During the installation you will see the progress.

When installation is ready, you need to press the Finish-button.

 

The Wiz can also backup all files it will replace.