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Title: Ford Europe Microcat 2015 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: fordrwd4ever on October 30, 2014, 18:13:31 PM
I have made a torrent out of the latest Ford Microcat.

Only works on a 32 bit WIndows Vista, 7 or 8(.1), so no 64 bit os and also no XP..

Just run setup from disk1 , choose Germany as your region.
After installing, copy all files from the Crack folder to c:\microcat, overwrite all existing files.

Remove c:\windows\mg16.dll (sometimes also in c:\windows\system32...)
To run, start Microcat.bat (no, not the exe...)

enjoy..

I have made a working Virtual Machine out of it.
This is available on request(has to come from my home server, as it`s very big... 15GB)

If interested, drop me a pm..
p.s. a little donation for the forum will be very welcome :angel:

Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: kevchard on November 02, 2014, 19:20:30 PM
Hi
Thanks for the upload, much appreciated.
Ive installed on a Win 7 32bit pc and getting error "please insert disk containing \mc1234." This happens a few seconds after accepting 'german' as a language.
Any ideas please?
Cheers
Kevin
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 02, 2014, 19:34:54 PM
Strange, it's working for me..
Will check it out for you..
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: kevchard on November 02, 2014, 19:45:08 PM
Thank You
I work in IT, so not thick when it comes to these things. It failed at same stage on Win 10 preview  (64 bit) laptop as well.
Cheers
Kevin
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 02, 2014, 21:01:32 PM
I don`t have a 32 bt Windows on any of the pc`s @ home.
Too bad VirtualBox doesn`t work on Windows 10 Enterprise Preview, but that`s what i normally use.
 
I just made a Windows 7 Enterprise vm (32 bit) on another pc and installed Microcat without any problems @ all.

You do need the RunAsDate tool to force Microcat.exe to run @ 23 june 2014.
Also needs administrator privileges to run.

Looks like your download is somehow corrupted..

I can give you a link to the VirtualBox vm if you need it..

Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: kevchard on November 03, 2014, 08:05:38 AM
Hi
I have got Vmware player installed on 1 pc so i will try to install it on there.
My Windows 7 (x86) i tried installing it on was not on VM pc, just a straight version of Windows. I dont need to mount the files to make them think there are runnning from cd / dvd do i?
I sandboxed the files as they came down in case AVG thought there was anything dodgy in them, so im sure nothing has got deleted during download.
Admin privileges are not a problem.
Microcat is failing during install, so i presume the date doesnt need changing until you try running the program to use it?!
Kind Regards
Kevin
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 03, 2014, 09:26:01 AM
No,during install nothing needs to be altered in any way.
After installing,delete c:\windows\system32\mg16.dll

Copy Microcat.exe,Microcat.bat and mg16.dll to c:\microcat.

Edit the microcat.bat file to set the path to microcat.exe (mine was at e: )

Should work then..

P.s. also works in a XP virtual machine,can give you the link if you'll need it (10Gig file...)


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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 03, 2014, 09:26:57 AM
Mmm,tapatalk doesn't want to use the backslash...

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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: kevchard on November 07, 2014, 08:18:46 AM
Hi
Sorry for the delay in answering, been doing other stuff.
I cant get it to work on 2 other pcs ive tried either. Ive not tried it on the VM option yet.
Im getting the message during the installation phase, so no where near the deleting files before running stage :-(
American keyboards donr seem to have '\' on either - how do they they put file paths in?
Cheers
Kevin
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 08:27:46 AM
Still very strange..
I'll send you the link to my working VM when i get home tonight..
Just install the free VirtualBox and you're good to go.


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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: kevchard on November 07, 2014, 12:38:30 PM
Thank you :)
I dont suppose you have auto data as well please?
Cheers
Kevin
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 12:49:11 PM
No,i only have Microcat because that's really all i'll need to find the parts needed..

Will change the vm to English,because it's in Dutch now.
That will be kinda hard for you to understand
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 13:14:47 PM
Hello im getting error "please insert disk containing \mc1234 as well im running windows 7 ultimate 32 ..will I have to run this through Vmware player many thanks
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 13:20:02 PM
Mm,you're the second one with problems...
Can you check if both the Disk1 and the Disk2 folders contain an empty file called mc1234 ?
That's what the installer is looking for.

And no, vm player isn't necessary as it even installs fine on Windows 10 Preview (x64)..


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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 13:34:21 PM
Hi no there is no empty file called mc1234 in the folders
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 13:38:46 PM
There should be one in each folder..
Just create an empty txt file called mc1234 in both folders and then retry the installation.
Should work ok then

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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 13:43:19 PM
ok will give it ago now many thanks
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 13:47:31 PM
Just checked the torrent and there is an empty file mc1234 in the Disk1 folder.
Maybe it gets deleted after downloading.
Ok,windows doesn't like 0 byte files..

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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 13:51:47 PM
Is this deffo a txt file as I have named it mc1234 and put it in disc1 folder with autorun etc and still asking for it tried browsing for it when it asks and wont find it
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 13:55:24 PM
You did remove the extension of the file?

By default Windows hides the extension for known filetypes.
So your file probably is now called mc1234.txt
Best way to change the name is to open a cmd window and go to the installation folder.
Then just type ren mc1234.* mc1234

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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 13:57:09 PM
Or wait a bit and i'll make the Virtualbox image available on request (as it's quite big to upload from home)

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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 14:16:21 PM
do i rename it as this ren mc1234. mc1234 as this is what is showing up now
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 14:21:50 PM
Almost correct..
Ren is a command..
So type the following :
ren mc1234.*   mc1234
So the resulting filename is just mc1234 without any extension

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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 14:41:06 PM
seems to be installing at the moment fingers crossed  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 14:47:38 PM
when I have copied the crack files and deleted the mg16.dll do I have to run the date changer and if so to what date thanks
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 14:53:57 PM
Edit the microcat.bat file.
Change the e: to c:
Then just run the microcat.bat file.
All it does is change the date to 23 june 2014 , then start the microcat program.
Afterwards if changes the date back to the current.

When starting the program, it will be in Russian.
Don't worry,just check the help file on how to create a new user.
(The buttons are the same in Russian)
After that,you can login and use the program.
In the top left there is a pull down menu, there you can set the language..
It will remember your choice.

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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 16:45:21 PM
Got to this stage and bimey its dificult

Edit the microcat.bat file.
Change the e: to c:
Then just run the microcat.bat file.
All it does is change the date to 23 june 2014 , then start the microcat program.
Afterwards if changes the date back to the current.

When starting the program, it will be in Russian.
Don't worry,just check the help file on how to create a new user.
(The buttons are the same in Russian)
After that,you can login and use the program.
In the top left there is a pull down menu, there you can set the language..
It will remember your choice.

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Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 16:53:56 PM
Just wait a bit.
I`m editing the virtual machine to set in English..

Once i`m done i will let you know where to download it  ;)
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: steffs234 on November 07, 2014, 17:23:25 PM
I have managed to do it now only problem is even after running the date thing I have still got to reset my computers clock to the 23 june 2014 if I don't says its out of date
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 07, 2014, 17:29:47 PM
ok, sometimes that does happen..
some pc`s taken more time to load then program (and by then the date has been reset to today)
You can either change the value of delay in microcat bat (increase it to say 90) or just set the dat of your computer to 23 june 2014 and then start the program
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: capri v8 driver on November 28, 2014, 20:41:14 PM
Maybe you should give the server some fuel.

I am trying to download it true the link you posted since yesterday afternoon. Its stuck at 80%.
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: fordrwd4ever on November 28, 2014, 23:42:22 PM
No, it`s not stuck..

I just stopped seeding the torrent, after uploading more than 100GB of data...

i will pm you the details to download the VirtualBox image directly from my home server.. ;D
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: capri v8 driver on November 29, 2014, 20:20:52 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: Marc on February 26, 2015, 19:40:23 PM
Does this still only work on the 32 bit version of Windows? My old XP laptop that was running the 2005 version of Microcat is dead and I would really like to use the program again, but I now only have the 64 bit version of Windows 7...  :(
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: fordrwd4ever on February 26, 2015, 21:29:10 PM
Yup, it still is a 16bit program and so only works on a 32bit os..

That's why i made it into a virtual machine.
So it can run on just about any os,as long as there is a version of Oracle Virtualbox for it.
(And there a lot of them supported..)

I can give you a link to the files on my homeserver,just ask by pm
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: benjibbl on September 12, 2015, 11:56:56 AM
Hi there :)

Im trying to install microcat to a 32bit version on windows vista in a virtual machine and ive done the crack part but when i attempt to load the microcat app i bet blue screen of death in the virtual machine?

any ideas?

thanks

Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2014 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: fordrwd4ever on September 12, 2015, 12:48:32 PM
Looks like you have a non working version..

However, it should work on Vista(even if it is a bad OS..)

Normally just install Microcat, then remove mg16.dll and mg32.dll (look for them in both c:\microcat and in c:\windows\system32
Copy the cracked mg16.dll to c:\microcat.

Then set the date to june 1st 2014 and start the app.
Should work now  :2tu:
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2015 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: fordrwd4ever on October 27, 2015, 00:04:23 AM
Now i`ve updated the virtual machine to the October 2015 version of Microcat :2tu:

Works 100%, i just cannot get the pricing to work..
(It does work if i use the Dutch version...)

If anyone wants it, just give a shout..

(And yes, a small donation to keep the forum running will be very much appreciated :mellow: )
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2015 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: biz4 on May 20, 2016, 13:39:53 PM
Please may I have a copy of your VM file? I can't get the torrent version to work. (And registration to the forum is broken.  I  could only get on by using tapatalk on my phone. )
Title: Re: Ford Europe Microcat 2015 (working virtual machine available on request)
Post by: fordrwd4ever on May 27, 2016, 08:32:58 AM
I've uploaded a new version of the Microcat Virtual Machine updated till now.

The link is http://www.filehosting.org/file/details/572713/europe.exe
File is password protected  :police: , send me a PM to get the password   ;D