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EZNEC is now free
« on: January 06, 2022, 1506 UTC »
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Re: EZNEC is now free
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2022, 1523 UTC »
Awesome. Thanks for posting this!
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Re: EZNEC is now free
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2022, 2256 UTC »
I am almost pretty sure that EZNEC has been free for some time now but EZNEC PRO requires licensing.

I could not find a download link for EZNEC on their website. Only EZNEC Pro/2 v. 6.0 appears to be available for download.

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Re: EZNEC is now free
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 0310 UTC »
I may have been wrong on this one. I checked my archive and the previously available version of EZNEC was EZWDemo60Inst.exe. The version currently being offered on the web site is EZNEC_Pro2_v6_setup.exe.

I have been using GAL-ANA and MMANA-GAL and definitely will be trying EZNEC. I wanted to try this one in the past but only the demo version was previously available.

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 1921 UTC »
Indeed, great news.
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2022, 0344 UTC »
Testing is a little bit of a kludge right now. I virtualized the application using VMware ThinApp on a 32-bit version of Windows 7 but this then failed to run on a 64-bit system. I opted for virtualization because the program installs a version of Visual C++ Redistributable (if missing) and some Microsoft components (DLL, OCX) in the Windows folder. A virtualized (portable) version is handy to move around between computers without having to install anything or to run it from a USB stick

Further testing will require a different approach otherwise, it seems to work.