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  System Requirements

ScionPC has been confirmed to run on Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit). It should run on any other "32-bit" Windows such as 95, 98, NT3 (or later), but this has not currently been confirmed. It has been reported to run happily in Kubuntu Linux using Wine, so should also run on most Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Solaris distributions using Wine.

  Standard Installation

The program does not require special installation. It is also a "portable" application, runs happily from a USB flash-drive, does NOT use the Windows Registry in any way, and will leave no traces behind on any host computer.

The program is supplied as a ZIP archive file. Simply click on the link below to download the ZIP file, and then unzip the file's contents to a location of your choice. Make sure that you check the "Use folder names" in WinZip® to preserve the distribution's folder structure.

Double-click on the file "ScionPC.exe" to run the program.

TIPS: If you wish to retain an existing copy of an earlier version of ScionPC, simply install this new version in a different folder. If you would like to upgrade (overwrite) your existing copy, simply extract the files into your existing program folder. You do not have to delete the earlier version. Your existing program settings will remain unchanged.

Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 users - To avoid any possible "annoyances" with Windows User Account Control (UAC), it is recommended that you do not install ScionPC in the Windows "C:\Program Files" folder (or any of its sub-folders). Instead create a new folder elsewhere (such as "C:\My Portable Programs\ScionPC") and install ScionPC there.

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  Minimal Manual Installation

If you would instead prefer to do a minimal manual installation of ScionPC, simply carry out the following steps -
  1. Download and unzip the archive file to a temporary location
  2. Create a folder where you would like to place the program
  3. Copy the program file "ScionPC.exe" from the temporary location to the folder created
  4. Copy the on-line help file "ScionPCHelp.chm" from the temporary location to the same folder
  5. Optional: If you're running ScionPC on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 and would like the program to fully exploit the new-style buttons, lists, etc first introduced with Windows XP, also copy the file "ScionPC.exe.manifest" to the same folder.

If you would like spell-checking to be available within ScionPC then -

  1. Copy the default main dictionary file "en_ANZ.dic" from the temporary location to the same folder
  2. Copy the default main dictionary "affix" file "en_ANZ.aff" from the temporary location to the same folder
The minimal installation is complete -
  1. Delete the temporary folder where you unzipped the distribution (and its contents)
SPECIAL NOTE: Dictionaries consist of two files. As noted above, the default dictionary consists of the files named "en_ANZ.dic" and "en_ANZ.aff".

ScionPC's spell-checking uses dictionaries from the open source spellers "MySpell" and "Hunspell". ScionPC is supplied with three dictionaries - British English, American English, and a combined Australia/New Zealand English dictionary (the default). Dictionaries for other languages can be downloaded from the Internet (search for "MySpell dictionaries" or "Hunspell dictionaries").

You should end up with something like this...

  Creating a Desktop Icon

You would probably create a shortcut to the ScionPC program and place that shortcut on your desktop. To do this -
  1. Right-click on the "ScionPC.exe" file and select "Create Shortcut" from the pop-up menu that appears. This will create a file named "Shortcut to ScionPC.exe".
  2. Right-click on this shortcut file and, while holding down the mouse button, drag the file onto your desktop.
  3. When you release the mouse button, select the "Move Here" option from the pop-up menu that will appear.
  4. Rename and position the icon as you please.
  5. To run ScionPC from the desktop, simply double-click on the desktop icon just created.

  To Uninstall ScionPC

To uninstall ScionPC, simply delete the folder containing the program and associated files, and delete any desktop icon you created.

  FINAL NOTES

  1. ScionPC does NOT use the Windows Registry in any way. All settings are stored in a file named "ScionPC.ini" which is saved in the same folder as the program.
  2. ScionPC contains no spyware or other anti-social "nasties", nor does it contain any advertising.
  3. ScionPC runs happily from a USB flash-drive and will leave no traces behind on any host computer.

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