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Kevin Horton
12-14-2009, 07:50 AM
My first Prop should arrive next week. I can hardly wait. :)

I note that the Propeller Tutorial that used to reside in the Propeller Manual has been moved to the Prop Tool. I will be doing the majority of my Prop learning on computers that cannot run the Prop Tool (OS X and Linux boxes). I'll use bst instead of the Prop Tool (thanks Brad). But, I'd like to run through the tutorial to help me learn the ins and outs of the Prop CPU. Is the version of the tutorial that is in the latest Prop Tool identical to the one in version 1.01 of the Prop Manual? If not, can anyone point me to a place to download the current version of the tutorial?


Kevin Horton
Ottawa, Canada

Erik Friesen
12-14-2009, 09:30 AM
My brother has successfully run the propeller tool on a virtual machine, and got the usb to work inside of it. I'll get you more info if you are interested.

Bob Lawrence (VE1RLL)
12-14-2009, 09:47 AM
You could open the files on Linux with a little extra work. If you go to " whatever the path is to your Propeller Tool install folder"

for example: C:/Program Files/Parallax Inc/Propeller Tool v1.2.7/Help/Content/SpinTutorTopics/SpinLesson01/Spin1-Concept.htm

You will see that the files are html. You can copy the complete "SpinTutorTopics" folder to your OS X and/or Linux boxes. The HTML pages will open up on through your web browser. All of the links may not work but you could open the pages one at a time or edit some of the HTML code to get the links working. You could also convert the HTML pages to PDF's.

12-14-2009, 10:25 AM
I believe that Parallax will shortly post a zip archive of the tutorials and the library on the download page to allow non-windows users to access them.

You could also install the Propeller Tool using WINE, copy off the files and then delete it. The installer runs ok.

If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got.

Kevin Horton
12-14-2009, 06:35 PM
Thanks guys. I should have looked around in the Prop Tools install I made on the one machine that can run Windows. I'll pull the html files out of there.

Kevin Horton
Ottawa, Canada