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Offline soymateofeo

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Promash?
« on: April 09, 2023, 06:11:25 pm »
Old guys!
Does anybody know who designed promash?  And does anybody still use it?  I moved on to beersmith but was just wondering about that program.

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Promash?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2023, 07:50:52 pm »
Jeff Donovan designed it. I think the last update was ‘03 or something.

I use BeerSmith 3 Mobile.
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2023, 03:49:40 am »
This old guy is still using Promash.  :)
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2023, 07:27:30 am »
Me too. I see no reason to change, yea, I am an old guy. I have been using it for 15 years and I know it well.


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Re: Promash?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2023, 08:40:49 am »
I had just started using Promash a year or two before it ended. It was a rather difficult program to use and I had stacks of printed instructions to do various things that I had found online at the time. Like the OP I ended up with Beersmith (another steep learning curve) and have stuck with that. If I remember correctly the developers wife was diagnosed with cancer and he shelved the software to focus on his family.
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2023, 08:45:28 am »
I still have the 3 floppy discs it came on, but I've been using beersmith for a long time.
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2023, 08:55:36 am »
I still use some of the functions it and I compare recipes written in other apps to see what they look like in PM. It's still capable, viable,software.
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2023, 12:37:00 am »
That's great.  I was at a lhbs and they had no idea what I was talking about.  I will have to dig it out and see if I can still use it. 

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Re: Promash?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2023, 07:30:25 pm »
I run Promash on an old laptop that I have.  I'm not sure that I could get it to run on the current Windows version.  Has anyone accomplished that?
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2023, 07:46:14 pm »
I run Promash on an old laptop that I have.  I'm not sure that I could get it to run on the current Windows version.  Has anyone accomplished that?

if it was running on XP, you could get a virtual OS like https://www.virtualbox.org/ and install win xp on a virtual partition if not use some simpler and newer virtual OS. im on linux and there are a multitude of programs to run windows programs under different windows versions.

the virtualbox thing sounds like a pain but if you are fairly competent with computers you could promash going after an XP install in 20 mins or so.

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Re: Promash?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2023, 04:21:31 am »
I run Promash on an old laptop that I have.  I'm not sure that I could get it to run on the current Windows version.  Has anyone accomplished that?

It runs fine under Windows 10, although when I upgraded to Win 10, the "help" function no longer works. I don't know how it would work under Win 11.
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2023, 07:20:52 am »
I run Promash on an old laptop that I have.  I'm not sure that I could get it to run on the current Windows version.  Has anyone accomplished that?

I haven't run it in forever but prompted by your post I just found it on my Windows 11 laptop. It started right up and seems to work fine.
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2023, 08:19:21 am »
I run Promash on an old laptop that I have.  I'm not sure that I could get it to run on the current Windows version.  Has anyone accomplished that?

I'm running it on Win10
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2023, 08:20:21 am »
I run Promash on an old laptop that I have.  I'm not sure that I could get it to run on the current Windows version.  Has anyone accomplished that?

It runs fine under Windows 10, although when I upgraded to Win 10, the "help" function no longer works. I don't know how it would work under Win 11.

Get a program called WinHelp32 and it will read the help files
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Re: Promash?
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2023, 10:15:23 am »
I run Promash on an old laptop that I have.  I'm not sure that I could get it to run on the current Windows version.  Has anyone accomplished that?

It runs fine under Windows 10, although when I upgraded to Win 10, the "help" function no longer works. I don't know how it would work under Win 11.

Get a program called WinHelp32 and it will read the help files

Thanks, I'll check that out.
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