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Calculations DLL Download
For users of AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter, version 8.5, a corrected version of the calculations DLL started shipping as of May 26, 2014. The update fixes a problem where the position of Chiron for the years 1950 to 2100 could be several minutes or even several degrees wrong. This started happening as of the HSC6032.DLL file dated March 28, 2014. There is no advantage to getting this download if your AstrolDeluxe program is earlier, such as version 8.4. The new version DLL added declination calculations for the 80 additional asteroids, calculations which are only used by the Local Space Maps that are new with version 8.5. For users of AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter, versions 4 through 8.2, a corrected version of the transits DLL started shipping as of December 17, 2012. The update fixes a rare problem that in some cases could cause missing transits in the chronological transits list after a transiting planet changes direction. This only happened for certain charts, but when it did, it could also make the calculation seem sluggish.

Users of AstrolDeluxe versions 4 through 8.5 can download these updates by getting the HSDLL8.EXE file, running it, and selecting its option to Unzip to your \winastro application directory. Do not download this fix if you have a 32-bit version 4 program which dates to before August 25, 1998.

Click to download the self-extracting version of the new program DLLs. When you run the self-extracting program, it will give you an Unzip button and suggest extracting the included transit and calculation DLL files to the c:\winastro folder, which is the AstrolDeluxe default. You can change the destination folder if you know your AstrolDeluxe application folder to be other than the default c:\winastro.

Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 News
Halloran Software is now shipping the completely Vista- and Windows 7-compatible version 8 AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter astrology software all on a CD. See http://www.halloran.com/dlr8.htm. But if you get an error the first time that you try to run earlier program versions under Windows Vista, right click on the icon for the astrology program and select Run as Administrator. Try this if you get error 75, Path/File Access Error, when you go to open a saved chart. You just have to do this once.

Version 8 replaces the WinHelp manual with the HTML Help that Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 prefer (the Trouble-shooting section of the winast32.chm manual has been completely updated, so look there first if you are having any problem). But if you are running an older AstrolDeluxe version, which came with winast32.hlp, and you have Vista or Windows 7, here are the links to download the 32-bit and 64-bit Help engines from Microsoft's web-site. For Vista, visit


For Windows 7, visit


Also on the CD, you may notice a folder called EditInterpretationsForComputersWithOneGigOrMoreOfRAM. You can run the setup.exe in this folder in order to be able to edit interpretations on a computer with 1 Gigabyte or more of RAM memory.

Version 8 fixes the problem where users with 64-bit Vista or 64-bit Windows 7 could sometimes find that the CD autoplay program would not start. They got a system registry error message and didn't get the autoplay screen with the Saturn picture and the button choices to Install AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter and Install Add-Ons. If the Autoplay program does not start, you can bypass it by right-clicking on the CD drive icon and selecting Explore. Then scroll down to and run the setup.exe. I completely updated the Troubleshooting Section of the version 8 manual, saying how to overcome various problems or issues specific to your computer.

If you have any trouble in Windows 7, you can open the Program Compatibility troubleshooter by right-clicking a program's icon or shortcut and then clicking Troubleshoot compatibility. If part of a caption is cut off on the Natal Information screen, here is a page of solutions.

If you have 64-bit Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 and want to run the hobbyist-level Astrology for Windows program, version 3 of that program is finally available for download. It works on both 32-bit and 64-bit computers. See the Astrology for Windows description.

Add a collection of 30 more asteroids, including trans-Neptunian objects, to the 53 that come with version 8 of AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter. To see the names of the 53 included asteroids, click here. To see the names of the 30 asteroids/objects which the download will add to your program, click here. The files for Sedna (90377) come on the version 8 CD. All of these objects will be calculated to one-minute accuracy for the time period 1800 A.D. to 2100 A.D when you click on Display, Asteroids. The Research module towards the end of the Options menu now lets you find charts that have a particular asteroid in aspect to a planet in your collection of saved charts, including the famous32.cht file of 5100 famous charts (search is on the Search Two tab, By Aspect).

Click to download the self-extracting collection of 30 additional asteroids. When you run the self-extracting program, it will give you the opportunity to unzip the collection into the c:\winastro\asteroid\ folder on your hard disk.

The KidZone and KidZone with Sun/Moon natal interpretation sets were missing sign placement delineations for Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries and Taurus, and Neptune in Pisces. You can download a program that will add the four missing delineations to your old versions 1 and 2 child natal interpretation set (the adult natal interpretation sets already have these delineations and so do the version 3 KidZone Combo interpretations). To update your KidZone interpretation file, download and run this file and click on its Unzip button.

There is a time zones update for the PC Atlas that is bundled with versions 7 and 8 of AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter. We can thank programmer Ray White at Astrolabe for creating this update. It corrects some errors and tries to extend the time changes into the future at least until 2015. To update the PC Atlas timezone histories from versions 7 and 8 of AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter, apply this compressed executable file. If you have version 8.1 or 8.2 of AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter then you do not need this download.

I have gotten a report that the above update also successfully updated the time zone changes tables in the older PC Atlas that is bundled with versions 6.0 - 6.3 of AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter. At the bottom of your ACS Atlas Lookup form in AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter there is a Table button that will let you see all the past and future time zone changes for any selected location.

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