|You can download and install Vista for a 30 day trial, just click on the link below and then follow the directions for a quick installation.
If you are a registered or company licensed user, your previous registration will be valid after any updates. See below for details.
Click for Vista V1.27 - November 06, 2012
1.8 Meg self-installing exec - for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 & 8 (32 bit and 64 bit versions)
Note: Do not install V1.27 on top of V1.24 - instead, use the default installation directory.
What's new with V1.27?
Latest Updates Being Tested
Please see the Blog entry for details about the latest updates.
Click here for previous versions
Vista for the first time
The Setup routine
creates 2 Vista icons. Run the one named
"Vista" when you want the Connect Window
to appear so you can type in your host
name or address. The second, named
"Vista Standard" will attempt
to automatically connect to the last used
host, without showing the Connect Window.
Use this once you've established a host
The initial key
layout is similar to IBM's 3270 emulator.
You may need to run the Key Editor
early on so you'll feel more comfortable
with the product. Start the Key Editor
(Options/Keyboard Edit) and press the
Help button on the resulting window for a
quick description of how to change keys.
And feel free to contact me at the
address below if you have problems or
| Installing V1.24 over a previous
release of V1.24
You might want to
backup your previous version. All files
needed by Vista are contained in the
Vista directory - so a complete backup
should be easy.
Make sure any
previous release Vista windows are closed
before starting the maintenance
installation. Normally there is no need
to reboot your PC after installation if
all Vista windows are closed first.
However, if you do have trouble after a
re-install, please try a PC reboot if
Just follow the
instructions listed above as if this was
a first time install. It's best to
re-install the updated version on
top of your previous Vista
directory. The Setup process knows to
keep files previously modified by the
user (such as session and keyboard
changes), so your previous tailoring
won't be lost.
users (which do not require
shareware-style registration codes) must
install on top of your previous release,
or the program may think it is running as
a trial (contact me for more information
| Installing V1.27 with your old V1.24 settings
V1.27 installs into totally separate directories than V1.24. This allows you to have both versions installed at once and keep everything separate, but it also means that your prior settings (key edits, options, host names, etc.) will not be automatically implemented when you install V1.27.
If you used the defaults, you should have these directories for the various setting files:
V1.24 - c:\Program Files\Vista32
V1.27 - My Documents\TomBrennanSoftware\VistaTN3270
- You can copy your setting files from the V1.24 directory to the V1.27 user directory, and the first time you use those setting files, they will be converted to the V1.27 format. Depending on your needs, you might want to copy:
*.SES - session options and settings
*.KEY - keyboard modifications
*.BAR - toolbar modifications
*.PAD - keypad modifications
- And if you have any macro modifications, you'll need to copy the contents of the macros subdirectory from the old V1.24 location to the new one.
- In V1.24 the host names and IP addresses are stored in c:\windows\vista.ini. You can copy that INI file to your V1.27 VistaTN3270 directory too, rather than type in host names all over again.
- You'll need to click the Help/Enter-Registration-Code menu option and enter your V1.24 registration name and code after V1.27 installation. If you don't have your old registration e-mail, just send me a note.