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ClicRT: Runtime version of Clic 3.0

This is a limited version of Clic 3.0 that only displays packages of activities. With it, users can't create new activities or modify them.

It's useful for creating diskettes or CD-ROMs to be used in computers where Clic isn't installed.

The ClicRT utility is available in seven languages:

clicrtct.zip (156 Kb)
clicrtes.zip (146 Kb)
clicrteu.zip (157 Kb)
clicrtga.zip (146 Kb)
clicrten.zip (123 Kb)
clicrtfr.zip (155 Kb)
clicrtde.zip (155 Kb)

To use the ClicRT module you may follow these steps:

  1. Convert the activity package to the compact (PCC) format, using the ClicPac utility.
  2. Create a new folder where you will copy the PCC file and all the multimedia files used by the application. It's important to use a new folder and keep a copy of the original files in another place.
  3. Download the ZIP file corresponding to the language you want to use, and extract all the files into the folder created in the previous step.
  4. Open an MS-DOS window and go to the folder where the activity package is located. For example, if the package is in C:\CLIC\ACT\TEST you must write:

  5. Mix the files CLICRT.EXE and your package of activities into one new EXE file, using the COPY /B command. For example, if the name of the package is TEST.PCC you must write:

  6. Test if the created file TEST.EXE works properly.
  7. Delete the files CLICRT.EXE and TEST.PCC. Before doing this, be sure that you followed the instructions of step 2, because the EXE file can't be modified or decompacted. It's very important to keep a copy of the original PCC file in another folder.
  8. If your program doesn't use the Clic report system and doesn't need accessibility functions (big cursor, automatic cursor, etc) you can delete also the CLIC.INI file. If you plan to use any of these functions you must keep this file and modify their parameters as explained in the chapter "The CLIC.INI file" in the user's guide of Clic.
  9. Copy in the floppy disk or the CD-ROM all the files located in the folder created in step 2. In our example, if our program doesn't use multimedia resources, only two files will remain in the folder: TEST.EXE and BWCC.DLL. If your application uses multimedia files you must copy them to the floppy disk or CD-ROM.
  10. If you are creating a CD-ROM you can also create an AUTORUN.INF file that will automatically run the program when the disk is inserted in the CD unit. This file can be created using the Notepad utility, and has only four lines:

    label=Test application

    If you want a customized icon for your CD-ROM you can create it using a program like ImageEdit. Copy the .ICO file into the folder and change the line "icon" of AUTORUN.INF.

There is another way to use the ClicRT program: you can simply copy the CLICRT.EXE and BWCC.DLL files into the folder containing the PCC package and modify the "pac" line of CLIC.INI, leaving the initial semicolon and writing the name of the PCC file that must be activated. For example, in our case the CLIC.INI file will begin like this:


Using this system you have to distribute four files (CLICRT.EXE, CLIC.INI, BWCC.DLL and TEST.PCC) and not only two (TEST.EXE and BWCC.DLL), but it has the advantage of retaining the PCC file intact, allowing users to make modifications or adaptations.

The use of ClicRT has some limitations:

    • It's possible that users haven't installed the audio codecs MPEG-Layer3 and MSADPCM in their systems. When using ClicRT for distributing applications it's advisable to use WAV files without compression.
    • The Clic Help system is not available. The activities must be very intuitive.
    • ClicRT doesn't take in consideration the local configuration of Clic in the user's PC. This means that the report system and the user's preferences will not be activated, unless you indicate it in the CLIC.INI file near ClicRT.EXE.
    • The ClicRT module can be used in commercial applications with agreement of the following two terms:
      1. You must communicate the contents of the publication you plan to create to the author.
      2. The text "Application made with Clic" and the URL of the Clic website (http://www.xtec.cat/recursos/clic) must appear in the main screen and in the cover of the publication.
    • The author of Clic can't offer technical support to the final users of the applications made with ClicRT.

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