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:
To use the ClicRT module you may follow these steps:
- Convert the activity package to the compact (PCC) format, using
the ClicPac utility.
- 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.
- Download the ZIP file corresponding to the language you want to
use, and extract all the files into the folder created in the previous
- 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
- 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:
C:\CLIC\ACT\TEST>COPY /B CLICRT.EXE+TEST.PCC
- Test if the created file TEST.EXE works properly.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
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
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
- 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:
- You must communicate the contents of the publication you plan
to create to the author.
- 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.