linChief

Chief Architect 10 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

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Just wanted to share some installation instructions for the older Chief Architect 10 on newer Windows OS, including Windows 10 without using a virtual machine.

 

The instructions are the same for each OS.

 

Here are the steps to follow to install Chief Architect 10:

1.  Install Chief 10 normally

    Note: during the install it will complain about not being able to install the Aladdin Device driver - just click OK.

2.  Download and install the Chief Architect 10.08b Full Update for Windows Vista (works with Windows 7/8/10)
     http://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/updates/update10fhist.html

    

    Note: during the update it will complain about not being able to install the Aladdin Device driver just click ok.

3. A) Download and install the following HASP USB Key driver.

    Sentinel HASP/LDK - Windows GUI Run-time Installer – required for HASP4 API older than v8.0
    http://sentinelcustomer.safenet-inc.com/DownloadNotice.aspx?dID=8589947119

 

3. B)Optional - One user had a standalone key (Gray Label), that said "SafeNet Sentinel" on it and had to download and install a different USB Key driver:

 

Sentinel Driver     v7.5.9     Sentinel SuperPro, UltraPro SentinelPro, SHK From:
ftp://ftp.cis-app.com/pub/hasp/Sentinel_Legacy/SPI/Sentinel-System-Driver-Installer-7.5.9_Windows.zip

 

4. Finish installation on first run of Chief - Right-click on Chief Architect 10 icon and choose "run as administrator".

    Note: Right-click on the Chief icon and choosing to "run as administrator" for first run, this is not needed after finishing setup during the first run.

5. If it asks you when it starts up to check for updates for Chief, select No or Cancel since we've already done that by downloading the latest (and last) update for Cheif 10 in step 2 above.

 

Enjoy your version of Chief Architect 10 on Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 7.

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I'm going to get my son playing with ver 10 now!! Maybe he will learn like he has Minecraft, seriously that game is for kids like us.

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Thank you very much! I was afraid to experiencing issues with Windows 10 upgrade, but I did it. Chief 10 works quite well. The only thing is 3D renderings don't export. I get plan views instead.  I didn't reinstall Chief after the upgrade to win 10. Maybe I should.

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to export a picture JPG, etc., you must export as "export picture", works for me.

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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2016 at 0:21 PM, linChief said:

Just wanted to share some installation instructions for the older Chief Architect 10 on newer Windows OS, including Windows 10 without using a virtual machine

Thanks for the info. This process worked well. I opened and worked with my Chief 10 on Windows 10. However, I did find that my 3D views were significantly slower than my old CPU operating on XP. Any thoughts?

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