MICRODEM is a microcomputer mapping program written by Professor Peter Guth of the Naval Academy.  The program is freeware; license is freely give to any user to freely use the program without any restriction whatsoever.

To get the program:

Update 64 Bit MICRODEM EXE (25 MB).   Use the "Save file as" or "Save target as" and Place in the MICRODEM directory (c:\microdem).      Browser may rename the file.  Watch for (1) or (n) in the file name, and rename back to microdem.exe

32 bit MICRODEM.

 For a short time, to support students with older computers, there will be a 32 bit version of the program.  You must do the full install, and then download the 32 bit EXE, add it to the directory with the 64 bit EXE. Then run that version.  It should be functionally equivalent, but multi-threading will probably be disabled because it has problems and it is not worth the effort to track them down.

Executing the installation program will create icons on the start menu and two directories:

The program  will create a log of program operations in the file 'microdem_debug_log.txt', in c:\microdem\logs;  the easiest way to get the file is to to open it from the Help menu while the program is still running. You must copy this file immediately after encountering an unexplained crash, because the file is overwritten every time you run the program. Send the file to me and I can better determine what caused the problem. The debug log is not complete, and I may have to add additional debugging messages to the program and have you repeat the error and send a new log until we can isolate the problem.

You can get data sets configured to work with MICRODEM.  We are moving the download of data to occur inside the program, which will automatically put the data sets in the correct locations.  See the documentation.

If you want to perform code archaeology, you can get the DOS source code from about 1995.


Last Update: 4/17/2018