SCOUT downloads

New installation

Download the complete setup files using the link below. You will receive a zip-file with all required files and the proper folder structure.

  • SCOUT version 4.79 (complete setup files, download size about 105 MB, last update: 2018-11-19)

The download file scout.zip contains a folder SCOUT which must be copied to your PC. Avoid the Windows program folder – use something like c:\my_programs or simply c: so that the final SCOUT folder is c:\my_programs\SCOUT or c:\SCOUT. In order to run the program file scout.exe you need to copy a so-called passport file to the SCOUT folder. This file contains your SCOUT license.

If you don’t have a passport file yet and you are going to run the software with an activated license, click on scout.exe. The software will generate a small file with your activation information. Please send this file to us. We will return a passport file with your activated license.

If you have received a valid passport file from us please copy it now to the SCOUT directory. Then you can start scout.exe. The program will move the file to a user-specific application folder. In case you need to access that folder you can ask for its location in SCOUT with the menu command ‘?/Show location of passport file’.

In Windows 7 you can use a right-click on scout.exe to generate a taskbar icon or to create a start menu object for SCOUT. A double click on the start configuration start.sc2 gives you the opportunity to select scout.exe as the file that opens *.sc2 configuration files. All these actions should work without administrator rights.

If you are new to SCOUT please read the document below about your first SCOUT steps …


Updating an existing program version

Download the small setup file (program only) using the link below. You will receive a zip-file with the latest version of the executable program file scout.exe and (eventually) new DLL versions.

There are 2 versions of scout.exe in the zip file. They differ in the settings for the built-in OLE automation server. The ‘single instance’ version starts a new instance of SCOUT whenever a client creates a server object. This way you can work with several SCOUT servers running at the same time – they run independent of each other. If you use the ‘multiple instances’ version of SCOUT there is only one server running at a time. If a client creates a server object and SCOUT is running already (because it has been generated by another client, for example) then the running SCOUT instance becomes the server of the new client as well.

  • SCOUT version 4.81 (program only, download size about 14 MB,
    last update 2018-12-4)  If the zip file contains files other than scout.exe please copy the additional files to the SCOUT program folder as well. These files (like new DLL files) might be required to run the new version.

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Starting with object generation 3.88 you will need new DLLs. These are available here:

Using Windows Explorer, create a backup of your old program file, and copy the new version of the file into your SCOUT directory. If the zip file contains new DLL versions, backup your old ones and replace them by the new files.

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