Only a demo of the older CactusBase v.2.75 can be downloaded here. The new
CactusBase Pro requires a large number of support files to provide the MS Jet
database engine that it uses which makes download unsuitable.
Although CactusBase Pro has changed considerably from the CactusBase v.2.75 we
have still provided the v.2.75 demo for download to allow some idea of what the
software is all about.
Download CactusBase 2.75 demo file:
NEW! CactusBase v.2.75 Demo
This file will take approximately 7 minutes to download at 28Kbp
This file will take approximately
1-2 minutes to download at 56kbp
What it does
The demo consists of zipped file which when unzipped and installed will
demonstrate most of the features of CactusBase v.2.75.
Works on Windows 3.1 and Windows 95/98 systems.
The demo is a fully working copy of all four databases that come with
The Main (Collection) Database for storing details on the plants in your
The Seed Raising Database for keeping records on your seed raising activities
The Literature Database for storing information on articles/illustrations/book
reviews/notes appearing all your Literature collection. CactusBase is supplied
with a comprehensive range of Literature modules indexing all the articles
and illustrations and book reviews appearing in most of the Worlds Cactus
& Succulent Journals (around 25,000 citations!). This demo is supplied
with a couple of the modules for demonstration purposes.
The Photographic Database for recording info on your photographic slide and
What it does not do
Downloading and Installing the Demo
Click on the Cbdemo.zip link above. Your Internet software should download
the file to somewhere on your disk.
Locate the cbdemo.zip file on your disk drive using File Manager or Explorer
and double click on it. The system should, if set up properly and if WinZip
is installed, unzip the file to a directory on your hard drive. If it doesn't
then get hold of WinZip and install it.
Locate where the file has unzipped to and locate the file called SETUP.EXE.
Run this file by double clicking on it.
The CactusBase demo will be installed to a location of your choice
(Default=C:\windows\Cbase) and a CactusBase icon should appear. Double click
on the CactusBase icon or locate the file CB4.exe in the directory you have
installed CactusBase to and run it.The CactusBase title screen should appear.
Click the left mouse button to pull up the file requester.
If you want to see the Main Database select DEMO.DAT
If you want the Seed Database select SEED.DAT
If you want the Literature Database go into the Modules Subdirectory and
select one of the DAT files stored there
If you want the Photo Database select PHOTO.DAT
Finding your way around the databases should not be too difficult even without
instructions. There are two files containing some details:
The full CactusBase package is supplied with a comprehensive manual.
Uninstalling the demo