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Argus 4.2 - Download

You can do a complete installation of Argus 4.2 on your computer directly from this page.

When installed, the program can be used in a limited mode meaning, that the radix has to be year 2010. To have it work fully functionally, you need to insert a few pieces of license info into the programs registration box.

A free four-week license is available, just send us an email with your name and address:

A full unlimited license can be ordered using the order form (click price list). You can pay by credit card.

To install the program, just click the install link below and choose RUN when the dialog appears asking if you will open or save to disk. When the download is ready the installation starts automatically, just follow the instructions.

To save the installer, choose SAVE instead of RUN after clicking the install link. You may the save to an USB-stick, an external drive or burn the installer to a CDROM if you need to install to another computer with no internet access.

The manual can be opened by clicking the second link below. If you don't have a PDF reader on your computer, you can download Adobe Reader from www.adobe.com. Anyway all the manual info is also in the programs help system.

INSTALL ARGUS 4.2 (size 6 Mb - revision 22)

ARGUS 4.2 User manual (PDF format)

Follow-up: Argus 4.2 gets minor fixes as we receive feedback from users. To see, what has been changed over time, you can have a look at the Revision-history.

To upgrade, just reinstall the program from the link above, your data and setting are not changed. If you current version is before 4.2 however, you may need to pay an upgrade license fee.


Earlier versions

The first Argus (ver 3) appeard in 1995. Argus 4.0 was first shipped in 2005. If you are an existing user of one of these versions and you don't want to upgrade, you may still download these older version or the manuals by clicking the download links below.

Argus 4.0 install (Size: 2.7 Mbytes)

Argus 4.0 Revision 13 patch install (792 kB)

Argus 4.0 User manual (PDF-format)

Argus 3 install (Size: 2.3 Mbytes)

Argus 3 revision 28 patch install

Argus 3 user manual (PDF-format)

Notes:

ARGUS 4 REVISION 13 patch : Minor corrections and adjustments of the program means, that from time to time new revisions of the program will appear. Your current revision number is visible on the programs titlebar just after "Argus 4.0". To see what is changed in the different revisions, click here:

Revision-history

A revision like this can be downloaded by clicking the link and select "open" from the download menu. The Argus program must be closed while you install the upgrade.

The installation is automatic, but will ask you if you wish to install in the default C:\ARGUS4 folder, which is where Argus is normally installed. So just click "next" unless you specifically know, that you last time installed Argus 4 in a different folder. This installation is just a patch replacing the "engine" of the program. It will not change your data or preferences.

If you are'nt sure, where your previous installation of Argus was placed, try clicking the EE-icon on your windows desktop with the right-mouse-button, and select "properties". This will show you the path to where Argus is placed in the file-tree.

When successfully installed, you can then open the program and check the title bar to assure, that in now says revision 13.

Argus 3 (for existing users) If you are already using Argus 3 and need a replacement or an upgrade, you can use this download. This way you can get a complete fresh installation. You do risk to overwrite your existing data, even if the installer will ask you before doing so. When installed, you will need to insert your personal registration data, which you received when you originally purchased the program. If you have lost this data, send us an email for a replacement.

Argus 3 revision 28 patch This is a simpler upgrade (revision 28) which just patches your existing version with a new kernel, and you will not risk your data. If you are in doubt, you should use this first.

You must have an existing installation of ARGUS 3.1 installed to be able to use the downloadable upgrade.

To upgrade, just click the link above: "revision28 patch install". The download dialog will then ask you if you want to open or save on disk. The easiest is just to open. Dependant on your internet connection, this will take up to a few minutes. When opened, a confirmation popup will ask you if it is OK to install to C:\ARGUS. Unless you specifically have installed Argus elsewhere, just click OK. The installation itself takes only a few seconds, after you have confirmed to the operating system, that you REALLY wants to run this file.

Now start your Argus as usual and make sure, that the title bar shows PCA ARGUS 3.1-28 followed by your serial number and license name

Updating the PCA.EXE from a revision before 21 (you can see the rev.no in the Argus Help | about-box) will need an additional user number for the registration, before the program will run properly. If the program after a minute or so produces a "control code wrong" message, you need a new user ID. Just write us an email quoting your current info box information, especially: User name, Serial number and "Features" list. We will then provide the control code needed, which you just need to enter into the info-box.



SWISS EPHEMERIS

Swiss Ephemeris is an ultra-precise planetary positions engine, which is integrated in Argus. There is, however an expanded table-based version, which you may download here. It takes up approx 35 Mbytes of your harddisk. The two scripts: ephgenx and ephgeny, bundled with Argus 4.2, which calculate tables for some of the new planets and a few asteroids, Lilith etc, will need the expanded Swiss Ephemeris to be installed.

The advantages are:

Unless you need the extra planet table calculations or the extra precision, Argus will run okay and still very precise without the expanded ephemeris.

The installation will propose to place the Swiss Ephemeris in the folder C:\SWEPH. If Argus is also installed on the C: drive it will look for Swiss Ephemeris there.

INSTALL SWISS EPHEMERIS


Accessories

ARGUS accessories, interpretations and modules

These downloads are for existing Argus users. You should save the downloaded stuff to your ARGUS directory. Large files are compressed to .exe files. In that case, you will need to run the exe-file clicking it, so that its components can be unpacked.

PERSONAL COSMIC MIRROR 1

The PERSONAL COSMIC MIRROR intepretation plugin will allow Argus to produce an advanced natal report with statements based on multiple chart factors, attempting to make a real synthesis. This report is more readable by non-astrologers, having less contradicting statements than ordinary factor-by-factor analysis.

The user instructions are accessible below, just click the link and print it out, it will also give you instructions for download and installation of the plugin.

PCMENG.EXE (Personal Cosmic Mirror)
Personal Cosmic Mirror download instructions Argus 3
Personal Cosmic Mirror download instructions Argus 4

Clicking the manual will open it directly in your browser window. You can then save it to your desktop using FILE and SAVE AS, or even better: print it out.

NATAL REPORT

The Natal Report plugin will allow Argus to produce a basic chart factor by chart factor interpretation of your birthchart.

The user instructions areaccessible below, just click the link and print it out, it will also give you instructions for download and installation of the plugin.

NATAL.EXE (Character Profile)
Natal Report download instruction Argus 3
Natal Report download instruction Argus 4

Clicking the manual will open it directly in your browser window. You can then save it to your desktop using FILE and SAVE AS, or even better: print it out.

FORECASTER

The Forecaster plugin will allow Argus to produce a forecast for a month or a year based on the unique Argus dynamic graphic aspects.

The user instructions are accessible below, just click the link and print it out, it will also give you instructions for download and installation of the plugin.

FORECAST.EXE (Forecaster)
Forecaster download instruction Argus 3
Forecaster download instruction Argus 4

Clicking the manual will open it directly in your browser window. You can then save it to your desktop using FILE and SAVE AS, or even better: print it out.

Utility XLI script files:

When downloaded to your ARGUS directory, you run these modules with File | XLI | XLI-Menu and select the module.

Script Language (XLI) documentation

If you have some programming experience, you may want to experiment with writing your own modules or interpretations. The Scripting language lets you set up menus, write your own interpretations, print out astrological information, calculate, draw or graph in your own personal layout.

The handbook was originally written for the DOS version, but has been upd

ated to cover the windows features added with Argus. The first part is general information with examples, and the second part is a complete library function reference also with examples.

XLI MANUAL (340 kb PDF format)