I recently had to reinstall Windows and AVR Studio after upgrading to MacOs High Sierra and the process wasn’t completely straight forward, so I thought I’d do a write up for my own reference and maybe help a few others. In the post I also explain why I chose AVR Studio 4 running on Windows 10, rather than a more recent version of AVR Studio. All in all AVR Studio 4 works quite well - for a Windows program - once you get it set up.
The full post is here but in short:
- Download Virtualbox and the Virtualbox Guest Additions from Virtualbox.org
- Install Virtualbox onto your Mac
- Download and install Windows 10 within Virtualbox followed by the Virtualbox Guest Additions
- Download and install AVRStudio 4.18 and its Service Pack from Microchip.com
- Download and install WinAVR to get the GCC toolchain from Sourceforge
- Replace a dll within the WinAVR utils\bin subdirectory with a modified dll available here
After that everything should work! Hope this helps a few of you out there.
UPDATE: The author of the replacement dll has allowed me to host his dll. Please visit his site first but if you can’t find it you can get a copy here.