ZET - Astrology Software
ZET 8 Lite freeware
ZET 8 Professional
Latest release: 183a of 31 October 2010
To install ZET 8 Lite in your computer:
Download ZET 8 Lite installer, release 183a of 31 October 2010,
11 MB in size:
or, if have a problem with True Type Font installation:
Download file of upgrades:
- upd140823.rar --
Atlas of cities and time zones tables update of 23.08.2014, 385 295 bytes
- tzt140929.rar --
time zones tables update of 29.09.2014, 134 300 bytes
Save these files. If you have a slow or unreliable connection, check that the downloaded file's size is correct
(Windows's "Properties" menu item for the file).
Run the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
The default installation path is C:\Program Files\ZET 8\.
With Windows Vista or Windows 7 do not use system folder
Program Files (x86), but use e.g. D:\ZET 8\.
This may be changed if you require a different path.
If you have ZET 7, it is not necessary to install ZET 8 over it
in the ZET 7 folder - this is not an upgrade, but a different program.
The program is about ready to use.
With Windows Vista or Windows 7 you should to run ZET in administrator mode. To set this mode:
- open menu of ZET shortcut on a desktop (right mouse click),
- choose "Properties" item,
- choose "Shortcut" tab,
- click "Advanced" button,
- check on "Run as administrator" option,
- click "OK" twice.
Run it from the "ZET 8" shortcut on the Desktop.
Do not use ZET in maximized mode with Windows Vista or Windows 7, it dramatically reduces
computer speed (but the full-screen mode is allowed).
If still problem, shot the "User Account Control" Windows tool.
If your computer have an Anti-Virus Scaner or FireWall checking an Internet
connection, then "zet.exe" application, "zaytsev.com" and "astrozet.net" domains,
which used while
auto-update, should be listed in acception area of these programs.
If ZET starts with "Error #13" message, then setup ZET "Compatibility with Windows 95" mode.
See ZET shortcut, invoke popup menu, choose Properties, Compatibility.
If the auto-update function do not work by any reason, you can do it manually
(see "Updating ZET 8 Lite to latest release" chapter below).
If you have ZET 7 on your computer,
you can import your existing databases, settings, etc into ZET 8.
The import facility is on the Settings menu: select "Import from ZET 7", and follow the instructions
of the import wizard.
You may need to adjust the size of chart elements.
See Chart Settings, "Size".
A TrueType font is automatically installed - see Chart Settings, "Fonts",
"TrueType Font" option. When selected, the correct glyphs for planets should display on the chart wheel.
If not, you will need to install the font manually as follows:
1. Open Windows Control Panel
2. Select "Fonts"
3. Select the "File" menu
4. Select "Install font..."
5. In the window which appears set the folder path to the ZET 8 installation folder
6. Select the line "WinstarTT", and click "OK"
You should now be able to use this font in the program.
If you wish, you can install additional files and utilities:
- ZET 8 sound files
- The Hipparcos star catalog
- Textures for planet surfaces
- Additional interpretation texts
- Additional Swiss Ephemeris files
- ZET astronomical photo-album
- ZET astrological art gallery
- Database converter
- Time Calculator
See "Additional Files" chapter below.
If default ZET icon for desktop do not satisfied your requirements, you may choose
any other icon displayed above.
How to check that ZET is working correctly
Set following event data:
14 May 1958, 1:30 (GMT+3), Moskva, Russia (55n45 37e35).
Set: Tropical Zodiac, ecliptical geocentric system,
Placidus houses, Mean Nodes (default settings). Include Chiron in the calculation.
Calculate the chart and compare the results with the ZET screenshot
and the screenshot at www.astro.com:
If anything is different, you may have a problem. If you cannot resolve it, e-mail me.
Backing-up your data and settings
Situations may arise in which it is necessary to transfer the program onto another computer, or
to restore it after reinstallation of the operating system, or to transfer data and settings
from an old version of the program to a new one. In these case, after installation of the latest distribution kit,
you will need to copy the following files and folders over from the back-up media. It is desirable
in any case to make back-up copies of these on a regular basis. (In the following list [ZET] stands for
the folder where ZET was installed):
If you have nodified any of the following files, you will need to transfer them:
- [ZET]\DBase\ folder with all files - Databases,
- [ZET]\CHist.ini file - History of calculations log,
- *.ini files from [ZET]\LANGUAGE\English\Config\ folder - ZET configuration files.
- Virtuals.lst file from [ZET]\LANGUAGE\English\ folder - the catalog of virtual objects,
- UserPro.lst file from [ZET]\LANGUAGE\English\ folder - the catalog of dual chart types,
- [ZET]\*.fnt files - ZET fonts,
- [ZET]\Asters.dat file - the catalog of asteroids (if you manually added
asteroids to it, instead of automatically scanning the Swiss folder),
- [ZET]\AsterFont.dat file - the glyphs for asteroids,
- [ZET]\StarFont.dat file - the glyphs for stars,
- Your own interpretation texts (*.txt files) in [ZET]\LANGUAGE\English\Txt\ folder,
- Orb tables (*.asp files) in [ZET]\ASPECTS\ folder.
Upgrading ZET Lite to professional Pro or Geo
You may read about professional ZET versions Pro and Geo at the
ZET features page.
To upgrade ZET to the required version:
||Purchase a Registration Key for the ZET version you require
(see the Registration page).
||Read the User Instruction for
installation of ZET Professional.
||Install the registration key according this Instruction.
||Install the professional upgrade as described above in the
"Updating ZET 8 to latest release" chapter, or professional installer.
||[Geo] Install a topographical map (optional).
You can install the following additional files:
When unzipping these files it is necessary to specify a path to the main ZET folder,
"C:\Program Files\ZET 8\".
"Calculator of Time" utility
The time calculator is a small program which converts
calendar dates to astronomical Julian Days and vice versa, and can also calculate
the difference between any two dates as a number of years, days, etc.
Download (197 KB).
"Database Converter" utility
The ZETDBC utility, version of 25 May 2007,
allows you to convert nativity data between the following file formats:
|Solar Fire (*.cht)
The facility to convert directly to Solar Fire format is not present.
Instead, to convert a database from ZET format to Solar Fire format,
you can first convert it to JigSaw format, and then use Solar Fire itself
to import the JigSaw file.