As expected, SCAL3 is NOT compatible with the Cricut… ProvoCraft (maker of the Cricut) is starting much the same nonsense with CraftEdge (maker of Sure Cuts A Lot) as they did with the Make-the-Cut maker!!
In my opinion, ProvoCraft should recognize that the makers of SCAL and MTC have allowed ProvoCraft to sell more Cricuts – I would have never bought a Cricut if there wasn’t software out there that made it so we didn’t have to buy a bunch of expensive cartridges!!
At least I have past versions of both software titles’ installation files backed up on my pc – they can’t take away MY freedom 🙂
Here’s the scoop on SCAL: http://www.svgcuts.com/blog/2011/04/16/sure-cuts-a-lot-3/ (this page includes a good list of machines that do work with SCAL – if my Cricut ever breaks, I’ll definitely be switching the type of machine I’m using. ProvoCraft is really making a big mistake!!) Here’s a cool podcast from SVGCuts that talks about a couple of other cutting machines: http://www.svgcuts.com/blog/2011/04/22/black-cat-pazzle-penny-duncan/
Here’s the scoop on MTC (my thoughts and a link to more info on the MTC forum): http://cuttingcrazy.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/mtc-news-make-the-cut-is-no-longer-compatible-with-the-cricut/