I am thinking you may try EMU again - it is free to use but with some restrictions, however it should be enough to try and estimate. At least now I am not facing with bugs and crashes. But if you will face them - you may send logs here, would be interesting to read and who knows, maybe we could help you to resolve them.
As for the show data, not sure, but I don't think you can transfer, but you may try of course.
Thinking about trying out Emu….not overly happy about hiring software though…
What are your experiences with it?can I transfer my DMXIS show data across to it?
is it reliable? reliable to use live?I tried it when it first came out but it was very buggy and crashed a lot…..