I did it! I made a circuit and I got it to run. I have returned back to Berkeley's 3f5 spice. Using cspice I can input the file circuit.txt:
My first circuit
vcc high 0 dc 10
r1 high bw 3
r2 bw 0 4
This is a very simple circuit with 10v going to a 3 ohm resistor and then a 4 ohm resistor and then back to ground. 10v -- 4ohm -- 3ohm -- gnd
I run this simulation with this command on Windows: cspice.exe < circuit.txt
This results in actual output! Much of this I learned from Berkeley's documentation at http://bwrc.eecs.berkeley.edu/classes/IcBook/SPICE/ under Interactive User Guide. I also referenced Kevin Cosgrove's article 'Analyzing Circuits with SPICE on Linux' at http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/2169.
I am not anywhere near the point of running spice to do transient analyses. I only want very simplistic static results of basic digital circuits. This is what I now feel confident that I can do.