HP67 Emulator Completed



#2

I may have gone a little nuts on this, but it's addictive!

Since these two (HP-97 and HP-67) originally came in pairs, I had to complete the set.

They are both here

http://www.limpidfox.com

They interoperate exactly as the originals do. I've also added a "print program" feature to the HP-67 emulator so you can have a nice "pretty print" copy of your keyed-in programs.

Have fun!


#3

Hi!

Quote:
Have fun!

I would love to ... but unfortunately (or rather: fortunately?) I'm one of those happy Macintosh owners. Which means that I'm going to be stuck with my flesh and bones HP-67 and -97 forever :-) Unless you come up with a Java version of your emulators of course.

Greetings, Max

Edited: 15 July 2008, 3:22 a.m.


#4

Max,
That's a very fair possibility. C# to Java's not too much of a strech! I spent a lot of time in Java.

I think I might try taking a break for a while though - that darn sleep thing!

Cheers,
-Mike

#5

Nick Tamburri has a 67 emulator that runs on my I mac, google his name for site, Howard

#6

No problem if you have a MacIntel.

After many years using Windows and a year using Ubuntu (which is quiet nice) I bought a Macbook (didn't have enough money to buy a Pro). My family and me are rather happy with it but Macs aren't perfect, too. Compared to its price you get a lousy display and a keyboard that looks good but has its drawbacks in daily work. What is REALLY annoying is that Apple tries to make money everywhere.

I do not want to blame Apple; as I said I am quiet happy. But there is not the perfect system out there. Windows (XP), Ubuntu, and Apple/OS X all have their advantages and disadvantages. But fortunately, as many people are moving away from Windows, the competition between these systems is getting stronger, and we as users will benefit :-)

Happy computing (whatever OS you are using),

Juergen

#7

Hi, MikeO:

    Could you please explain what are the limitations in place for the "Evaluation" versions ?

    I was thinking of downloading them to test if some of my many complex, unpublished HP-67 programs from the '70s would run on it or not, with the idea of eventually publishing some of the best, but I need to know what the Evaluation versions will or won't allow me to do first.

Best regards from V.

#8

Valentin,

Quote:
Could you please explain what are the limitations in place for the "Evaluation" versions ?

The website says it's fully functional. And only costs you $16...

Edited: 15 July 2008, 4:56 a.m.

#9

Valentin,
The evaluation version is fully functional as-is - although, it does beg for money from time to time (for support and development).

The website has release notes and documentation. I try pretty hard to address issues through the email address on the site.

Thanks,
Mike

#10

MikeO,

the HP 67 Emulator (trial version) works nicely on my XP machine. The 97 crashes. Both were downloaded a coupla minutes ago. Any idea?


#11

George,

I'd be glad to chat offline about the 97 crash - my email address is on the website.

Thanks,
Mike

#12

Warning - It is addictive, the urge to complete your own virtual collection can be quite compelling!!

When I started I only wanted a replacement for my own HP33C but this is the result so far.

I haven't managed to run either of your emulators yet as I can't download and install the .NET runtime but the screen shots look very good - I really like the pretty print idea.

Mike T.


Edited: 15 July 2008, 5:49 a.m.


#13

Thanks Mike.
You're collection is great!

Regarding the addictive aspects, I think mine might tend towards targeting other platforms. I originally chose a platform that would reinforce me on the latest Microsoft technologies, in this case: dotnet 3.5 and Windows Presentation Framework. I've already had a few requests from Mac and Linux enthusiasts. Plenty of room for the addiction to grow!


Edited: 15 July 2008, 9:40 a.m.


#14

I rather like your HP67 screenshot, do the buttons 'move' as well?

I don't know about you but the GTK interface scares the willies out of me! I'd really like to be able to produce a Linux version of some of my simulations but currently it is just too hard.

Mike T.

Edited: 16 July 2008, 4:40 p.m. after one or more responses were posted


#15

Use http://www.wxwidgets.org/ next time. Then you can compile your code to the native widget set of any GUI.

#16

Hi Mike,
I opted for a graying out effect over the button - rather than movement. I may post an animation on the website. That might be fun.

#17

Mike,

I have a question. Is there an option to switch between key codes to mnemonics (a la HP41c) for program steps?

Namir

Edited: 16 July 2008, 4:02 a.m.


#18

Hi Namir,
If I understand the question, you'd like to see the key labels in the display instead of the key codes?

That would be a new one alright - it would kind of ruin the illusion though of the calculator's original behavior.

YOu can key in programs and print them - which provides a nice printout. You an also open the programs inthe HP97 and see them run in "trace" mode. Lot's of options.

-Mike


#19

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the tip. Using the 97 should work. I have both apps installed and I plan to send you a PayPal payment within next week after I return home.

I wrote an HP67 emulator a few years ago and it displayed mnemonics instead of keycodes. I wrote that application to include a rich set of additional commands to make the 67 on steroids!

Cheers,

Namir

#20

Quick note:
I updated the emulators to have nice icons now. Also fixed a problem that non-US locals were having.

-Mike

http://www.limpidfox.com


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