Emu71 updated for the PIL-Box



#17

Hi, an update of my Emu71 emulator with support of the PIL-Box is now available on my site .

It was already possible to exchange program and data between Emu71 and a HP-71B by using the ILPer software and this is still the recommended method, but now Emu71 is also able to directly drive external HP-IL devices such as a HP3468 multimeter or a HP9114 drive.

J-F


#18

Thanks for new version!

#19

Merci beaucoup!

Mais... is it possible to link now your emu41 and emu71 to a "virtual" HP-IL? Or is it only possible using your PIL-Box? Which _is_ a must-have anyway I was told this WE.

Ciao.....Mike

#20

Thanks!

Comments/question:

  1. No problem working with OS/X, DOSBox, PILBox, 9114B. I just backed up my memory to physical disk.
  2. 9600 BPS. Slow. But it works.
  3. Does this indicate that there is no longer a commercial EMU71?

Thanks again for all your hard work.


#21

Indeed there is no more a registered version. A side effect of providing PIL-Box support is that the ISA board is also supported in the free version.

To Mike: data can be easily be shared between Emu41 and Emu71 by using the same hdrive1 file, for instance.

J-F


#22

Ok, downloaded and launched the emu71.

Get messages that the rom files that I put in the .ini file are not found as it starts up.

The rom images are in the same folder as the emu71 file that I am running in a command prompt window in XP.

The emu71.ini file contains:

; emu71.ini        Emu71 initialisation file
;
[MODULES]
; 10 softwired modules max., plus 1 hardwired module
; main RAM in port 0 only
; port(1-5) type(ROM,RAM,HRD) size(Ko) file
0 RAM 32 ram00.bin
1 ROM 16 hpilrom.bin
2 ROM 32 JPCF.BIN
3 ROM 32 symb.bin
4 ROM 32 math.bin
5 RAM 32 iram50.bin
;
[DEVICES]
DISPLAY
HDRIVE1
HDRIVE2
DOSLINK
LPRTER1

So...dumb question...what mistake have I made? I renamed the ROMs to the shorter names and even tried caps vs. no caps.


#23

Gene,

IIRC, the math Rom is MATHROM.BIN and not math.bin.

Did you rename it "math.bin" on purpose ?

And in your config, depending on your JPC Rom version, you may want to check the filename too: for example JPCROMF.BIN for the F revision.

Best

Etienne

Edited: 19 Apr 2010, 4:14 p.m.

#24

Gene,

Sorry for not reading your post thoroughly enough.

You state quite clearly that you did rename your Rom filenames.

So I cannot help further.

The only thing I can say:

This new version works for me with the original filenames as found on the Roms repository hosted by Jean-François.

Hope you can fix your issue.

Etienne

#25

Did you have the problem with the default ini file and ROM names?

Can you check that the "8.3" filenames are correct with a DIR /X at the command prompt?

I think someone already reported this, it was caused by a particular un-zip utility. Can you try to unzip with an other tool?

J-F


#26

Aha. The DIR /X suggestion pointed out the problem. Been a long time for me away from DOS.

Issue was that in windows the file extension was not showing...so stupid OSX Mac guy that I was... I added .bin to the filename. So, the filename to DOS was Math.bin.bin.

Ha.

Loaded now. Thank you.

#27

Dacord, I did read your description. But I wanted to go a step further, for example put your emu41 with the 'Devil-ROM' in a IL to monitor the IL-commands. BTW, this is the only condition when the HP-41 is not the controler of the IL.

To be more precise: may I use the ILPer without PIBox (which I do not have yet), together with emu41 *and* one or more emu71? Or without emu41 and just one (or more) instances of emu71?

Ciao.....Mike


#28

ILPer is to be used only with the PIL-Box. An external HP-IL controller (41, 71, 75) can communicate with several instances of Emu41 and Emu71 by using a commun disc image file but no way to build a virtual HP-IL connection between Emu41 and Emu71.

J-F


#29

Merci!

My idea just was to have everything virtual.


#30

There might be a way with software like com0com which provides virtual com ports that are linked together. If they are seen by Emu71 and/or Emu41 and can be used as a PILbox substitute, it might work.


#31

That may actually work. Unless, EMU41/EMU71 for the PIL-Box sends something to the PIL-Box that is unique to the PIL-Box (e.g. some type of reset) that must be acknowledged. I've use com0com to have different EMU48 sessions communicate. I also used it for this project: http://sense.net/~egan/virtual82240b/. Good stuff.

#32

I thoght about this too but did not test it yet. IIRC Christoph Giesselink once mentioned it to link an emulated calculator running under Emu48 to the host. That I tried and failed as 'my' WinXP did not like com0com too much it seemed to me. I will give it an other try on Win7 Starter ...fun ...joke ...

Ciao.....Mike


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