|Re: Source (Online) for 71/41 Programs|
Message #15 Posted by Les Wright on 3 June 2012, 6:14 p.m.,
in response to message #14 by John W Kercheval
John, for the HP41 this admittedly dated page covers some of options.
In the past, I have generated barcode with the hp41uc.exe utility, printed them in good enough quality on a cheap but decent laser printer, and scanned them with the wand. I still have a stack of barcode printouts even though I don't use them anymore.
Now, I use the excellent PIL-Box to read programs directly into the calculator over an HP-IL connection after I have converted text files to LIF format using the hp41uc utility.
There are other options. On Geir's page you will find some User Library solutions that Ángel and others have converted to MOD files (usable in the V41 emulator and other places) and ROM files that can be used in EMU41 or burned into a page in a Clonix-family module. I think there are other ways to collect user programs into a user-generated ROM file that can be burned to a Clonix-family module or transferred to a calc with some ability to read ROMs (i.e., with HEPAX or CCD) but I don't know much about it.
I have scratched the surface. The bottom line, at least for the HP41, is that you need some sort of transfer means, like HP-IL connectivity (nowadays usually provided via PIL-Box rather than the older ISA bus), or a writable ROM module like Clonix, NoVRAM, etc.