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Help with 71emu
Message #1 Posted by Chuck on 30 Aug 2007, 7:27 p.m.

Since it doesn't look like I can compete with the daft ebayers for an actual 71B, I decided to install 71emu on to my trusty 200LX. Well, ... it works.... but what the heck do I do now? Can anyone here point me to some helpful sites for using the 71emu. I've searched around, and found a few programs to "load" (how?) but no real help to get started. It's most likely that one should start with an actual 71B, then to the 71emu, not visa-versa. Any suggestions?


Re: Help with 71emu
Message #2 Posted by Egan Ford on 30 Aug 2007, 9:12 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Chuck

I started with EMU71 before getting a 71B. I would recommend that others do as well. Running EMU71 on Windows or Linux/DOSEMU allows for cut/paste to load up programs easily.

If you have a 71B the most effective way is HP-IL.

Your worse case scenario is to type it in.

I have not use EMU71 for the 200LX, but assuming it has emulated HP-IL support you have a few options:

  1. Install EMU71 on a Windows or Linux PC, cut/paste, then store to :HDRIVE1 (virtual floppy drive). Then copy the virtual floppy drive to your LX200.
  2. Copy the source as a text file to your LX200. Add EOF to the end and save as emu_in.dat in your EMU71 directory. Then type:
    20 DIM A$[100]
    35 PURGE F$
    50 ASSIGN #1 TO F$
    70 DISP A$
    80 PRINT #1;A$
    90 GOTO 60
    Save as DOS2TXT, then run it.
  3. Type it in.
  4. I have not done this, but you may be able to do a serial to serial transfer from PC running EMU71.
Re: Help with 71emu
Message #3 Posted by Pal G. on 30 Aug 2007, 11:15 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Chuck


You want a good cry? Have a look Item 31 on the list of HHC 2006 door prizes.

When I saw that I could not believe my eyes. And I'm not even a collector! I just like BASIC, and hp calcs.

Regards, Pal

[edited with advance formatting technique to make url clicky..]

Edited: 30 Aug 2007, 11:17 p.m.

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