|Re: HP200LX's Calc under Win7|
Message #3 Posted by Bill (Smithville, NJ) on 23 Sept 2011, 10:10 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Mike (Stgt)
The connection pack called CPACK will work in most windows in a DOS Window. CPACK diplays exactly like the HP-200 screen and you can do eveything on it that you will do on a real 200lx, including all the features of the calculator. While it is NOT a windows application and displays as a realativey low quality resolution when compared to today's windows programs, it is very usable.
I have used CPACK to develop more complicated solver programs. Must easier to do than using a HP-19BII or HP-17BII. Once debugged, then I can transfer to the calculator.
As to Windows migrations, HP furnished a couple of Windows programs on their Omnibook computers:
HPCALC - This calcuator had many of the features of the calculator in the 200LX BUT it is missing the L() ad G() commands which are really required for more complex solver programs.
HPPIM - Phone Book and Calendar program that used the same data files as the HP_200LX so you could take the Phone Book from the Calculator and use it with HPPIM on a Windows machine and vice versa.
Just noticed that you mentioned Windows 7. HPPPIM and HPCALC should run in 32 bit Windows 7, but will not run in 64 bit windows 7. There may be a way around this.
You probally will need to run DOSBOX to get the CPACK to to run on a 64 bit windows.
<edit> I just tried CPACK200 on a Windows 7 64 bit and it ran fine in DOSBOX.
Edited: 23 Sept 2011, 12:19 p.m.