In order to transfer programs from this site to a Series-80 machine you need to use the following procedures. In the next paragraphs we will use the LIFUTIL.EXE program obtainable from the Museum of HP Calculators (MoHPC) to transfer the GETSAV program to an HP-87 with an external HP 9121 HP-IB drive compatible with 3 1/2-inch diskettes.
You need to obtain a double density diskette. Unlike the quad density diskettes used in most PCs today, the double density diskettes lack the hole opposite the Write-Protect tab. The HP 9121 will not recognize a quad density diskette because its floppy-detection sensor is located over that hole. The advise given in the various newsgroups is that the use of quad density diskettes in 9121 drives is not recommended. However, if a double density diskette is unavailable, by covering the hole with some adhesive tape we can convince the 9121 to accept a quad density floppy.
We then have to format the floppy. Assuming that the 9121 is configured as HP-IB device 0, we use the following command to format the floppy in the left-hand drive.
When the red access light on the 9121 left hand floppy drive goes off, the diskette is ready. We then take it to the PC and run the LIFUTIL program.
We select the "DOS to LIF" entry and enter the directory where the GETSAV program is located.
Note that we must specify the "DFS to LIF file type preserved" option before starting the transfer.
Once the file is on the floppy we take it back to the HP-87 and display its catalogue (using the CAT command). The entry corresponding to the GETSAV program should look like this:
[ Volume ]: xfer Name Type Bytes Recs GETSAV BPGM 256 6
Finally, load the binary program by executing the command:
This binary program allows BASIC programs to be stored as string data instead of in the computer's own interpreted code. It allows you to:
This binary program allows you to dump the graphics display to any of several graphics printers. This capability also exists on the Plotter ROM.
DUMP GRAPHICS [lower bound [, upper bound [, rotate [, printer type]]]]
These are the files on the tape supplied with the HP-85. It contains the programs described in the Standard Pac Manual. The collection also includes the binary data file used by the music editor program.
These are the files on the diskette of the Math Pac. The Math Pac Manual is also available.
These are all the files in the demo disk. To read the documentation load and run the CARDFILE program. When prompted for the desired action, press L (for Load file), and type DEMO DISC to read information about the demonstration programs on the diskette, or BINARIES for information on the binary (BPGM) utilities on the diskette.
MODCOM is a BASIC program that allows a Series-80 computer to operate as a data communications terminal. To start the program you need to run the following command:
Note that MODCOM requires that the HP 82950A modem is properly inserted in the computer. More information about the MODCOM and the IPBIN programs may be found in the HP82950A modem manual
IPBIN is a binary program that is automatically loaded by MODCOM.
HP-83/85 Games Applications Pac
HP-83/85 General Statistics Pac
HP-83/85 Graphics Presentations Pac
HP-83/85 Linear Programming Pac
HP-83/85 Regression Analysis Pac
HP-83/85 BASIC Training Pac
HP-83/85 Waveform Analysis Pac
HP-86/87 BASIC Training Pac
HP-83/85 Visicalc Pro
HP-86/87 Professional Communications Pac
HP-86/87 Visicalc PLUS
HP-86/87 Action Games
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