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Emulate LPT1 Dongle for VM?

Discussion in 'Gadget Analysis' started by boltsinneck, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. boltsinneck

    boltsinneck New Member

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    I have an old CNC machining program that runs in DOS or on Windows 98. It uses a parallel port dongle for security. To make a long story short, I need to run this program on a virtual machine now, which doesn't seem to see the parallel port dongle. I need to emulate the dongle or crack the program so that it runs without the dongle on a virtual W95 machine.
    The manufacturer of the software no longer offers support for this very old program, so I can't even get the dongle converted to USB (which would also require some re-writing in the program for where to look for the dongle).
    It is a Maim IC Dallas dongle.
    Can anybody help me?
     
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    boltsinneck New Member

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    I made a typo:
    "I need to emulate the dongle or crack the program so that it runs without the dongle on a virtual W95 machine."
    That should be:
    " on a virtual W98 machine."
     
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    novatop New Member

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    In the maxim-ic . com page.

    Code:
    /products/ibutton/software/tmex/download_drivers.cfm
    you can download drivers for older microsoft 32 bits OS.

    Good luck

    novatop
     

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