Old copy of CUPL for DOS needed

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Old copy of CUPL for DOS needed

Post by Ezzio » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:56 am

Good morning everybody,

I am currently working on programming some old Signetics 82S100/PLS100 PLAs to fix a couple of Commodore computers that I own.

I found a freeware version of WinCUPL, but it doesn't support these older chips. I believe CUPL for DOS is now abandonware and I thought you could perhaps help me locate a copy of this software for DOS, which supports all these old integrated circuits. I saw there was a thread in this forum sometime ago about it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Yours,
Ezzio

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Re: Old copy of CUPL for DOS needed

Post by BigEd » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:48 am

I don't know the answer, but I did find this:
https://www.math.purdue.edu/~wilker/mis ... 001/DISK1/

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Re: Old copy of CUPL for DOS needed

Post by Ezzio » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:54 am

Thanks, BigEd!

I already downloaded that version and unfortunately it is missing in the CUPL.DL library the 82S100 and PLS100 definitions.

It seems like this copy was, for whatever reason, stripped-down to support only a couple of PALs.

I keep looking...

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Re: Old copy of CUPL for DOS needed

Post by daveejhitchins » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:51 pm

@Ezzio

I have a working copy of CUPL (not sure what version! Maybe Phill could let us know?) - tested by Phill (Prime). I Could 'loan' you the disc to make a copy or take an install - see below.

The only thing I'm worried about is it had a limited number of installs! It worked by keeping a count on the disc - IIRC on a track beyond 80! You could install and then uninstall - that would keep the number of installations. The way I got around this was to install it - do an HD image to tape - then uninstall it and recover the HD image from tape. I know Phill's done an install so you should be OK. Maybe there's a way round this today? Anyone any ideas?

It may be worth looking at it using ADI and making a copy with that? I currently don't have a set-up I could use, though.

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Re: Old copy of CUPL for DOS needed

Post by Ezzio » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:56 pm

Hi Dave H,

the way around is that you let me have an image of the floppy disks and I return to you a cracked version :D

I enjoy doing reverse engineering, so I can pretty surely deal with this limitation. From the way you described it, the protection seems pretty trivial.

Do you have a chance to make images of the disks you have? That would be awesome!

Yours,
Ezzio

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Re: Old copy of CUPL for DOS needed

Post by daveejhitchins » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:45 am

daveejhitchins wrote:@Ezzio

I currently don't have a set-up I could use, though.
But I could sent you the disc, if you have facilities to image it?

Just PM me your address, if you can image.

Dave H :D
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