Which begs me to ask, what was the "dongle" connected to?by Clippy (Login burger2227)
If you want the program to run anyhow, what was the need for the parallel port? Was the program communicating to something like a printer?
Today's new XP and NT computer OS's block access to any port anyhow! Plus most use USB printers now. Like a laptop does.
Apparently the only way to read data from the dongle was by reading the Status port (probably with INP(889) ) . Bi-directional parallel data ports (888) were relatively new in 1980.
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|Response Title||Author and Date|
|* He actually did that in his original post||qbguy on Mar 24|
|I know where my "Dongle" is connected! But I need something to connect to.||Clippy on Mar 24|
|dongle needs||DonaldG on Mar 27|
|You can fake the dongle being there but...........||Clippy on Mar 27|
|It is NOT THEFT||DonaldG on Mar 27|
|It is NOT THEFT part 2||DonaldG on Mar 27|
|OK, I get it. You can use VB6 to read the dongle values||Clippy on Mar 27|
|* nevermind||Clippy on Mar 27|
|GO AWAY||DonaldG on Mar 27|
|*Nobody has asked anyone to REWRITE the program||Artelius on Mar 27|