From: Marko Mäkelä (marko.makela_at_hut.fi)
Date: 2006-08-28 08:41:26
On Sun, Aug 27, 2006 at 06:29:46PM -0700, Cameron Kaiser wrote: > > I have one dongle, used by a compiled BASIC program on the PET. > > I removed the protection with the help of VICE. It wasn't trivial, > > because the compiled BASIC code was a mess. Also, the program computed > > a checksum over itself. Anyway, I succeeded, and I got the PET, printer > > and disk drive for my effort. The company now uses the program on a PC > > running VICE. > > I'm curious -- what was the nature of the program? They sure wanted to > get it running quite badly, it sounds. I may have mentioned that 4-5 years ago, when I removed the protection. It is an apparently Finnish program, "Valmisbetoni", for computing mixtures of concrete. They told me that the program is used a few times per year when they get a new load of raw materials, with slightly different parameters. It could probably be ported to a spreadsheet program fairly easily (if there had been clear documentation, that is). Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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