DM42 Simulator

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Walter
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DM42 Simulator

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I have searched this forum but couldn't find anything about it, so please allow me asking:

Is there a DM42 simulator (or emulator) you can run on a PC? And if true, where?

Of course, you can run Free42 on a PC but this is not the same, display-wise at least.
DM42 SN: 00041 β
WP 43S running on this device

HP-35, HP-45, ..., HP-35S, WP 34S, WP 31S, DM16L
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Re: DM42 Simulator

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No, there is no DM42 simulator. Free42 on all of it's various platforms offer functional parity, but none offer the same enhanced screen and other DM42-specific features found in the SETUP menu.
--bob p

DM42: β00071 & 00282, DM41X: β00071 & 00656, DM10L: 071/100
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Re: DM42 Simulator

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Thanks, Bob. Are there plans to close this gap?
DM42 SN: 00041 β
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Re: DM42 Simulator

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Walter wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:47 pm
Thanks, Bob. Are there plans to close this gap?
No, not as far as I know.

I don't speak for SM, but I can't imagine why they would do that, they're in the business of selling devices, and especially in this case, Free42 versions abound already on any platform one may want to use. Moreover, as DM42 is open source, any person with the proper skills could make a PC version, with the large/configurable screen, etc. I honestly expected someone to have done this by now.
--bob p

DM42: β00071 & 00282, DM41X: β00071 & 00656, DM10L: 071/100
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