Have you tried running it in Virtual PC 2007?  See this page.  

It's free, but you may have to pay for some add-ons.

We run Virtual PC on a Pentium 3 and it runs like a slow 486!  Without 
even trying!  We are running an OS/2 WARP 3 machine (actually an 
IsoChrom) under Windows 2000.

There is a parallel port available because we print through it.  You use 
the one on the host computer and turn it on and off in the software.  I 
couldn't say whether it would be transparent enough for one of those 
Godforsaken dongles.


Jason Curtis wrote:
> Here is a crazy question that will not pertain to most people with 
> modern mass spec operating systems!
> Has anyone ever experimented with or gotten PrismUp to run on a modern 
> computer using an emulator?  I have got it to start using DosBox and 
> gotten the processor speed correct but it fails as the dongle can not 
> be read because DosBox does not support parallel ports.  Any help or 
> suggestions of emulators would be great.
> I am running my Prism II mass spec with OS/2 Dual Inlet 2.4 
> inside Parallels on an WinXP machine.  My goal is to also run PrismUp 
> with an emulator inside Parallels on the same WinXP machine.  This 
> will allow me to get rid of 2 aging and difficult to maintain computers.
> (For those who don't know and are curious, PrismUp is a DOS 
> translation program that VG used for some of its OS/2 based machines 
> in the  mid 1990's.  It runs on a dedicated computer that sits between 
> the mass spec microprocessor and the mass spec operating system.  All 
> it does it translate commands and responses back and forth.)
> Thanks in advance for any help.  Jason
> Jason Curtis, Ph.D.
> Stable Isotope Mass Spec Lab manager
> Associate-In Geochemistry
> Department of Geological Sciences
> 241 Williamson Hall
> University of Florida
> Gainesville, FL 32611
> [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>, office 352-392-2296
> lab 352-392-3344, fax 352-392-9294

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