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I own a [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybermaster Lego CyberMaster kit] that is labeled Copyright (c) 1998 Lego. It looks like this:
 
I own a [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybermaster Lego CyberMaster kit] that is labeled Copyright (c) 1998 Lego. It looks like this:
  
[[File:Cybermaster.png|200px]]
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[[File:Cybermaster.png|400px]]
  
It is really old. But I want to play with it. Basically, I am following three approaches:
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It is really old. But I want to play with it. Basically, I am following approaches:
  
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* proove that it is not broken and batteries have enough power
 
* use wine to get the software to run
 
* use wine to get the software to run
 
* use some Linux software that is written for MindStorms, partly with CyberMaster in mind
 
* use some Linux software that is written for MindStorms, partly with CyberMaster in mind
 
* install Windows 9x on an old PC and proceed from there
 
* install Windows 9x on an old PC and proceed from there
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= proof that it is not broken =
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When you click on the power button no the green engine, an LED must turn green and the thing must beep twice. Then you know you have enough battery.
  
 
= Wine =
 
= Wine =

Revision as of 13:55, 3 June 2012

I own a Lego CyberMaster kit that is labeled Copyright (c) 1998 Lego. It looks like this:

Cybermaster.png

It is really old. But I want to play with it. Basically, I am following approaches:

  • proove that it is not broken and batteries have enough power
  • use wine to get the software to run
  • use some Linux software that is written for MindStorms, partly with CyberMaster in mind
  • install Windows 9x on an old PC and proceed from there

Contents

proof that it is not broken

When you click on the power button no the green engine, an LED must turn green and the thing must beep twice. Then you know you have enough battery.

Wine

Wine gave me an error when starting the CyberMaster software, so I went on to native Windows. That gave me the same error msg :) http://www.yggenyk.dk/wiki/Make_Cybermaster_run_on_Windows_XP resolved that error for wine, but now I am requested to insert the CD which I have no idea how to do...

Linux tools

I am following this, especially cool is the perl part. It shows that I can transmit a command to my CyberMaster control station, but do not get a response over the wire. A read syscall simply lasts forever.

Windows

So I want to try to run it under Windows 9x.

Windows 95

I cannot install Windows 95 because the Window 95 install CD is not bootable.

Windows 98 first edition

Even with the workaround from http://www.yggenyk.dk/wiki/Make_Cybermaster_run_on_Windows_XP I get an error msg when starting the software.

Windows 98 second edition

My CD is broken, I get an error during installation:

SUWIN caused a general protection fault in module SETUPX.DLL

Windows Milennium

ME setup complains that it cannot create a temporary folder on my hard disk.

Windows XP

After installing Windows XP I see a blank black screen. When I boot into secure mode, I see vertical lines covering half of the screen.

Windows Vista

The correction from http://www.yggenyk.dk/wiki/Make_Cybermaster_run_on_Windows_XP does not have any effect.