I own a Lego CyberMaster kit that is labeled Copyright (c) 1998 Lego. It looks like this:
It is really old. But I want to play with it. Basically, I am following three approaches:
- 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
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...
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.
So I want to try to run it under Windows 9x.
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
ME setup complains that it cannot create a temporary folder on my hard disk.
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.
The correction from http://www.yggenyk.dk/wiki/Make_Cybermaster_run_on_Windows_XP does not have any effect.