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Psion EPOC Emulator (Series 5, Series 7 etc.) : how to

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MkStevo Monday 27 May 2019 at 19:24

I have been able to install the Psion EPOC emulator within PlayOnMac but it has taken me some time to figure out how I could start the Emulator correctly. The Emulator under Windows is started by means of a batch file but attempting to use this as the shortcut in PlayOnMac simply opened an 'Explorer' type file manager window, within the directory containing the batch file. Double clicking the required batch file in this explorer window did start the Emulator but I was sure there must be a way of getting the batch file to run automatically. Many hours later I think I may have cracked it:

Getting the Epoc Emulator working under PlayOnMac (WINE).

Use PlayOnMac to install the Epoc program(s) from the CD ROM.

When asked to make a shortcut, select e32-sys.bat.
[You could use e32-vga.bat or e32-lrg.bat if required. These start the emulator with a different screen size and resolution]

Select 'I don't want another shortcut'

In the PlayOnMac window, select the Series5 icon and then click 'Configure'.

Under the 'General' tab, click the arguments box and replace any text here with:

/wait /unix /Users/mkstevo/Library/PlayOnMac/wineprefix/Series5/drive_c/epoc32/tools/e32-sys.bat

{clearly, alter the username to reflect your username}

If you want to run the Series7 emulator, replace e32-sys.bat with e32-lrg.bat or e32-vga.bat

Close the configuration window and hopefully double clicking on the  Series5 icon will start the emulator.

This might also help others who need to run a batch file to start a Windows program. I did search the help but found nothing that showed me how to do this so thought I would post this in the hope it might save someone some time.

Dadu042 Sunday 7 July 2019 at 7:03

Thank you for these infos.

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