HP Software Packages

HP's software packages generally consist of a manual with binder and separator sheets, and one or more tape cartridges with a special plastic inlay where the cartridges can be stored. Some packages also include special function key (SFK) overlays.

The part numbers of the manual and the tapes are normally derived from the part number of the package, so if the package has part number 09845-XXXX0, the manual has part number 09845-XXXX1, a second manual (if applicable) has part number 09845-XXXX1 and so on. The first tape has part number 09845-XXXX4, the second tape has 09845-XXXX5 etc.

Packages

Some manuals are available on microfiche, where the part number is derived from that of the printed manual. If the printed manual has part number xxxxx-yZyyy (with x and y arbitrary), the mircofiche will generally have the part number xxxxx-yMyyy with M = 9 - Z. For some microfiches M is just set to 9. See the Documents section for details.

The packages can be roughly gouped into the following cathegories:

Utility/Special Capability Packs: 100xx/101xx/102xx/107xx/147xx/148xx/15220/88100A
Business Management: 105xx/106xx/107xx/108xx/110xx/15230
Electrical Engineering: 125xx/126xx/15190/12920
Structural Engineering: 127xx/128xx/12900/12910
Statistical and Numerical Analysis: 150xx/152xx/15200/10350
Medical: 14350

Some packages are available for download, others will follow when reconstruction is completed. All software downloads are zipped 9895A floppy disc images in generic hpi format and, once unzipped, can be used without change with the HPDrive emulator or transferred to a real drive with HPDir. See the HPDrive and HPDir project sections for more detailed instructions.

HP Standard Software Packages

Part No. Title Published
Retail
D/L
09845-10010 Computer Games Library Vol. 1 (9845A)  
 
09845-10050 2-D Graphics Utilities  
$500
download
09845-10060 3-D Graphics Utilities for 9845B/T  
$500
download
09845-10070 Hard Disc Utilities  
$100
09845-10080 3-D Graphics Utilities for 9845C  
$1,000
09845-10090 Flexible Disc Utilities  
$100
download
09845-10100 <reserved>  
 
09845-10110 9845B Computer Games Library  
$100
download
09845-10120 9845B Introductory Training Package  
$110
download
09845-10130 HPL to 9845B BASIC Translator  
$500
download
09845-10140 Asynchronous Terminal Emulator  
$500
09845-10150 Utilities II Library  
$500
download
09845-10160 Terminal Manager  
$500
download
09845-10170 Forms Utility  
$500
download
09845-10180 High Speed Asynchronous Terminal Emulator  
$500
download
09845-10190 2780/3780 Terminal Emulator  
$500
09845-10200 Utility Library  
$500
download
09845-10210 Distributed Systems Software  
$500
09845-10220 9845C Introductory Training Package  
$220
09845-10230 9845C Advanced Color Graphics Pack (included for 9845C)  
$230
09845-10240 Data Link 45/35  
$500
09845-10250 <reserved>  
 
09845-10260 Assembly Programmer's Utility  
$500
download
09845-10350 Numerical Analysis Library  
$500
09845-10530 Graphics Presentation for 9845B  
$750
09845-10540 Graphics Presentation for 9845B/C  
$750
download
09845-10600 Linear Programming  
 
download
09845-10610 Forecasting  
$500
download
09845-10620 Text Management  
 
09845-10630 List Management  
$500
download
09845-10740 IBM Flexible Disc Utilities  
$500
09845-10840 7908/9845 B/C Integrated Backup Utilities  
$100
09845-10850 Payroll  
 
09845-10860 Inventory  
 
09845-11100 Project Management  
$500
09845-12530 9845/6800 Microprocessor Devel.  
 
09845-12540 9845/8085 Microprocessor Devel.  
 
09845-12550 9845/Z80 Microprocessor Devel.  
 
09845-12560 Complete Microprocessor Development Package  
 
09845-12600 Waveform Analysis  
$500
download
09845-12610 Digital Simulation  
$750
download
09845-12620 A-C Circuit Analysis  
$500
download
09845-12750 Continuous Frame Analysis  
$800
09845-12760 Single Beam Span Analysis  
$525
09845-12770 Multi-Story Frame Analysis  
$1,100
09845-12780 General Frame Analysis  
$1,400
09845-12790 Truss Analysis  
$1,200
09845-12810 Concrete Beam Design  
$850
09845-12820 Reinforced Concrete Column Design  
$800
09845-12830 Flat Slab Analysis and Design  
$1,150
09845-12840 Steel Beam Design  
$450
09845-12850 Steel Column Design  
$550
09845-12860 Composite Steel Design  
$700
09845-12870 Prestressed Concrete Beam Analysis and Design  
$1,200
09845-12880 Dynamic Load Analysis  
$700
09845-12890 Footing Design  
$850
09845-12900 Section Properties  
$400
09845-12910 Job Cost Accounting  
 
09845-12920 Digital Filter Design  
$500
09845-14350 Clinical Laboratory Library  
 
09845-14754-56 QUERY/45 Data Base Management  
 
download
09845-14757 IMAGE/45 Data Base Management Utilities  
 
download
09845-14830 DBM/Statistics Linkage  
$250
09845-15080 Principal Components and Factor Analysis  
$500
09845-15100 Basic Statistics and Data Manipulation  
$500
download
09845-15110 Regression Analysis  
$500
09845-15130 General Statistics  
$500
download
09845-15140 Non-Linear Regression  
$500
download
09845-15160 Monte Carlo Simulation  
$500
download
09845-15170 Analysis of Variance  
$500
download
09845-15190 Linear Systems Analysis  
$500
09845-15200 Statistical Graphics  
 
09845-15220 7970E Tape Utilities  
$250
09845-15230 Graphics Presentation for 9845C  
 
09845-15240 9845C Demo  
 
download
09845-15250 Statistics Library: Principal Components and Factor Analysis  
 
download
88100A 9111A/9845B Graphics Tablet Utilities  
$525
88101A 9111A/9845C Graphics Tablet Utilities  
$525
98300A EGS/45 Engineering Graphics System/45  
$10,000
download
98301A EGS/45 General Drawing Core  
 
98302A EGS/45 Schematic Drawing Module  
 
98303A EGS/45 PC Board Layout Module  
 
98428A QUERY/45 (Software)  
$400
98816A CAP/45 Computer Aided Presentations  
 
     
 

HP Demo Software

Part No. Title Published
Retail
D/L
11141-10110 9845B 9111A Graphics Tablet Demo  
 
download
11141-10150 9845 Assembly Demo  
 
download
11141-10520 Business Management Demo  
download
11141-10570 9845B Statistics Demo  
download
11141-10660 9845 IMAGE_QUERY Demo  
download
11141-70400 Engineering Graphics System-45 Demonstration Data  
  9845 2D Graphics Demo  
download
  9845A - 9874/9872 Trade Show Demo  
download
  9845C Lab Demo  
download
  9845T 7225 & 9872 Plot Demo  
download
09111-10110 9845C 9111A Graphics Tablet Demo  
download
         

Other HP Software

Part No. Title Published
Retail
D/L
  9845C Computer Games Library  
 
download
  9845C Sample Programs  
 
download
03054-10000 9845 Data Acquisition Library  
download
09111-10100 9845 9111A Graphics Tablet Tools  
download
09835-10050 9835/45 HP-85 Data Utilities  
download
98046-90449 98046A Interface Test  
download
         

3rd Party Software (HP PLUS, Distributed by HP)

Supplier Part No. Title
International Electronic Machinery 97021JA PDS/45 Pascal
International Electronic Machinery 97022JA PDS/45 FORTRAN
International Electronic Machinery 97024JA PDS/45 FORTRAN/Pascal
International Electronic Machinery 97027JA IEM Macro-Assembler
     

Additional Information

There are several software packages available for download from hpmuseum.net. The software is provided as Teledisk images from intermediate floppy discs, to where the original software was copied. Some file types can't be transferred with this procedure and have to be reconstructed manually.

The procedure for reconstructing the software described at hpmuseum.net ist not trival and re-using the software on original 9845 systems is even more complex. The easier way is to convert those images with the TD2HPI utility which I have written for this purpose into hpi image files and then mount them with my HPDrive mass storage emulator.

Examining hpi images content

All software packages above are provided in hpi disc image format. So, after unpacking the ZIP archives, you can use HPDir show the directory information contained in those disc images:

hpdir <image_file>

Example:

hpdir exerciser.hpi

lists all files contained in the disc image file "exerciser.hpi".

See the HPDir Project Section for more information on this useful program.

Mounting hpi images

All software packages above are provided in hpi disc image format. So, after unpacking the ZIP archives, you can either use HPDrive to mount those disc images...

hpdrive <image_file>

Example:

hpdrive exerciser.hpi

starts emulation of a 9895A floppy disc with the disc image file "exerciser.hpi" as virtual medium (HP-IB/GPIB interfaces needed for both your 9845 system and your PC).

...or use another program, HPDir, to transfer the hpi disc image to a real floppy or hard disc:

hpdir -dup [-<drivetype>] <image_file> <target>

Examples:

hpdir -dup -9895 exerciser.hpi 700:

writes the disc image file "exerciser.hpi" to a 9895A floppy disc connected to the PC via HP-IB at address 0.

hpdir -dup exerciser.hpi 0:

writes the disc image file "exerciser.hpi" to the PC's first floppy disc drive (DOS drive letter A:).

See the HPDrive Project Section and the HPDir Project Section for more information on those utilities.

Using TD2HPI

Conversion of Teledisk images is pretty easy, just download and unpack the TD2HPI package, open a windows console, and type

TD2HPI <teledisk_file>

with <teledisk_file> the filename of the Teledisk image without extension. Then another file with the extension .HPI will be produced. The file types of the files contained in the Teledisk images from hpmusem.net have been changed by the intermediate HP9826 system. To reconstruct the original HP9845 file types you can run HPDir on the produced image file:

hpdir -convert -disk45 <source_image> <target_image>

See the HPDir Project and the HPDrive Project for more information how to manage and mount hpi image files.

Download:

Click here for downloading the TD2HPI utility:

TD2HPI utility to convert Teledisk images into hpi images: Teledisk-to-hpi-utility.zip


See also the HP PLUS and the Exchange Library software sections.