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Title: Vintage G-Tek Model 9000 EPROM Programmer - PGMX Software???
Post by: setelec on September 28, 2019, 04:02:44 pm
Hi All,

My apologies if this post is in the wrong forum. :-// I looked long and hard trying to figure out where to post it so please forgive me. :)

I acquired a vintage G-Tek Model 9000 EPROM Programmer some time ago and I would like to obtain the (MS-DOS based) software for it (PGMX).

This programmer was built in the late '80's/early '90's and interfaces with a PC via an RS-232 serial (COM) port. Unfortunately, G-Tek Inc. was decimated back in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. Although a web-site still remains (www.gtek.com (http://www.gtek.com)), the hyperlink to the PGMX software no longer works. I have attempted to contact G-Tek Support and they will try and find the old program files but there is no guarantee of success.

I am hoping that someone might still have/use one of these old EPROM programmers and could please help me out with a copy (archive) of the software.

I would like to get this programmer going as many of the newer budget programmers (like XGecu TL866ii Plus, etc.) don't support the higher VPP voltages (21V / 25V) of the older EPROMs.

Thanks heaps,

Shane,
Title: Re: Vintage G-Tek Model 9000 EPROM Programmer - PGMX Software???
Post by: 1Ghz on September 28, 2019, 09:55:18 pm
Here you are :)
https://web.archive.org/web/20150210134353/http://017b236.netsolhost.com/ftpfiles/pgmx946.exe (https://web.archive.org/web/20150210134353/http://017b236.netsolhost.com/ftpfiles/pgmx946.exe)
Title: Re: Vintage G-Tek Model 9000 EPROM Programmer - PGMX Software???
Post by: james_s on September 28, 2019, 10:26:10 pm
Apparently this was as good a place to ask. I was going to suggest asking on one of the classic arcade collector forums since vintage arcade machines use a lot of old EPROMs and bipolar PROMs but it looks like you got what you needed.
Title: Re: Vintage G-Tek Model 9000 EPROM Programmer - PGMX Software???
Post by: setelec on September 30, 2019, 10:32:25 am
Here you are :)
https://web.archive.org/web/20150210134353/http://017b236.netsolhost.com/ftpfiles/pgmx946.exe (https://web.archive.org/web/20150210134353/http://017b236.netsolhost.com/ftpfiles/pgmx946.exe)

Thank you so much 1GHz!  :)

Unfortunately, I can't get that file to run. It is not a self-extracting archive, but rather an executable file.

I presume that the pgmx946.exe file that was originally referenced on the G-Tek website (www.gtek.com (http://www.gtek.com)) was an archive, as the PGMX package should contain multiple files.

I really appreciate all of your help and efforts! :-)

With Best Regards,

Shane,
Title: Re: Vintage G-Tek Model 9000 EPROM Programmer - PGMX Software???
Post by: setelec on September 30, 2019, 10:43:06 am
Apparently this was as good a place to ask. I was going to suggest asking on one of the classic arcade collector forums since vintage arcade machines use a lot of old EPROMs and bipolar PROMs but it looks like you got what you needed.

Thanks for the response and suggestions James!  :)

Unfortunately, the file that 1GHz linked to (thanks anyway 1GHz!) is not an archive of the PGMX software.

Your suggestion to try a vintage arcade machine collectors' forum is a great one. Thanks!  :) I'll see what I can find. I'm not holding out much hope, however. I am rather amazed how little a trusty Google search turns up on the G-Tek programmer...  |O

Thanks again!  :)

Shane,
Title: Re: Vintage G-Tek Model 9000 EPROM Programmer - PGMX Software???
Post by: setelec on September 30, 2019, 11:04:30 am
Here you are :)
https://web.archive.org/web/20150210134353/http://017b236.netsolhost.com/ftpfiles/pgmx946.exe (https://web.archive.org/web/20150210134353/http://017b236.netsolhost.com/ftpfiles/pgmx946.exe)

UPDATE:

You are absolutely awesome, 1GHz!!!!  :clap:

Trawling back to 5th October 2011 on web.archive.org, I managed to download the full archive:-

http://web.archive.org/web/20111005174959/http://017b236.netsolhost.com/ftpfiles/pgmx946.exe (http://web.archive.org/web/20111005174959/http://017b236.netsolhost.com/ftpfiles/pgmx946.exe)

This contains all of the files that are needed!

I cannot thank you enough!  :)  :clap: :)  :clap: :)

With Very Best Regards,

Shane,