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HercGUI




The Hercules graphical user interface for Windows is a standard Windows program that makes using the Hercules emulator much easier and more enjoyable.

It automatically maintains your Hercules configuration and log files by means of standard Windows dialogs and provides realistic real-time feedback of your virtual mainframe's activity.

You may download and try HercGUI for free with no obligation whatsoever, but it is not freeware.

Once you have downloaded it and found it to be useful you are expected to then purchase your copy if you wish to continue using it.

What is HercGUI?

HercGUI is a standard Windows program that makes using the Hercules emulator much easier to use. It allows you to change configuration settings and add new devices by means of simple and easy to understand Windows dialogs just like any other Windows program you are already familiar with using.

It automatically maintains your Hercules configuration and log files for you and provides semi-realistic real-time user feedback of your virtual mainframe's activity.

HercGUI's user interface is completely configurable allowing you lay out the screen the way that works best for you. You can change the amount of information that is displayed and how it is displayed by letting you to choose your own font style and color as well as the location of each information bar on the screen.

You can examine storage and register values in real time (as well as modify and/or copy and paste their values to the clipboard), search for messages, display status, dynamically plug and unplug devices, submit jobs, and spool printout with the help of the HercPrt product offered separately.

It comes with a complete context sensitive Help file that explains how to configure and use each aspect of the product, and each dialog (all of which are resizable) provides quick "tooltip"help balloons explaining the purpose of each field.

It comes delivered with its own Windows installer that provides you with everything you need to get your virtual mainframe up and running with no extra installation steps needed whatsoever. The installation file comes pre-packaged with all required runtime dependencies (e.g. the Visual C++ runtime redistributables for example) and are automatically installed as part of HercGUI's installation. No extra downloads or installation steps are necessary.

Changes:

System Requirements

HercGUI works best with the the SDL version of Hercules 4.0 Hyperion. The current 3.10 version of Hercules does not have many of the features that the SDL version of Hercules 4.0 Hyperion has.

One of the features that Hercules 3.10 is missing is the ability to properly report individual CPU Percentages for the new HercGUI CPU Percents pane. When you use the 3.10 version of Hercules you do not see any CPU Percentages. When you use the SDL version of Hercules 4.0 Hyperion however, HercGUI's CPU Percents pane correctly shows the percent busy for each individual processor engine.

While a source-code patch for this issue can be downloaded from the Hercules Patches and Other Issues section of the Support web page, other incorrect functionality may occur when using the 3.10 version of Hercules due to its missing support for features and functionality that only exists in the SDL version of Hercules 4.0 Hyperion.