Software Development Laboratories is the home for high quality Hercules emulator
software for Windows. Several quality Windows products are offered to make your
Hercules experience simpler and much more enjoyable.
Click on any of the below images for more detailed information
about each individual product.
is a standard Windows program that makes the Hercules emulator
much easier and more enjoyable to use.
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.
HercPrt is a remote Hercules printer spooler.
It is designed to receive text output from a Hercules line printer,
and create a PDF, RTF, HTML or text file on your Windows system.
provides your Hercules guest operating system with a real
presence on your Windows host's real local network.
CTCI-WIN provides networking enabled mainframe operating systems running
under Hercules with a simulated Ethernet adapter thereby allowing it to
communicate with your local or outside network.
is a simple Windows program used to view the contents of AWS/HET
emulated tape files including both Flex fake tapes and Bus-Tech
Data can be displayed in either hex or EBCDIC or ASCII format
as well as searching, printing, and copying & pasting data to the
You may download any product for a free trial with no obligation whatsoever
and take as long as needed to evaluate it. There is no time limit.
All trial copies are fully functional but those products offered for purchase
are marked as trial copies and contain watermarks and/or splash screens identifying
them as such. Purchased copies do not contain such watermarks.
Once you have finished evaluating the product you are expected to then purchase
a legal copy if you wish to continue using it.
Each offering may be purchased individually at the indicated retail price
or several products may be purchased collectively at the same time as a package
at substantial discount (approximately 20%). Click on any of the products'
Purchase buttons to reach the Buy Now
where you can see a list of available packages and their corresponding prices.
Multiple copies of each offering may also be purchased at an even greater
discount. Contact Software Development Laboratories for more information
regarding large quantity discounts.
Software development Laboratories is also keenly sensitive to those unlucky
few to be suffering from severe financial hardship (employment loss, healthcare
costs or health issues, etc) and is willing to offer its products to such
individuals at whatever cost their current financial situation and/or conscience
allows. Contact Software Development Laboratories directly for more information.
SoftDevLabs currently uses
as its payment processor. You do not
need to have a PayPal account
to make a payment. Paypal accepts all major credit cards as well as direct
debit of pre-existing PayPal or bank accounts for any of your purchases.
If you wish to make your purchase by personal check or money order
instead, please mail your payment (payable to David B. Trout) to the following
David B. Trout
Software Development Laboratories
14717 NE 40th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007-3320
Once payment has been made you will then be sent your download URL where you
can download your purchased product(s) from. Be sure to include either your
mailing address or email address so I can send you your download link.
Several of my products are currently in an unfinished state. All of them are
fully functional, well tested and come with an installer, but may lack a fully
completed Help file. Once the Help file is completed I will upload it so you
can then download it free of charge.
Future updates will require a new purchase to acquire the new version if it
has been longer than one year since your original purchase. Updates released
within one year of purchase will be available free of charge.