WordPerfect 5.1+ for VMS

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 00:43:33 CDT 2019

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> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Ethan Dicks via
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> Sent: 18 July 2019 04:24
> To: Jason T <silent700 at gmail.com>; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-
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> Subject: Re: WordPerfect 5.1+ for VMS
> On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 10:54 PM Jason T via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> wrote:
> > I have a .tap image of WP 4.2 and 5.0 for VMS that I made from my own
> > tape years ago. The image has been  successfully mounted but IIRC the
> > software looks for a license key that I've never found. I do not
> > believe it is a PAK as with other VMS packages.
> I worked for a guy in 1988 that was a WP for VMS reseller.  I remember one
> particular sale of 10-12 seat licenses for which the commission made his
> entire year.  Unfortunately I have no information on how the licensing
> worked.  There was, IIRC, a bit of paper in the box with the key information
> on it but I have no idea how it worked.
> -ethan

I think even if you have the key it fails today. There was a thread recently on comp.os.vms

Saying it expires after 9999 days and theirs had just expired...



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