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Emulate parallel port?

OS (e.g. Win10): Win10
PsychoPy version (e.g. 1.84.x): 1.85.4
Standard Standalone? (y/n) If not then what?: y
What are you trying to achieve?:
I will eventually want to send event codes through a parallel port via a parallel out component in Builder (for EEG). I want to make sure that it works, without having a computer that actually has a parallel port, so I am wondering if there is any way (software) to emulate a parallel port, so that I can verify that PsychoPy is actually sending out the event codes that I want it to send at the times that I want it to send them.

What did you try to make it work?:
I added several parallel out components that supposedly send different event codes depending on what is happening in the experiment. However, I am developing this on a computer that doesn’t have a parallel port. We will eventually run this on a machine that does.

P.S. I probably need to chagne fix_on_event_code to $fix_on_event_code, yes?

I can’t answer the emulation question but this one is a simple “no”. If you look at the labels for the “start data” and “stop data” fields, notice the “$” symbol there? That means those fields expect their content to be in code, so a “$” prefix is not required.

Thanks Michael.