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Drivers for XP for very old Summasketch digitizer tablet

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I have an old Summagraphics 12x12 digitizer tablet that i used to use with AutoCAD in the 386/486 days.  It connects with a serial cable.  Anyone know if there are modern drivers for XP for a device like this?  I doubt if the way it works hardware-wise is any different than a new one.
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Summagraphics is owned by GTCO now - see if this link gets you closer: http://www.gtco.com/productsummasketch3.htm
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It did.  Their 'Support - Digitizers' takes you to a notice that due to a patent suit they don't have any drivers available any more, and refers you to www.vtablet.com.  At that site they have a one-fits-all driver package that costs $65.  GTCO's position was that the driver code was jointly developed by industry experts and was meant to be an open standard.  I guess they lost or settled.

Anyone got an XP driver for a Summasketch FX 12x12, format=MM?  I don't think the whole thing is worth $65.   I think this is such an obscure, obsolete item that my chances of finding the driver for free are slim.  Oh well it can stay under the table where it's been for years :)
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Well, oddly enough I found another website of GTCO Calcomp, for support, which has drivers avaliable in spite of the stupid legal crap on the other page.  It says that for the old ones such as my Summasketch 1201MM the XP driver should work but isn't tested.  Here's the link:
http://www.gtcocalcomp.com/supportsummasoftware.htm
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