CICS emulators for Hercules

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CICS emulators for Hercules

Postby Vinayak » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:59 pm

Dear all,
Can anyone tell from where i can get a free CICS for Hercules or MVS 3.8j.
I have downloaded a software called KICKS which is a free version of cics but i am finding difficulty in installing it, i followed all the instructions given on their site. If any one is using KICKS with hercules please let me know the procedure to install it.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: CICS emulators for Hercules

Postby Robert Sample » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:20 pm

Google cics emulator and see what shows up. CICS is copyrighted software and I doubt you can convince IBM to provide a license for it. I think there are a few emulators around, although I haven't used any of them.
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Re: CICS emulators for Hercules

Postby alexlloyd54 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:46 am

If you have problems installing KICKS, then you should try their Yahoo Group:

I'm sure you would get help there

I wish i could help you, but I've never tried KICKS before.
If I told you, Mossad would have to kill you :)
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Re: CICS emulators for Hercules

Postby David Jackson » Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:24 am

KICKS provides compatibility at the source level - not the object level but that is not really an issue.
You can create a COBOL (or C program) along with BMS maps for each. Create a PCT, PPT entry etc and off you go.

You can find out more and download the software (not yet Golden) from
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