There are plenty of pascal compilers available for various flavours of *nix, but of course the old Java run once nowhere without some porting problem could apply especially as the dephi cross compiles against the .NET foundation libraries.

Ill email them to see if they want to release the spec of the packet contents. I'm not expecting them to port cortex on a whim as thats just not financially viable and thats the bottom line for a company, just release some info that enables the core protocol to be implemented.

I probably will end up borrowing or imaging a old laptop with xp and trying cortex, if only for evaluation purposes, I just don't want to lock into one software vendors products.