Hi Konrad, >Nick, can you tell something more about that emulator you are going to write ? The emulator will be a MSDOS program which will be an extended feature to my 64HDD program. 64HDD (a IEC drive emulation) can capture the data being sent to device 4-7 (6 in the case of the C1520) to a disk file(s). The printer emulation will simply read these file(s) and construct a bitmap image of the information (probably a BMP as this is the simplest format to create on the fly, but unfortunately the most inefficient with respect to space). The BMP of course can then be printed, viewed, etc. It should also be able to add "enhancements" to the original such as large "paper width" and more "colours". One issue with the C1520 emulator as compared to other simple printers is that multiple secondary channels are opened to change modes, pens, etc. All these commands somehow have to be spooled into one file to define the "print job". If I simply opened one file for each channel the sequencing will no doubt be wrong when it comes to "printing" to the BMP. - Nick PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The contents of this email (including any attachments) may be privileged and confidential. Any unauthorised use of the contents is expressly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please advise us immediately (you can contact us by telephone on +61 8 9441 2311 by reverse charge) and then permanently delete this email together with any attachments. We appreciate your co-operation. Whilst Orbital endeavours to take reasonable care to ensure that this email and any attachments are free from viruses or other defects, Orbital does not represent or warrant that such is explicitly the case (C) 2000: Orbital Engine Company (Australia) PTY LTD and its affiliates Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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