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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:47 am 
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I'm trying to print to my Windows printer (Epson Stylus Color 740) from BASIC. I changed the printer setting for device 4 to "Normal" instead of writing to the text file. I have been typing the following:

OPEN 3,4
PRINT#3,"PRINT SOMETHING"
CLOSE 3

Nothing happens. Is this even possible? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:02 pm 
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You can't print to a PC printer from within any C64 emulator! They use completely different technologies/character-sets/etc. If you want to save a text file of a BASIC listing, please refer to:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stuart.too ... _H_004.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:57 pm 
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Thank you very much for your help.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:41 pm 
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Stuart Toomer wrote:
You can't print to a PC printer from within any C64 emulator! They use completely different technologies/character-sets/etc.

If that is true, you can't emulate a C64 on an Intel based PC. The MOS 6502 and Intel x86 processors use completely different technologies, so CCS64 can't exist! :wink:
CCS64 hasn't support for printing grpaihcs to Windows printers. It would be a nice feature for a future release.
You can print graphics with WinVICE. WinVICE can emulate a Commodore MPS803 and a Star NL10. When you print something from the emulator and have selected the correct printer, VICE will make a bitmap file from it that you can print on a modern printer.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:22 pm 
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I naturally meant direct communication from an emulator to a Windows printer. VICE does have the VICE2PS Utility, which converts VICE Prints to Post-Script format files.

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