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Old 19 October 2019, 18:06   #1
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Printer issues

Hi y'all

Trying to get printing to work in Amiga WB 1.3
I'm using 64 bits: Windows, WinUAE, and Ghostscript 9.50

On the WinUAE side I use a virtual printer: Microsoft XPS Document Writer. And the type is Postscript (Emulation, GhostScript required)

WinUAE seems happy - from log:
C:\Program Files\gs\gs9.50\bin\gsdll64.dll: GPL Ghostscript rev 950 initialized

On the amiga WB1.3 devs/printers I only have the generic driver.

Having read alot about printing on this board, it seems like a need a postscript driver on the amiga side. But I can't find it anywhere on the WB 1.3 disk or on the WB 1.3 Extras disk.

Any hits to where I can find this postscript driver?
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Old 19 October 2019, 20:33   #2
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I don't know if 1.3 PS printer driver exists.

But if you only plan to print text, Epson matrix printer emulation should work mostly fine.
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Old 20 October 2019, 14:30   #3
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Yup, that works - thanx

Btw. printing postscript back in the Amiga 500 days, required some serious processing power to rasterize the postscript code. Some printers came with their own 68K processor! That of couse added to the cost of the printer.

Today, rasterization is just done on the computer, because they have become so insanely fast.
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