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PRINTER BUFFER

42463 2JUL88-2020 CoCo 3 Graphics
PRINTER BUFFER
From: BERNIEO To: MARTYGOODMAN

Marty, I was wondering if the PTC64 printer controller on sale at RS will work
for printing graphics. If so how do you get it in graphics mode or what ever.
Thanks Bernie

1 comment to PRINTER BUFFER

  • pucc_unknown

    42479 3JUL88-0345 CoCo 3 Graphics
    RE: PRINTER BUFFER (Re: Msg 42463)
    From: MARTYGOODMAN To: BERNIEO

    I’m relatively unfamiliar with that printer controller / buffer,
    but tend to suggest you stay away from it.

    (1) It can be used only on parallel printer lines…
    and CoCo users tend to have serial printers.

    (2) At its close out price, it still costs far MORE than
    other cheap hardware 64K printer buffers.

    (3) As for graphics, I just don’t know… it was designed,
    I believe, to send special things to the printer,
    and may even trap various codes. There may be an override,
    tho, to make it be a “dumb” buffer that passes EVERYTHING
    and adds NOTHING… but you can buy those for $50 if you
    have acess to computer swap meets.

    —marty