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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
06320 Core Minor Always Jul 22, 2016, 09:07 Jul 22, 2016, 20:50
Tester Robbbert View Status Public Platform MESS (Self-compiled)
Assigned To Resolution Open OS Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit)
Status [?] Confirmed Driver
Version 0.175 Fixed in Version Build Normal
Summary MESS-specific 06320: any computer with lx800 printer: Various problems when using centronics printers
Description There are some issues that occur when loading a printer into the centronics slot :

1. If lx800 is used, by default the printer's artwork takes precedence over the computer screen, covering it up. You can go to the video options and select the computer screen, but in reality there should be 2 screens, one for the computer and one for the printer's control panel.

2. A printer has various keys assigned to operate the buttons. These are activated together with the computer's keys. For example if you follow the sorcerer example below, whenever E is pressed the printer will eject a sheet of paper. There's no way to switch the keyboard between machines, unless you want to reassign all the printer's keys.

3. Now, while it appears that none of the centronics printers in MAME are actually working at this time, the screen and keyboard issues still need to be addressed.

4. How do you get a print-file output from a printer?
Steps To Reproduce super80 -centronics lx800

sorcerer -centronics lx810l
Additional Information https://github.com/mamedev/mame/issues/418

also some parts of
https://github.com/mamedev/mame/issues/350
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Regression Version never worked
Affected Sets / Systems any computer with lx800 printer
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