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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
06320 Core Minor Always Jul 22, 2016, 09:07 Oct 11, 2020, 20:44
Tester Robbbert View Status Public Platform
Assigned To cuavas Resolution Fixed OS Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver
Version 0.175 Fixed in Version 0.226 Build
Fixed in Git Commit Github Pull Request #
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
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also some parts of
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Regression Version never worked
Affected Sets / Systems any computer with lx800 printer
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Senior Tester
Sep 6, 2018, 13:49
Updated report to show that only #2 is still an issue.
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Senior Tester
Oct 11, 2020, 20:44
Cuavas has fixed the keyboard sharing problem. You can now choose which system gets keyboard input.