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  1. Not sure this is worth the $. I have a 2600, I have a ton of games on emulation. What would the advantage of this be? Tempest 4k? Not even sure I like it since the playfield bounces around. It MIGHT be cool, but I don't see myself using it much.
  2. IMO there never has been, nor ever will be a better ending than this.
  3. I still have a pair of those. I can't even remember how I got them.
  4. There's a difference between instant gratification and business communication. "Just wanted to let you know there will be a delay in your order". How hard is that?
  5. Just got mine! I almost don't want to open it
  6. I was always pissed that a version of Marble Madness was never released, but it was for the C64.
  7. @phaeron, Is it possible to dump printer output to a file? In another thread, there was talk about printing in Altirra, but it won't work if we don't at least have access to printer output.
  8. It shouldn't matter. I've converted C++ to Obj. C before. It's just classes and logic, it's not magic. I'd do it myself but I don't do Windows anymore.
  9. It should be easy to take the branch and pull it into Altirra.
  10. Atari800MacX works perfectly. I printed a Print Shop job for a "retro" thing I was doing, and it created a PDF I was able to open in Preview and print. I don't know if there's a Windows equivalent of that emulator. As I stated a few days ago, there doesn't seem to be anything in Altirra to "capture" ESC/P output. If there was, I'd just tack my interpreter onto it.
  11. This is true. RS used to be the place where you could find parts to be creative. Not since the (maybe) mid-90s was it like that.
  12. Yeah, but it's the same reason why Handbrake doesn't distribute with all the tools they support. They can't. They tell you where to get them. Still, I couldn't find all the Epson fonts this morning anyway. I'm sure they're around somewhere. You can find knock-offs but are they going to have the proper spacing, kerning, etc.? EDIT: Why doesn't RespeQt just use the Retroprinter code?
  13. I'm in the same boat as Gunstar. I never even knew cheaper parts from China existed. I just went to the store which was 1/2 a mile away.
  14. Last night I started working on an ESC/P to BMP project. Wrote the thing in about two hours, at least something that handles Print Shop. I'm just trying to figure out if it's something worth working on because there's the Retroprinter project, Atari800MacX already does ESC/P->PDF, and there's APE. So who exactly would another project benefit? The Altirra project can pull the Retroprinter open source and use that if they really wanted to. I don't want to reinvent the wheel. EDIT: And then there's the font issue, both the fonts themselves and rendering them.
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