I think you have to get your club computer online and then load an emulator for the printers you said about, I am sure that there will be people far better than me who will be able to point you at these and help you with loading them.
Err numptey with some info you know what they say about a little knowledge is a dangerous thing
I recall back in the 80's, that you had to install a printer into each software package - so if you ran 3 packages you had to install the printer into each of them (windows simplified things by acting as an intermediary between software packages and devices meaning you only had to install each device once).
So you will need to find DOS drivers for each printer and find out how to install the printer to Scalex Manager. The FX1170 is a dot matrix printer if my memory serves me right so DOS drivers should be available for that. Not so sure about the Stylus 750.
I can't remember if you install the printer from within the package or install it into the package from DOS - twenty-odd years has dimmed my memory I'm afraid. If you don't have a Scalex manager manual to consult you may have to search online or make an appeal in SlotForum.
Having a good laugh with both Mr Crocker and Mr Modifier.
Of course the british actually had the solution to this problem 20 years ago . . . but the installed user bases of the 2 biggies meant it would never fly.
But the Arm chip in a humble Acorn Archimedes, and a chip based hardeware system, running at a pedestrian 40 MHz could blow the socks off anything the two american frutties were doing with Intel chips for the public at the time - and it didn't go mental on you, it didn't steadily eat system resources, and it didn't have all these other issues that oft-times drive us crazy.
Sadly, the little company went broke while they played with race cars, Olivetti did a bit, but it sank without trace except for Arm Ltd and the chips that powered half our electronic gadgets for a generation......
So now I have 8 processors running in tandem at 2.6 GHz, running like a snail half the time despite my best attempts to keep it up to speed for 2 years usable life....
To answer Mustang, yes the printer works.
I only have one parallel port but i have a switchable box so can input either race sensors or printer.
I had an Epson Photo 750 Stylus that worked fine but stupidly removed it because i have an Epson FX1170 dot matrix which i thought would be better. When the printer cable is attched and the laptop restarts in DOS (for Scalex Manager) the printer turns off. It doesn't do this on another laptop ???
The laptop runs Scalex Manager ok.
I can't remember how i got the 750 to work but i did and i didn't use am emulator.
Sensible answers would be appreciated, not the non-sensible
**it that has been posted. A potted history of a computer genius doesn't really help much.
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