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Print_gann trader (dosprogram)

#1 Post by gazzosa » 19 Apr 2019 15:28

I ask for help to solve a problem.
I have a Gann Trader 3 program (software for stock charts). This program written in Dos works up to the Xp windows version. It has a particular: it prints only on the parallel LPT port. To work, it needs a "at least" windows xp (or emulated by Dosbox), an LPT port (physical) and an "old" ink printer.
Therefore this program was not designed to work with USB ports and recent printers (based on USB, wireless, bt ..).
I thought about trying this program on DOS Box ... to print something.
Now, trying to emulate this program with DOSbox a technical problem occurs: the program cannot print on a virtual port (lpt1 to usb or virtual pdf) present in windows 10, 7 or ... printing does not take place.
Is there a solution that allows you to print a graph on a modern printer (usb) or a limit on PDF ??? From a Dosbox type emulator or directly from windows 10.7, xp ...
 in short, how can I transfer the print from the Lpt port to usb?
I tried various solutions like Printfil .. but nothing ..
thanks

the program :
https://uploadfiles.io/g0x3jd6y
(patch = false positive)

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Re: Print_gann trader (dosprogram)

#2 Post by penpen » 19 Apr 2019 16:02

According to https://www.printfil.com/efaq32.htm the Standard DosBox build doesn't support printing to LPT1-4 or COM1-4, but there are two links (given on their page) to other versions that should support that feature.

Note that i am not familiar with neither the linked page nor dosbox, so i don't know if anything of that might be trustworthy or not.

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Re: Print_gann trader (dosprogram)

#3 Post by gazzosa » 20 Apr 2019 06:48

Thanks for the reply..
I have tried all the attached versions of Dosbox..builds indicated by printfil ..
I tried with Xp (only with usb ports) installed Xp but printfill doesn't want to work. I tried with NET Use command..but nothing.
The program seems "isolated". Not communicating ...

I can't find solutions .. The program is really a milestone of stock market charts ...
any suggestions..

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Re: Print_gann trader (dosprogram)

#4 Post by aGerman » 20 Apr 2019 08:01

Seems you need a fork of DOSBox that supports redirections to LPT.
https://superuser.com/questions/96812/u ... -in-dosbox
I'm not experienced in using DOSBox though. I only know how to use serial COM ports.

Steffen

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Re: Print_gann trader (dosprogram)

#5 Post by gazzosa » 23 Apr 2019 06:57

aGerman wrote:
20 Apr 2019 08:01
Seems you need a fork of DOSBox that supports redirections to LPT.
https://superuser.com/questions/96812/u ... -in-dosbox
I'm not experienced in using DOSBox though. I only know how to use serial COM ports.

Steffen
The resources in that discussion are not available.
Where can I find the compiled files we are talking about ??
thanks

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Re: Print_gann trader (dosprogram)

#6 Post by penpen » 23 Apr 2019 08:06

All linked resources i've tested are available.
Which one did you test that didn't work?


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Re: Print_gann trader (dosprogram)

#7 Post by gazzosa » 24 Apr 2019 08:55

penpen wrote:
23 Apr 2019 08:06
All linked resources i've tested are available.
Which one did you test that didn't work?


penpen
Excuse me ... the page was not loaded with the translator.
Now I try to find the files

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