Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby urbantaz » 2007-12-10 @ 19:37

Is there a specific version of dosbox this works for
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2007-12-10 @ 19:46

What's the error message?
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby urbantaz » 2007-12-10 @ 20:27

it gives me a windows pop up error saying that the application needs to close. It only happens when trying to print. I am assuming it has something to do with the other app installed to give direct port access. It doesn't give any other errors except that app dosbox and module dosbox
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2007-12-11 @ 13:52

Are you using Vista? I don't know if porttalk works there.
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby urbantaz » 2007-12-11 @ 17:57

no it is windows xp pro sp2
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2007-12-11 @ 18:55

Are you using the build from my homepage?
What is written in the DOSBox status window?
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby urbantaz » 2007-12-11 @ 19:24

mmmmh now i am getting a different error without doing anything new

cannot open porttalk driver
failed to create hardware surface
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby urbantaz » 2007-12-11 @ 19:48

not enough video memory
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby urbantaz » 2007-12-12 @ 02:16

ok i am back to the original error maybe it has something to do with i need dos2usb to print as well
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2007-12-12 @ 15:28

This patch can't be used with USB printing ports.
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby urbantaz » 2007-12-12 @ 18:49

i figured that but i believe dos2usb is supposed to make the pc think it has a lpt port but alsa as i type this i see that is a virtual port in windows and dosbox with your patch is looking for the direct access without windows
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2007-12-12 @ 19:05

Maybe this one helps

viewtopic.php?t=13117
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby Johnatan » 2011-9-01 @ 09:49

h-a-l-9000 wrote:Could somebody please test if it compiles with MinGW?

wanted to renovate this question? No one?
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby slpalm » 2011-10-29 @ 05:18

Does PortTalk work under XP x64? I'm trying to run DosBox Megabuild with PortTalk in order to have parallel port passthrough for a security dongle. However, the PortTalk driver won't load... Ugh...
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2011-10-29 @ 08:56

Porttalk is for win32 only.
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby slpalm » 2011-10-29 @ 14:36

Thanks h-a-l-9000. That certainly explains my problem. Is there any fundamental reason that PortTalk cannot be modified and/or compiled for x64?
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby h-a-l-9000 » 2011-10-29 @ 15:07

void Ke386SetIoAccessMap(int, IOPM *);
void Ke386QueryIoAccessMap(int, IOPM *);
void Ke386IoSetAccessProcess(PEPROCESS, int);

Not supported on 64-bit
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby slpalm » 2011-10-29 @ 15:13

Uggh... That's unfortunate. Thanks h-a-l-9000. Time for me to crawl off into a corner and sulk... :(
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby jlederma » 2011-12-05 @ 16:49

ok, I think I am missing somthing in my understanding here, I am trying to do a pass through to the printer that is set up on my xp machines lpt port. I have porttalk and ran it with the following "allowio dosbox.exe /lpt1"

in my dosbox config file have the following

in the printer section: "printer=true
dpi=360
width=85
height=110
printoutput=png
multipage=false
docpath=.
timeout=0"

and in the paralell section :"parallel1=realpt:ecpbase:378"
I can make it work with "parallel1=printer"
but the nature of the program is such that it really needs to be run full screen and exiting to deal with the printer dialogue is annoying. Any suggestions?
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Re: Parallel port passthrough (Windows only)

Postby easyw3 » 2011-12-26 @ 18:13

does parallel port pass through work on win7 32bits?
thank you
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