First post, by Tig77
The manual and hint file for a Windows 95 game I have are actually 16-bit exe's called manual.exe and helphint.exe. They're 16-bit Windows programs which load up a "Common Ground Digital Paper" .dp file contained within the exe. Digital Paper is a proprietary format that was competing for dominance with PDF back in the early 1990's. I am trying to convert the contents of these files to PDF. I looked all over the net to find a converter but I can't find any.
I tried using a PDF printer driver in my Windows 95 virtual machine and using the print function in the manual.exe and helphint.exe files, it works, but the resolution is only 300 dpi, not sure if that's a limitation of the manual.exe or if it's a limitation of the particular printer driver that I'm using, and I've tried a few. 300 dpi PDF output is readable, but I was wondering if anyone with more technical expertise might have another solution to get a higher quality PDF out of these files. It would be great to have easier access to these manuals and hint documents.
The files are attached to this post.
BTW, I'm running on Vista SP2 64-bit.
Thanks for any help you can provide!