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begin Ryan <ryan@mother.com> 
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> On Tuesday 16 July 2002 11:28 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > > Anyway, can Wine intercept access to the printer port and support it as
> > > VMware does?
> >
> > wine boasts parallel port access too.  transgaming (winex) has it turned
> > off by default for some reason.  if you use winex,
> 
> Yeah, I've bought 3 month pre-paid subscriptions twice, primarily to avoid 
> having to configure wine myself.
 
yeah.  even if you don't play any games, winex is *worth* 5 bucks a
month because:

a) it's a worthy cause
b) it *really* dumbs down configuring wine.  i'm happy being dumb about
   wine.  :)

> >you'll have to
> > download the cvs version and compile it yourself.  at least, that's what
> > was explained to me (i had posted a question of printer access under
> > winex).
> 
> Arg.... But that will not have support for some of the copy protection and 
> other closed source bits of WineX.....
 
yeah, that's a good point.

tell you what.  the guy who answered my question wasn't REALLY clear
about it.  maybe you can glean some info which i glossed over.

i had posted a message about the "cd stomper pro".  i was able to design
CD jewel case covers and CD artwork, but i couldn't get it to print.  i
posted a message in one of the forums about it, and got one or two
responses.   it should still be there.  i don't remember what their
search utility is like, but hopefully they'll have something which will
allow you to find my post and peoples' responses.

look for +cd +stomp +printer in the support forum.  it was about ....
hmmmm..... 3-6 months ago.

let me know about your progress.  i'm interested.

pete

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