The one you've waited for!
Many owners of the 1029 printer will have been
disappointed by the lack of available screen dump programs. Although
the manual gives some indication of how to use the bit-image
graphics of the printer it is not easy, for beginners particularly,
to make a great deal of sense from the limited detail given, so
here, for all to use, is a 1029 screen dump utility.
The program is fairly well REMarked and screen
prompted for ease of use and entry and has been error trapped and,
more or less, fully debugged. The program as it stands requires
BASIC and a disk drive but with a few minor alterations could
equally well run from cassette. It allows loading of various screen
save formats including Atari Artist, Magniprint, Graphics 7/8/15 and
will print in four different sizes.
One drawback at present is that the pictures are
printed sideways but that should not cause too many problems. The
dump is quite fast for a printer of this type and will dump a screen
roughly 112mm x 80mm in about 58 seconds. I hope to remedy the
sideways printing and, if there is sufficient interest, hope to add
extra features such as bit pattern setting, colour dumps and borders
etc. I hope that you find the program useful as it is, but let me
know (via PAGE 6) if you would like any improvements.