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CluelessInSeattl(R)

Seattle, USA,
18.04.2017, 20:00
(edited by CluelessInSeattl, 18.04.2017, 21:48)
 

Okidada 120 Printer: Will it work with MS-DOS? (Users)

After a long hiatus I'm starting to play around with my old MS-DOS computers again and having a lot of fun with them. So I'm hunting around for a printer to hook up to my DOS system. On eBay I found an affordable dot matrix printer, but the name of it -- Okidata 120 For Commodore Computers -- makes me wonder if it would even work with MS-DOS.

Also, it uses a serial cable to connect to the computers. I can't recall ever having a had printer that used a serial cable, not even in my CP/M days:

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So, does anyone here know if I would be able to get this printer to work well with MS-DOS?

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Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
Running MS-DOS 6.21

glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
19.04.2017, 22:57
(edited by Rugxulo, 20.04.2017, 23:37)

@ CluelessInSeattl

Okidada 120 Printer: Will it work with MS-DOS?

> After a long hiatus I'm starting to play around with my old MS-DOS
> computers again and having a lot of fun with them. So I'm hunting around
> for a printer to hook up to my DOS system. On eBay I found an affordable
> dot matrix printer, but the name of it -- Okidata 120 For Commodore
> Computers -- makes me wonder if it would even work with MS-DOS.
>
> Also, it uses a serial cable to connect to the computers. I can't recall
> ever having a had printer that used a serial cable, not even in my CP/M
> days:
>
> So, does anyone here know if I would be able to get this printer to work
> well with MS-DOS?


Sorry... no idea one way or the other.

I can think of 2 ways for you find out tho.

1) Try printing to it in DOS.

2) RTFM ;-)

CluelessInSeattl(R)

Seattle, USA,
20.04.2017, 02:34

@ glennmcc

Okidada 120 Printer: Will it work with MS-DOS?

> Sorry... no idea one way or the other.
>
> I can think of 2 ways for you find out tho.
>
> 1) Try printing to it in DOS.
>
> 2) RTFM ;-)

Thanks for the reply, glennmcc.

In the meantime, the consensus on the Vintage Computer Hardware forum is that it would be more trouble than it would be worth for me to try to get that printer working with my MS-DOS computers.

I appreciate your taking the time to respond to my query,

---
Will in Seattle
a.k.a. "Clueless"
Running MS-DOS 6.21

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