S4E03 XLEnt Software MegaFont II+ – Supplement

This episode features MegaFont II+, originally released in 1985 by XLEnt Software. It was written by Randy Dellinger and Richard Rognlie. This episode includes an interview with one of the authors – Randy Dellinger.

Podcast: Download

Box and Supplement Scans

MegaFont II + Manual cover:

 

Megafont II (previous version) Manual cover:

 

1450XLD Brochure (from Randy Dellinger).  Front:

Back:

 

MegaFont II+ in Action

Boot splash:

 

 

Selecting a printer:

 

Menu:

 

Mini DOS

Menu:

 

Directory:

 

Format:

Erase file:

Rename file:

 

Lock file:

 

Unlock file:

 

Dump Graphics

Menu:

 

Print criteria selection:

 

Print output (screen):

 

Program Lister

Menu:

 

Selecting a font to print in (not download to printer):

 

Download font to printer (for those supported).  You have a chance to print a test page:

 

Printing a file:

 

Printing from the “E:” (Editor):

 

Exit

Are you sure?

 

Since your sure, how do you want to exit?

 

Exiting to DOS, reveals the supplied DOS is OSS DOS XL version 2.30:

Files

PaperClip

 

Printing

Dump Graphics 1/8 page:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-4-dmp-print-eight.pdf

Dump Graphics 1/4 page:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-4-dmp-print-qtr.pdf

Dump Graphics 1/2 page:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-4-dmp-print-half.pdf

Dump Graphics full page:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-4-dmp-print-full.pdf

Dump Graphics 1/2 page (inverse):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-4-dmp-print-half-inv.pdf

Program Lister Large Atari font (fast):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-atari-lg-fast.pdf

Program Lister Large Atari font (normal):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-atari-lg-norm.pdf

Program Lister Medium Atari font (fast):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-atari-med-fast.pdf

Program Lister Medium Atari font (normal):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-atari-med-norm.pdf

Program Lister Small Atari font (fast):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-atari-small-fast.pdf

Program Lister Small Atari font (normal):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-atari-small-norm.pdf

Program Lister Medium Space font (normal):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-space-med-norm.pdf

Program Lister Small Space font (normal):

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-space-small-norm.pdf

Free form (editor) output using Fancy font:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-fancy-free.pdf

Directory print:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/s4e03-prt-dirprint.pdf

Instructions

The manual can be found online at AtariMania (see link below).

 

Show Links:

Bit Rating 8
Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.
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2 thoughts on “S4E03 XLEnt Software MegaFont II+ – Supplement

  1. You Sir, do great work. I’d like to mention 3 things:
    1. every time I use this great app on the iPhone and mac:
    “ClearView for Mac”. I think that it could have been made on the 8-bits. The colors say it all.
    2. Do you consider graphics programs to be productivity apps?
    3. For the 1632 show, maybe listeners could submit audio reviews for ST apps they used back then. It may reduce your workload. For example I have one fun little story regarding using Neochrome for an effect in the 1999 Hollywood action/adventure movie “The Mummy.”

    Thank you for your fun podcasts.
    KB

    1. Thanks for the feedback.
      1. Maybe they developers grew up with 8 bits. ;)
      2. Yes, the current season (4) features a number of them.
      3. 1632 is being revamped to make it less of a work load. I would be happy to include listener feedback inclusive of stories.
      Your welcome. As long as I enjoy doing them, that is they don’t become “work”, I will be doing them.

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