SentinelPro LPT Dongle on PCem?

I wanted to use Autodesk 3D Studio 4.0 for DOS (https://winworldpc.com/product/3d-studio/4) on PCem, but it stops working and shows up SentinelPro must be plugged into parallel port. Are there any LPT passthrough emulators for MS-DOS?

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  • this DOSBOX has a virtual printer. http://ykhwong.x-y.net/

    [printer]

    printer: Enable printer emulation.

    dpi: Resolution of printer (default 360).

    width: Width of paper in 1/10 inch (default 85 = 8.5'').

    height: Height of paper in 1/10 inch (default 110 = 11.0'').

    printoutput: Output method for finished pages:

    png : Creates PNG images (default)

    ps : Creates Postscript

    bmp : Creates BMP images (very huge files, not recommend)

    printer : Send to an actual printer (Print dialog will appear)

    multipage: Adds all pages to one Postscript file or printer job until CTRL-F2 is pressed.

    docpath: The path where the output files are stored.

    timeout: (in milliseconds) if nonzero: the time the page will

    be ejected automatically after when no more data

    arrives at the printer.

    printer=true
    dpi=360
    width=85
    height=110
    printoutput=png
    multipage=false
    docpath=.
    timeout=0

    [parallel]

    parallel1: parallel1-3 -- set type of device connected to lpt port.

    Can be:

    reallpt (direct parallel port passthrough),

    file (records data to a file or passes it to a device),

    printer (virtual dot-matrix printer, see [printer] section)

    Additional parameters must be in the same line in the form of

    parameter:value.

    for reallpt:

    Windows:

    realbase (the base address of your real parallel port).

    Default: 378

    ecpbase (base address of the ECP registers, optional).

    Linux: realport (the parallel port device i.e. /dev/parport0).

    for file:

    dev: (i.e. dev:lpt1) to forward data to a device,

    or append: appends data to the specified file.

    Without the above parameters data is written to files in the capture dir.

    Additional parameters: timeout: = how long to wait before

    closing the file on inactivity (default:500), addFF to add a formfeed when

    closing, addLF to add a linefeed if the app doesn't, cp:

    to perform codepage translation, i.e. cp:437

    for printer:

    printer still has it's own configuration section above.

    parallel2: see parallel1

    parallel3: see parallel1

    dongle: Enable dongle

    parallel1=disabled
    parallel2=disabled
    parallel3=disabled
    dongle=false

  • edited January 25

    @DevanDrake99 said:
    I wanted to use Autodesk 3D Studio 4.0 for DOS (https://winworldpc.com/product/3d-studio/4) on PCem, but it stops working and shows up SentinelPro must be plugged into parallel port. Are there any LPT passthrough emulators for MS-DOS?

    So you have a SentinelPro for this specific version of 3D Studio?

    The computer you are running it on has a real hardware parallel port?

    Even if DOSBox or a similar emulator is set to passthrough, it may not work as some of these kinds of devices may use non-standard techniques to get information to and from the device.

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