Postscript Emulation under DOSBox

imgmount a /Users/dmahoney/Downloads/WKS4DOS/Disk1.img
copy *.* c:\WKSINST
a:
imgmount -u a
echo "rinse, repeat"
dmahoney@blackfooted-33 dosbox % file LASER.EPS
LASER.EPS: PostScript document text conforming DSC level 2.0
dmahoney@blackfooted-33 dosbox % gs LASER.EPS
GPL Ghostscript 9.55.0 (2021-09-27)
Copyright (C) 2021 Artifex Software, Inc. All rights reserved.
This software is supplied under the GNU AGPLv3 and comes with NO WARRANTY:
see the file COPYING for details.
Error: /undefined in PSp
  • We need that prologue file. Turns out Works provides the same one MS Word does.
  • We need to use full-on Ghostscript.
  • We need to tell it to use the JobServer option. (Why does that bug report not mention this?)
  • We need to tell it to write out to a PDF, and give it a name. Unlike ps2pdf there’s a complicated switch for this.
  • There are some other please-shut-the-fuck-up options Ghostscript needs.

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Gushi/Dan Mahoney is a sysadmin/network operator in Northern Washington, working for a global non-profit, as well as individually.

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