Jeff, You might check in your area for a Commodore club. They might be able to help you with your problem. Or if you have access to newsgroups, you can to the following newsgroups (or the web page) for advice on how to transer Commodore files to an IBM: alt.c64 comp.emulators.cbm http://www.student.informatik.th-darmstadt.de/~mjk/nepa/tools.html If you already know how to do that, you can save the file as PETSCII, transfer it to the PC and then convert it into ASCII (PC text file) with the utility found here: ftp://ftp.armory.com/pub/user/spectre/EMUL-UTIL/p2a.zip If you don't know how to access .zip files, you can go here to get winzip: www.winzip.com Hope this helps at least a little. Phillip Riley Jeff Smith wrote: > Those of you who have been on this list for a while may remember that the > adventure we created -- The Quest for Kendra (QFK) -- was written on a > Commodore 64 and printed using a 9-pin dot matrix printer. The copies were > of poor to worse quality, but a few people (I think Eric Slick may have been > one of them) suffered through trying to read them anyway. Thus, a desire > was born to translate them into something usable by an IBM-based system, so > they could be reproduced and available once again. > > The disks upon which the 130,000+ word document were stored had been > misplaced -- one of the two sets was lost at my place somewhere (three moves > is as good as a fire when it comes to losing stuff), and a friend who tried > to translate them into IBM-compatible couldn't find the ones with which he > tried (unsuccessfully) to work. The dot matrix is all but impossible to > scan; the dots seem to confuse ICR, and the grey ink doesn't read well. > When I was out of work last year, I managed to input one section (with minor > edits, and a few pieces of Dave Eadies' artwork), and there have been offers > from time to time to help with the process. > > However, as of today, we may have found a solution. > > The friend who, five or six years ago, tried to translate from C64 to IBM > came across them today -- including the "Omniwriter" word processor program > in which they were formatted. He's going to try again to get the at least > to .txt format (even if there's a lot of garbage, it's a marked improvement > -- it doesn't have to be retyped!). Barring that, he may just reprint the > whole lot of stuff (using something other than a dot matrix) so it can all > be scanned in on OCR. > > Keep the prayers going, folks. There may soon be another adventure > available to the long-waiting assembled multitude (once it goes through > Playtest, of course).