Two things are of issue here, both related. First, I have played D&D since 1976. Second, due to my terrible hand writing I was an early adopter of computers for gaming, beginning with a hand me down C64. It had a disk drive, and a printer (kinda).
I continued to upgrade into 1993 when I got a brand new Amiga 1200. I loved the Amiga and this was my second. The first being a hand me down A500. I upgrade to an Amiga 4000 after that one. All my gaming materials were done on the computer. I geeked for office toys including a Citizen 24 pin color printer,
All good things come to an end, and the Amigas wore out. I moved to Linux. I got my files translated over, an increasingly difficult task.
We come to the Dwarven Lords Religion file. A really low priority thing, it wasn’t even finished. I finally got down to it. No way no how was the OpenSUSE Leap 15.4 going to read that .afw file. I WANTED that file.
Step One: Resuscitate a 30 year old Computer, that ancient A1200 had the files on it. I hook it up, modify the desk and every thing. It fired up, coughs wheezed, the hard drive has developed errors. (You sit around for a decade.) A run of Quaterback Tools fixed the hard drive issues. Thank god that still worked.
Step Two: Open Final Writer and get the Dwarf Lords file saved as an rtf. The only possible way to move the file is via the old Zip-disk. Yea that worked too.
Step Three: Put one of my USB Zip drives on Black Beauty. No read. Open YAST, load floppy drivers that the floppy-less machine did not need. NOW it reads. Get the file on Black Beauty.
Step Four: LiberOffice will NOT open the file. Go back to the Amiga, save it as .txt. Still does not like it. I Open kate (Text editor). That loads it. I clean the file everything not text. and LibreOffice is still a prima dona over it.
Step Five: Insert the kate output into Thunderbird. Export from Thunderbird to LibreOffice, finally it takes. I start to format and I’m finishing the Religion.
The Amiga stays hooked up. I have this itch to put a 120 gig SSD in it. Yes I have the adapter. I need to kick the two SCSI drives as to why they are not working. The Zip and CD burner do.
Remember, computers make everything simpler.