I have been trying to compile the acmart samples in a manner that I am familiar. Instead of using PDFLatex and in their Makefile example, I am trying to compile the source using TeX + DVI due to the fact that I want the intermediate files (I have a bunch of TiKz rendering). When I type:
pdflatex --file-line-error --synctex=1 sample-manuscript.tex
Everyone is fine and well. When I type:
simpdftex latex --maxpfb --extratexopts "-file-line-error -synctex=1" --distiller ps2pdf14 sample-manuscript.tex
I get a stack error, Error: /undefined in XC@ACMRed, and a whole bunch of chaos.
Is there any reason that a .tex file would compile with pdflatex and not the TeX+DVI path?