Connectivity

Running CGTerm on Windows 10

Windows user rejoice! Here is the quick and easy way to get it up and running. First, download CGTerm for Windows 32. Here is the direct link or you can download it from this page. Next, download the Windows 10 fix and unzip it. Unzip the first file and open the folder. Find the file SDL.dll.…

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Kernel panics/crashes in 40, no problems in 80

I just came across this weird issue with Supra. When running it in 40 column mode those frightening RS-232 breaks appear in BBS Telnet Server and nuke the BBS throwing into a monitor. However these do not appear at all in 80 column mode. I prefer 80 column mode but I realize that most users…

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The secret formula to getting Supra 128 online

I will admit I dove into the Telnet BBS scene head-first anxiously wanting to get a BBS back up. But I didn’t thoroughly investigate everything I needed. There is a previous post on that so I won’t repeat it. What this post is about is the connectors between the PC and the Commodore. As it…

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The Fone Company will be back… in March

After running solidly for a full day around 11PM Tuesday night Supra decided it would go tits up and throw “RS-232 framing error, check baud rate” errors which made the software think a user had disconnected before hitting the graphic detection prompt. After futzing around with it for about an hour I gave up and…

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Jim Brain’s telnet cable, downgrading to Supra 4.5

So I upgraded the site to Supra 4.6 thanks to WD Stewart sharing the code with me. It’s super solid and has some amazing features I am dying to try out but there is a problem: all of those Swiftlink enhancements conflict with BBS Telnet Server. I spent a good portion of my weekend trying…

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Connecting to telnet BBSes

I created a page which is a work in progress on connecting to Telnet BBSes. For now it focuses on CGTerm but will cover local emulators soon.

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Dialing out: Two options for getting your Commodore online

Before we get too deep into setting up a Color 64 BBS I realize that not everyone is as hip on running a BBS as some. Some folks just want to visit boards. After all, there are no pop-up ads, no invasive tracking and Google and Facebook doesn’t have their claws in it. There are…

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