I recently needed to move my TI-99/4A out of a family crawl space and decided that, rather than pack it away again in a closet, I'd indulge in an occasional trip down memory lane and actually use it. So I now have it set up in my bedroom. I did a few Google searches to help me get my feet wet again (it's been over 20 years since I've used it regularly), and I came across the posting: Telnet - Getting your TI on the Internet & TI BBS's.
I'm currently in the process of setting up a UDS-10 as laid out in that topic. (Many thanks to Omega for beginning the topic and to those people who contributed to it.)
Back in the day, I used Terminal Emulator II along with a 300 baud Volksmodem to attach to CompuServe and a few local BBS's. But from the discussions I'm reading now, it seems Telco may be the most ideal terminal program for my future connections to BBS's. (I haven't connected to anything since the unpacking. I still need to finish preparing my UDS-10.)
So my question: how do I get Telco? I know I can download a copy of it from WHT. But...downloading that with my MacBook obviously means a copy of it lives...on my MacBook, not on a TI diskette. So how do I actually get the Telco program to my TI-99/4A? Since WHT seems to have it available for download as a DSK file, I assume I have to prepare a TI diskette and copy the program to it. But I not entirely sure how I would take the downloaded file from my MacBook and get it onto a TI diskette.
The wheels in my head are turning now, and I'm wondering if this means I need to run some sort of TI-99/4A emulator app on my Mac along with an attached diskette drive.
I imagine somewhere there's an explanation of how to do what I'm trying to do, but I haven't found it yet. Rather than continuing to search, and since I'm past-due to get involved in some discussions here, I decided to pose the question to all of you.
Any guidance or information would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by jmazzy, Mon Mar 2, 2015 4:42 PM.