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#1 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:31 PM

This thread is for dumping information on the TI, serial interfacing, dialing out via phone line modem to BBSes, etc...

Going to be posting some stuff here, asking for some stuff here... eventually will be posting videos here, etc.

Let the games begin. :)

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:34 PM

First up... anyone have text docs for Mass Transfer (the XB2.7 Suite version)?

I think they were DV80 files on the disk itself, but I do not have a copy, not am I currently at a terminal to extract docs.


I HAVE extracted the Term80 docs and will post them to this thread either tonight or tomorrow.

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:52 PM

Okay.  These are the documents for Mass Transfer 4.1--

 

Sorta tough to find, buried in the pc99 utility folder in whtech.com.

 

 

I have also attached the .DSK image for Mass Transfer 4.1 for anyone who needs it.

 

 

 

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:01 PM

These are the documents for Term80

 

I have also attached the .DSK image for Term80 for anyone who needs it.

 

 

***edit***

 

These docs are truncated to 60k, but you can get the full versions inside the disk image.  The docs are there.  :)

 

 

 

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:27 PM

I bought this modem... Looks like an EXCELLENT choice.  In speaking with arcadeshopper, it appears that this one is handshake-ready with the TI... straight-thru cable will have the TI talking to this modem brilliantly.  (At least that's the plan)  ;)

 

 

I have attached the manual for this modem here so you can see the pinouts and determine if it is something for you!

 

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:38 PM

There are some very inexpensive straight thru cables on Amazon.  Here is one:

 

https://www.amazon.c...l straight thru

 

 

$2.95 a piece for a 3 foot cable.

 

 

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A short cable from the rs232 to the modem is all you need to dial out.  I have purchased a splitter box (Belkin Data Switch) so that I can remain hooked up to both my modem and my PC, and switch between them with the flick of a knob.

 

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:50 PM

Alternatively...

 

telehack.wikia.com/wiki/Telehack_Wiki



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:19 PM

Not directly BBS related, but this is my favorite file transfer program for the TI.  This is a serial interfacing thread, too... so.  It counts.  :)

 

MagicFileManipulator, or MFM for short.

 

 

Excellent program.  Ernie Pergrem sent me my first copy many years ago in the mail so that I could start transferring files.  I did ALL the Opry99er serial transfer videos using this program.

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:29 PM

Here are two PDFs.  A general and a detailed spec of the functions of the rs232 interface card... hardware, software, and protocol.

 

 

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:45 PM

This is a fairly complete list of all the dial-up BBSes still in operation in North America.  Pretty awesome.

 

 

 

http://telnetbbsguid...ection/dial-up/






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