The CP/M monitor (terminal software) used with the Indug drive (both original, and the newly written "Trub Terminal" for SDX) supports 80 column. I hacked the original terminal to change it to usable colours, Trub Terminal did not need this. Also, Trub Terminal is VBXE compatible.
Well if Indus supports it, then my CA-2001 supports it, as it's a clone. I would venture a guess that it's true of the ATR8000 too, so it makes me wonder why the Omniview people would mention 80-column CP/M compatibility then...maybe just marketing...I'll double check on that.
Since that is the case, I guess I'll get and play the CP/M versions too, since I've never done the Zork Trilogy yet. Wishbringer and Hitch Hiker's were the only two I owned back in the day, then I moved on to graphic text adventures like The Pawn and Guild of Thieves. So I've been revisiting the Infocom titles. Currently I'm playing Infidel. First, though, I'm going to try out Infidel in Omniview 80 and see if it will run...and eventually I guess I'll be using Trub Terminal since I use one of the latest SDX's. I'm still on the fence about the VBXE, but every new release that's compatible with it leans me to it's side. Good to know. Rapidus is a definite, since it works with lots of legacy software, especially interesting to me are the old vector simulations...
Edited by Gunstar, Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:11 PM.