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#1 TheBF OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:00 PM

I found a reference to Tera Term on a Mecrisp Forth website. It mentioned that it has a BASIC-like programming language built in so I got it here.

 

http://ttssh2.osdn.jp/index.html.en

 

It is extremely full featured and it seems to run very well with Magic File Manipulator so I thought I would report my findings.

 

At first it looked like it did not support XMODEM transfers.  The help mentioned that it could however so I looked in the TERATERM.INI file and changed these two controls

XmodemBin  XmodemRcvCommand from 'off'  to 'on'.

 

After that the XMODEM menus were not grayed out and it works great.

; XMODEM option (checksum/crc/1k)
XmodemOpt=checksum
; Binary flag for XMODEM Receive and ZMODEM Send (on/off)
XmodemBin=on

; XMODEM receive command
XmodemRcvCommand=on

NOTE on MFM:

I had been using the MFM program with hyper-terminal and had my RS232 configured on the TI-99 in the default 7 bits, ODD parity, 1 stop bit configuration. 

Somehow it worked even when I transferred binary (program) files. (??)  

 

But, I saw a lot of strange things on my terminal when I was controlling MFM at the TI-99 console.

 

>>I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT MFM ECHOS MENUS OVER RS232. DUH!<<

 

So for those who might be using MFM for the first time, set your serial port to  8 BITS, NO PARITY, 1 STOP-BIT and you can control MFM from the comfort of your PC.

 

"Stupid is as stupid does"  ;)

                  Forest Gump

 

 

 



#2 Opry99er OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:03 PM

8N1!!! :D

I have several MFM videos and one or two TerraTerm videos on my YouTube channel as well, in case anyone was interested. :D





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