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#4267267 Someone Didn't Do Their Homework...

Posted by Tillek on Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:36 PM

See, if you had that controller, you would have enjoyed the Infocom games so much more.


#4267176 Someone Didn't Do Their Homework...

Posted by Tillek on Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:55 PM

But this truly is rare! I've never seen an auction for a 1050 and that specific joystick (box included!) and likely never will again! Once in a lifetime! Literally! You totally should "Buy It Now"!!!!!!!!!


#4266741 Connecting Atari 800XL to Internet BBS

Posted by Tillek on Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:52 PM

crap..so it was not me.. it was the host.. I was trying to connect with The Brewing Academy and it was not getting past the login..  but others once I got their numbered addresses were able to work. I think I still might be having some issues with 9600 baud. but overall its working.

 

Seems various boards I log on to have different things.. if it disconnects proper.. if it wants a specific enter to log in etc.. 

 

I have not got IceT to work yet.. but I remember another thread.. so I will be looking there.. that has to do with the PRC.SYS I think.. though I did try it.. and dont remember anything working better.. but we will see.

 

James

I've personally had issues getting to the Brewing Academy myself... I've been relying on JP to verify that link... it's only recently that I've been able to connect myself.

 

That said, do you know the atari BBS list at www.sfqhbbs.org/ataribbslist.php does IP addresses now if you flick the radio button to IP's?

It's a real-time DNS resolution every time you update the page.




#4265947 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:14 PM

Just for the record, while some people had issues with the 1100, I actually had no issues with it.




#4265896 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:28 AM

http://ltxfaq.custhe...al-cable-wiring




#4265595 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:01 PM

Modem (Emulation) Mode: In Modem Mode, the unit presents a modem interface to the attached serial device. It accepts AT-style modem commands, and handles the modem signals correctly.

 

To select Modem Mode, set the Connect Mode to C6 (no echo), D6 (echo with full verbose), or D7 (echo with 1-character response).

 

Note: If the unit is in Modem Mode and the serial port is idle, the unit still accepts network TCP connections to the serial port if Connect Mode is set to C6 (no echo), D6 (echo with full verbose), or D7 (echo with 1-character response).

Echo: Refers to the echo of all of the characters entered in command mode; it does not mean to echo data that is transferred. Quiet Mode (no echo) refers to the modem not sending an answer to the commands received (or displaying what was typed).

Full Verbose: The unit echoes modem commands and responds to a command with a message string.

1-Character Response: The unit echoes modem commands and responds to a command with a single character response.

 

FROM the UDS-100 manual..

 

So which do I want? ECHO? VERBOSE OR 1 Chr?

 

James

I mean, I really love your enthusiasm and your support for Atari BBSing, but this is literally the old guy from BattleStar Galactica (the "reboot").

 

"This has all happened before, and it will all happen again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again, again....."




#4265592 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:58 PM

The Doc is the lantronix expert.

Yeah, but this is clearly an "asked an answered, your honor........" situation.

 

If someone talks about running a BBS and can't be bothered to do a quick search, should they be running a BBS?  Do you want to be their full time Yoda?




#4264283 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:34 PM

Whoa there - BITD, Oasis was highly sought after.  Back in '87 if I called into a BBS running Oasis rather than some other freeware, you knew you had hit the jackpot.


Don Crano's Rubber City Atari


#4264040 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:43 AM

I thought I had it right but might have been backwards.  I didn't list Hawaii because I tried connecting to it on multiple days and couldn't.  The other one I could connect to and there was a third mentioned (name escapes me) but I couldn't connect to that and I just wrote it off as outdated information on the website.

 

But if you can connect to them, that's good enough for me.

 

I'm heading out on some errands here so I'll take care of it when I get back.




#4261418 why I hate commodore 64

Posted by Tillek on Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:52 PM

Rampant fanboyism on either side is just as annoying.  Each machine has its strengths and weaknesses and pretending otherwise makes me feel like a 43 year old throwback to myself at 6 years old on the playground.  Pitiful.

In small doses, it can still be fun.  As long as we realize at the end of the day the war is long over.

 

I mean, I have Apples and Timex Sinclairs and even a Commodore... and I enjoy them... (Well, not the Commodore, but only because it's a newer acquisition and I just haven't had time, but I plan to really enjoy it soon).

 

Now, it's more like sports fan talk.  Trash talk during the game.... then drink beer.

 

Please, everyone, don't take it too seriously... otherwise, you're the judgemental prick bringing everyone down (not suggesting anyone falls into this arena yet, I'm speaking more abstractly.....)




#4261416 why I hate commodore 64

Posted by Tillek on Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:49 PM

 

Please ignore emkay. If you want to see beautiful soft-sprites, look at the game Atari Blast. Properly designed late 70's chips are more capable than some early 80's poorly designed chips. I like to hear pokey emulating sid better than the sid in the commie.

 

Commode Door 64.

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:)

I usually do ignore emkay..........

 

Thank you... Sincerely... THANK YOU... for pulling the Commode joke.  It's been far too long.... and I'm stealing that graphic.  (Yeah, I did finally acquire a C128, but still....... It's a classic vintage retro diss......).

 

(*high-five*)...




#4261129 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:45 AM

Too bad it still doesn't send people who try to connect when someone is already on a "busy" signal. :(

 

I used the MSS-100 for SFHQ because it is (was, I guess) on FidoNet and I needed the domain name resolution.  For the Adventurer's Guild (the Carina one) I used a UDS-10 because I have no real need for DNS resolution.




#4261122 why I hate commodore 64

Posted by Tillek on Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:42 AM

yawn, looks like with all the commodore threads in the Atari areas there is an active concerted push to try to get folks over to that platform... must be a recruitment drive to get fresh blood into their stale and often crazy cadre....

 

I really wish all the commodore threads would be in the commodore section provided to/for them...

 

Now if it were about porting the game to Atari that would change everything... but that's not what any of these seem to be about....

Yeah, what the hell is up with that "What about the Commodore Community" thread?  How does someone NOT know?  I can't manage to avoid it while trying to find information on the Atari.




#4259972 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:22 PM

The Veteran Adventurer's Guild is back up (though a test call or two wouldn't hurt just to confirm that it's taking calls from outside the network).




#4259947 Atari 8-bit related BBS(s)

Posted by Tillek on Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:51 PM

Just to update.... My internet connection is back up and I have the firewall re-configured for the proxy (for accessing BBS's through the SFHQ page that some BBS's use, The Basement being one of them) so if you use that page to access those BBS's, they're good to go.

 

The TVAG BBS is still down as I can't seem to get the new gateway to recognize the Lantronix boxes. The Lantronix device installer sees the two UDS devices, but not the MSS-100 (which was on SFHQ).