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  1. Could Fujinet be device master with a hardware re-design? Are there enough I/O pins for this? Or maybe a similar chip that could do it? Would just be so much easier to code a DOS in C++.
  2. So Side Loader, U1MB, things like this, they're all Block Devices? Or do they intercept at the D1: level? I presume a future NOS D1: driver could be smart enough to pass requests for drivers it didn't handle down to another OS. Or maybe there could be a block Device loader that would come in on top?
  3. This has been my experience too. I always have to type full domain names. My DNS server doesn't resolve machine names by themselves, and I set 'append these dns suffixes' in Windows.
  4. This XEP command #198 is broken on Altirra. XIO 20,#1,12,198,"E:" on Altirra it fills the screen full of the 'Esc' char. On a real XEP80 it clears the screen properly (with EOLs I presume). At least it looks correct.
  5. That's pretty weird. And you see the same issue with http? HTTP we know works, I don't know how robust tnfs is, you're sure it's not a bug in tnfs server then.
  6. I'd check, but my GameCube is down at my father's house right now.
  7. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HS4J6P4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 And my $10 Amazon RF Video to HDMI dongle actually shows descenders in PAL mode now. This same monitor crops in with RF in PAL mode and the retrotink generates an unviewable signal in PAL. But this, first time I've ever seen descenders and 24 lines.
  8. Very good. For me, it is a nice change. /V is positioning the screen pretty close to perfect, 80x24 with no lost lines when plugged directly into my Samsung TV, BN64 model, with appropriate borders near the edge. I can move my Retrotink back onto something Video-game worthy. Thanks for the update.
  9. Is there any terminal program that works at all with XEP80? Connecting to that Fujinet CPM mode would be nice for this, but I have yet to get that working.
  10. Yeah, 'E:' is a bundle of quirks, and then XEP80 E: is yet another layer of additional quirks on top of an already quirky system.
  11. I just bought stuff from him, actually was fine. If you're concerned about the longevity of this business, all the more reason to buy now. Whatever you think you might want in the future.
  12. I see what you mean. Maybe could be fast enough, but would be a bit of work to make it fast enough, and all for the like, 10 people who would actually use this.
  13. If the driver can use burst mode, and is able to batch all the characters at once to send to the XEP80, I think it'd be fine. Character at a time would be slower, and if there's a lot redraw, that is if it scrolls the screen by redrawing the entire screen, that would be tragic slow.
  14. Haha, is that it, the mythical '25th line' of the XEP80 on an LCD? It actually exists.
  15. I have an old-ish Samsung TV, and if I plugin to the video connector without XEPVHOLD the screen chops off the bottom two lines and the right two characters, and XEPVHold fixes the bottom two lines, but the right two characters are still chopped. I have a retroTink to HDMI and the same monitor, and that is the same vertically, but I get most of the 80 characters on screen with the same TV only losing a few pixels on the 80th column, and this for me is mostly useable. I do have a cheap USB video/Svideo recording dongle and I'm unable to get it to work at all with XEP80. I tried Pal Mode and NTSC mode, and nothing works with that. This thing has zero documentation at all, so I don't even know if it's supposed to work with PAL. I might try the settings above, but not optimistic. I was hoping there'd be some kind of PAL to HDMI dongle out there on Amazon that might work and show all the lines, but so far my experience has been that this signal is too weird for the one I have. How did it ever ship like this? I suspect engineering at Atari was getting sloppy in the Tramiel era.
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