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This is the first GA release of Stevie, a new 80 columns programming editor for the TI-99/4a. Some of you may have been following the Stevie development thread. For those that haven't, here are some key facts: 32 kilobytes cartridge rom Written in TMS9900 assembly language Requires F18A VDP Requires 1MB SAMS memory card Only uses level 3 file I/O for better compatibility with the various storage devices out there (tested with HRD4000B ram disk, TIPI, IDE DSR card and TI disk controller) Some of the main features: It's fast 80 columns, 30 rows mode Edit up to 10.200 lines of text with maximum length of 80 characters each. That should be a first on the TI-99-4a. 10 color schemes "Hardware" cursor (uses sprite as cursor (that is something currently only possible on the F18A VDP) "Fastmode" option. Possibility to bypass VDP memory when loading files from a device with a supported DSR (ROS, IDE, ...) Help built-in (at least for the keyboard shortcuts) Indicator for alpha lock up/down There have been 2 public betas and Vorticon has been helping me with testing the alpha releases. So I think that for a first GA release it is quite stable. Nonetheless, please make sure you always have backups of the files you edit with Stevie. Sorry, there's no search and replace option in this release. If you want to try out Stevie, but do not have an F18A equipped TI-99/4A or a SAMS 1MB expansion card, you can give it a spin in the js99er emulator (Classic99 and MAME are currently unsupported) Big thanks to vorticon for helping me with testing the alpha releases. His feedback was very valuable and it is very much appreciated. Still have a lot of ideas with things I want to accomplish, but this will have to do for now. I've been working for almost 3 years programming Stevie, and it is now time to take a break and move on to new things. That being said, I will look into bug fixes. Please report bugs to the Stevie development thread with a description of what happened and a screenshot if possible. Have fun! retroclouds 2021-02-06 Stevie v1.0 stevie.bin
Hi! In roughly 1986 a friend of mine gave me a copy of an 80 column term program he made. It is attached. I couldn't find it anywhere online but maybe it is already posted somewhere already? Boot the atr with basic disabled. If you inadvertently boot with basic you'll get the READY prompt in 80cols. As far as using the program: I can't figure out how to change baud. I think there is a way. Select toggles EOL/Linefeeds START toggles half/full duplex He or the 'Sector Spectres' also released at least one other program, too. Maybe those are kicking around somewhere. 80column term by Sector Spectre 003 v1.0.atr
Sometime last year, I realized what great potential the VBXE has for BBS'ers. Having a full 256 character font, 80 columns, and the potential to support 8 background and 16 foreground colors means it could be used for a full ANSI/ECMA-48 terminal emulator. Right now, I have a demo program which does 80 column 16 color text on VBXE, with an IBMPC font (lots of ANSI BBS'es assumed this font for the extended graphics characters), interprets ASCII control codes (otherwise known as the C0 control character set as defined by the ECMA) and I just got scrolling done yesterday. It reads from a file right now, rather than an R: device. So I have zipped up the files with the source (don't copy without crediting me please) and put them here for people to see. ANSIVBXETERM.zip