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And now, the MS-DOS version has reached alpha.

 

You can get it here:

https://github.com/tschak909/platotermpc/releases/tag/0.1-ALPHA

 

Some shots:

 

VGA 640x480x16

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MCGA 320x200x256

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EGA 640x350x16

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Hercules 720x350x2

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CGA 640x200x2

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CGA 320x200x4

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That should cover just about everybody.

 

(yes, I have a PCjr/Tandy 1000 version planned, I have to write a patch for the Watcom graphlib to support it, though.)

 

No, I am not adding SVGA modes, there is no point. This way, everybody's compatible and you get all the colors you'll ever need with VGA.

 

-Thom

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Hello Thom i am in Plato chat channel 0 with my Commodore SL 286-16 old PC Dos Computer and testing platoterm

for pc dos and it looks nice and colorfull. I had trubble logging in with names and stuff i keep forgetting.

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oop! sorry I missed you, after I released, I sort of unplugged for the rest of the day, as I had just spent four days straight building the MS-DOS port from scratch.

 

-Thom

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Hi Thom!

 

I signed up for an account a couple months back but I'm sorry to say I haven't even had a chance to log in yet. When's the next meetup? I couldn't see one on your website.

 

Heather

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I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to get my A8 online. I left sort of an oddball question that I never got a reply on and haven't had time to delve further into it than that yet:

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/196354-ataris-plato-cartridge-question/page-18?do=findComment&comment=4132119

 

I'm still working towards connecting, just not easy when I'm having to pick out little bits of info from tons of posts over the years.

 

If I can figure it all out, I plan on writing an A8 guide. I have an 850 now, just trying to use a Pi for the bridge, instead of an Lantronix.

 

Keep up the awesome work man.

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You need a terminal cable (aka null modem cable), get a CX88 terminal cable from B&C computervisions, and a 9 to 25 pin adaptor, along with a USB to serial adaptor. This is everything you need.

 

-Thom

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Ahh, so...

 

850 > CX88 > 25M/9F > Serial/USB > Pi(tcpser)

 

Is this correct? I can't make out gender on the CX88 photos.

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np, ask me these things, because I am trying to:

 

* get people to test the software

* get people onto the service

* show what's possible.

and hopefully:

* Get people to own parts of the system

* Help facilitate other people's crazy ideas.

 

-Thom

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After many long months of testing. PLATOTerm has been officially released for the Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, and Commodore 128 systems. Thanks to all who helped test! Release page is here: https://github.com/tschak909/platoterm64/releases/tag/PLATOTerm-1.0#irataonline #plato #platoterm #atari #c64 #c128 #apple2

 

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-Thom

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IRATA.ONLINE just celebrated its 400th sign-on today.


It has been on-line for approximately 9 months, and I am extremely surprised at how many people have jumped on! Thanks to everyone who has signed up. and if you haven't signed up yet, go to the website http://www.irata.online/sign up, and grab a terminal!


Here's to another 100 users in short order!


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-Thom

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