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From ->The Martyr (#11)
Date ->12/24/87 07:58:07 PM
Hello, with the release of ProTERM v1.9p (only a few steps from 2.0) there have
been a couple of noted problems and concerns.
Number 1; It still does not have an USRobotics HST driver in the configuration
program. Well this problem has already been solved. Myers (of The
9600 Club) re-wrote the drivers to work correctly. I just put up the
Super Serial Card one, the Modem Port one is done but I have yet to
upload it. They both work. Remember the patch for v1.2 will not work
with v1.9p. Don't bother trying it, their formats are different.
Number 2; The editor DOES work. It can save text/appleworks format (and it
works fine) It is extremely radical. I like it better than Appleworks
The editor is version 2.0, the program is v1.9p. (like I said, only
a few steps away)
Number 3; Greg has fixed many upsetting things in proterm. For example,
when dialing after a few seconds if your modem doesn't connect
for whatever reason it will keep that boards' dial screen there.
(instead of returning you to the board list)
Number 4; It supports Y-modem CRC when downloading. This will not speed
anything up, but will have better error checking. Transit finally
works. It fairly fast too!
Number 5; ** THE MOST IMPORTANT ** ProTERM supports mousetext and a sound
generator, this is a terminal emulation. Like VT-100 and Datamedia
are. This is UNREAL!!
What is mousetext? Remember when you got your //e enhanced about
a year ago? And Appleworks could show like open and closed Apples at
the main menu! This will revolutionize bulletin boards.
ONLY WITH PROTERM V1.9 - V2.0
The Sound Generator --> Supports pitch, tempo, tone. It is feasible
to actually write a song that could be sent over the phone to the
person on the other end.
ITS TERMINAL EMULATION: ProTERM Special, so configure your system to
Compatibility: Semi-compatible with Datamedia 1500. It uses
the same hi and lo lite control characters (inverse)
left, right, down are the same. The rest are all
different. (except for control-g of course)
(*note: the up control character is ^K (just like the arrows))
The Future: You'll be using your mouse pretty soon if Greg keeps
this up. Learn to use these radical terminal emulations,
you'll find boards can and will be MUCH better.
The First: The first board in the world supports mousetext/ProTERM
Brave New World
[Apple*link - Datamedia 1500, ProTERM Special]
(come and see mousetext in action.)
Thank you very much, this is very important. Would you like to use mousetext
and the sound generator in your system? I will release a text file soon with
all the compatible control characters.
For making this information possible (and alerting me to the fact that
ProTERM special emulation is powerful): Ralph Kramden
And the person on line while I figured it out: Sound Wave, thanks for the
moral support. (haha)
The Martyr of The 9600 Club