• Hi!

    From Baguette@VERT/CAVEBBS to All on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 20:54:00
    Hi, just thought I might as well make a post introducing myself. Not really going to list anything about myself here, just that I don't usually use
    these, but they've always sort of fascinated me. I'll try to visit often, but IRL things might make it difficult.

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  • From Alterego@VERT/ALTERANT to Baguette on Thursday, July 25, 2019 13:47:42
    Re: Hi!
    By: Baguette to All on Wed Jul 24 2019 10:54 pm

    Hi, just thought I might as well make a post introducing myself. Not really going to list anything about myself here, just that I don't usually use these, but they've always sort of fascinated me. I'll try to visit often, but IRL things might make it difficult.

    Howdy!

    ...*

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Baguette on Thursday, July 25, 2019 16:46:00
    On 07-24-19 22:54, Baguette wrote to All <=-

    @VIA: VERT/CAVEBBS
    Hi, just thought I might as well make a post introducing myself. Not really going to list anything about myself here, just that I don't
    usually use these, but they've always sort of fascinated me. I'll try
    to visit often, but IRL things might make it difficult.


    Welcome aboard. :)


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  • From Baguette@VERT/CAVEBBS to Vk3jed on Thursday, July 25, 2019 16:28:00
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Vk3jed to Baguette on Thu Jul 25 2019 06:46 pm

    On 07-24-19 22:54, Baguette wrote to All <=-

    @VIA: VERT/CAVEBBS
    Hi, just thought I might as well make a post introducing myself. Not really going to list anything about myself here, just that I don't usually use these, but they've always sort of fascinated me. I'll try to visit often, but IRL things might make it difficult.


    Welcome aboard. :)


    ... Some men are discovered; others are found out.


    Thanks! Been spending most of today trying to figure out and memorize all
    the commands, since I don't want to keep having to check the help menus. It also turns out that my main PC doesn't support extended ASCII, so I'm mostly going to be connecting from this Samsung Q1 Ultra I forgot I had.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Baguette on Thursday, July 25, 2019 14:57:24
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Baguette to Vk3jed on Thu Jul 25 2019 06:28 pm

    It also turns out that my main PC doesn't support extended ASCII, so I'm mostly going to be connecting from this Samsung Q1 Ultra I forgot I had.

    eh.. PCs have been able to support extended ASCII since at least the late 80s. What kind of PC do you have? And OS?

    Nightfox

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Baguette on Thursday, July 25, 2019 15:42:02
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Baguette to Vk3jed on Thu Jul 25 2019 06:28 pm

    Thanks! Been spending most of today trying to figure out and memorize all the commands, since I don't want to keep having to check the help menus. It also turns out that my main PC doesn't support extended ASCII, so I'm mostly going to be connecting from this Samsung Q1 Ultra I forgot I had.

    Why kind of PC is your "main PC"?

    digital man

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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 12:52:00
    On 07-25-19 18:28, Baguette wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Thanks! Been spending most of today trying to figure out and memorize
    all the commands, since I don't want to keep having to check the help menus. It also turns out that my main PC doesn't support extended
    ASCII, so I'm mostly going to be connecting from this Samsung Q1 Ultra
    I forgot I had.

    As long as you're having fun. :)


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  • From Baguette@VERT/CAVEBBS to Nightfox on Friday, July 26, 2019 07:24:00
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Nightfox to Baguette on Thu Jul 25 2019 04:57 pm

    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Baguette to Vk3jed on Thu Jul 25 2019 06:28 pm

    It also turns out that my main PC doesn't support extended ASCII, so I' mostly going to be connecting from this Samsung Q1 Ultra I forgot I had

    eh.. PCs have been able to support extended ASCII since at least the late 8 What kind of PC do you have? And OS?

    Nightfox


    I know I'll most likely be crucified for this, but it's running Windows 10. I know, it sucks, I just haven't been bothered to switch to someting more useable. The PC itself is custom-built, and I don't think I can remember most of the hardware names off the top of my head.

    Anyway, I'm assuming it doesn't have extended ASCII because when I try to
    view the BBS on it, a lot of the fancy art doesn't display right if at all. I might just be missing something, I'll keep checking.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 09:37:59
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Baguette to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 09:24 am

    I know I'll most likely be crucified for this, but it's running Windows 10. I know, it sucks, I just haven't been bothered to switch to someting more useable. The PC itself is custom-built, and I don't think I can remember most of the hardware names off the top of my head.

    Anyway, I'm assuming it doesn't have extended ASCII because when I try to view the BBS on it, a lot of the fancy art doesn't display right if at all. I might just be missing something, I'll keep checking.

    Windows 10 and your PC isn't the problem. It sounds like you're just not using a capable terminal program. Try one of these (I recommend SyncTERM):
    http://wiki.synchro.net/resource:term


    digital man

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Baguette on Friday, July 26, 2019 10:55:05
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Baguette to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 09:24 am

    I know I'll most likely be crucified for this, but it's running Windows 10. I know, it sucks, I just haven't been bothered to switch to someting more useable. The PC itself is custom-built, and I don't think I can remember most of the hardware names off the top of my head.

    There's nothing wrong with running Windows 10..

    Anyway, I'm assuming it doesn't have extended ASCII because when I try to view the BBS on it, a lot of the fancy art doesn't display right if at all. I might just be missing something, I'll keep checking.

    It should be able to support extended ASCII (Windows has for a long time). Make sure you're using a BBS-friendly terminal client. Some terminal clients don't support displaying high-ASCII characters. What telnet/terminal client are you using? Some that I like are SyncTerm and NetRunner, and there was also a 3rd that I think is decent but don't remember the name offhand..

    Nightfox

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  • From Baguette@VERT/DECKHVN2 to Digital Man on Friday, July 26, 2019 15:27:17
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Digital Man to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 11:37 am

    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Baguette to Nightfox on Fri Jul 26 2019 09:24 am

    I know I'll most likely be crucified for this, but it's running Windows 1 I know, it sucks, I just haven't been bothered to switch to someting more useable. The PC itself is custom-built, and I don't think I can remember most of the hardware names off the top of my head.

    Anyway, I'm assuming it doesn't have extended ASCII because when I try to view the BBS on it, a lot of the fancy art doesn't display right if at al I might just be missing something, I'll keep checking.

    Windows 10 and your PC isn't the problem. It sounds like you're just not usi http://wiki.synchro.net/resource:term


    digital man

    Synchronet/BBS Terminology Definition #60:
    SCFG = Synchronet Configuration Utility
    Norco, CA WX: 89.6F, 37.0% humidity, 0 mph NNE wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

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    Thanks, yeah, it was my terminal. I downloaded SyncTerm and it works great now.. Pretty colours and everything.
    Federally Appointed Cool Person B)

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Nightfox on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 08:29:34
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Nightfox to Baguette on Fri Jul 26 2019 12:55 pm

    don't support displaying high-ASCII characters. What telnet/terminal client are you using? Some that I like are SyncTerm and NetRunner, and there was a

    Agreed. NetRunner, Syncterm, and even the old Mtel32 works great.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zombie Mambo on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 07:35:13
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Zombie Mambo to Nightfox on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:29 am

    don't support displaying high-ASCII characters. What telnet/terminal
    client are you using? Some that I like are SyncTerm and NetRunner,
    and there was a

    Agreed. NetRunner, Syncterm, and even the old Mtel32 works great.

    mtel32 was the one I was trying to think of. Those 3 are probably my favorites for telnet BBS access.

    When I got back into BBSing in 2007, another one I found was ZOC. It seemed to work decently from what I remember, but it was shareware.

    Nightfox

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Nightfox on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:28:38
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Tue Jul 30 2019 09:35 am

    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Zombie Mambo to Nightfox on Tue Jul 30 2019 10:29 am

    don't support displaying high-ASCII characters. What telnet/terminal
    client are you using? Some that I like are SyncTerm and NetRunner,
    and there was a

    Agreed. NetRunner, Syncterm, and even the old Mtel32 works great.

    mtel32 was the one I was trying to think of. Those 3 are probably my favori for telnet BBS access.

    When I got back into BBSing in 2007, another one I found was ZOC. It seemed work decently from what I remember, but it was shareware.

    Nightfox


    The thing i liked best about mtel and netrunner is they handle animated ansi well and have built in zmodem file xfers that actually work with your pc and bbs they way it used to be...

    Syncterm was introduced to me long after so I already have my habits but it is equally a good terminal program.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zombie Mambo on Thursday, August 01, 2019 15:24:16
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Zombie Mambo to Nightfox on Thu Aug 01 2019 01:28 pm

    The thing i liked best about mtel and netrunner is they handle animated ansi well and have built in zmodem file xfers that actually work with your pc and bbs they way it used to be...

    Were there other BBS terminal programs that you tried that didn't handle zmodem as well?

    Syncterm was introduced to me long after so I already have my habits but it is equally a good terminal program.

    SyncTerm was one of the first telnet BBS terminals I used, and I stuck with it, as it does what I need. Also, it seems SyncTerm is noticeably a little faster at rendering ANSI than netrunner and mtel. I like that netrunner and metel look a little more like a traditional modem communication program though.

    And as far as the protocols, it's handy that they support x/y/zmodem built in. Back in the 90s, I used to like to experiment with external protocols, but it seems that's mostly irrelevant with internet BBSes.

    Nightfox

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  • From Bbsing.Bbs@VERT/EWBBS to Zombie Mambo on Thursday, August 01, 2019 19:39:00
    Zombie Mambo wrote to Nightfox <=-
    Syncterm was introduced to me long after so I already have my habits
    but it is equally a good terminal program.
    ZM, .. what version of sycnterm you've been using?

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  • From Brokenmind@VERT/TIABBS to Zombie Mambo on Friday, August 02, 2019 10:03:00
    Re: Re: Hi!
    By: Zombie Mambo to Nightfox on Thu Aug 01 2019 01:28 pm

    The thing i liked best about mtel and netrunner is they handle animated ansi well and have built in zmodem file xfers that actually work with your pc and bbs they way it used to be...

    I also really like how netrunner handles ansi but i also like synterm also both are great clients

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