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by tschak909
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: IRATA.ONLINE PLATO teleconference across 13 vintage computing platforms
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IRATA.ONLINE PLATO teleconference across 13 vintage computing platforms

IRATA.ONLINE - one on-line service for #retrocomputing, many platforms. 13 seperate emulators running each version of #PLATOTERM, connecting, and participating in a #PLATO teleconference, with screen share and chat. No voice-over, had a cold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9f8Vy9g7yM
by tschak909
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

ok, so that answers that mystery... am wondering why serial isn't working AT ALL under MiNT 68000, even with the iorec recvectoring out of the way...

-Thom
by tschak909
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

Oh it is. I am using Hatari 2.1.0, and have been using it for development from day 0, it emulates serial correctly on the ST, Mega ST, STE, Mega STE, and TT models, just not the Falcon.

-Thom
by tschak909
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

Interestingly enough, somebody handed me a hard disk image and a hatari config with 68000 MiNT, confiigured on a standard ST with a full 14MB of RAM. It boots, and am able to load PLATOTERM, but no serial I/O...wtf?

-Thom
by tschak909
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

I am testing the io.c over here in my Hatari env, and it works everywhere except Falcon.. does not work with the default serial port setting. changing the serial port doesn't seem to make a dent.

this is a head scratcher... ;)

-Thom
by tschak909
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

According to: http://toshyp.atari.org/en/004011.html#Rsconf ctr Type of flow control -1: Don't change 0: No flow control [powerup default] 1: XON/XOFF (Control-S, Control-Q) 2: RTS/CTS 3: RTS/CTS and XON/XOFF and this plays out, as I see RTS/CTS being waggled on my real hardware. I have checked in a...
by tschak909
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

The hang, and the additional characters you see, are because of the PLATO echo packets embedded in the splash screen. I keep them in there in development, because it's a good way for me to debug the serial I/O. It's hanging because RTS/CTS is enabled, and it's waiting for CTS to be ready to send the...
by tschak909
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

ok, will have to look into using GEMDOS devices...
by tschak909
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

I've wired up a serial port selector, which ultimately calls Bconmap(); but it doesn't seem to make a dent in Aranym... The changes have been pushed up to repo.

-Thom
by tschak909
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

ok, so.. I will add code that checks for mint, and leaves the iorec alone. will add code to restore palette upon dialog close (will put that right into my dialog handler.) I didn't because my screen clear routine re-maps the palette when it runs... The code works on a real falcon using serial port 2...
by tschak909
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

can't use mintlib, as it blows up the binary by over 50%. I will implement something using clock().

I guess in the interim, I can always do +++ pause ATH0<cr> :)

Thanks so much for helping. :)

-Thom
by tschak909
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

As for the buffer, now that I re-arranged some things, the secondary buffer is no longer needed, and I am going to remove it.
by tschak909
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

with the DTR hang-up I was trying to implement a simple sleep, but there isn't an equivalent call in plain TOS. With some MODEM devices, if you leave DTR disabled, the modem will not accept any commands, so the standard approach that I've always used is to lower DTR for e.g. 100ms, and then bring it...
by tschak909
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

Oh no, *blush* I did forget to push the 0.8 changes. I will re-cut the release, tonight :)

I removed that exit call,

As for drawing to the menu ptr, I had no choice, no space on screen, I can't sacrifice a part of the terminal area for a status bar.

-Thom
by tschak909
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

Last major feature in, dial directory, now it's all about:

* unwrinkle the redraws
* make it work under MiNT
* add better support for greater than 16 color displays

(animated GIF, click to view)
dial_directory.gif
by tschak909
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

Here is a bog standard Atari 1040STF, running PLATOTERM, TOS 1.02, no HSMOD, no NVDI, nothing.

It's pumping along at 19200 baud :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sra87dHJARM
by tschak909
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

That's ok. I just need to figure out why i am not getting/sending serial I/O now, while it works under TOS. I temporarily removed the iorec revectoring, and explicitly added a Bconmap to the default ST serial device (6), so am wondering what else I need to do...

-Thom
by tschak909
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta
Replies: 53
Views: 6816

Re: PLATOTERM for Atari ST - A PLATO terminal for IRATA.ONLINE - 0.5 Beta

Indeed. good call. -Thom p.s. have verified that the program does run under MiNT, but the serial i/o isn't working.. am debugging.. also it looks like XaAES isn't doing the quarter screen backing store (used in normal TOS for the menus/dialogs) so that is exposing some superfluous redraws that I nee...
by tschak909
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.
Replies: 61
Views: 6743

Re: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.

on my ST dev system (which is Linux), I am using Peek (apt-get install peek)

on my Windows system (where most of the other platforms are devved):
https://www.screentogif.com/

:)
by tschak909
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.
Replies: 61
Views: 6743

Re: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.

For comparison, here's the Amiga version, baud rate selection, RTS/CTS selection, but also choosing which exec device you want to use:
amigademo1.gif


-Thom
by tschak909
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.
Replies: 61
Views: 6743

Re: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.

as for the Amiga version, it uses the standard exec I/O layer with devices, so if someone has a better device, it can be entered in the settings menu, and the program will happily use it. I use it myself for telser.device, which allows PLATOTERM to interact quite nicely with a TCP/IP stack (at much ...
by tschak909
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Coding
Topic: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.
Replies: 61
Views: 6743

Re: PLATOTERM - solving the screen redraw problem, need input.

For anything that isn't one of the standard modes, it will open in a window.

Does HSMOD drop a cookie into the jar?

-Thom

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