• Commodore CG...

    From Al Derosa@VERT to All on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 20:12:03
    Hey folks,, for those who have setup the CG side of SynchroNet with Commodore CG screens.. What program are you using to create them? I have tried a few Commodore graphic creators and because Petscii on the Commodore is the opposite from the PC (ex: cOMMODORE cOLOR) it doesn't work right, I have tried CTRL A codes, which seems to work but the screens have errors after saving them such as removing spaces etc. Is there a CG Editor that you folks are using?? I know just leave the ANSI screens, I just may end up doing that and just have basic 80 column color screens but I thought I would give the world a shot..

    Thanks...
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Al Derosa on Thursday, September 16, 2021 13:00:29
    Re: Commodore CG...
    By: Al Derosa to All on Wed Sep 15 2021 08:12 pm

    Hey folks,, for those who have setup the CG side of SynchroNet with Commodore CG screens.. What program are you using to create them? I have tried a few Commodore graphic creators and because Petscii on the Commodore is the opposite from the PC (ex: cOMMODORE cOLOR) it doesn't work right, I have tried CTRL A codes, which seems to work but the screens have errors after saving them such as removing spaces etc. Is there a CG Editor that you folks are using?? I know just leave the ANSI screens, I just may end up doing that and just have basic 80 column color screens but I thought I would give the world a shot..

    Synchronet auto-converts ASCII or CP437 files to PETSCII automatically upon dislpay to the user, or if the file is .seq file, it just sends it "as is" to the PETSCII terminal/user.
    http://wiki.synchro.net/howto:petscii
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  • From Al Derosa@VERT to Digital Man on Thursday, September 16, 2021 19:52:40
    Re: Commodore CG...
    By: Al Derosa to All on Wed Sep 15 2021 08:12 pm

    Synchronet auto-converts ASCII or CP437 files to PETSCII automatically upon dislpay to the user, or if the file is .seq file, it just sends it "as is" to the PETSCII terminal/user. http://wiki.synchro.net/howto:petscii

    Ok thanks DM, I have a better understanding of it now.. I knew it autoconverted the ASCII or CP437, just the colors were horendous.. LOL I will be playing more with it, thinking I will just create a few basic low color files then save it as .ans then convert it with ans2asc.. I will figure something out. Thanks for the help...

    Al
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  • From Joe Phigan@VERT/ZRUSPAS to Digital Man on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:56:25
    Re: Commodore CG...
    By: Digital Man to Al Derosa on Thu Sep 16 2021 13:00:29

    Synchronet auto-converts ASCII or CP437 files to PETSCII automatically upon dislpay to the user, or if the file is .seq file, it just sends it "as is" to the PETSCII terminal/user.
    http://wiki.synchro.net/howto:petscii

    This is really cool! Now how do we get ATASCII support? :)

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Joe Phigan on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:42:59
    Re: Commodore CG...
    By: Joe Phigan to Digital Man on Tue Sep 21 2021 12:56 pm

    Re: Commodore CG...
    By: Digital Man to Al Derosa on Thu Sep 16 2021 13:00:29

    Synchronet auto-converts ASCII or CP437 files to PETSCII automatically upon dislpay to the user, or if the file is .seq file, it just sends it "as is" to the PETSCII terminal/user. http://wiki.synchro.net/howto:petscii

    This is really cool! Now how do we get ATASCII support? :)

    ATASCII is so very completely different from ASCII that it would be a much bigger task (than PETSCII) to support, so no plans to do so right now.
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  • From Joe Phigan@VERT/ZRUSPAS to Digital Man on Friday, October 08, 2021 23:40:19
    Re: Commodore CG...
    By: Digital Man to Joe Phigan on Tue Sep 21 2021 12:42:59

    it "as is" to the PETSCII terminal/user.

    ATASCII is so very completely different from ASCII that it would be a much bigger task (than PETSCII) to support, so no plans to do so right now.

    Not even to just send ATASCII files 'as-is', no conversion required?

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Joe Phigan on Friday, October 08, 2021 23:04:56
    Re: Commodore CG...
    By: Joe Phigan to Digital Man on Fri Oct 08 2021 11:40 pm

    Re: Commodore CG...
    By: Digital Man to Joe Phigan on Tue Sep 21 2021 12:42:59

    it "as is" to the PETSCII terminal/user.

    ATASCII is so very completely different from ASCII that it would be a much bigger task (than PETSCII) to support, so no plans to do so right now.

    Not even to just send ATASCII files 'as-is', no conversion required?

    A BBS is much more than just 'sending files'. Synchronet, being a CP437-native BBS, would have to convert all text from ASCII/CP437/UTF-8/etc. to ATASCII, on the fly, to be compatible with a terminal that only "spoke" ATASCII. This conversion was pretty straight forward for PETSCII. Would not be so for ATASCII.
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