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July 13th, 2009, 02:34 AM
Can someone remind me what is the best DOS or preferably Windows
terminal emulator that can emulate a Cromemco C3102 terminal.


Because I'm using some Cromemco CDOS applications which are hard wired to output those ASCII terminal ESCape sequences.

Here is the 3102 Technical manual (http://maben.homeip.net:8217/static/S100/cromemco/camera%20disks%20terminal%20printer/Cromemco%203102%20Terminal%20Technical%20Manual%20 023-6001%20198003.pdf)

And a link to program code would be good also!

Oh yes ... The Cromemco C3102 terminal is a badged Beehive DM30 terminal.
I did find that the Beehive emulation is similar to a Heath H19 terminal, however when I tried a Heath 19 terminal emulator (Kermit 95) it did not work with (for example) the Cromemco Screen Editor. So looks like I am back to searching for a native Beehive or Cromemco C3102 ascii terminal emulator.


regards marcus


PS tried already:
Crosstalk XVI - no suitable emulation
Mirror - no suitable emulation
Procomm - could not install , rumtime error on setup.exe program
Kermit 95 - Screen goes into block graphics with heath 19 emulation
cromemco PCOM - only emulates VT100
putty - only emulates vt100 style terminals

July 13th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Another fly in the ointment, possibly--does your CDOS software make use of the page mode editing feature? If so, you may have to write your own emulator.

If not, perhaps you can tweak the code of an existing emulator.

July 13th, 2009, 12:34 PM

As my manager used to tell me ... don't give me more problems I want solutions!

Well good point, No CDOS program that I know uses the 2 page terminal buffer, the most it uses some some simple escape sequences like cursor address, insert and delete line.

But surely, somebody has already written a Beehive aka Cromemco C3102 terminal emulator ... anybody?

July 13th, 2009, 03:44 PM
I can find only one mention of a Beehive (I assume it's a B-100) emulator--for Mac, called InTouch. I can't find any current mention of the product.

You could probably take one of the PIC/AVR/Propeller terminal projects and wrestle the code to do Beehive protocol.

But I'm sure you'd rather have a Beehive terminal. :)