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Mike Chambers
December 14th, 2006, 01:17 PM
i don't know if you guys are tired of my threads on this, let me know if i've been making too many.

v1.0 final is complete and uploaded to my home page. i would love to get feedback on it if anybody is interested.

it has full drop-down menus, dialog boxes, DCC file receive support, chat logging support, timestamp support, mIRC color and bold code support, along with quite a few options like auto-rejoin channel when kicked, PC speaker beep toggle, among other stuff.

there is also a fully integrated help system. you can type /HELP at any time to get a command list, or type /HELP followed by the name of a command to get extended help and syntax for it.

works awesomely on my 286 12 MHz. works on my XT also. sluggish screen updates on such an old computer, but it works fine.

you'll need a color-capable video card with text mode memory starting at B800h. (i.e. CGA/EGA/VGA)

you can download it from my home page http://www.rubbermallet.org/mysoftware.html
(direct download link: http://www.rubbermallet.org/download/lirc11.zip )
LINK UPDATED^^^^ its version 1.1 now... i need to quit making releases before its totally finished. but it now is i think. i fixed a bug i caught last night when using it to chat with atari2600a in the #vc IRC chat. he pasted something very long and it caused an Out of String Space error. i added code to trim any incoming messages down to 256 bytes if it is larger. i also added one more major feature, an integrated server directory list dialog box that you can access from the File menu. you can browse for and connect to a server right from there. you can also dynamically add and delete entries from inside the program. no need to edit SERVERS.INI - man the program is getting huge, the source code file is 66 KB right now lol.

here are a few screen shots http://www.rubbermallet.org/lirc-ss.html

remember, you can't feed it a hostname for a server address. it must be an IP address.

please let me know what you think :)

bbcmicro
December 14th, 2006, 01:56 PM
Looks cool, unfortunately it crashes at the sace config option in Dosbox, so I can't use it. Good work though!

Maybe one day if I get an 8 bit ethernet card, I may use it on my XT!

Mike Chambers
December 14th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Looks cool, unfortunately it crashes at the sace config option in Dosbox, so I can't use it. Good work though!

Maybe one day if I get an 8 bit ethernet card, I may use it on my XT!

thanks for the feedback! :)

yeah DOSbox has no network support, so you can't load up a packet driver and NTCPDRV.EXE ... so after the config saved, and it tried to access the TCP driver at 0x61h and it was non-existant it locked up on you.

i've had good luck with a number of network cards in my XT btw... i have a 3com Etherlink II-TP (3c503), an NE1000 compatible card, and an Intel Etherexpress 8/16 which all work great. (the intel is a 16-bit card, but has full support work working in an 8-bit slot)

EDIT: actually, it is possible to work in DOSbox if you have two serial ports (or a virtual serial port router) and a null modem. you should be able to set up a SLIP or PPP host in windows, and use a SLIP or PPP packet driver for DOSbox.

dongfeng
December 15th, 2006, 12:01 AM
Don't worry, your posts are not too many :)

I will download this and try it out tonight! The last release was good, so I shall look forward to the final version :)