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    Default need Help with Terminal program for Apple II plus

    So I have found visiterm disk images and once I load them up the apple goes into 80 column mode but I cant do much else. I cant find any settings for this and from what I read it doesnt support the Super Serial Card II which I am trying to use to connect to other computers.

    I found a slew of ASCII express disk images as well but most of them only show garbage on the screen.

    Every copy of proterm I have found loads to a point and says "you need a 65C02 processor to use this program"

    Im at a loss, I didnt realize how few terminal programs there are for the apple II.

    Again, I am trying to use a Super serial II card on an Apple II plus to connect to other various computers.
    Does anyone have any advice or info?

    thanks.

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    You could try terminal mode of your SSC if it's bog-standard comms you're trying to do.

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    Not sure what you mean by bog standard comms. I need to change the baudrate and such. And what is terminal mode?

    edit: Just want to point out this is a new Super Serial Card II. I have never used it and need to test it out as well.

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    Get yourself a copy of the SSC user's manual and read up on it. Depending on the version, the section on terminal mode lives in different places. Several versions are here:
    ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple...r_serial_card/

    Edit:
    Also of interest:
    https://sites.google.com/site/drjohn...ews/apple2/ssc
    Last edited by david__schmidt; July 16th, 2018 at 12:13 PM.

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    ill do that, thanks.

    BTW any difference between the SSC and the SSC II? the links you posted dont mention the SSC II so I was wondering is it still applicable.

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    Sadly Proterm requires 128k. Even if you put a 65c02 in your ][+ (I have), Proterm will not run.

    I got spoilt over the years using other computers. I finally successfully connected my ][+ to ttyE1 on a NetBSD server once (forget which software I used on the Apple) and had that sudden slap self on the forehead moment when I remembered how hard it is to use mixed case on my ][+. (If I had to do it today I don't even recall how anymore.)

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    thats surprising, I figured apple fans would have this in the bag. I hear so much about old apple II bbs's. Geez how were they doing it?

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    I'm not sure that I ever connected to anything via modem with a ][. If anything maybe a ||GS (rev 0).

    I did spend a lot of time online with C64s, PC/PC-XT/PC-AT/clones, and Amigas.

    The most I've done with an Apple and RS232 is use ADT.

    I did know one guy that was popular on local BBSs using a //c in the late 90s. I don't know any details of what he was using otherwise. I got to see his computer setup, but don't recall seeing him use it.

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    A couple of years ago, when I needed a very basic, no frills, 80 column 110 baud TTY terminal emulation program for an Apple II. I ended up writing my own. I was pretty surprised that I couldn't find something off the shelf that would do the job. I couldn't find anything with true TTY emulation, and I had some performance constraints that the usual terminal scroll functions failed to meet. I think I posted source code on my blog at some point.

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    Mike Willegal

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    Try DCOM 3.21. Use of this terminal emulator is documented in Chapter 10 of The New Apple II User's Guide.

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