• Re: FSX_RETRO - Retro Computing/Tech Chat

    From goto_KCM@21:1/218 to x1pepe on Thu Jun 3 20:00:36 2021
    Hey! here with a Msx2 (8bit computer), someone else with Msx or 8
    bits computers?
    :)

    I have on Sony HitBit MSX Computer here in my Computer Museum. Do you know a Terminal Programm i could use to connect to a BBS?

    Regards
    Andreas

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    zahrl.ddns.net:2023
    https://kcm.or.at

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    * Origin: KCM BBS (21:1/218)
  • From goto_KCM@21:1/218 to Piter Punk on Thu Jun 3 20:03:48 2021
    That looks like a good project. I will take a look on it, as I have a
    few MSX modems hanging around.

    Yes, interresting, but i don't have no MSX Modem here. Are they expensive to get?

    Regards
    Andreas

    -=Kautzner-Computer-Museum=-
    zahrl.ddns.net:2023
    https://kcm.or.at

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    * Origin: KCM BBS (21:1/218)
  • From Piter Punk@21:1/150 to goto_KCM on Sat Jun 5 05:40:56 2021
    On 03 Jun 2021, goto_KCM said the following...
    That looks like a good project. I will take a look on it, as I have a few MSX modems hanging around.

    Yes, interresting, but i don't have no MSX Modem here. Are they
    expensive to get?

    MSX Modems are not so common to use nowadays, I guess most MSX users connect using some kind of network card. A good place to ask for those cards is http://www.msx.org.

    I am using Obsonet Ethernet cards from Tecnobytes (http://www.tecnobytes.com.br) you can ask if they are building a new batch.

    Another source of MSX network cards is Eugeny Brychkov, which sells the
    GR8NET multi-function cartridge. You can reach him sending email to info_AT_gr8bit.ru.

    I hope this can help you to connect your MSX to a BBS

    Piter Punk

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: Sotano Msx BBS (21:1/150)
  • From x1pepe@21:2/100 to goto_KCM on Sat Jun 5 09:34:59 2021
    Hi!
    You can connect to the BBS's with:
    - BaDCat wifi cartridge.
    - Obsonet Ethernet cartridge.
    - GR8NET ethernet cartridge
    ... and if you have only a rs232 cartridge you can plug in easily an Nodemcu8266 + COM6 Terminal toconnect with ANSI full color :)
    You can find these Msx cartridges easily with google, if you need more info, write me :)

    telnet sotanomsxbbs.org:23
    *The last Msx user in Ibiza*

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: Sotano Msx BBS
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to x1pepe on Sun Jun 6 10:43:00 2021
    ... and if you have only a rs232 cartridge you can plug in easily an Nodemcu8266 + COM6 Terminal toconnect with ANSI full color :)

    Theres no slip or ppp support?

    Spec


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  • From x1pepe@21:1/150 to Spectre on Sun Jun 6 09:01:42 2021
    Not in Msx.
    A few models have rs232 port and also you can insert an rs232 cartridge.

    telnet sotanomsxbbs.org:23
    *The last Msx user in Ibiza*

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    * Origin: Sotano Msx BBS (21:1/150)
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to x1pepe on Mon Jun 7 09:10:00 2021
    Not in Msx.

    Would've thought someone would get there... still... PPP or Slip over serial is usually the easiest, I say easiest, tricky but usually possible for most platforms with a serial port :)

    Spec


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  • From Piter Punk@21:1/150 to Spectre on Mon Jun 7 16:33:46 2021
    On 06 Jun 2021, Spectre said the following...
    Theres no slip or ppp support?

    The Internestor Lite have a serial driver, thi is the same TCP/IP stack used
    by most MSX network interfaces. If you have an MSX with a built in RS232 or a RS232 interface you can try to use it.

    Two attention points:

    1. You will need to have an available Fossil Driver to your card;
    2. The InterNestor's developer doesn't have an working RS232 interface, so
    the serial driver is stuck in version 2.0

    There is also an UNIX implementation for MSX computers, called UZIX, which includes a TCP/IP stack with a SLIP and PPP support and also some network utilities, including telnet. In the 90's it was used to connect to ISP in MSX user meetings.

    Piter Punk

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: Sotano Msx BBS (21:1/150)
  • From hyjinx@21:1/126 to Avon on Sat Jun 12 16:07:51 2021
    Hey everyone,

    FSX_RETRO - Retro computing and any old tech discussions. From early computer hardware and software, calculators, watches and more. if you have collected it, use it, need it fixed tell us about it here.

    Yay! I'm so glad this base has been created! Especially as it seems that RetroNet is not so active/not taking new members on at the moment...

    Some of you already know me from my YouTube channel, "Al's Geek Lab", but I
    do lots of retro stuff on the channel. My collection is modest these days (I used to have my own museum back in the UK). My current collection consists of: * IBM 5162 XT/286 (that's the machine I'm using to write this message with!)
    * IBM 5160 XT
    * IBM 5170 AT
    * Compaq Prolinea 4/100
    * Apple IIe Platinum
    * Apple IIGS ROM3 with Uthernet2
    * Apple Macintosh SE
    * Apple PowerBook 520 & 540
    * Osborne 1
    * Panasonic Sr. Partner
    * and a few other things that either don't work, or haven't been tested yet

    The main thing I love to do is make the machines work on the net. Push them
    to their limits and expand them to the point where they are no longer expandable, whilst keeping them using their original motherboard. For
    example, my XT has a 286 daughtercard, 1MB RAM (around 760k usable) and a network card. My XT286 has a 1.5MB AboveBoard RAM card, a compact flash
    drive, a 3com NIC and is paired with an ATI EGA Wonder 800+ with the IBM 5154 EGA display. My pride and joy!

    If you want help with anything DOS machine related, I should be able to help because that's what I play with most.

    Cheers!
    Al // hyjinx


    hyjinx // Alistair Ross
    Author of 'Back to the BBS' Documentary: https://bit.ly/3tRINeL (YouTube) alsgeeklab.com

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  • From Greenlfc@21:2/150 to hyjinx on Sat Jun 12 01:01:52 2021
    I just want to say I loved the documentary. You had some excellent production values and it was a contributor to me joining the modern BBS scene (although MeatLotion was probably the main catalyst ;)).

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  • From 8-Bit@21:2/133 to hyjinx on Sun Jun 13 10:40:40 2021
    Some of you already know me from my YouTube channel, "Al's Geek Lab",
    but I do lots of retro stuff on the channel. My collection is modest
    these days (I used to have my own museum back in the UK). My current collection consists of: * IBM 5162 XT/286 (that's the machine I'm using
    to write this message with!) * IBM 5160 XT
    * IBM 5170 AT
    * Compaq Prolinea 4/100
    * Apple IIe Platinum
    * Apple IIGS ROM3 with Uthernet2
    * Apple Macintosh SE
    * Apple PowerBook 520 & 540
    * Osborne 1
    * Panasonic Sr. Partner
    * and a few other things that either don't work, or haven't been tested yet

    I will have to check out your Youtube channel. Always looking for good new content to waste time at work :)

    Nice collection. I have just recently started getting into PC compatibles. I have had a 5155 and a 5160 for a while. I just picked up a 5150 earlier this summer and most recently I picked up a PS/2 Model 30 and an Atari ABC
    386DX-II. I have mostly focused on Atari in the past but I have Commodore's, Apple's, TRS-80's, TI and a lot of unique units.

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to hyjinx on Fri Jun 18 14:31:57 2021
    On 12 Jun 2021 at 04:07p, hyjinx pondered and said...

    If you want help with anything DOS machine related, I should be able to help because that's what I play with most.

    Ah DOS.... many many hours spent with this before 1995 rolled around... and Start Me Up played in our ears...

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (21:1/101)
  • From goto_KCM@21:1/218 to Piter Punk on Fri Jun 25 14:10:06 2021
    I hope this can help you to connect your MSX to a BBS

    Thanks for the informations.
    Will take a look into it.

    Regards
    Andreas

    -=Kautzner-Computer-Museum=-
    zahrl.ddns.net:2023
    https://kcm.or.at

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: KCM BBS (21:1/218)
  • From goto_KCM@21:1/218 to x1pepe on Fri Jun 25 14:11:05 2021
    Hi!
    You can connect to the BBS's with:
    - BaDCat wifi cartridge.
    - Obsonet Ethernet cartridge.
    - GR8NET ethernet cartridge
    ... and if you have only a rs232 cartridge you can plug in easily an Nodemcu8266 + COM6 Terminal toconnect with ANSI full color :)
    You can find these Msx cartridges easily with google, if you need more info, write me :)

    Thanks, will take a look into it.

    Regards
    Andreas

    -=Kautzner-Computer-Museum=-
    zahrl.ddns.net:2023
    https://kcm.or.at

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: KCM BBS (21:1/218)