• Vintage Pi

    From neoshock@21:2/100 to All on Sat May 18 18:25:44 2024
    Hi all,
    For the past couple of months I have been working on a personal Raspberry SEEN-BY: 1/100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 SEEN-BY: 1/117 118 119 120 121 122 123 125 126 127 129 130 131 134 135 136 137 SEEN-BY: 1/138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 152 153 154 155 156 SEEN-BY: 1/157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 168 169 171 172 173 174 175 SEEN-BY: 1/176 177 178 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 194 195 SEEN-BY: 1/198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 SEEN-BY: 1/215 216 217 218 219 221 222 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 SEEN-BY: 1/236 237 238 616 995 2/100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 SEEN-BY: 2/111 112 113 114 115 116 118 119 120 1202 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 SEEN-BY: 2/128 130 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 SEEN-BY: 2/148 149 150 151 152 153 154 156 157 158 159 161 162 165 166 167 168 SEEN-BY: 3/100 4/100 106 5/100
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to neoshock on Sun May 19 18:25:00 2024
    For the past couple of months I have been working on a personal
    Raspberry

    Is that a euphemism? :P


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  • From neoshock@21:1/150 to Spectre on Sun May 19 04:22:55 2024
    For the past couple of months I have been working on a personal Raspberry
    Is that a euphemism? :P

    Well that's odd, it appears my message was cut off. It looks good on my end, but when I tried to logon to a different BBS to look, is was cut off. Lets try again maybe.

    Hi all,
    For the past couple of months I have been working on a personal Raspberry Pi project I'm calling Vintage Pi, and I thought I would share it. It is the reason why I even created the Vintage Pi BBS, to be the resource and home base of the project.
    Vintage Pi Project a Raspberry Pi image designed to transport users into the nostalgic realm of vintage computers, recreating the authentic experience of bygone eras. Unlike the detached feel of running emulators on modern devices, Vintage Pi strives to bridge the gap, providing an environment that mirrors the genuine sensation of using historic computers. This project goes beyond the typical application on your computer, aiming to capture the essence of interacting with the actual hardware, rekindling the unique charm of computing from the past.
    The idea is that you would log into a particular system. For example if you wanted to use the Commodore 64, you would log in as c64 with the password c64 and that would log you into the c64 login with its on look and feel. Right now I only of the Commodore systems, but the next step is Apple, then Tandy.
    Here are the goals of features that I am trying to achieve.

    Unique look and feel.
    ---------------------
    Each login will have their own look and feel to tryto match the systems using Cool-Retro-Term, and a slightly customized Midnight Commander as the file browser/launcher. By pressing F2 on a disk image or file, you can choose if you want to mount the disk image or autoload, and get to choose which system to load it into. For example c64 ntsc/pal, or even an alternative system like the newer c64c.

    Connect to the INTERNET via BBS
    -------------------------------
    I also want people to get the experience of connecting to BBS's not only withing the linux system, but also within the emulated system as much as possible. For example in the C64 login, there is a virtual drive 11 mounted with ccgms on disk, and TCPSER running as a systemd service ready to visit C64 boards.

    A Persistent disk mounted
    -------------------------
    Each of the systems would also of a virtual drive mounted where common "everday" programs would exist like the aforementioned ccgms with the c64. I would also like to take this time to ask any Commodore pros to suggest if there are any what you would consider "everday" programs you would like to see on each of the Commodore systems (/PET/VIC20/CBMII/C64/C128/Plus4). This virtual disk can also be a place for the user to store there favourite programs instead of always loading the disk image.

    Documents Folders
    -----------------
    I also wanted to give the users the original feel of reading documentation like it was before the Internet. In the Documents folder of each system are QR codes to reading material from archive.org like manuals and magazines, to give it an authentic feel of learning the system, or entering a type-in program from Magazine's.

    I invite everyone to check it out, and let me know what you think. The image and torrent are available on my BBS (vintagepi.asuscomm.com). If you are a sysop of a BBS dedicated to vintage computing I also invite you to logon and add your BBS to the BBS lister.
    Please let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas from this little project of mine.

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    * Origin: Vintage Pi BBS vintagepi.asuscomm.com (21:1/150)
  • From niter3@21:1/199 to neoshock on Sun May 19 08:11:19 2024
    On 18 May 2024, neoshock said the following...

    Hi all,
    For the past couple of months I have been working on a personal

    As your daily driver?

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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to neoshock on Mon May 20 03:02:00 2024
    For the past couple of months I have been working on a personal Raspberry

    We got the lot this time... :)

    Spec


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  • From neoshock@21:1/150 to niter3 on Sun May 19 12:15:45 2024
    As your daily driver?

    No I don't use it as my daily driver, however I do like to play around with retro computing. Unfortunately I do not have much room to buy and have all the vintage computers I would like to play with, and there something that feels detached when just running an emulator on your PC. So I wanted to create something for my self with feels like running the old systems.
    The Vice emulator that is running on the Raspberry Pi is the GTK version, this is only because I find it to run smoother than the SDL, however it simply runs in a very limited Blackbox window manager, and starts up in full screen.
    When I do feel like visiting a C64 BBS, I do prefer booting up the Raspberry Pi and running ccgms within the emulator.
    I know there are other projects like RetroPie, which I like to use for console emulation, but it does just feel like running a game launcher.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Vintage Pi BBS vintagepi.asuscomm.com (21:1/150)
  • From neoshock@21:1/150 to Spectre on Sun May 19 12:16:25 2024


    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
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  • From neoshock@21:1/150 to Spectre on Sun May 19 12:17:20 2024
    We got the lot this time... :)

    Sorry for the long read LOL, I just wanted to share this in case anyone would like to try it :)

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Vintage Pi BBS vintagepi.asuscomm.com (21:1/150)
  • From deon@21:2/116 to neoshock on Mon May 20 09:31:02 2024
    Re: Re: Vintage Pi
    By: neoshock to Spectre on Sun May 19 2024 04:22 am

    Howdy,

    For the past couple of months I have been working on a personal Raspberry
    Is that a euphemism? :P

    Well that's odd, it appears my message was cut off. It looks good on my end, but when I tried to logon to a different BBS to look, is was cut off. Lets try again maybe.

    I see this often, and the only common thing I can see is that its from Mystic.

    I'd be curious to know if 1/100 has the corrupt message, confirming that the issue originated from Mystic, or if it is something that hpt does to a Mystic message that mangles it.

    What's in your logs around the time the original message was sent? IE: Did it just export this message, or was it doing other things as well?


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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to neoshock on Mon May 20 11:22:00 2024
    This one was empty again...

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    that's all there was.

    Spec


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  • From neoshock@21:1/150 to deon on Sun May 19 19:29:05 2024
    What's in your logs around the time the original message was sent? IE:
    Did it just export this message, or was it doing other things as well?

    I did check the logs, nothing else was running at the time. there was no errors in the echo-out log, nor the poll log. the Poll log sent out 1,982 bytes, which seems about right for the size of the message.
    The one thing I can think of is that I originally wrote that message offline in a text editor, and then used the upload content from Mystic's Full Screen Editor. The basic text editor I used did not carriage return the lines, (except the paragraphs). It was able to display correctly on my BBS, but it may have tried to send the packets with long lines, and the hub may have rejected anything passed a certain line length.
    The last resend was just a copy and paste, in which I let Synterm paste the message right into the Full Screen Editor, which allowed the editor to word wrap correctly as I believe it just thinks I am typing it in.
    This is just a theory, but I have noticed some oddities when trying to "upload content"

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Vintage Pi BBS vintagepi.asuscomm.com (21:1/150)
  • From deon@21:2/116 to neoshock on Mon May 20 22:05:47 2024
    Re: Re: Vintage Pi
    By: neoshock to deon on Sun May 19 2024 07:29 pm

    Howdy,

    I did check the logs, nothing else was running at the time. there was no errors in the echo-out log, nor the poll log. the Poll log sent out 1,982 bytes, which seems about right for the size of the message.

    OK, that could mean that hpt didnt like it for some reason.

    The one thing I can think of is that I originally wrote that message offline in a text editor, and then used the upload content from Mystic's Full Screen Editor. The basic text editor I used did not carriage return the lines, (except the paragraphs). It was able to display correctly on my BBS, but it may have tried to send the packets with long lines, and the hub may have rejected anything passed a certain line length.

    OK, so long lines shouldnt have been an issue - but I do recall mystic having an issue with long lines in one of it's releases... (But if it uploaded to the hub, then that might not be it...)

    It would be good to capture an outgoing packet if it happens again, but need to be able to consistently create it seems to be the issue...


    ...лоеп
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  • From AKAcastor@21:1/162 to Neoshock on Wed May 22 20:54:18 2024
    Vintage Pi Project a Raspberry Pi image designed to transport users into the nostalgic realm of vintage computers,
    recreating the authentic experience of bygone eras.

    This is a really interesting project. I called the BBS and downloaded a Raspberry Pi image, but I haven't had a chance to try it out yet - I am definitely looking forward to playing with it.

    Which Pi will the image run on? Pi 400?


    Chris/akacastor

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  • From neoshock@21:1/150 to Spectre on Sun May 19 19:36:04 2024
    This one was empty again...

    That may have been my fault, when bringing up the menu to quote a message I may have selected save message instead. I did try to delete the message before it exported. Now I know why someone would use the "skip_online = true" in the ExportEchoMail mutil.ini settings

    Learning as I go I guess :(

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Vintage Pi BBS vintagepi.asuscomm.com (21:1/150)
  • From neoshock@21:1/150 to AKAcastor on Thu May 23 00:19:08 2024
    Which Pi will the image run on? Pi 400?

    It was made on a raspberry pi 4, and most of the software was compiled on the Pi4, I believe it may run under the pi 400

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A48 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Vintage Pi BBS vintagepi.asuscomm.com (21:1/150)
  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to neoshock on Fri May 24 13:34:00 2024
    Learning as I go I guess :(

    The way we mostly learn best :)


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