Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Aug 2017 22:21 UTC
Amiga & AROS

Amiga Love has had a few articles on getting various Commodore machines back online and into the BBS world. From C64s to Amiga 500s (et al) as well as the terminal programs we use; PETSCII capable (i, ii) in case you're trying to hit an C64 BBS from your Amiga or ANSI capable, like A-Talk III, for most other boards. There are a lot of options out there, and the BBS scene is vastly smaller than back in the day, but it's not dead by any stretch. Oh no, dear reader, it is not dead. (I see four lights!) If anything, the interest in this form of socializing and connecting seems to be growing lately as hardware options become easier to build and less expensive to source.

Tonight, I finally got my Amiga 1000 online for the first time ever and connected to some of my favorite BBSes. And oh my god, have you ever seen a more beautiful sight? I doubt it. Well, at least not for about 30 years, give or take.

About 2000 years from now, Amiga will be the object of a world religion. It just cannot die.

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Telnet ANSI terminal emulator?
by ml2mst on Fri 18th Aug 2017 22:58 UTC
ml2mst
Member since:
2005-08-27

Is there a telnet ANSI terminal emulator with Zmodem support for Classic AmigaOS 3.x yet?

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Only since about 20 Years...
by cybergorf on Sat 19th Aug 2017 12:00 UTC in reply to "Telnet ANSI terminal emulator?"
cybergorf Member since:
2008-06-30
RE: Telnet ANSI terminal emulator?
by antdude on Mon 21st Aug 2017 01:12 UTC in reply to "Telnet ANSI terminal emulator?"
antdude Member since:
2017-05-11

Is there a telnet ANSI terminal emulator with Zmodem support for Classic AmigaOS 3.x yet?
No, but there is a source code if you can compile it for AmigaOS: http://syncterm.bbsdev.net/

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Comment by defdog99
by defdog99 on Sat 19th Aug 2017 03:31 UTC
defdog99
Member since:
2006-09-06

JRcomm was the best.

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Comment by Lorin
by Lorin on Sat 19th Aug 2017 07:59 UTC
Lorin
Member since:
2010-04-06

I remember 'The Keep' so long ago

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Comment by The123king
by The123king on Sat 19th Aug 2017 16:05 UTC
The123king
Member since:
2009-05-28

Amigaa are like cockroaches. They're everywhere but you never see them, and as much as you try, you'll never kill them of..

Also, if you're unfortunate to let one in your home, they multiply like crazy. I have 6 (4 1200's and 2 500's)

Edited 2017-08-19 16:06 UTC

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RE: Comment by The123king
by JLF65 on Sat 19th Aug 2017 17:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by The123king"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

Good analogy, but they're nice friendly cuddly roaches! ;)

I got an A500 to replace my Atari 400, then got an A4000, then two A1200s, then a CD32 (which was killed in a flood), then I managed to pick up an A1000 at a St Vincent De Paul's, cheap!

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cybergorf Member since:
2008-06-30

year 2000 was no problem for Amigas since the date since they simply count seconds since 1970 ... ok we will run out of seconds on 19 January, 2046, 03:14:07 ... but a simple patch to unsigned integer will prolong that to 7 February, 2114, 06:28:15.

After that, we will simply set the year 0 to the birth of the Amiga in 1985.
(as every religion does...)

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$$$
by NorthWay on Sat 19th Aug 2017 20:02 UTC
NorthWay
Member since:
2007-02-22

Have you seen the prices used 1000s go for?
I _so_ want a PAL one, but they cost way more than I'm prepared to pay at the moment (this could change...).

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RE: $$$
by The123king on Sun 20th Aug 2017 07:40 UTC in reply to "$$$"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

Feel sorry for me. My dream machine is a BeBox...

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RE[2]: $$$
by leech on Mon 21st Aug 2017 02:30 UTC in reply to "RE: $$$"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I sadly missed out on a free one because I was dumb enough not to have notifications emailed to me instantly.

But I still have my A4000 that's nicely upgraded.

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RE[2]: $$$
by henderson101 on Mon 21st Aug 2017 08:56 UTC in reply to "RE: $$$"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

My dream machine is a BeBox...


The BeBox is woefully underpowered and has pretty much no software being made for it anymore, due to the MetroWerks compiler it used. I had a 66MHz one for about 3 years. I loved it. It was my prize possession. But I also has a Power Mac 9500 200/MP (stock dual 604e processors, fully hardware SMP, unlike the 603's in the BeBox that needed extra software to do true SMP), which I got first thinking I'd never get a chance to buy a BeBox, and it just made the BeBox look so horribly slow under BeOS R5. It was very sad. The 120 would have been better, but it was still way, way slower than the Mac. Last time I booted the PM, it also seemed really really slow, so I'd say the BeBox would have been like treacle by now. I ended up selling in circa 2007 for more than I paid for it (plus I retained a load of extra books and stuff that came with it.) Back then the 66 sold for over £400, and to be honest, it is probably worth closer to £1000 now, given the rarity and the collectors market.

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RE[2]: $$$
by Kancept on Tue 22nd Aug 2017 14:03 UTC in reply to "RE: $$$"
Kancept Member since:
2006-01-09

Feel sorry for me. My dream machine is a BeBox...


I miss mine. Was a good machine in all of it's PPC glory.

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A1000
by tonymus on Mon 21st Aug 2017 14:52 UTC
tonymus
Member since:
2006-01-15

The Commodore Amiga 1000 was, in my mind, the best looking computer of the 1980s. The keyboard garage was a brilliant stroke.

I'm glad to see Amigas still being used but, again for me, there's no going home again. I tried the Cloanto emulators, but it's too much trouble re-learning all the commands I used 30 years earlier...

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RE: A1000
by cybergorf on Mon 21st Aug 2017 21:47 UTC in reply to "A1000"
cybergorf Member since:
2008-06-30

beautiful true.
Commodore released the 128D at the same time and it is also very beautiful.
Here is a picture with both - A1000 and 128D:
http://scacom.bplaced.net/Collection/128d/128d9.jpg

But just 2 years later Commodore managed to release the ugliest computer case of the 80s: the Amiga 2000

They recovered in 1990 with the A3000 - my personal favorite.

(don't understand what commands you would need to lern...)

Edited 2017-08-21 22:01 UTC

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Android?
by Kancept on Tue 22nd Aug 2017 14:02 UTC
Kancept
Member since:
2006-01-09

It just cannot die.

Like Android 4.4 :-D

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