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AMSDOS or CP/M Terminal Emulators
« on: 23:35, 24 July 15 »

Hi All,

I'm trying to find a terminal emulator for either AMSDOS or CP/M, running on a 464.

So far I've tried Ansiterm (seems to crash on startup, I can't find a manual) and others for example Easycomm (fails due to needing Basic 1.1 commands).

I've found a few possible solutions under CP/M but can't figure out how to convert the files into floppy images for the HxC.  CPCDiskXP seems to think CP/M files are ascii, or wants to add amsdos headers if they're binary.  Neither option sounds correct :)

If anyone can assist getting a decent terminal running on a 464 I'd really appreciate it.  CP/M disk images with software (for example MDM740?) would be a huge help.

A video of my first attempts using the 'terminal' command in ROM (original Amstrad RS232) can be found here:- Amstrad CPC Packet Radio - YouTube - this is not ideal as the formatting seems a little off plus the backspace/del key doesn't work.

I play to use this for both packet radio (as per video) and a terminal for a Linux server.

Steve TCM/SLP

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Re: AMSDOS or CP/M Terminal Emulators
« Reply #1 on: 00:48, 25 July 15 »
Yes, you can treat CP/M files like ASCII, they don't have a header. They just need to end with the file extension .COM


Packet Radio with CPC? Wow! Pretty awesome!
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Re: AMSDOS or CP/M Terminal Emulators
« Reply #2 on: 01:36, 25 July 15 »
I can have a look at Easycomm if you like, to see if I can patch a 1.0 version of it.


Can you attach a disk image of it?
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Re: AMSDOS or CP/M Terminal Emulators
« Reply #3 on: 14:12, 25 July 15 »



Thanks for the offers of help.  I'm now not sure if it's a BASIC 1.1 issue or these programs assuming >64Kb RAM.


Things are currently on hold as I now have PSU issues to deal with :(

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Re: AMSDOS or CP/M Terminal Emulators
« Reply #4 on: 08:29, 27 July 15 »


Thanks for the offers of help.  I'm now not sure if it's a BASIC 1.1 issue or these programs assuming >64Kb RAM.


That would make it difficult if the 464 only has 64k. I haven't been able to take a look at it cause it doesn't seem to be coming up on any of the usual websites.


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