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Kipperterm 128 Coming Soon
I've been working on porting Kipperterm to the Commodore 128, its been coming along nicely. The link below is a link to a demo of it in its current state. Video quality is pretty low, but it should give you an idea of the product. I first telnet to telehack.com and run the rain program, then I go to SDF.ORG and edit a file and finally telnet to a Commodore CG BBS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4obRrYZvLc
Re: Kipperterm 128 Coming Soon

I don't know anything about Kipperterm. Is it usable with Commodore modems and with external modems connected to the Commodore via a Swiftlink or Turbo-232 cartridge?

Satisfied user of Desterm 2.01,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
July 18-19 Commodore Vegas Expo v11 2015 --
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

No, its for use with NIC
No, its for use with NIC cartridges, like RR-NET or 64NIC+ Its not for use with modems.
Re: No, its for use with NIC

Aw, I was hoping a new C128 modem term program.

FCUG celebrating 33 years,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
July 18-19 Commodore Vegas Expo v11 2015 --
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

Robert, I wrote a terminal
Robert, I wrote a terminal for the 128 with a modem way back in the 90s called GWTERM 128, it supported Swiftlink and its main purpose was to make playing Global War faster since you didn't need to download the maps etc. The purpose of this project was just to get a terminal program for the 128 in 80 columns with a NIC card since apparently no one had really bothered to do this. Who knows maybe I'll start a complete terminal from scratch, but the main goal for this one was just to be able to telnet from a 128 in 80 column mode. The next thing I would probably like to do will be to port the WARPCOPY client to 128 mode, so that I can copy a disk without needing to go into 64 mode, and not have it take 10 minutes since I am using a 1571 and it won't support the warpcopy fast write routines etc.... DOn't know if I'll get around to that, but right now, I'd say that would be the next 8 bit project I would probably work on.
Re: Robert, I wrote a terminal

badco wrote:

> ...I wrote a terminal for the 128 with a modem way back in the 90s called GWTERM 128, it supported Swiftlink...

Oh, interesting. AFAIK, Desterm 3.02 was the last C128 modem terminal program developed. It was released in the early 2000's and was supposed to be SuperCPU 128/Swiftlink/Turbo-232 compatible. However, it was buggy. Since then, no other C128 modem terminal program has been developed.

> Who knows maybe I'll start a complete terminal from scratch, but the main goal for this one was just to be able to telnet from a 128 in 80 column mode.

Heh, I telnet by using a C128 in 80-column mode, a 56K external modem, a Turbo-232, and Desterm 2.01 and logging into my dial-up shell account. I get to the shell prompt and type in the command "telnet" followed by the address to where I am going.

FCUG celebrating 33 years,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm
July 18-19 Commodore Vegas Expo v11 -
http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex

Obviously you can dial in and
Obviously you can dial in and telnet from a unix box, or use a UDS or other methods, but to me, I'd rather have my machine directly talking to the end point like any modern computer will do... Yes, your method saves your machine from having to deal with the overhead of the TCP/IP stack and lets it be just a "dumb terminal" but I hate to see a C128 relegated to the role of nothing more than a DEC Terminal :) It would be nice if someone would get a NIC with a built in TCP/IP stack working with these old 8 bit machines, but I am not aware of anyone working on this... if they did though, that would be great. I used to do the model you use back in the 90s when no NIC cards existed for the 8 bit equipment.
Update video showing
Update video showing Kipperterm 128 progress, this time telneting to IBM bbs and hitting some door games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R51cn-WPYII
Another update
Just another video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMXdo9Iu6IY
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