Re: [stella] Teleterm 2600

Subject: Re: [stella] Teleterm 2600
From: Joe Grand <jgrand@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 10:57:36 -0400
Very true, except if you used the joystick port to an external modem, you would still need another interface for a keyboard. ;)


At 10:40 PM 8/7/01 -0500, Mark De Smet wrote:

Keep in mind that John's code/term does not require extra hardware to
create rs232 signals.  The asynchronous serial link is decoded and
generated in software.  If you wanted to dial a modem, you could simply
connect the joystick port to a normal external pc/mac modem.


On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Joe Grand wrote:

> Very cool!
> This reminds me of a project I remember proposing to the list back in
> 1995/1996 about doing a terminal program and modem module built in to a
> cartridge.. I was thinking about this more recently after checking out the
> Dark Mage source and seeing how Greg wrote all the long text strings to the
> screen, but it looks like you've already done that part..
> I like it a lot! I'm starting to reconsider the terminal program idea..
> The circuitry would be a piece of cake using some of the pre-packaged modem
> modules (Cermetek, etc.) You could easily use a serial keyboard (like they
> have for the Palm devices) to interface with your code... Hmm.. Ideas,
> ideas, ideas...
> Joe
> At 06:07 PM 8/7/01 -0500, John K. Harvey wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Speaking of net-demos,
> >
> >Well, here's a little rs232 demo I wrote up last summer. It transfers at
> >300 bauds via joystick 2 pinouts. I can't remember which pin it transfers
> >on, but I made a cable which connected 2 9-pin connectors via pins 1 to 3,
> >3 to 1, 4 to 2, and 2 to 4, but I made the demo rs232 compliant, so only 2
> >of those wires should really be useful. To test on itself, take a 9-pin
> >connector and wire pin 1 to 3 and pin 2 to 4.
> >
> >Anyway, I've got another project I'm working on, so I'm allowing people to
> >look at the code and bin file, to fire up some ideas. Don't know if its
> >comments are any good, but who can say? After all, I wrote this a year ago.
> >
> >Enjoy!
> >
> >-John
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