[vcf-midatlantic] Amiga (Classic) BBS Terminal Program Questions

John Heritage john.heritage at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 14:59:47 UTC 2021

Dear VCF,

I was a long time BBSer on the Atari 8bit, Atari ST, and then later PC
until the mid 1990s;  I had occasionally dialed Amiga BBSes from the PC but
never actually used an Amiga to dial out to a BBS.

I was curious:

- What are some recommended Amiga terminal programs (A-Term, Termite, etc?)
for use on Amiga OCS that people have used back in the day?

- Can Amiga OCS handle 80 columns and 16 color ANSI?   (It was always
disappointing the Atari ST could not..)   Any serious serial port speed
restrictions in this mode?

- What terminal program would do 80 column + full color ANSI, and also be
good for file transfers (Ymodem-G, ZModem) for example?

- Bonus:  Did anyone write any terminal programs for the Amiga that display
ATASCII graphics from an Atari 8bit BBS? :)

I will actually be using an Amiga 1200 for messing around but would like to
see what the 'authentic' experience was like back in the day.


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