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

jsalzman at gmail.com jsalzman at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 15:49:24 UTC 2021

I'm currently getting online with an Amiga 2000 and Amiga 1200. I use a
WiFi232 plugged into the serial port to telnet to internet accessible BBSs.
On my A2000, I use "Term" as my terminal program. On the A1200, I I use

Both do 80 column, full color ANSI without issue. They can also do 25 or 50
line screens. They both support ZModem transfers. It's like the old days,
only without the screeching modern negotiation tones. 😁


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 10:00 AM John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks!
> John

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