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Programmable Character Sets: A Simple Alternative to Bitmap Displays

Programmable or reconfigurable character sets were a simple alternative to fully bitmappable displays. The main driving force behind their creation was a desire to keep the cost of computers low: RAM ...   Read More

Introducing TextPix v0.1 - A program to convert an image into a character set and text mode screen data

I have today released TextPix v0.1 This is a program to take an image and convert it into a redefined character set and the associated text mode screen data referencing that character set. The program...   Read More

Getting Colour ANSI Emulation to Work Properly When Connecting to a BBS With Telnet Under Linux

I have noticed that the number of people interested in using telnet to access BBSs seems to be growing, which I'm really pleased to see. However lots of people seem to be having trouble getting colour...   Read More

My Top 10 Classic Text Mode BSD Games

Recently, I have been playing a collection of text mode games that were commonly found on Unix Systems during the 70s and 80s. These games are surprisingly playable and, for me, they really show that ...   Read More

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