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Re: CompuServe RLE Graphics Format (GIF predecessor)

in Milliways
What we need to do is start working on recreating the Compuserve experience. Basically a Telnet BBS with graphics support, but the graphics are inlined with the text on the client. I can't do that with the current mTCP Telnet client. But if I redesigned the screen output to use 640x200 graphics mode …

Re: CompuServe RLE Graphics Format (GIF predecessor)

in Milliways
"Super" mode was trivial to implement and runs on any CGA card. If you really wanted to do this correctly, for just a few more bytes you can encode the horizonal resolution, vertical resolution, and then an aspect ratio or DPI for each dimension. That would give the client enough information about …

Re: CompuServe RLE Graphics Format (GIF predecessor)

in Milliways
I have been picking at my RLE collection recently. In the last few weeks I have: Cleaned up the line noise at the end of some of my downloaded RLEs and put them in a zip to share. Written a new DOS program to display them. (Quickly ... not like the older programs.) Added RLE graphics support …

Good news everyone! A new mTCP is available! (2022-07-01)

in Milliways
A new mTCP is available. Here are some of the highlights: Much improved DNS support, including a local HOSTS file and support for a local domain name. TCP/IP flow control improvements for slow/bad connections and bug fixes for improved compatibility. Improved compatibility with "WiFi" modems ( …

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