Anyone collect Fortune 32/16 systems?
cclist at sydex.com
Wed Dec 23 12:53:40 CST 2015
On 12/23/2015 10:13 AM, Al Kossow wrote:
> Did it use ANSI escape sequences?
> There is another computer collector in the Bay Area who worked on the
> Fortune Unix port.
> The MAME/MESS folks might be interested in simulating the terminal.
> They like working on things like that. The main CPU would be another
> simulation target if the technical docs ever turn up.
Yes, it was based on the VT100, so could also do VT50 sequences. There
was a lot of code added to handle foreign character sets, based on the
I think I've got the hand-drawn schematics in my file still.
That whole early 80s period in retrospect seems something of a black
hole for me. I was dealing with a bucketload of personal issues and so
took on as much work as possible to get the bills paid. So I did a fair
bit of Unix development, sysadmin-ed a VAX 11/750 running BSD and got
involved in too many short-term project to remember. Occasionally, I'll
run across an old disk with code on it that identifies me as the author,
but I don't recall even doing it--we're not talking a few dozen lines,
either, but hundreds of lines.
The thing I remember about Fortune the most is that they had dial-in
USENET access. The rest is a blur.
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