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Having a bit of fun with the VT240 #117474 06/27/20 11:16 PM
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Having a bit of fun with VT240. After getting VT102 to connect to a BBS, I thought I'd try to go one step further:

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MAME, on a Windows 10 machine, running VT240 emulation and connected to a WSL2-based Debian install on the same machine.

On WSL: socat -d -d exec:'bash -li',pty,stderr,setsid,sigint,sane TCP-LISTEN:11313,reuseaddr,fork
On Windows: .\mame64.exe vt240 -window -host null_modem -bitb socket.172.27.18.68:11313
EDIT: After that, you'll definitely need to "export TERM=vt220" inside MAME's emulation to make sure that it's not sending junk to your terminal.
(172.27.18.68 is the ip address of the WSL2 semi-virtual-machine in this case; doing 'ip address' will tell you where your WSL2 VM is running)

Practical? Hell no. Fun? Absolutely!

Last edited by Firehawke; 06/27/20 11:28 PM. Reason: Just added the export that should have probably been mentioned as well.
Re: Having a bit of fun with the VT240 [Re: Firehawke] #117475 06/27/20 11:25 PM
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Definitely not practical, but definitely fun!

Re: Having a bit of fun with the VT240 [Re: Firehawke] #117482 06/29/20 06:16 PM
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