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Re: [gopher] This game I have been working on might be of interest to Gopherites...

I had a beta tester online last night, and we were able to really test out the 
chat system, and it seems to work near flawless.  He also runs on Windows, and 
found that the web-based terminal had some interesting limits.  I was looking 
into replacing this web client and using a full VT100 Terminal Emulator for a 
little while now.  I finally updated the web client today and released it onto 
the server. :)

I used the VT100 Terminal Emulator from the awesome ShellInABox project, but 
the connection to the actual server is custom.  It goes through WebSockets of 
course, rather than AJAX.  I did some basic tests of the VT100 client code, 
and so far it works almost the same as you would expect a UNIX Terminal 
Emulator to function.

Nobody has redeemed any of the previous codes yet, so they are still up for 

On February 12, 2015 08:31:27 AM Kevin Veroneau wrote:
> I actually tried Putty last night and it doesn't follow RFC making it not
> work sadly.  I am working on a vt100 emulator made in SDL, so it will be
> fully cross platform, and even support game specific features.  This
> client will also be able to play .MOD files as you play the game.   Not
> sure why so many telnet clients out there don't follow RFC, and base their
> settings solely on how the UNIX telnetd works.  I can't maintain a server
> that supports every single type of client quirk.
> On February 12, 2015 1:35:04 AM MST, Nuno Silva <nunojsilva@ist.utl.pt> 
> >On 2015-02-11 12:25, Wolfgang Faust wrote:
> >> On Feb 11, 2015 10:34 AM, "Kevin Veroneau" <kevin@veroneau.net>
> >
> >wrote:
> >> > I also recently found out that the Windows telnet client(at least
> >
> >on XP)
> >
> >> doesn't work very well.
> >> And Windows 7 doesn't come with a Telnet client at all--you have to
> >
> >know
> >
> >> the magic incantation to install it afterwards. If you haven't
> >
> >already, you
> >
> >> may want to consider implementing a web-based client. There are flash
> >
> >and
> >
> >> java-based ones that you can just plug your hostname into, or you
> >
> >could set
> >
> >> up a Websocket server and have a pure JavaScript one.
> >> 
> >> (Personally, I use TinyFugue. I won't be redeeming a beta code
> >
> >because I'm
> >
> >> very busy this week, so I'll leave them for someone else.)
> >
> >What about putty? I can try to have a look at it, if I have time. I use
> >it mostly for SSH from windows boxen, but why not try it with telnet.

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