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Cool Old Terminal – Awesome emulator (github.com)
24 points by ionicabizau 664 days ago | past | web | 11 comments



The fonts on CGA / EGA / VGA were pretty brutal.

http://compgroups.net/comp.fonts/fonts-in-the-rom-of-ibm-s-d...

    MDA:  9x14
    CGA:  8x8
    EGA:  8x14
    MCGA: 8x16
    VGA:  9x16
ANSI.SYS had some font manipulation, but not much. There were ways of loading different fonts for the terminal but I can't remember what they were now and they felt like a bit of a kludge back then.

http://www.pcxt-micro.com/ansi.html

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> Arch Linux [Install Instructions]

There's already an AUR package:

    $ yaourt cool-old-term
    1 aur/cool-old-term-git c2fca95-1 (2)
        A good looking terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display.
This project looks good though - if just for the novelty factor. Thank you and I'll go install it now :)

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If you like actually want an old terminal hit me up :-)

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Why it doesn't have Unicode in its fonts? I want to print Central European characters in this...

Or can you recommend some "retro" fonts with unicode?

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Makes me think of the 'pip-boy' display in Fallout: New-Vegas video games ... pretty cool!

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Arg someone make a Windows version of this ASAP

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It might compile for Windows since most of the dependencies it uses does have Windows ports.

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Rip off of http://www.secretgeometry.com/apps/cathode/ ?

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What constitutes a "rip off"? It's hardly a rare or unique idea to emulate vintage monitors or terminals. Not to mention this is free and open source, rather than Cathodes paid/closed model.

While I own, use and love Cathode, I'm glad to see this project. Cathode has several annoying bugs and only a few developers to work on them. It is poorly optimized and slays battery. With a community of developers I think this has potential to exceed Cathode, if it hasn't already.

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Open source clone, rather.

For Linux, which Cathode does not support.

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Why is it that it's considered the norm for similar software projects or open source clones to coexist except when one of those projects runs on Apple hardware; and then everything else is considered a rip off and looked down on?

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