VT340 Emulation

Michael Kerpan mjkerpan at kerpan.com
Fri Jun 18 19:49:21 CDT 2021

IIRC, Xterm has ReGIS and Sixel support in it's code these days, but most
Linux distro disable those features in their prepackaged builds for
some reason.


On Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 3:50 PM Douglas Taylor via cctech <
cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> Right, according to the few notes I've seen on the packages currently
> for sale on ebay.
> I hesitate to buy because I picked up a similar piece of software,
> Smarterm 240, which seemed to do the desired emulation.  It was old
> software for DOS, but I have an old DOS machine I use for PUTR I thought
> I could install it on and be up and running.  It didn't turn out that
> way because Smarterm wanted a particular video card and driver (which I
> didn't have, of course).  I didn't find that out until I got the package
> open and tried installing it.
> I don't know if the Reflection software has any restrictions like that.
> The versions I see for sale are for Win3.1 and such, not exactly the
> heyday of plug and play.  I was hoping to get some guidance from someone
> who has used the Reflection software on what the actual
> hardware/software requirements are.
> On a side note, emulating a Tektronix 4010 is apparently free and high
> quality (see github).  It is the DEC graphics terminals that no one has
> produced an open source emulation software for, so that's why I am
> asking this question.
> Doug
> On 6/18/2021 1:16 PM, Bill Degnan wrote:
> > Reflection 4 should do that, right?
> > Bill
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 1:15 PM Douglas Taylor via cctech
> > <cctech at classiccmp.org <mailto:cctech at classiccmp.org>> wrote:
> >
> >     Does anyone have experience with the Reflection software that will
> >     emulate a DEC VT340 color graphics terminal?
> >

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