[Coco] Serial Data Transfer between PC and CoCo

Bert & Peggy Schneider bertnpeggy at comcast.net
Thu May 25 22:45:00 EDT 2006


Thanks for the advice.  The problem I have is that I need to get a copy
of a decent CoCo terminal program on an RSDOS formatted disk, so I can
load it up on my CoCo.  If I get a copy of terminal software on my PC -
I can't transfer it.  I don't know why I can't get Omniflop to work.

If you know where I can get terminal software on a CoCo disk, let me


Bert (I was known as OS9Bert back in my CoCo days - I had a column in
the MOTD OS-9 Users Group Newsletter)

-----Original Message-----
From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com]
On Behalf Of Robert Gault
Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:00 AM
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
Subject: Re: [Coco] Serial Data Transfer between PC and CoCo

Bert & Peggy Schneider wrote:
> Robert
> While I can type characters and have them show up on either side
> indicates that I have communications) - I'm not sure what kind of file
> transfer protocol the RS-232 ROM PAK has.

You don't want to use the software built into the RS-232 pack. There 
should be a copy of Ultimaterm on RTSI. If you can't find it, let me 
know and I'll send you a copy. That is a good terminal package for Disk 
Basic use.

> Looks like Hyperterminal has
> XModem, YModem, ZModem, and Kermit protocols.  I may have to get some
> more sophisticated terminal software for the CocO - but I need it on
> native CoCo RSDOS formatted CoCo disk, since for some reason, I'm not
> able to get OmniFlop to work (and yes, I do have a desktop computer
> a built-in floppy drive).

Ultimaterm and Hyperterminal both using x-modem is acceptable but not 
perfect. Coco to PC is great but PC to Coco hangs with large files.

When I get the registration code for OmniFlop, I'll be able to test it 
and may be able to help you using it.

> Any help would be appreciated!
> Thanks
> Bert

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