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Old 04 September 2010, 05:28   #1
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All oregon Research Amiga products are now Public Domain!!!

I managed to contact the owner and CEO of Oregon Research, the company responsible of releasing many popular Amiga titles such as:

GameSmith Development System (game programming)
Termite (BBS software)
Termite TCP (tcp-ip stack)

He kindly allowed me to put all Oregon Research products in the Public Domain

Email exchange follows
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RE: Oregon Research
Friday, September 3, 2010 8:00 PM
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Greetings,

Sorry for the delay, I was in the hospital and out of the office. Yes
you have my permission to place Oregon Research Amiga products in the
public domain.

Cheers,

Bob Luneski

Bob Luneski
Technical Manager, Industrial Sector
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(xxx)827-8xxx ext. xxx http://xxx.org/


-----Original Message-----
From: Ignacio [mailto:xxx@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 6:18 PM
To: Robert Luneski
Subject: Oregon Research

This email was sent from a visitor to www.xxx.org.

Email From: Ignacio (xxx@yahoo.com)
Originating IP Address: xxx.xxx.106.229

Message:
Hi, I am sorry to bother you with this fifteen year old stuff. The thing
is that I have bought Termite TCP Amiga network solution, second hand, a
couple of years ago.
It is great sofware for Amigas, and since you have been in the past a
great supporter and developer for this now small Amiga community, is
that I dare ask you if you could please allow me to put all your Amiga
files on the Public Domain, so that they are freely available to
everyone. I would also add if you think it is necessary, that you wont
provide any suport whatsoever, and not be liable for any damage at all.
By the way, if at some point, you are willing to give out the sources of
your excellent Amiga software for non commercial purposes (If you still
have them), that would be even better.
So please, just say yes.


Thank you for your time,
Regards,
Ignacio gully
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Old 04 September 2010, 06:22   #2
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That's great news!
I seem to remember there was some talk about there being a version 1.6 of Termite TCP, but the highest found at the time was 1.2...???

Is that still the case?

Think I'll google around a bit..

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Old 04 September 2010, 06:25   #3
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Yes the last version of Termite TCP was 1.60 (around 1998)
The last one I have is 1.5 though

If someone has version 1.60, please upload it to the zone.
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Old 04 September 2010, 23:03   #4
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Did 1.5 support ethernet cards?
I seem to remember reading that 1.2 and before was serial only???

Haven't found 1.60 yet..

I have a Network card for my A1200, but I need to move some things around to get it to reach the switch (and my memory expansion is supposedly on it's way) so I haven't set it up with TCP/IP yet..

I was going to go with AmiTCP, but I think I might try Termite first if it supports it..

Not afraid of command line configs; I understand networking pretty well, so we'll see.

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Old 04 September 2010, 23:16   #5
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@Gulliver

you sir are truly one of my Hero's!!! your effort for the community is both fantastic and humbling!

I would like to add my sincere thanks to Bob Luneski of Oregon Research for his generosity in making these products public domain =)


A long time back I bought Termite TCP and BBS and to me it was the best at the time and I couldn't be happier now that its Public Domain =)
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Old 04 September 2010, 23:38   #6
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So from where can I DL Gamesmith?
This is a QL thing.
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Old 04 September 2010, 23:56   #7
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I've put the 3 disk version of GameSmith that was once uploaded to the zone on the file server in the folder 'App/Disk'
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Old 05 September 2010, 00:28   #8
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Nice work Gulliver- thank you!
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Old 05 September 2010, 00:41   #9
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For those interested in GameSmith, the manual (ENG) is also in the Amiga Manuals Website:

http://amiga-manuals.npage.de/

In the Applications section.

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Old 05 September 2010, 01:13   #10
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Termite 1.60 appears to be on the file server, but still needs a working serial.
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Old 05 September 2010, 01:47   #11
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You're right. There is a 1.50 version Gulliver linked to here: http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthre...658#post577658

But it's cracked. So it will work to install (apparently, I haven't tried), but it doesn't have a Serial # to use for 1.60.

Not sure what the diff is between 1.50 and 1.60 either..

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Found at least 1 that seems to work with the 1.60 that is on the EAB file server:
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Got it from this thread: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=34989
(Thanx alexh!!)

When I run it, it says registering.. There's a lot of floppy activity (using WinUAE), and then it goes to the next step, which I'm going to cancel since I didn't copy my DH0 disk before I started and I'm not sure I want to clean up whatever it leaves behind in case it does mean things to my startup stuff. ;-)

OK, the "disk activity" was "registering" the floppy. When I ran it a second time, it didn't ask for the serial number again.

However, I am not seeing anything that looks like it supports network cards.. It still looks like it want to be serial.

Of course, I don't have a manual. When I run the main app, it has a window with a text entry box and a "connect" and "disconnect" buttons. When I click "connect", it asks about a null connection, so the box would be where the ISP phone number goes I am guessing..

It does look very light weight tho. The 1.60 version said it's optimized for a 68020, but includes a version for the plain 68000.
I'll try it on an A500 1.3 type setup and see what happens. It even has an "install to floppy" option.

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Thanks, I can now enjoy Termite TCP 1.60
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Thanks to you and google and alexh. :-)

Also, I tried installing Termite 1.60 under WB 1.3 and I gave the Winuae Amiga up to 3M RAM and the installer runs out of memory. So I don't think 1.60 works on 1.3.
The older versions probably do..

Also, it's possible that this will only work with serial (Modem/Null) connections.
If it can work with a PCMCIA card, It'd be good to know how..
Is the manual scanned yet? (I'll browse the Amiga Manual site)

Thanx

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Old 05 September 2010, 06:44   #15
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Another big thanks to you, Gulliver... and to Bob of Oregon Research... You guys made a lot of Amigans happy.

I already have Termite BBS and TCP, but not GameSmith..... so, a downloading we will go...
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Old 05 September 2010, 14:16   #16
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Is the manual scanned yet? (I'll browse the Amiga Manual site)
Yeah - it's scannned already. Done by "davideo"


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Yeah - it's scannned already. Done by "davideo"
The GameSmith manual is scanned by davideo and on the manual site in the Applications section. I posted that earlier.. Great site!!

I haven't found the Termite TCP manual there yet???

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Old 05 September 2010, 20:18   #19
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Also, it's possible that this will only work with serial (Modem/Null) connections. If it can work with a PCMCIA card, It'd be good to know how..
I'm 90% sure I proved a few years ago that Termite v1.60 only support dial up via serial (SLIP). No ethernet support, i.e. doesn't work with PCMCIA card.

As for working with a Null modem to a PC (internet connection sharing via SLIP), almost certainly under Linux, unsure if anyone will be able to get Windows 7 to work these days but maybe you can.

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The GameSmith manual is scanned by davideo and on the manual site in the Applications section. I posted that earlier.. Great site!!

I haven't found the Termite TCP manual there yet???

desiv
I've got an update to that pdf I must get it uploaded again after a couple of typos crept into the original

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