Contents of the FXTERM.DOC file
Copyright (c) 1993, Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc.
Welcome to FXTERM v1.00. FXTERM has been designed to take
full advantage of the new Tel-FX Graphics Standard by Hamilton
TeleGraphics Inc. If you have a VGA or SVGA graphics card and a
MicroSoft (tm) Compatible Mouse you will be able to experience the
power of a high resolution, mouse driven Graphical User Interface
complete with dragging windows, scroller bars, icons, pushing
buttons and photographic images.
- A VGA/SVGA video adaptor is required.
- 2.5 megs of HD are required to operate.
- A MicroSoft compatible mouse is required.
- 16550A UART is highly recommended.
- Math chip (or 486DX) will increase speed.
Keyboard Support in FXTERM (most areas)
- ALT-D Dial
- ALT-Z Dos Shell
- ALT-X Exit
- ALT-T Transfer (upload)
- ALT-R Recieve (download)
- ALT-H Hangup
- Most text buttons work if you type the first character in the
FXTERM is always in graphics mode. This provides you with a
powerful interface in any supported emulation, and a seamless link
between ANSI and Tel-FX emulation. For your viewing enjoyment we
have provided four video modes, ranging from the run of the mill
VGA 640x480 16 colour to state of the art SVGA 1024x768 256 colour.
For the highest viewing speed, and smallest swap file you should
run FXTERM in 16 colour mode (-16col on the command line). The 16
option is something to try if you are experiencing difficulties in
256 color mode. If you still having problems with 16 color mode
then try ANSI or Mono ANSI mode. If you are still having problems
start checking your modem configuration.
FXTERM supports the following video modes directly:
640x480x16 (256k VGA)
640x480x256 (512k VGA)
800x600x256 (512/1024K VGA)
1024x768x256 (1024K VGA)
The following video cards are supported directly:
- TSENG ET3000
- VIDEO 7
- TSENG4 ET4000
If you don't have one of these video cards, please check your
video card manual or the disk that came with your video card for a
VESA driver. A VESA driver allows your video card to respond in a
generic way that FXTERM can understand (some newer cards have it
built in). It should be noted, that due to the way VESA drivers
work, there may be a noticable (and with cheaper video cards
substantial) performance break down. Some VESA drivers may break
up communications if a 16550A is not present.
FXterm will try to start in 640x480x256 but will drop to
640x480x16 if a non-compatible card is found. The following
command line switches will attempt to force a certain video mode:
ie: @ the C:\FXTERM> prompt you would type FXTERM -H800
This would force 800x600x256 mode.
FXTERM supports 3 IO modes, UART, FOSSIL or DIGI. With each IO
device all the same features and and options are present.
We highly recommend a 16550A UART for any communications at 9600
or greater. The terminal will work without one, however inbound
characters may be lost causing garble or CRC errors. A 16550A
resolves this with small buffers that catch the characters before
they are lost. If you are running accross a LAN, then a 16550A is
probably required. Due to the work load a LAN can place on a
system, inbound characters may be lost without one.
FOSSIL support has been added so that SysOps can call without
having to dissable there FOSSIL driver. On some non-standard IO
cards this may be the only option.
DigiBOARD support has been added for those SysOps or users who
have one. A DigiBOARD is a high speed, buffered IO controller with
an onboard IO processor (our PC/8i has 128k of ram and a 80186 CPU
on it). Most DigiBOARDs can handle baud rates up to 115200 baud on
multiple ports concurrently without missing a character. FXTERM
requires that DigiBOARD ports start at 1 (or that the port you are
using is numbered between 1 and 8). Check your XIDOS driver
Tel-FX Terminal Licence Agreement
This End User Licence Agreement is for TEL-FX TERMINAL also known
as FXTERM. Please read this End User Licence Agreement carefully
and understand its' contents.
TEL-FX TERMINAL may be referred to as "FXterm" throughout this
Licence Agreement and the remainder of these Documents. This
licence agreement covers the distribution archive compiled and
distributed by Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. The FXterm archive
package contains terminal software, accompanying documentation,
and support data. FXterm means all the EXECUTABLE files,
CONFIGURATION, DOCUMENTATION, SOURCE CODE EXAMPLES, and any other
DATA included in digitally encoded machine readable form found
within the FXterm archive as distributed by Hamilton TeleGraphics
NOTICE TO COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTORS AND PRODUCERS OF CD ROMS: YOU
MUST READ THIS LICENCE AGREEMENT. YOUR RIGHTS ARE VERY CLEARLY
DEFINED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS LICENCE
AGREEMENT WILL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY.
1. Scope of Use: YOU MAY use FXterm on your computer system or
local area network.
2. Proprietary Rights and Obligations: FXterm is the valuable
property of Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. You agree not to modify,
adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, create
derivative works based on FXterm or any part of it. You agree not
to modify, or disassemble the FXterm archive distributed by
Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc.. Trademarks shall be used in
accordance with accepted trademark practice, including
identification of trademark owners name.
3. Distribution of FXterm by private individuals: You agree not to
modify, or disassemble the FXterm archive distributed by Hamilton
TeleGraphics Inc.. You may distribute the FXterm archive to any
other party provided that there is no exchange of currency or
goods. You may upload the FXterm archive to any BBS. Any such
copies shall contain the same proprietary notices which appear in
or on FXterm. Trademarks shall be used in accordance with accepted
trademark practice, including identification of trademark owners
4. Owners and operators of BBSs (bulletin board systems): You
agree not to modify, or disassemble the FXterm archive distributed
by Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc.. If you own or operate a BBS this
licence agreement gives you permission to keep a copy of the
FXterm archive by Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. on your BBS for
download purposes. You may NOT surcharge users of your BBS, over
and above your normal BBS rates for a copy of the FXterm archive.
Any such copies shall contain the same proprietary notices which
appear in or on FXterm. Trademarks shall be used in accordance
with accepted trademark practice, including identification of
trademark owners name.
5. DISTRIBUTORS AND PRODUCERS OF CD ROMS: You agree not to modify,
or disassemble the FXterm archive distributed by Hamilton
TeleGraphics Inc.. You may NOT distribute FXterm or the FXterm
archive without explicit written permission from Hamilton
TeleGraphics Inc.. You may NOT package, bundle, or include FXterm
with any other product, on any media, in any form. We will grant
WRITTEN permission to most PRODUCERS OF CD ROMS without any
hassles. Our Fax number is 1-819-685-0994.
6. Right of Ownership: Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. retains title
and ownership of FXterm. This Agreement does NOT grant you any
rights to intellectual property rights in FXterm. This Agreement
does NOT grant you any rights to use of the trademarks. FXterm is
protected by copyright laws and international treaty.
7. Limited Warranty: FXterm is provided "as is" without warranty
of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not
limited to the fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk
as to the quality and performance of FXterm is with you. Should
the Software prove defective, you (not Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc.)
assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or
correction. Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. does not warrant that
Software will meet your requirements or that the operation of
Software will be uninterrupted or error free.
8. Limit of Liability: In NO event will Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc.
be liable to YOU for any consequential or incidental damages,
including lost profits or lost savings, or for any claim by any
party, even if a representative of Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. has
been advised of the possibility of such damages.
9. Term: The Licence Agreement is effective until terminated.
Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. has the right to terminate your licence
immediately if you fail to comply with the terms of this Licence
Agreement. Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. retains the right to stop
supporting FXterm, at any time without any notice.
10. Governing Law: This Licence Agreement will be governed by the
Laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, and you specifically
attorn to the jurisdiction of the Ontario Courts, in the Judicial
District of Ottawa Carleton for any proceedings relating to this
11. General: If you have any questions concerning this agreement,
please contact Hamilton TeleGraphics Inc. Box 633, Aylmer, Quebec,
J9H 6L1, Fax:1-819-685-0994