glterminal

January 14th, 2006

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UPDATE: A thoroughly modernized version of this utility is available here, via Secret Geometry’s excellent app Cathode. Runs great on any 2008 or newer Mac running MacOS X 10.7 or higher.

Oh, now, this is cool. There’s been a thread over at arstechnica asking for a full-screen terminal app for Mac OS X, and the guys at that forum unearthed the uber-geeky terminal app “GLTerminal”. GLTerminal emulates a 1970’s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker. It even simulates baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber.

~Jeff

237 Responses to “glterminal”

  1. app “GLTerminal”. GLTerminal emulates a 1970’s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker. It even simulates baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber.” ldopa.net & archive & glterminal

  2. 1986 was the year I started college. My first computing experience was on a DEC Vax 780 via Freedom 100 terminals. Man were they crap. Now you can relive that glory on the Mac by the extremely cool terminal application GLTerminal

  3. Lex Ferenda says:

    My eyes have just been opened to this eye-wrecking beauty – a fix for the Mac Terminal application that makes it look like an 80s-era screen (complete with green text and dodgy bulge and flicker).a Get it here

  4. web.ropy.org says:

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  5. settings to make an adjustment, click the Renderer tab and switch from Default Renderer to Classic Terminal. [IMG] Session>Preferenes>Renderer Now hit command-return and you should be in full screen retro terminal mode with all its glory. [IMG] Developer home? Download Now

  6. (and hence, the environment in which i’m writing my nanowrimo novel): [IMG my creative writing environment] vi, full-screen, with my notes in the left pane and my novel in the right pane. full-screen terminal app courtesy of james mccombe, named GL Terminal

  7. logjam. says:

    you a visual representation of a directory. Eh. It was useful when I was searching my old drives. DynDNS Updater, to keep my dynamic hostname associated with my Mac. Flickr Uploadr, er, uploads files to Flickr. Flip4Mac, plays windows media files. GLTerminal, a full screen terminal. Growl notifies you of events. I haven’t decided if this is a good thing or not. It adds key functionality to applications that miss it, but sometimes it’s too intrusive. I

  8. nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, I actually enjoy it. There are times when I would rather just sharpen my chisels instead of actually building something in the workshop, and it’s good to know that at least I’m not alone. 1 This is actually GLTerminal running vi. GLTerminal slavishly emulates an old CRT terminal, flaws and all, including screen curvature, scan lines, and flicker. I imagine one of those standalone Wang word processors from the 1970s looked like this although I’ve never seen one.

  9. ILX DOWN says:

    glterminal [IMG] — schwantz (david_isbiste…), April 14th, 2006.

  10. framework to tack a terminal drawer onto the editing window of the ill-fated Saskatoon editor project). There’s also exterminal, which lets the terminal take over the entire display like in the old days (example). For the full retro trip, though, try glterminal, which (assuming it runs on your machine) offers adjustable flicker, distortion, and lag, just like in the old days. Except that in the old days, it wasn’t adjustable.

  11. un programma per OS X che emula un classico terminale degli anni 70, incluse le inesattezze nella luminosità, la curvatura e anche i lag dovuti al baud rate. Il colore dei caratteri può essere verde o ambra. Potete scaricarlo da qui

  12. retro-experiencia sea completa, no os perdáis el modo a pantalla completa… GLTerminal es gratuito, pero no universal (aunque funciona sin problema en los Mac Intel). Vía | iUseThis Sitio oficial | Idopa.net [IMG]

  13. My Weblog says:

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  14. fiber network created over a distance of 1,500 miles. Jesus. That’s my entire 120 gig hard drive in 0.06 seconds. Human eyeblink: 0.3 seconds. Most of my readers won’t understand this, but those that do will find this hysterical, as I do: “GLTerminalemulates a 1970’s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker. It even simulates baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber.

  15. ala.sda.ir says:

    ldopa.net » archive » glterminal

  16. “GLTerminal emulates a 1970\u2019s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker. It even simulates baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber. “

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  18. Joacim Melin says:

    App of the year, for sure!

  19. Gabriel says:

    Hiya, nice app. Something’s wrong with the prefs though, ’cause if I save the settings as default once I’ve set the terminal to display in classic mode, all I get after a relaunch is a big black screen with some green parts on.

  20. Jeff says:

    Yeah, make no mistake: this app is kind of broken. Prefs don’t save right. Hopefully someone will find the original author (James McCombe) and hopefully he still has the source code to update it for 10.4. The guys in that thread above have just been fixing what they can, but without the actual source code, it’s hard to make genuine improvenings to the app.

  21. Jobs says:

    Why not making a screen saver out of this fabolous app :)

  22. funnt says:

    Gee, close source software stops you from modifying and improving it. Big surprise. Maybe you should re-implement it so other can improve it as well. Now you’re all going to gang up and suggest YOU LIKE THESE RESTRICTIONS.

  23. […] Check out the curved terminal here. […]

  24. refiammingo says:

    when a winXP version ?

  25. CrackWilding says:

    funnt, it remains to be seen whether this is closed source software. Someone has to contact the author and find out whether he’ll release the source. This is merely a case of developers not actually *possessing* the source, which has nothing to do with open v. closed source issues.

    Think before you type. It makes the words that come out much more sensible.

  26. McGrude says:

    > when a winXP version ?

    As soon as you’re able to install MacOSX/x86 on whitebox hardware…

  27. Ah, it’s good to know that there is really no application so trivial or frivolous that you can’t provoke a rant from a GPL zealot by exercising your legal and moral right to not release it under Stallman’s terms.

  28. Brian says:

    Awesome – now I can type “4 8 15 16 23 42” over and over every 108 minutes!

  29. funnt says:

    CrackWilding, excuse my english as my romanian is much better, it matters not about source availability, it matters if the software has endowed all users with the freedoms set forth by free software. You seem to misunderstand that free software is not just the source code, it is the RIGHT to change, to distribute and to distribute derivatives under the same license.

    For instance by modifying the binary and distributing it without permission you are breaking copyright law, you were never given this right. If this was truly free software (or Open Source) you would be endowed with this right and you would know you had this right.

    Thus this has everything to do with your so called “open v. closed source” issues.

    Maybe you should read up about free software at http://www.fsf.org/

  30. funnt says:

    Doctor Memory, you forget that no one was given permission to modify and distribute modifications of this program. There are no licensing documenation accompanying the program, all you have is:

    Note: the application GLTerminal was made by James McCombe. This copy of the bundle has a modified version of the file GLTerminal>Contents>Resources>ClassicTerminalPlugin.bundle>Contents>Resources>VT100CharacterSet.tga in order to facilitate running it under Mac OS 10.4. This is a hack, and should be treated as such. Mr. McCombe doesn’t even know this version of his program exists.

    You are not granted these things, they must be given.

  31. butte says:

    Actually, you have the right to use and modify any program you own, without getting special permission. See here: http://cr.yp.to/softwarelaw.html

  32. Pinyan says:

    FREE THE ENUMCLAW 3!

  33. dgregoire says:

    Hey, why not go all the way and add an additional transparency layer that simulates phosphor burn :)

    Excellent app! Been coding all morning at 9600 baud with bad flicker and all and loving ever moment of it.

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  35. Hello. I am the original author of this terminal. It was written actually a few years ago as a side project and it got leaked somehow since I never intentionally released it, knowing that it had a lot of unfinished work.

    Given the fact people seem to like this so much, I will try to get time to finish it off and put out a semi-respectable release. Keep an eye on my website over the coming months.

    Best,
    –James

  36. […] Now gather ’round kids. There was once, and this is many a year ago, when ones monitor would warp and wobble, flickr and buzz. Aye, I say it be true! And now ye too can have a go on yer feckin’ cinema displays and what not. […]

  37. evil bob says:

    funnt: It’s not as if the world has not already reached the saturation point of FSF zealots.

    Truly free software would not include encumbering, viral licenses like the GPL.

    In this case, it’s not clear that anybody should care. Thanks to Mr. McCombe for offering to finish it up — whether or not he decides to “free” the source (whatever that means).

  38. […] There is a sweet OS X Terminal app floating around that mimics old 70s glass terminals with screen warp, amber text and brightness glitches and everything. Pretty cool even for a relative n00b like myself who didn’t ever have to use any of that hooey. I did use the old Apple IIs though and they had those nasty green screens with the wicked burn in. Mmm… fifth grade computer class. […]

  39. […] ldopa.net » archive » glterminal so fantastically geeky I almost died by Black Rim Glasses | posted in running Trackback URL | Comment RSS Feed Tag at del.icio.us | Incoming links […]

  40. luxuryluke says:

    btw, can we get a FRIGGIN SCREENSAVER WITH THIS TODAY

  41. Reid Beels says:

    The last time I saw this app, it was on the computers that Apple had set up for public access at the OSCON convention in Portland a few years ago. I researched it afterwards and couldn’t find any information about the original developer and, at the time, the only mention of it I could find anywhere was a blog posting from another person who had seen it at OSCON. Great to know that it’s working in 10.4.

  42. roclar.net says:

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  43. stox says:

    But can it emulate a Model 40 Teletype? ;->

  44. funnt says:

    evil bob, your American use of the word freedom is a freedom where everyone else suffers because of you, your freedom is the freedom to take, close, and abuse. The FSF freedom is for the community, for everyone, not just you in your company. FSF Freedom means we play by the same rules, we trade alike and we, the community, always have freedom to what we will to derivatives of property “gifted” to the community.

    There isn’t a lot of point to your pro-BSD/LGPL post other than one side arguing freedom of the individual is more important freedom of community. Which in turn is a very American arguement to get into.

    The fact that you use the word VIRAL to describe GPL code shows that you do not understand how the GPL works. You choose to make derivatives, it doesn’t just happen by accident.

  45. […] ldopa.net » archive » glterminal Phosphorus terminal emulator. (tags: cli tools shell macosx apple) […]

  46. doug humphrey says:

    Ah, the model 40 – teletype – that was a GREAT
    terminal, nice wide screen and all

    how about an ann arbor ambassador? those (available
    in both modes) were great, although maybe the old eyes
    would not be able to read the tiny font these days!

    doug

  47. […] para esses, senhoras e senhores, apresento o glterminal. podem escolher entre monitor verde e ambar (eram lindos!), o delay que seria provocado pela velocidade das ligacoes e a velocidade do refresh. experimentem em fullscreen para voltarem aos tempos de antigamente. […]

  48. michel says:

    intellectual property is not toys !

    if the author add the licence term with its software we would know if a modification AND REDISTRIBUTION is authorized !

    the author seems to be a kind person and he’s not annoyed by that.

    about GPL, no one is forced to do a derivative works of a gpl works
    is it so fair to allow people to take works from nice people and change it in a closed products with LESS freedom to users ?

    noone can force good and nice developpers to put their works under microsoft eula, gpl, apple licence, apl 2, Bsd, mit or whatever terms you imagine the “stallman” want. it’s a free(dom) country.

    about community or zealot : THANKS people distributing THEIR works in terms authorizing YOU to modify, to hack, to REDISTRIBUTE software to ANYONE. Do you imagine how MUCH useful it is ?

    thanks them , praises them, be happy, use the good softwares , proprietary ones, free ones, freedom ones, all good softwares and do not be mean.

  49. scumbaggery says:

    Part of me wants to go to the local Apple store, load this up fullscreen on all the shiny new Power Macs and iMacs, and watch all the dirty hipsters go apeshit.

  50. […] Impressionante este aplicativo para MacOSX que emula um monitor antigo, incluindo lag no baudrate que voce quiser, curvatura de tela e glitches visuais. Rodar fortunes nele da ate’ dor no peito de saudosismo. […]

  51. Zaphod says:

    This is beautiful.. It brought back good memories and gave me warm fuzzies.. Thats a bit scary. Something about the distortion and the flicker. Brings back the days of excited wonder – when these devices were new (to us) and amazing. And the thought that maybe, someday – I could learn to program one of them, and to make them do something !

    Thanks.

  52. Christopher says:

    LMAO, well done! ;-)

  53. angelday true says:

    Guys, this is awesome! Author for PREZIDENT!!

  54. dog says:

    Great site, thanks dudes

  55. Alexander De Large says:

    Please let me send you money.

  56. Joshua says:

    Hey! Assheads!

    No one here at LDopa wrote this. We just thought it was funny. Take your TEH GPEL IS TEH GRAET and your OPAN SORES SOFTWEAR SI FRO NERDS arguments somewhere else.

    This site serves some very important functions: making fun of Microsoft, Republicans, and Your Mom. Everything else is incidental. So if you don’t have something to say that’s not a) funny or b) something I can’t read at every other fucking weblog in the world, don’t say it. Alternately, say it, then effectively make fun of me for yelling at you about it.

    Thank you,

    -The Mgt.

  57. Joachim says:

    Aloha!

    Has anybody got it to work on an iBook G4 w. MacOS 10.4?

    I only get a white screen.

  58. Jeff says:

    Jochim, go to the prefs and select “Classic Terminal”.

    Josh, your comment seems kind of uncharacteristically bitchy. Maybe you and I need to relax and play “Burnout 3” on Playstation 2 for another seven hours.

    ~jeff

  59. agazso says:

    Joachim: use classic terminal plugin in renderer preferences.
    BTW it doesn’t save the preferences.

  60. Joshua says:

    I’m always uncharacteristically bitchy!

    (semantically analyze that, bitch!)

    I want to go for a hike in the woods. I’ve been cooped up inside with a cold for a week, and the cold’s breaking down, and it’s sunny outside. Wanna go?

    I’ll be in Newport celebrating my Gramma’s 95th birthday. It should be a really rockin’ party. Bjørk’s said she might be there and Goldy’s gonna be spinning. I have it on good authority that Bowie and Eno have both purchased tickets and that Christo wrapped all our presents. Also, we’re playing Twister.

  61. Chris says:

    This would be a great little extra to toss into the terminal app options in the next OSX release. Hopefully they’d use this guy’s code rather than rewriting it and claiming it as something new (::cough cough:: Konfabulator, anyone?)

  62. easy says:

    If he chooses not to release the software it’s his right to do so. Buut the only reason I could see is that he thinks that he may make some money out of it. And that’s crazy.

    Anyway somebody may rewrite it. It’s not THAT difficult.

    I could do it in a bit of spare time.

  63. Someone says:

    Hopefully they’d use this guy’s code rather than rewriting it and claiming it as something new

    This Guy is currently working at Apple.

  64. software sux says:

    Sometimes people don’t release their software because its an embarrassing mess.

    Also, ADM3A 4EVER.

  65. kaltar says:

    Best App EVER!

  66. funnt says:

    For those with free X distros you can get a similar effect (less features) with xscreensaver e.g.:

    /usr/lib/xscreensaver/apple2 -fast -text -program sh

  67. SomeGuy says:

    You really need to set the baud rate to 1200 or 300 to get a real feel for the goodness. Ahh, DecWriters, where the Console always spools (until you have to turn the paper over).

  68. […] ldopa.net » archive » glterminal (tags: mac osx terminal software freeware) […]

  69. I like how funnt keeps saying “endowed”.

  70. Jazzman says:

    I’ve been looking for something like this app for ages. Unfortunately it’s too slow to be usable on my G3 iBook. Any chance of performance improvements in the near future?

  71. […] 2) THE PAST An application that emulates a 1970’s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker. Get it here. In the words of Brainpool-David: that’s not geeky. […]

  72. […] OS X terminal app mimics old-timey glass teletype […]

  73. doggo says:

    Okay… THIS JUST ROCKS! I’ve used “dumb” terminals for my job, and my first computer… was a 286 with a green monochrome monitor (oh yeah! with a .. Hercules graphics card! w0oT|) Now, my term looks a lot more like I wish my web page looked. Hmm, screenshots are in order.

    Thanks guys, for pulling this thing out of obscurity for us nostalgic old bastards.

    “Daisy [a victim of Sleeping Sickness] went to sleep at 15 and woke up many years later. she, being perfectly sensible, decided she ought to die, since she had literally slept away her entire productive life. the medical profession had, in her absence, decided that all life must be preserved, regardless of worth to its owner, and prevented her from performing the only noble act she was capable of.

    That Oliver Sacks has been portrayed by Robin Williams in a saccharine mass-market tearjerker movie in no way invalidates his life’s work: documenting the entertaining behavior of people with severe brain anomalies.”

    L Dopa fix me, alright?

  74. […] The answer is GLTerminal. A small terminal app for Mac OS X: GLTerminal emulates a 1970’s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker. It even simulates baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber. […]

  75. GLTerminal…

    This is a fullscreen screen shot from GLTerminal. You can also have it in Amber and White if you prefer one of those. From ldopa.net via Michael

    ……

  76. Petri Sirkkala says:

    Absolutely a ‘must have’ terminal application!

    It really reminds you that you need another 20 years to really appreciate what you now have!

    Thank you a lot!

    I really wish I could somehow give the same fresh feeling to the author of this!

    -Pete

  77. […] So today, I found a post about glterminal, which apparently uses openGL to emulate the retro feeling of a classic ’70s terminal, in full-screen, including the warped display curvature, flicker and baud rate lag! Isn’t that cool!? […]

  78. dan says:

    we need more fullscreen apps… I hate the OSX menubar and dock.

  79. Hans says:

    Ultimate thing to do with it:
    telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
    watch star wars!
    sit back, get you popcorn and enjoy!

  80. […] The relevant threads from Arstechnica are here and here. […]

  81. Tuxie says:

    Damn cool! I’ll have to install Frotz and play Zork now. :)

  82. Logi Helgu says:

    This it one of the coolest things…now we just need more console apps to run :)

  83. Joshua says:

    Doggo… What? We really need some connecting sentences there.

  84. I agree with you the way you view the issue. I remember Jack London once said everything positive has a negative side; everything negative has positive side. It is also interesting to see different viewpoints & learn useful things in the discussion.

  85. Jeff says:

    Truer words were never spoken, Penis Enlargement.

    Truer words were never spoken.

  86. Terminal en niets dan de terminal…

    Helaas biedt Terminal.app niet een full screen optie. Je kunt wel gemakkelijk met Appeltje + ‘+’ en Appeltje + ‘-’ de font grootte snel veranderen. Handig als er iemand over je schouder mee kijkt.
    De enige terminal die full scre…

  87. […] Yesterday I found this great new old 1970’s terminal emulator on Digg and I was so addicted to it that it took me a day to blog it. My Engineering team at Speakeasy loaded it up and loved playing with the different options that include baud rate emulation that will put once character on the screen at a time. Highly recommended if your a CLI junkie like me and have a Mac. […]

  88. shortcut.ru says:

    Программа года! Больше фосфора!…

    Ну-с, владельцы Cinema Displays и iMac 20″, только для вас! Как-то проморгал glterminal – полноэкранный терминал для Mac OS X, “эмулирующий” терминалы эпохи “б…

  89. […] This Mac application really takes me back to when tubes were hot technology. Back in the day, when I was learning programming in college, I had the patience-building experience of programming on a hard copy terminal (the DecWriter) for the first year or so. Round about the beginning of my second year, they began to introduce VT-52 and VT-100 terminals with manual dialup acoustic couplers at a blazing 300 baud. There was one terminal that ran at 1200 baud that people would literally fight over (or come in when the lab opened and stay on it all day). […]

  90. […] Aside: Does an app like the Mac’s GLTerminal (originally written by James A. McCombe and some how leaked/escaped) exist for Windows? Does Chris Sells want to write this in Avalon? This would be a rocking sweet Avalon application that I’d happily download the WinFX library for. It could sweep the net. ;) […]

  91. Marinus says:

    I recently spent a few days behind a real one, and this looks even better!

  92. Jordan Capri says:

    I like to think of myself as a smart girl, but there are a ton who are smarter than me. At least I’m not like Dubbya who has called himself “the Decider”. HAHA – That’s so funny!

  93. […] Found on digg, this old fashioned terminal emulator is retro and remains practical at the same time! Recommended for any OS X users as geeky as I. read more | digg story […]

  94. APW says:

    Any older versions of this available. As in not updated for 10.4?

  95. Phill Kenoyer says:

    Gesh, would someone fix this already, or at least write a new one.

    Thank you.

  96. […] We don’t need Writeroom. (And if you really think you do, why not go two more steps, download GLTerminal, and vi away?) […]

  97. Actually, WriteRoom with this look-and-feel would simply rock.

    And James, looking forward to having this app sans the “second-relaunch-green-bar-bug” :)

  98. dH says:

    I plan to buy a new mac and that will be really fun to run this emulator. The real world situation is since my notebook wrecked I’m sitting in the front of a terminal like this with an old CRT and it’s not a ‘cool retro feeling’ for me now but REALITY. ;)

  99. cactus says:

    funnt:

    You need to stop idealizing the whole ‘free software’ thing (and please stop pitting it against America, for crying out loud). This is a neat little app that people are using because they like it and it needs fixing but they are unable to get ahold of the original author.

    You’re talking to os x users, here. You don’t need to spit ‘open source’ propaganda at us. We use it daily. And if you want to bring nationalist bigotry into it, that’s fine – as long as I can propose that Romania get it’s internet privileges taken away, as I have yet to see a representative of your (probably) fine country behave rationally online.

  100. […] GLTerminal emulates a 1970 â??s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display curvature, and flicker. It even simulates baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber.read more | digg story […]

  101. […] ich habe früher schon an terminals gesessen … komische monitore beobachtet … daran gearbeitet, es war eine zeit in der nerds noch nerds waren und ich ein kleiner wannebe … jetzt habe ich was gefunden was mir genau dieses gefühl auf meinem mac wiederbringt … glterminal … lässt mein herz höher schlagen, von geeks für geeks … sogar das flimmern der alten röhren lässt sich einstellen … die krümmung und die helligkeit … einfach nur gut und jedem zu empfehlen der ab und an mal mit terminals arbeitet und freunde und bekannte schocken will, gerade weil es eines der wenigen fullscreen terminals für den mac ist, die ich bisher gesehen habe … danke für den hinweis und viel spaß allen geeks damit! […]

  102. […] this terminal replacement for mac makes me really want to learn how to do more terminal crap now. i’ve been watching ascii star wars (which is great, considering i’ve somehow never seen the start wars movies ->telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl) and i’m getting back into feudal realms. […]

  103. Phill Kenoyer says:

    Someone needs to build a add-on to iTerm or build a good version of this app. Wasn’t the author going to release the code for this?

  104. Heiko says:

    interesting. Heiko from Germany

  105. […] und ich habe dafür ein tolles Programm gefunden. Es heißt GL-Terminal und man kann es hier […]

  106. risc says:

    Any chance of a universal bin ary?

  107. […] makes me happy. If that’s the case, then I’m jumping for joy at the extra old-schoolness of this GLTerminal port for OSX.As if my use of terminal-based chat centericq weren’t enough, I have put a screen shot of centericq […]

  108. […] Inc — Boxhead] GLTerminal is an OSX terminal emulator that pretends to be an old 80×24 terminal. Download OSX executable. […]

  109. […] Download| Homepage Version: || Release Date: 2006-02-20 || License: Freeware GLTerminal emulates a 1970's […]

  110. […] repeats itself. Found (was referred to) a very cool OSX app today. glterminal is a full screen terminal for OSX. That’s not the cool […]

  111. […] d’antiquariato (tali infatti possiamo considerare gli schermi dei terminali degli anni Settanta). GLTerminal non è altro che un emulatore che simula sui moderni sistemi Mac OS X, il mood proprio di una […]

  112. […] scheinbar an einer Version die auch unter dem aktuellen Mac OS arbeitet, bis dahin gibt es eine modifizierte Version fr Mac OS 10.4. Es gibt zwar das Problem das man beim neuerlichen Starten wieder den Renderer ndern muss […]

  113. […] baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber. Link (Thanks, […]

  114. GLTerminal says:

    […] cool terminal app for OS X reminds me of the Wang terminal with a 300 baud modem that my brother found in the trash. He let me […]

  115. FORPAY says:

    My friend’s wife is an emergency room nurse

  116. […] folks, is GLTerminal. It emulates the curvature of ye olde green and amber CRT tubes; what you can’t see in the […]

  117. […] terminal font to green on black and feel l33t but if you really want to go old-school you need GLTerminal. It’s a full-screen terminal app for OS X that will make your screen look like an old 1970s tube […]

  118. […] in this space previously, there was a pointer to this thread on ArsTechnica regarding the fun GLTerminal, which allows you to create a nifty “Wargames”-style terminal environment. (GLTerminal […]

  119. […] BBQ posted by Irdial , 2:07 PM Þ   This site has the perfect icon for the perfect terminal app: Colossus! posted by Irdial , 12:53 PM Þ   An interesting diary excerpt from […]

  120. […] 316206178, ‘http://farm1.static.flickr.com/122/316206178_48190a54d6_t.jpg’, ‘1.6’); GLTerminal running full-screen with the Classic Terminal renderer. Awesome […]

  121. […] in #adium posted a link to a blog posting about a nice alternative to Terminal.app, the default Mac OS X terminal emulator. Some of the […]

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  123. […] сырцах iTerm?(Reply to this) denisy 2006-08-22 08:46 am UTC (link) Мне нравится GLTerminal.(Reply to this) dsx 2006-08-22 08:56 am UTC (link) По сравнению с тем, как, […]

  124. […] Things » ldopa.net archive glterminal – Terminal App fr den Mac das ca. 1970 wiederherstellt. In Grn! Mit Flackern! […]

  125. […] So, with quad-core processors, multiple-gigabytes of memory and a terabyte of storage under your desk, it’s finally possible to perfectly emulate 1970s terminal goodness. […]

  126. […] right, Mutt is nice, first impressions good. Thanks for iTerm, I just found this which is good just for geeky cool […]

  127. […] glterminal For the ultimate in historical accuracy. This even emulates glass display curvature and modem lag. […]

  128. […] ldopa.net » archive » glterminal green screen style terminal for the mac (tags: mac software osx geek terminal) […]

  129. […] Для любителей поностальгировать появился замечательный терминал для Mac OS X — GLTerminal. […]

  130. […] Homepage Talk about […]

  131. […] auch die Baudraten-Verzögerung dieser Zeit emuliert.  Das sieht so cool aus….   Have a look at GL Terminal   glterminal ist so coooool Donnerstag, 9. November 2006   Weiter > […]

  132. […] glterminal nero had fiddles, victorians had follies, we get terminal emulator emulators (tags: terminal via:JoshuaSchachter mac apple osx) […]

  133. […] GLTerminal (not to be confused with GLTerm) simulates an old green, amber, or white CRT terminal complete with scan lines, screen curvature, and baud rate emulation (if wanted). […]

  134. […] now those days can be yours, at least if you’re on a Mac. From Boing Boing comes news of GLTerminal, an OSX app that simulates the joy of typing to a glass Teletype, as some of us called them back in […]

  135. […] 1970’s green screen terminal for OSX […]

  136. […] Best. Terminal. Evar.: GLTerminal. […]

  137. […] Here’s a great bit of fun. A terminal for your OS X box that emulates an old ansi terminal, with green phospher and all (sure, you can make it amber if you want, but who does that?) Flicker and CRT tube pincushioning included. Now to add some phospher burn… then it’s just like the good old days. Oh, did I mention it will emulate an old modems lag as well? Set it to 2400 and have a flashback of logging on to your friends BBS. Get it while it’s hot at the link below. The author promises to release it. I want this for Linux… I have about 40 xterms that I’m going to replace with one of these.ldopa.net » archive » glterminal […]

  138. […] folks, is GLTerminal. It emulates the curvature of ye olde green and amber CRT tubes; what you can’t see in the […]

  139. […] ldopa.net » archive » glterminal ldopa.net » archive » glterminal […]

  140. Unix help says:

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  141. […] GLTerminal if you like the old green screen terminal […]

  142. […] Geek  Ceci, est probablement le logiciel le plus *cool* de ces dernires annes. Apte faire bander n’importe […]

  143. […] baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber."Overview at ldopa.netGLTerminal thread at Ars […]

  144. […] viejitas del foro Si te acordas del Profesor Falken, de Joshua, y de WOPR:- GLterminalMas info, aca y aca Desconectado […]

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  151. […] GLTerminal [via] affiche une fentre de terminal faon vieil cran d’ordinateur des annes 70 […]

  152. Oldtimer says:

    Does anyone how to get the classic view working in OSX 10.5 / Leopard? It displays fine in normal mode, but the classic view is garbled. Probably a font translation problem?

    Thanks!!

  153. […] So, with quad-core processors, multiple-gigabytes of memory and a terabyte of storage under your desk, it’s finally possible to perfectly emulate 1970s terminal goodness. […]

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  155. Steve says:

    Aiee! My favourite app ever, and the text is garbled on Leopard with the classic emulator. Have been trying all sorts of tricks with no success. If anybody ever figures this out, please let us know!

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  157. […] out GLTerminal to get an impression of this little […]

  158. […] Die Kommandozeilen können auch grün auf schwarz sein :-) Flimmernd und verzerrt… Für das wirklich echte Retro-Feeling: http://ldopa.net/2006/01/14/glterminal/ […]

  159. oldtimer says:

    Just a quick note to let everyone know that glterminal HAS been unofficially updated for Leopard. The update fixes the garbled text issue and a few other quirks – not all – but most.

    Important thing is: it works again! W00t!

    Here is the link:

    http://riffraff.livejournal.com/356503.html

    Alternatively, search google for “glterminal leopard”.

  160. […] might like GLTerminal (google around for other builds). If it doesn’t display, go into Session->Preferences and pick […]

  161. […] search for “full-screen terminal” “mac os x” turns up a few ways you could use emacs fullscreen. GLTerminal seems like the most entertaining.(Reply to […]

  162. […] neitt betra en Terminal, nema hugsanlega GLTerminal. a er reyndar meira sniugt en fnt. http://ldopa.net/2006/01/14/glterminal/ Skrti me essi terminalforrit, a er augljst a Terminal gti veri betra, og a hafa alveg […]

  163. […] Blick so belanglosen kleinen Applikation derart Freude. Oder wie jemand in den Kommentaren auf ldopa.net es ausdrückte: App of the year, for […]

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  165. […] in #adium posted a link to a blog posting about a nice alternative to Terminal.app, the default Mac OS X terminal emulator. Some of the […]

  166. […] Download GLTerminal and get a working terminal window with graphics that simulate those old green/amber, flickering, curved-on-the-edges terminals I remember from the early 80s. Complete with low baud rate simulation (hahaha), and adjustable flicker rate. Here’s a version for 10.5 Leopard (make sure to set “Preferences” first, as described on this page). […]

  167. […] Finally a real use for the 3D rendering capability built into OS X > user interface. > > http://ldopa.net/2006/01/14/glterminal/ > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| Message: […]

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  170. […] people have created a full-screen terminal app of the 1970’s, complete with green screen, delay and monitor distortion. So cool. Only for OS […]

  171. […] to the roots of terminal. Es handelt sich um glterminal ein kleines Programm, was uns kurz in die Vergangenheit katapultiert. Verzerrung, langsame […]

  172. […] warped simulation, flicker, baud rate slowness and more! And FullScreen mode also! Check it out: http://ldopa.net/2006/01/14/glterminal/ And have […]

  173. […] ldopa.net » archive » glterminal A terminal emulator for OSX that will accurate ape an old school 1970s monitor. I have been after something like this for as long as I’ve had a mac. (tags: OSX terminal retro) ← Links For Wednesday 19th March 2008 […]

  174. […] ever created in the first place. The folks over at LDOPA.net have posted a new application called GLTerminal which emulates a 1970’s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display […]

  175. […] ever created in the first place. The folks over at LDOPA.net have posted a new application called GLTerminal which emulates a 1970’s terminal monitor, complete with flaws in brightness, warped display […]

  176. Mark says:

    It figures I’d be over two years behind in discovering this fantastic application.

    All I can say now is: thanks a million. I haven’t felt this nostalgic since I first discovered MAME.

    P.S. Wow, was 1200 baud really that slow? I remember when it was the height of technology, lol

  177. ZZtop says:

    Great ! Does it simulate also the sound of the old keyboard with big keys and the smell of former computer equipment ? and the flickering ?

  178. […] baud rate lag. And! for extra verisimilitude, the character colors can be green or amber."http://ldopa.net/2006/01/14/glterminal/Here is a short film that shows what it looks like, including watching ASCII Star Wars via telnet […]

  179. […] experience.On the other hand, it’s really bloody useful. Look at apps like WriteRoom or GLTerminal, which go out of their way to get rid of all that other clutter. Or Spaces (or CDE virtual […]

  180. […] | LDOPA.net Lee más sobre: Curiosidades, Historia, Software Etiquetas: […]

  181. […] The distorted, 80 by 24, black and green monitor was flickering like hell. And that’s what my third tip is all about: GLterminal. […]

  182. […] experience.On the other hand, it’s really bloody useful. Look at apps like WriteRoom or GLTerminal, which go out of their way to get rid of all that other clutter. Or Spaces (or CDE virtual […]

  183. […] ldopa.net > archive > glterminal… am we need more fullscreen apps… I hate the OSX menubar and dock. http://ldopa.net/2006/01/14/glterminal/ – – ldopa.net […]

  184. […] comes as part of gnome can be made full-screen without much hassle, and for mac os x, there’s glterminal, which will do quite a realistic emulation of a knackered old green-screen (if you don’t mind […]

  185. […] the comments, too. Note: This is for the old time geeks like me:http://ldopa.net/2006/01/14/glterminal/ This is a “lo-fi” version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, […]

  186. […] don’t know how usuable this in practice but it’s nice,GLTerminal . It’s just an app that gives you a terminal but can emulate old CRT computer screens (white, green […]

  187. […] Emula un terminal de 1970! Incluso con la curvatura del monitor, fallas en el brillo, etc etc. GLTerminal Escrinchot: __________________ just works Editado por nachX en 24-abr-2007 a las […]

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