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Easy internet MagicPc

Post by bj »

Hi

Recently a couple of files have been released making
it really easy to get online with Magic_Pc and either
Highwire or Cab. Both files use a program extension for
MagicPc called in2cat.dll which enables access from
magic to the windows sockets. I found that installation
is really simple just put incat.dll in a folder in the
Magic_Pc directory as instructed put the new ".ovl" file
in Highwire or Cab and your ready no fiddly cofiguration
of Sting or auto folder progs required.
Start up your Internet connection for dial up. Enter
magic start Highwire or Cab and away you go. I tried this
on a friends setup and Highwire works very well indeed,
although it doesn't show images until you allocate it a
Cache folder. Thats simply described in the Highwire docs
& easily done. Highwire doesn't quite succeed with some
online forms, in this setup, but that may improve with further
development.

Cab 2.8 works with many simple web pages but many other
pages don't display just producing an error message. I guess
thats down to "cabber" the new .ovl file which seems to be
an early release. Thats a shame because CAB is still my
favourite atari web browser.

The files you need for this are:
IN2CAT.DLL for Magic_pc available from
http://www.dimitri-junker.de/

Winovl for Highwire available from
http://www.juergen-holtkamp.de/winovl.html

cabber for CAB available from
http://www.atari-stuff.de/cabber/




Has anybody else tried this? Any ideas about improving
CABs performance using cabber? The docs for Winovl
suggest this is for those with ASDL internet connections
I have found that it also works as described with an
ordinary dial up connection.

Now if only STEEM or Gemulator could make use of this in2cat.dll
program extension.I see the possibility of running a free Atari
emulator as my main system including Internet access on
a stripped down windows 98 system. It just so happens
theres a low cost utility online called "98lite" that
will allow you to strip out Internet Explorer & other
redundant bits of windows 98 providing a faster more
secure system. Perhaps then with the faster access times
available on a PC & this easier internet setup more
people would be encouraged to try out Atari internet
browsing.
regards
BJ
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I have just try winovl and wow it works fine :)

before I use in2cat.dll only for CAT itself for testing/read newsgroups and mail.
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Post by bj »

Yeah I was surprised how well it works. What did you think of CAT as an
email client, any good? As in is it easy to use & effective?
regards
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Post by bj »

Hi
Even more useful "MPCSTiK vesion 1.6a" has just been released, apparently it allows you to use Stik client apps in Magic_Pc using the windows internet connection much the same as winovl. I tried it out and both Highwire and Cab work well. Mymail the email client also seems to work so far as I've tested.
It's here: http://baldrick.gemcandy.org/mpcstik.htm
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Re: Easy internet MagicPc

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Dear all,

I tried WINOVL with Highwire and can access the internet. Now I would like to try CAB as well, but unfortuantely the Download-Link is broken und there doesn´t seem to be another URL to get this file.
Does somebody have "cabber" and would be so nice to upload it or send it to me?

Thank you so much!

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better use MpcSTiK, it work fine with highwire and other net apps like Troll, ataricq, atarirc
since the web wasn't online anymore I have attached it to the forum some times ago
http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.ph ... 12#p109812

as for cabber for in2cat, I attach it here but it's not very usefull

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Was kann CABber, was nicht?

Was bisher geht:
.Einfache statische HTML-Seiten anzeigen lassen 

Was noch nicht geht:
.MagiC PC friert ab und zu noch ein 
.Es werden bisher nur sehr wenige HTTP-Antwort-Codes unterstützt 
.Es gibt Probleme mit dem Anzeigen von Bildern 
.Eine Doku fehlt noch 

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Dear ProTos,

thank you very much for your help!
Unfortunately it doesn´t work. I put the Cab.OVL into the modules directory of CAB, but still don´t get a connection.

MpcSTop doesn´t work also for me. I followed the instructions, but don´t get online. Do I have to configure the Default.cfg in Stick_CFG?

Thank you so much!

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Dear ProTos,

I just managed to get ataricq working with MpcSTik!
But Cab and Highwire won´t do at all. Do I have to use certain ovls?

Thank you so much for your help!

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Just wanted to inform you, that it finally works.
U just had to use the stik-ovls for both highwire and cab!

Thank you very much for your help and patience!

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thats what I'm going to say to use the stik/sting ovl but you sorted that yoursell :D
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Hi all,

it´s unbelievable.
I wanted to come back using my old MagicPC setup after several years and for some reason going online with CAB is again not working.

I tried to reinstall MPCSTIK, IN2CAT.DL or cabber and nothing works.
CAB crashes, can´t connect to a host or get´s in a connecting loop.

Any ideas?

Thanks for your help!

Lostboy
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