6.01 - ANSI - ASCII - AVATAR - RIP MENUS
[6.01.01] - WHAT IS AN ANSI - ASCII - AVATAR - RIP MENU?
[6.01.02] - WHAT ANSI - ASCII - AVATAR - RIP MENUS SOFTWARE IS AVAILABLE?
[6.01.03] - HOW DO I ADD ANSI MENUS TO MY BBS?
[6.01.04] - HOW DO I ADD ASCII MENUS TO MY BBS?
[6.01.05] - HOW DO I ADD AVATAR MENUS TO MY BBS?
[6.01.06] - HOW DO I ADD RIP MENUS TO MY BBS?
RIPscrip graphics are EGA quality graphics that are displayed
over the modem. The BBS sends special codes which are
interpreted by a special term program and draws the screen for
the user. The results can be impressive. While there are
other graphic protocols, such as NAPLPS and ROBO/FX, which are
better than RIP (supporting VGA and better resolutions), RIP is
the only one which can be made with simple ASCII sequences.
This is good, since when you understand which codes do what
(they are confusing), you can actually edit the screens in any
text editor (although you won't see the picture, just the
codes). There are a bunch of shareware programs which give you
the power to draw your own RIP screens, using lines, circles,
boxes, fonts, and other cool stuff. Several BBS programs also
have special support for RIP, such as (but not limited to)
Renegade, WildCat, and Synchronet. Other BBS authors are
planning to RIP-enable their systems soon.
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 16:07:02 -0800 (PST)
From: TeleGrafix Information
Subject: Introducing RIP-2 Multimedia Graphics for the Internet
Following two years of development, TeleGrafix Communications
is offering you FREE communications software to try RIP-2
(Remote Imaging Protocol-2). RIP-2 is a new technology that
enables you to create TV-style multimedia presentations or
electronic newspapers that fly through the Internet and
ordinary phone lines at dazzling speeds using regular modems.
We expect RIP-2 to quickly become an important Internet
technical standard like HTML, Java or VRML.
We invite you to sample RIP-2 multimedia on TeleGrafix's Vector
Sector BBS at (714) 379-2133. To fully experience it, please
download the "shareware" RIPterm v2.2 communications software
from the BBS. RIPterm costs you nothing unless you choose to
register it with TeleGrafix for upgrades and tech support.
RIP-2 technical data and RIPterm v2.2 also are available for
download at http://www.telegrafix.com on the World Wide Web.
RIP-2 encodes graphics as hyper-compressed ASCII text files
that are as little as one-tenth the size of other formats, and
introduces new elements to online publishing such as
multiple-column screen layouts. RIP-2 is fully compatible
with the Internet and any wired or wireless communications
networks that use 7-bit or 8-bit ASCII text. It's the only
online multimedia technology usable via any communications link
without special protocols such as TCP/IP, dedicated servers or
other custom software.
TeleGrafix is now accepting requests from software developers
and online system operators who want copies of the RIP-2
Internet multimedia language specification when it is published
in early 1996. The first generation of RIP technology,
introduced in 1993, is the world's BBS graphics standard. It is
used on thousands of BBS systems, and is supported by dozens of
online software vendors including Delrina, netVillage.com, Hayes
Inexpensive RIPaint-2 multimedia authoring and publishing
software is available from TeleGrafix for US$99.95 through
January 31, 1996. All purchases include 25 bonus copies of
RIPterm communications software valued at $500. Web browser
"plug-ins" are slated for release in early 1996. TeleGrafix
will pay BBS sysops and Internet webmasters who place RIP-2
software on their online systems for public downloading.
Details and applications are available on the Vector Sector BBS
and Web site.
TeleGrafix Communications Inc.
16458 Bolsa Chica Road, Suite 15
Huntington Beach, California 92649
Voice: (714) 379-2131 Fax: (714) 379-2132
BBS: (714) 379-2133 WEB: http://www.telegrafix.com
TeleGrafix Communications, Inc. Sales: (714) 379-2141
16458 Bolsa Chica, #15 Fax: (714) 379-2132
Huntington Beach, CA 92649 BBS: (714) 379-2133