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IBM i 5250 Screen Sizes – Widescreen for the Win!

Back in the good old days (thats programmer-speak for decades ago, when doing anything on a computer was a lot more complicated than it is today)  5250 screen sizes of 24 rows and 80 characters wide seemed like plenty of room. Monitors were green text, on black background, with none of those fancy annoying graphics […]

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Forget MAGA Vote MGWA – Make Greenscreen Wide Again

Make Greenscreen Wide Again Good old fashioned Green Screen. Not, not the trendy computer graphics – look I can superimpose myself in space type “green screen”. I’m talking about the original – the green on black, 1960’s style terminals that we associate with old mainframe computers. Call it what you will; terminal emulator, 5250 screen,  […]

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Download and Install IBM i ACS (Access Client Solutions)

Client Access is DEAD – get over it! Client Access was much reviled, much loved and mucho mucho confusing for users of AS/400, iSeries and the newer IBM i Power Systems. As it evolved and got rebranded as IBM i Access with new releases of the operating system, many people from the technical end of […]

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Wide Green Screens in IBM Client Access from 24×80 to 27×132

Change Green Screen from 24×80 to 27×132 wide The default green screen size is defined in a text file that that you can save anywhere you like. It is generally named after the machine that you are connecting to. This is stored at “C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Client Access\Emulator\Private\VCRSYS.ws” This is a text file that defines what […]

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IBM i Green Screen – Free AS400 iSeries Terminal Emulator TN5250

The IBM i System (aka i5 aka iSeries aka AS/400) uses something called 5250 to stream its data to a terminal, often called a green screen. You’ve seen this clunk old terminals in black and white scifi movies – well we still use them. Kind of. But we use a terminal emulators (software which emulates […]

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5250 emulation with iseries navigator – black-on-white is the new green-on-black

AS400 Green Screen go together like Coffee and Cream – as far as Telnet 5250 screen backgrounds are concerned anyway. Any AS400 guy will tell you, the standard black screen with green writing is synonymous with working on the AS400. We’ve all used it, loved it, hated it but definitely eventually came round to living […]

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