IBM i ACS 5250 EMULATOR FONT What’s in a font? Lots of things make our life easier as IBM i Programmers. Working with a clean, easy to read 5250 terminal mode is one of the them. I’m a big fan of Mochasoft terminal emulator, but growing to love the new IBM i ACS (Access Client

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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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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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Problems Downloading IBM i ACS (Access Client Solutions)? The new replacement for the aging, creaky AS400 Client Access is the cunningly titled IBM i Access Client Solutions Download this all new JAVA software is free, as long as you create an IBM Passport Account and once installed it lets you connect to the IBM I

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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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Who killed AS400 Client Access? Ask any AS400 programmer, iSeries Developer or IBM i Nerd and they will all tell you that good old “Client Access” is a pain in the arse! Client Access was introduced back in the hazy 1990s on the old AS400 for DOS Computers, it was marginally revamped for the launch

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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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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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