It's a service for watching/broadcasting live terminal sessions (like
NetHack games, or, in fact, any other
console-based game or other terminal activity).
Just connect to termcast.org
using your telnet client of choice. If you use Windows (tm),
it's probably putty. Unix/Linux users can just run
You need the following ingredients:
If you are on Unix/Linux, it's probably available as a package for your
operating system. If not, you can download it from the link above and
compile it from the source).
If you use Windows, the solution exists for cygwin. Here
is an exe file, here is a
source, patched for cygwin.
ttrtail utility, which
can stream your ttyrec files to the server. It can be compiled at least
on Linux and in cygwin.
Here is a precompiled Windows binary, not sure
if it will work without cygwin runtime.
Once all the ingredients are in place:
- Choose a nickname, say, it's some_user,
- Choose a password, say, it's some_password,
Choose (create if necessary) a directory where your ttyrec files
are created. Change to that directory and run the following command
ttrtail some_user some_password.
After ttrtail detects new *.ttyrec file, it connects to the
server and starts streaming the session.
Howto for cygwin users (Windows)
[no longer available, apparently].
Sartak has written a "TV" script, which continuously plays a set of ttyrecs. It is entirely self-contained (connects to the server and plays the ttyrec) and drives MarvinTV. It's available here.
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