• First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS

    From The Millionaire@VERT to All on Thursday, February 03, 2022 16:07:00
    What was your first computer that you ran Synchronet BBS on?

    $ The Millionaire $

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  • From Xerxes@VERT/KN6Q to Nightfox on Sunday, February 06, 2022 21:33:24
    Re: Re: First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Sun Feb 06 2022 02:44 pm

    friend who had a Packard Bell computer (a popular model at the time), and the most obvious thing was its proprietary case. It had a horizontal case, and one time we were looking inside it, and I saw it had a riser board for the expansion cards to be installed horizontally rather than vertically, and if I remember right, it also had an expansion card that was a modem and sound card in one. I thought it was pretty weird.


    My Packard Bell 486DX 50 was *exactly* like this. I really liked that case too, but it was impossible to upgrade with standard parts.


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  • From Andre@VERT/RDOMENTR to DaiTengu on Wednesday, February 09, 2022 08:48:14
    Re: First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS
    By: DaiTengu to The Millionaire on Tue Feb 08 2022 06:00 pm

    What was your first computer that you ran Synchronet BBS on?

    a 486 DX2/66 probably around 1994/1995.

    I have one under my desk that needs to be recapped. Something tells me that putting Synchronet on it will be part of the project.


    - Andre

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  • From DesotoFireflite@VERT/VALHALLA to Crushed on Wednesday, February 09, 2022 18:10:44
    Re: First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS
    By: Crushed to DesotoFireflite on Wed Feb 09 2022 04:58 pm

    Re: First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS
    By: DesotoFireflite to The Millionaire on Wed Feb 09 2022 11:28 am

    fine piece of software. Another bit of history for valhalla is that
    I started the bbs back in the 1990 using Telex Host, but soon
    afterword switch to GAP.

    hahahahah, Telix Host! I forgot all about that "bbs" Telix included with their terminal app, written in "SALT" (Script Application Language for Telix).

    Actually, it wasn't bad, very configurable, but small footprint. Great starter package for a simple system, but I outgrew it quickly.

    SysOp: C.G. Learn, AKA: DesotoFireflite
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    Valhalla III! - (RemoteAccess) - bbs.valhallabbs.com:5023
    Valhalla IIII! - (Dungeons & Dragons BBS) - bbs.valhallabbs.com:26
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Nightfox on Wednesday, February 09, 2022 19:45:40
    Re: First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS
    By: Nightfox to Crushed on Wed Feb 09 2022 06:12 pm

    Re: First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS
    By: Crushed to DesotoFireflite on Wed Feb 09 2022 04:58 pm

    hahahahah, Telix Host! I forgot all about that "bbs" Telix included with their terminal app, written in "SALT" (Script Application Language for Telix).

    I tried using that briefly and let someone call my PC in the early 90s. I remember it looked interesting, but it didn't seem full-featured enough to run a full BBS with it.

    It wasn't, but that didn't stop me from trying. :-)

    It was called (very originally) "The Pirate's Cove". After I quickly replaced it with WWIV (and named the BBS "Vertrauen"), I recall one user asking me: hey when are you going to put back The Pirate's Cove, I really liked that! <blink>
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to DaiTengu on Thursday, February 10, 2022 13:43:41
    Re: First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS
    By: DaiTengu to Digital Man on Thu Feb 10 2022 10:20 am

    Re: First Computer That Ran Synchronet BBS
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Wed Feb 09 2022 07:45 pm

    hahahahah, Telix Host! I forgot all about that "bbs" Telix included Cr>> with their terminal app, written in "SALT" (Script Application Language Cr>> for Telix).

    I tried using that briefly and let someone call my PC in the early 90s. I
    remember it looked interesting, but it didn't seem full-featured enough to
    run a full BBS with it.

    It wasn't, but that didn't stop me from trying. :-)

    It was called (very originally) "The Pirate's Cove". After I quickly replaced it with WWIV (and named the BBS "Vertrauen"), I
    recall one user asking me: hey when are you going to put back The Pirate's Cove, I really liked that! <blink> --


    Terminate had a mini bbs-like system people could dial into. Once I discovered Terminate, I never used another terminal system until I moved to Linux.


    I know there's a copy of it (It's like 2-3 floppy disks) laying around on BBSes, I almost want to fire it up and tinker with it again. I can't for the life of me remember why I loved it so much.

    that termbox windows installer has terminate and other softwares configured to run on dosbox

    https://i.imgur.com/TG8ahV9.png
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