• I want to run a bbs with a c64

    From whitepaperkat@21:4/177 to All on Sunday, January 21, 2024 09:13:10
    i have this commodore 64 with a rewind wifi modem I'm thinking about running a bbs server on it using Ivory but I'm a to scared to so because i think the caps might blow soon i did get a new power supply for it so at lest i don't have to worry about that what do you guys think ye or nee

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  • From Bucko@21:4/131 to whitepaperkat on Sunday, January 21, 2024 20:07:28
    On 21 Jan 2024, whitepaperkat said the following...

    i have this commodore 64 with a rewind wifi modem I'm thinking about running a bbs server on it using Ivory but I'm a to scared to so because
    i think the caps might blow soon i did get a new power supply for it so
    at lest i don't have to worry about that what do you guys think ye or
    nee

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    If you want to run a BBS on a C64 and are worried about real hardware, run it on the Vice Emulator. I run 2 Image BBS' on Vice setups, one is a full blown CMD HD/Ramlink/SCPU setup running at 20mhz and 38.4k modem speed, and the other is my 1993 Image 1.2 board that is exactly the same as it was back on the day I took it offline. That one is running on a Vice with Lt Kernal HD set up. I have the real hard ware here if I wanted to run it but why destroy running a 40 year old computer 24/7 when you can pick up a off lease PC and dedicate it to Vice and emulation... It's worth looking into..

    Al

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  • From Nigel Reed@21:2/101 to All on Sunday, January 21, 2024 21:34:34
    On Sun, 21 Jan 2024 20:07:28 -0500
    "Bucko" (21:4/131) <Bucko@f131.n4.z21.fidonet> wrote:

    On 21 Jan 2024, whitepaperkat said the following...

    i have this commodore 64 with a rewind wifi modem I'm thinking
    about running a bbs server on it using Ivory but I'm a to scared
    to so because i think the caps might blow soon i did get a new
    power supply for it so at lest i don't have to worry about that
    what do you guys think ye or nee

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A49 2023/02/26 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: alcoholidaybbs.com / Est. 1995 / Columbia, SC
    (21:4/177)

    If you want to run a BBS on a C64 and are worried about real
    hardware, run it on the Vice Emulator. I run 2 Image BBS' on Vice
    setups, one is a full blown CMD HD/Ramlink/SCPU setup running at
    20mhz and 38.4k modem speed, and the other is my 1993 Image 1.2 board
    that is exactly the same as it was back on the day I took it offline.
    That one is running on a Vice with Lt Kernal HD set up. I have the
    real hard ware here if I wanted to run it but why destroy running a
    40 year old computer 24/7 when you can pick up a off lease PC and
    dedicate it to Vice and emulation... It's worth looking into..

    The other question is, why would you tie up your retro hardware on a
    BBS that nobody will call? I would want to use my stuff for playing
    games and the like not just sitting there waiting for nobody :)

    Of course, emulators are a bit of a cheat too, since it's not the "real
    deal" and people may think they're calling a real C64 bit in fact it's
    a modern PC with a bit of software. Pick your poison I guess.
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  • From j0HNNY a1PHA@21:4/158 to whitepaperkat on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 00:46:15
    i have this commodore 64 with a rewind wifi modem I'm thinking about
    running a bbs server on it using Ivory but I'm a to scared to so
    because i think the caps might blow soon i did get a new power supply
    for it so at lest i don't have to worry about that what do you guys
    think ye or nee

    Sort of same consideration here. I do have a re-caped 64, but also an Ultimate64 Elite, so was thinking I'd use the U64. But something so cool
    about running on OG hardware (albiet with SDcards and wifi modems!).

    I'd definitely get those caps cheked out tho!


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  • From Ed Vance@21:1/175 to whitepaperkat on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 20:10:15
    Once when I was at work, I called home to have my C=64 with a Super Snapshot cartridge (V5) in it to answer my phone call so I could send a .TXT file on a 5.25" floppy (IBM) from the XT Clone at work, to my Commodore 64 PC.
    The file was several pages long and thought it will be easier reading it while at home .
    The file was Instructions for The Online Bible V2.11 program when I was thinking of getting a 486 PC built and wanted the Bible on that new PC.

    SNAPTERM was the name of the Terminal prg in the SS V5 CARTRIDGE.
    (I Had to peek in the book to be sure I wasn't imagining something that wasn't so)

    Yes, I do get long winded, ask the others here about that.

    WELCOME!
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