• Old DOS BBS Programs

    From The Millionaire to All on Saturday, June 11, 2022 15:21:23
    Does anyone still use the old DOS BBS programs (doors and whatnot) anymore with Synchronet? Do they still even work properly?

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  • From The Millionaire to All on Saturday, June 11, 2022 18:01:00
    Did anyone ever chip in for those beerware ones that were out there?

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  • From Blue White@21:4/134 to The Millionaire on Sunday, June 12, 2022 09:23:27
    The Millionaire wrote to All <=-

    Does anyone still use the old DOS BBS programs (doors and whatnot)
    anymore with Synchronet? Do they still even work properly?

    I don't run them with Synchronet, but I do run them.

    moetiki.ddns.net on port 27




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  • From Dr. What@21:1/126 to The Millionaire on Monday, June 13, 2022 07:03:48
    The Millionaire wrote to All <=-

    Did anyone ever chip in for those beerware ones that were out there?

    I've tried.

    On my MS-DOS machines, I found the best term program for my systems is Commo.

    On a whim one day, I tried to see if the author was still there. I thought I should send him the Shareware fee for this progam since I was using it. Sadly, it seems that he has passed away.

    I've done a little research on some other shareware vendors from 30 years ago and they are pretty much gone today.


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  • From The Millionaire to Dr. What on Sunday, June 12, 2022 13:23:23


    I've tried.

    On my MS-DOS machines, I found the best term program for my systems is Commo.

    On a whim one day, I tried to see if the author was still there. I thought I should send him the Shareware fee for this progam since I was using it. Sadly, it seems that he has passed away.

    I've done a little research on some other shareware vendors from 30 years ago and they are pretty much gone today.

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    Wow that was a shock I bet to find out the author passed away. Sorry to hear that. :-(

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  • From Dr. What@21:1/126 to The Millionaire on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 00:22:38
    The Millionaire wrote to Dr. What <=-

    Wow that was a shock I bet to find out the author passed away. Sorry to hear that. :-(

    Not really. Most of the geeks back then didn't live a very healthy lifestyle (low exercise and bad food choices). So it wasn't too much of a surprise to find out that, 30+ years later, he had passed away.


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  • From acn@21:3/127.1 to The Millionaire on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:25:00
    Am 11.06.22 schrieb The Millionaire@21:1/183 in FSX_GEN:

    Hallo The,

    Does anyone still use the old DOS BBS programs (doors and whatnot)
    anymore with Synchronet? Do they still even work properly?

    I'm running some DOS door games on my Synchronet BBS (on Linux, using dosemu).
    I only couldn't get "Railroad Empires II" to run, it just crashes
    after startup...
    But besides this, most games that I've tried are running fine.

    Just have a look at my BBS :) => telnet:box.imzadi.de

    Regards,
    Anna

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  • From sPINOZa aNARCHISt@21:1/116 to The Millionaire on Saturday, June 18, 2022 15:13:09
    Does anyone still use the old DOS BBS programs (doors and whatnot)

    Leave old and synchro away. Yes I use DOS programs. List is one of my favourites. I have quite a big collection of different versions of this program. Still looking for some .....

    Gtx!
    sPi!

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  • From The Millionaire to All on Saturday, June 18, 2022 12:26:37
    My favourites will be the Ice programs by Jeremy Landvoigt. I liked them the most. :-)

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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to The Millionaire on Saturday, June 18, 2022 18:41:29
    On Sat Jun 18 12:26:00 2022, The Millionaire wrote to All <=-

    My favourites will be the Ice programs by Jeremy Landvoigt. I liked them the most. :-)

    I can agree here - I remember first seeing the iceedit door/add-on on some Remote Access bbS and thought it was the bee's knees!! I believe back when we ran Telegard we liked using it. And icechat...

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  • From Warpslide@21:3/110.2 to paulie420 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 22:33:43
    *** Quoting paulie420 from a message to The Millionaire ***

    I can agree here - I remember first seeing the iceedit door/add-on on
    some Remote Access bbS and thought it was the bee's knees!! I believe
    back when we ran Telegard we liked using it. And icechat...

    Yup, I'm writing this in IceEdit right now! :)

    I also liked IceZModem, I *think* that's the one that let you play games
    while downloading files. I remember getting a money order back in the day to register both IceEdit & IceChat at the same time, IceZmodem came along later on my board.


    Jay

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to The Millionaire on Saturday, June 18, 2022 20:35:26
    Re: Old DOS BBS Programs
    By: The Millionaire to All on Sat Jun 18 2022 12:26 pm

    My favourites will be the Ice programs by Jeremy Landvoigt. I liked them the most. :-)

    Yeah, I liked his stuff too - IceEdit, IceChat, etc..

    Nightfox
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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to Warpslide on Saturday, June 18, 2022 20:38:16
    Re: Re: Old DOS BBS Programs
    By: Warpslide to paulie420 on Sat Jun 18 2022 10:33 pm

    I also liked IceZModem, I *think* that's the one that let you play games while downloading files.

    I vaguely remember hearing about IceZModem, but I never used it. I wish I had, because I always liked trying different file transfer protocols back then.

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  • From Zip@21:1/202 to The Millionaire on Sunday, June 19, 2022 07:26:16
    Hello The Millionaire!

    On 18 Jun 2022, The Millionaire said the following...

    My favourites will be the Ice programs by Jeremy Landvoigt. I liked them the most. :-)

    Yes, they were nice. Although I remember that IceEdit used to lock up from time to time -- not sure what was the cause. But it was a nice editor.

    Best regards
    Zip

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