• Running DOS door games in Linux

    From George Burdell to All on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 15:52:22
    Hello all!

    new Synchronet sysop here. Just getting back into running a BBS.

    I'm thinking of running Synchronet in Linux and using DOSEMU to run old DOS doors like LORD, TW2002, BRE, etc.

    I looked at the Synchronet wiki for setting up doors in Linux, but it's a bit confusing.

    Anybody successfully set up doors in Linux (RH, Ubuntu, etc.) willing to share how they did it, (example: LoRD) would be appreciated. Like a screen shot of the SCFG and maybe any batch files used.

    Thanks!

    G. Burdell
  • From Digital Man to George Burdell on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 17:30:08
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: George Burdell to All on Wed Oct 06 2021 03:52 pm

    Hello all!

    new Synchronet sysop here. Just getting back into running a BBS.

    I'm thinking of running Synchronet in Linux and using DOSEMU to run old DOS doors like LORD, TW2002, BRE, etc.

    I looked at the Synchronet wiki for setting up doors in Linux, but it's a bit confusing.

    Anybody successfully set up doors in Linux (RH, Ubuntu, etc.) willing to share how they did it, (example: LoRD) would be appreciated. Like a screen shot of the SCFG and maybe any batch files used.

    Firstly, a JavaScript port of LORD is included with Synchronet - no DOSEMU needed for that one.

    Secondly, running DOS doors on Linux isn't too hard once you have DOSemu setup: https://wiki.synchro.net/howto:dosemu

    And yes, a lot of Synchronet sysops have done so successfully. There's usualy nothing special for the configuration (same for Linux/DOSEMU or Windows) and you could even use the automated external program setup scripts/.ini files included with Synchronet to do so.
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  • From Digital Man to George Burdell on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 17:31:46
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to George Burdell on Wed Oct 06 2021 05:30 pm

    And yes, a lot of Synchronet sysops have done so successfully. There's usualy nothing special for the configuration (same for Linux/DOSEMU or Windows) and you could even use the automated external program setup scripts/.ini files included with Synchronet to do so.

    For information on the external program setup scripts/.ini files, see: https://wiki.synchro.net/module:install-xtrn
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Wednesday, October 06, 2021 21:48:04
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to George Burdell on Wed Oct 06 2021 05:30 pm


    Firstly, a JavaScript port of LORD is included with Synchronet - no DOSEMU needed for that one.

    that's no replacement for the real l.o.r.d
    you cant use igms and utils with it.
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  • From Nightfox@DIGDIST to Digital Man on Thursday, October 07, 2021 09:16:56
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to George Burdell on Wed Oct 06 2021 05:30 pm

    Firstly, a JavaScript port of LORD is included with Synchronet - no DOSEMU needed for that one.

    Does the JS LORD support all the LORD add-ons that were made for the original LORD?

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Nightfox on Thursday, October 07, 2021 12:14:11
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Thu Oct 07 2021 09:16 am

    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to George Burdell on Wed Oct 06 2021 05:30 pm

    Firstly, a JavaScript port of LORD is included with Synchronet - no DOSEMU needed for that one.

    Does the JS LORD support all the LORD add-ons that were made for the original LORD?

    Nightfox

    nope.
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  • From Digital Man to Nightfox on Thursday, October 07, 2021 20:43:34
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Nightfox to Digital Man on Thu Oct 07 2021 09:16 am

    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to George Burdell on Wed Oct 06 2021 05:30 pm

    Firstly, a JavaScript port of LORD is included with Synchronet - no DOSEMU needed for that one.

    Does the JS LORD support all the LORD add-ons that were made for the original LORD?

    No, but the JS LORD 2 does.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Friday, October 08, 2021 09:32:27
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Thu Oct 07 2021 08:43 pm


    Does the JS LORD support all the LORD add-ons that were made for the original LORD?

    No, but the JS LORD 2 does.

    well LORD AND LORD 2 are 2 different games. lord 2 is pretty shitty and more like practice for dink smallwood.
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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Friday, October 08, 2021 23:02:43
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Fri Oct 08 2021 09:32 am

    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to Nightfox on Thu Oct 07 2021 08:43 pm


    Does the JS LORD support all the LORD add-ons that were made for the original LORD?

    No, but the JS LORD 2 does.

    well LORD AND LORD 2 are 2 different games.

    Duh.

    lord 2 is pretty shitty and more like practice for dink smallwood.

    Some people like playing LORD 2 and having a completely data-compatible port to JavaScript is quite an accomplishment.
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  • From MRO@BBSESINF to Digital Man on Saturday, October 09, 2021 04:01:59
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Oct 08 2021 11:02 pm

    Does the JS LORD support all the LORD add-ons that were made for the original LORD?

    No, but the JS LORD 2 does.

    well LORD AND LORD 2 are 2 different games.

    Duh.

    well if it's a duh, then why do you say but lord 2 js does.

    that's like asking for a pizza but saying no but we have a loaf of bread.

    Some people like playing LORD 2 and having a completely data-compatible port to JavaScript is quite an accomplishment.

    yeah, seth made it easy to do so. again, i think this is part of his team practicing for dink smallwood because lord2 and dink have external data files and scripts. you could probably make a js dink smallwood.
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  • From Dumas Walker@CAPCITY2 to DIGITAL MAN on Saturday, October 09, 2021 19:25:00
    lord 2 is pretty shitty and more like practice for dink smallwood.

    Some people like playing LORD 2 and having a completely data-compatible port t
    JavaScript is quite an accomplishment.

    I don't really enjoy it as much as the original but agree that is an accomplishment. I am glad to see any of the old games ported over to JS
    and available with Synchronet. Thanks!


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  • From Digital Man to MRO on Monday, October 11, 2021 16:18:52
    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: MRO to Digital Man on Sat Oct 09 2021 04:01 am

    Re: Running DOS door games in Linux
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Fri Oct 08 2021 11:02 pm

    Does the JS LORD support all the LORD add-ons that were made for the original LORD?

    No, but the JS LORD 2 does.

    well LORD AND LORD 2 are 2 different games.

    Duh.

    well if it's a duh, then why do you say but lord 2 js does.

    Because I like to provide complete information in my replies.
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