• Re: New BBS in the works.

    From TheMadGamerMan@21:1/190 to Havok on Thu Nov 5 03:16:54 2020
    I'd give anything to have your skill set and move to redoing the old source code to Renegade or Virtual Advance 5.0 source code.

    You and me both.

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  • From apam@21:1/126 to All on Sun Feb 23 12:04:22 2020

    Hey

    So I was bored yesterday and started on a new BBS package (because
    that's what I do when I am bored).

    So far I have logins and signups working and reading squish message
    bases.

    You can have a look at a snapshot via HappyLand or directly at nocturnal.hopto.org:2626 if you want to.

    This one runs on windows only, is written in C++, and consists of 2
    programs, Servo which answers the telnet connection, and Ghost which
    gets passed the socket handle and runs the BBS.

    I'm a bit tired of working on it today, so might pick it up later.

    Anyway, just having fun. :)

    Andrew

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  • From Havok@21:4/119 to apam on Sat Feb 22 21:58:28 2020

    So I was bored yesterday and started on a new BBS package (because
    that's what I do when I am bored).

    I'd give anything to have your skill set and move to redoing the old source
    code to Renegade or Virtual Advance 5.0 source code.

    Maybe next life!


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  • From Al@21:4/106 to apam on Sat Feb 22 19:15:28 2020

    So far I have logins and signups working and reading squish message
    bases.

    I'd love to see squish and *.msg support in Magicka. I don't think I'd
    use *.msg for a lot but there are times when *.msg support comes in
    handy. Makenl only has support for *.msg and some games use *.msg to
    attach files to be sent to other nodes. The GAC games come to mind.

    I haven't actually setup netmail on the BBS yet but I wonder, does
    Magicka do AKA matching, so if I write a netmail to an fsxNet node it
    uses my fsxNet AKA and if I write one in fidonet it uses my fidonet AKA?

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Al@21:4/106 to Havok on Sat Feb 22 19:17:40 2020

    I'd give anything to have your skill set and move to redoing the
    old source code to Renegade or Virtual Advance 5.0 source code.

    Give Magicka a try and give your feedback and ideas to Apam. It's not
    Renegade or VA I know, but it's off the a good start.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From apam@21:1/126 to Al on Sun Feb 23 13:51:18 2020

    So far I have logins and signups working and reading squish
    message bases.

    I'd love to see squish and *.msg support in Magicka. I don't think
    I'd use *.msg for a lot but there are times when *.msg support
    comes in handy. Makenl only has support for *.msg and some games
    use *.msg to attach files to be sent to other nodes. The GAC games
    come to mind.

    I don't think I will be adding squish support to magicka, from what I
    can tell JAM is better. .MSG could be useful though.

    I haven't actually setup netmail on the BBS yet but I wonder, does
    Magicka do AKA matching, so if I write a netmail to an fsxNet node
    it uses my fsxNet AKA and if I write one in fidonet it uses my
    fidonet AKA?

    Magicka uses per network netmail bases, rather than one big netmail
    base. So you would have a netmail base in your fsxnet conference and it
    would use that aka, and one in your fidonet conference and it would use
    that aka.

    Andrew

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  • From apam@21:1/126 to Havok on Sun Feb 23 14:04:46 2020

    So I was bored yesterday and started on a new BBS package
    (because that's what I do when I am bored).

    I'd give anything to have your skill set and move to redoing the
    old source code to Renegade or Virtual Advance 5.0 source code.

    I had thought someone was working on renegade?

    I had a look at the source for forum but the license was terrible so i
    slowly backed away from it :) It's probably better to start from scratch
    than redoing something old I think, just because people have no
    expectations and there is no legal worries.

    Do you have any coding skills? Writing a BBS isn't too hard if you break
    it down into smaller pieces. The hardest part is integrating the older technologies I think like squish or JAM or FTN etc. If you use squish or
    JAM then you can use HPT as a tosser and binkd as a mailer and focus on
    the BBS.

    It would be cool to get more people interested in BBS development, at
    one point years ago I started a tutorial, though I don't think anyone
    was really interested. I find it fun, though I know it's not for
    everyone.

    Andrew

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  • From Widgit@21:1/204 to Al on Sun Feb 23 18:09:28 2020

    Give Magicka a try and give your feedback and ideas to Apam. It's not Renegade or VA I know, but it's off the a good start.

    hi is the a bbs software if so were can i download it from would love to play around with it

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  • From Al@21:4/106 to Widgit on Sat Feb 22 21:30:50 2020

    Give Magicka a try and give your feedback and ideas to Apam.
    It's not Renegade or VA I know, but it's off the a good start.

    hi is the a bbs software if so were can i download it from would
    love to play around with it

    Yes, you can get the magicka source with git. Instructions are on the
    magicka bbs homepage at http://magickabbs.com.

    Once you have done that you will have docs in your MagickaBBS/docs
    directory. If you have questions there is help for you here.. :)

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Al@21:4/106 to apam on Sat Feb 22 22:12:42 2020

    I don't think I will be adding squish support to magicka,

    I always prefered squish because they don't need purging and packing as frequently as jam bases.

    from what I can tell JAM is better.

    That could be so. I don't know the technical differences between jam and squish.

    .MSG could be useful though.

    It would be. It's the lowest common denominator and at times I need it so
    I have to have a *.MSG area here. ATM, I just have one netmail area here.
    It's *.MSG since it covers all my bases.

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Avon@21:1/101 to apam on Sun Feb 23 19:30:38 2020

    On 23 Feb 2020 at 12:04p, apam pondered and said...

    I'm a bit tired of working on it today, so might pick it up later.

    Anyway, just having fun. :)

    That's the main thing :)

    I think when you can scratch an itch of curiosity things can get interesting very quickly.

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  • From metalhead@21:1/157 to apam on Sun Feb 23 18:09:50 2020

    I had thought someone was working on renegade?

    You're probably referring to official RG development, but the sysop of Catch
    22 BBS has an extremely customized RG board up that is completely unrecognizable as being Renegade. Really cool board.

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  • From Havok@21:4/10 to Al on Sat Apr 25 18:47:52 2020

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    Re: Re: New BBS in the works.
    By: Al to Havok on Sat Feb 22 2020 07:17 pm


    Give Magicka a try and give your feedback and ideas to Apam. It's not Renegade or VA I know, but it's off the a good start.

    I may but right now I'm trying to learn SBBS and it's kind of fun learning!



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  • From Havok@21:4/10 to apam on Sat Apr 25 18:55:36 2020

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    Re: Re: New BBS in the works.
    By: apam to Havok on Sun Feb 23 2020 02:04 pm

    Do you have any coding skills? Writing a BBS isn't too hard if you break it down into smaller pieces. The hardest part is integrating the older technologies I think like squish or JAM or FTN etc. If you use squish or JAM then you can use HPT as a tosser and binkd as a mailer and focus on the BBS.

    Hello apam, better late then never to reply!

    No I don't have much of any skills in coding.

    But being I built concept cars for GM Engineering give me a surface plate
    and flag I can start from the ground up and build a car from start to
    finish that drives to a truck and then to the Auto Shows.

    My son being around me playing and building computers did follow your path.
    I guess we all have some kind of skill set.

    And yes your good at yours!


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  • From Vk3jed@21:1/109 to bbsing on Fri Dec 17 19:28:00 2021
    On 01-05-21 21:06, bbsing wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    When you say crosspost, what is that?

    Messages get posted to the wrong area. This happens if the corruption happens between new messages getting posted and them getting scanned for forwarding to other BBSs. Because the headers are all screwed up, they get sent to the wrong echo.

    I'm using qwk packs and offline readers as a bbs user, and I'm seeing errors on many of the messages in the qwk packs. I'm using multimail
    0.52, and terminate 5.0's mail reader. Both systems behave differently.


    Multimail shows the message count for an area, but the area index has
    many messages that have error 0 message for the message line.

    In Terminate's (old dos program) the messages from field looks missing
    and the messages body runs through the from, and subject. Each message looks to contain several messages.

    Things just looked mangled.

    Yep, seen that too. :)


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  • From Vk3jed@21:1/109 to Bob Roberts on Fri Dec 17 19:30:00 2021
    On 01-05-21 08:46, Bob Roberts wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    It could be something to do with the QWK export settings from the
    hosting BBS. Perhaps a missing CONTROL.DAT or incorrect QWKE setting?

    We were talking about the effects of a corrupt Hudson messagebase.


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