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  Reply # 1097913 29-Jul-2014 14:31
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xpd: Usurper ? Please ? :D


As mentioned here I've found a copy and will attempt to get it running in the next few days. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  Reply # 1098264 29-Jul-2014 23:05
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I think this game is older than i am :/
Seemed to have gotten as far as entering my info (fake info)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1098329 30-Jul-2014 08:19
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LOL....  I miss the BBS days....  was great fun, moreso as a sysop watching users trying to find the "warez" section of your filebase.... then they msg you demanding access to the warez :-p





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  Reply # 1098341 30-Jul-2014 08:52
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Just took a look at the milestones and I see you've even been working on this in the future which is impressive!

 

  • web based logon enabled - 18/5/15
  • added Usenet Newsgroups - 16/6/15

I remember the BBS days, but mainly for downloading games. Didn't get into the social aspects or online gaming much. Still fond memories though...

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  Reply # 1098397 30-Jul-2014 09:44
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Another ex-sysop here - I ran PLCBCS from 1992 to 1996.  In the last few years it had 4 nodes running on individual PCs which used a network share to access the message base and so on.  Funny going past my old houses and still seeing the bundle of extra overhead phone lines :D

Memorial here: http://portunus.net.nz/plcbcs/


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  Reply # 1098407 30-Jul-2014 10:01
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I cant remember exact dates for my BBS, might be able to dig up a rough idea from the original HDD (which still works and boots via WinUAE! Unfortunately the original BBS isnt on it, but rather a re-launch I was going to do).






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  Reply # 1098439 30-Jul-2014 10:27
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Do you rate limit the connection speed to 56k?




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  Reply # 1098441 30-Jul-2014 10:28
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ghettomaster: Just took a look at the milestones and I see you've even been working on this in the future which is impressive!

 

  • web based logon enabled - 18/5/15
  • added Usenet Newsgroups - 16/6/15

Whoops... have updated that, good catch thanks.



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  Reply # 1098445 30-Jul-2014 10:33
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coffeebaron: Do you rate limit the connection speed to 56k?


In short no...

Long answer -

The website 'login' tab uses a proxy based in the states to funnel traffic to the bbs, so this introduces quite a bit of lag. I have been playing around with running the proxy software 'locally' in NZ and this will negate a lot of the slowdown when I have it running in a stable fashion.

If you use a Telnet/ANSI friendly client like NetRunner (you can pull down a copy from the bbs.geek.nz website) or SynchTERM then connecting directly to the BBS via port 23 is far faster.

The only other '1st world' issue I have is my kids maxed out the broadband over the last school holidays so my Telecom plan will throttle back to around 56k experience until the next monthly data date rolls over... so I expect the next 7 days will be a 56k style experience anyway :-( Given the amount of data the BBS sends (ANSI graphics, FidoNet packets etc. I think it will be fine... after all it was developed in that era :-)





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  Reply # 1098446 30-Jul-2014 10:36
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TimA: I think this game is older than i am :/
Seemed to have gotten as far as entering my info (fake info)



What user name? If you mean you just signed up at Agency BBS I need to validate you to 'Double Agent' first then you can play the games... new user security level is set quite low so validation is required first. If you use the handle you want but supply real name, email address then I'm happy to validate you. I had 1-2 users sign up with completely bogus info but have left them messages saying please state correct name and email.

Most message bases etc.. just use the handle a user signs up with, but posts to Fidonet require a real user name - their rules, not mine

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  Reply # 1098451 30-Jul-2014 10:41
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pretty cool, can confirm Windows telnet works just fine to connect. first BBS I have ever used, we didn't have internet back in the days when BBS systems were popular and we lived in SA.




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