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  • in reply to: MS-DOS 6.22, BBS/Telnet server, SHARE.EXE? #3973

    Ooo, I mis read your post – your going 100% android. I don’t mess with that. Android is too limiting. I am sure it is possible, but I don’t tinker with it, I am more inclinded to make a server with a Rasberry-Pi than android. But see my recent post, I edited it. There is a way to run winxp on android, then use the xp to launch your games, I would setup GameSrv as that it what it is designed to do: run dos-doors. I just happened to use it for a bbs, but I write all my software and do my own graphics – so I have a little bit of an advantage there 😀

    in reply to: MS-DOS 6.22, BBS/Telnet server, SHARE.EXE? #3972

    1. Mystic is a native Windows 32-bit. Runs fine without share.
    2.gamesrv is also a native 32bit program built for Windows. I know the author and wetalk once or twice a week and I use it as a BBs.
    3.Wfc is a BBS term for wait for call screen. In which the server to wait for a telephone call and then act on that. There was no such thing as Wi-Fi in the seventies eighties and nineties. If you look at any documentation to any BBS software, that term comes up all the time. I’m currently at work but when I get home I’ll elaborate more on some of your questions that you have.
    I personally do not get into Wi-Fi for the BBS world. personally I feel it negates the spirit of it.

    Edit: I am not a linux user – winbloze all the way. Its just the way it is, too many hoops to hop around on linux (a system not designed for gaming or BBS’s) to make even the simplist things work, not to mention all the security/permission issues you have to tinker with. Don’t mistake that, I am a linux lover – its just that everything I enjoy only works well on windows. For my BBS work, I run them on laptops with native XP or 98, as there is no converting this/that/etc.. with the exception of connection, which you use a telnet service (I happen to like GameSrv as it works right out of the box, as does Mystic, Synchornet is to complex for something simple like a BBS – IMHO.

    My suggestion would be to research BBS’s and software before jumping right into converting it to Android usage – If you miss what WFC means, and that is 90% of BBS (if you can’t connect the rest is moot), you will continue to run into issues.

    But if you want to run before walking, then look this up on Youtube (there are a few vids on it) Run Windows XP on android – then from there, you can run any BBS you want, but the connection will be tricky, I personally have run a web server from native android just fine, as well as PHP/MySQL server too. Android has all the tools for such a project – But in reality, I would run the server from a PC, and use your android to connect to it. 🙂

    in reply to: MS-DOS 6.22, BBS/Telnet server, SHARE.EXE? #3943

    well surprisingly you do not need share for any of these programs.
    This one runs flawlessly – no issues. everything you need to run your systme is built in. YOu can even access anything in the config that you can in dos, you can remotely via sysop menu – that is an extremely rare feature (One I am implementing in my BBS). I ran this for a bit, but it was too solid – i got bored bc I like getting my hands dirty LOL

    If you want to run iniquity and other “elite” systems, the best way to do it, is to run GameSrv BBS Door server. This program was written by a friend of mine to run “a” door as a server – much like you would world of warcraft, oly you could just run Tradwars 2002, where the user would log in then BOOM they are at TW2002. But with some elbow grease, you can literally make GameSrv as fully functional BBS (which is what I run).

    I have never in my recent bbs history run a BBS with dos box! ew – thats for gaming

    to run doors and other “dos” 16bit systems, you need netfoss.
    using the line

    example a mystic setup would be:
    \netfoss\nf.bat /N%1 /H%2 (%1 = node, %2 socket) \doors\lord\start.bat

    Another thing to keep in mind, you cannot run the WFC on the old “cool looking” BBS, you need to use some type of fossil as they are set up for TELEPHONE only. no net. I have gotten telegard, iniquity and RA working under Gamesrv.

    Not sure I can post links here. but hope that gives you all kinds of ideas 🙂

    in reply to: MS-DOS 6.22, BBS/Telnet server, SHARE.EXE? #3852

    Hi, hope I am not too late for posting a response –
    I am a huge BBS fan – ran one for 8yrs in the late 80’s and 90’s and thinking about bringing it back on board. must safer and cleaner than the i-net! LOL (games are better too!!)

    here is a possible solution to your SHARE issue. I like many “elite” systems, and one such system “iNiQUiTy” requires share as well –

    Try this line for yours (note: iniquity has a command line option to turn off share checking. see if yours does as well)

    DOSBOX -noconsole -c “CLS” -c “MOUNT C %CD%” -c “C:” -c “iniquity.exe /share” -c “EXIT”

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