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DOSEMU Synchronet DOORS HOWTO

Author: Michael Capp <laffer(at)exeonline(dot)com>

07 February 2003

Complete installation guide on configuring DOSEMU and Synchronet
to run DOS doors under Linux utilizing DOSEMU.

Copyright (c) 2003 Michael Capp

Permission  is  granted  to copy, distribute  and/or  modify  this
document  under  the terms of the GNU Free Documentation  License,
Version  1.2  or any later version published by the Free  Software
Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts,  and
no  Back-Cover  Texts.  A copy of the license is included  in  the
section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

-----< revision history >-----------------------------------------

10 Feb 2003 - Updated  sample  bash  script  for  a  default, more 
          secure execution utilizing LREDIR.
        - Removed previously defined unix2dos execution in the
          bash file; this caused adverse affects.   
        - Added appendices  for  game-specific  configurations 
          that are "tried and true" tested to work.
            - Added Appendix A (L.O.R.D.  Configuration)
            - Added Appendix B (DoorMUD   Configuration)
        - Added Appendix C (TradeWars Configuration)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1.   Introduction                                               3
 1.1 Purpose of Document                                        3
 1.2 GNU Free Documentation License                             3
   1.2.1  PREABMLE                                              3
   1.2.2  APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS                         4
   1.2.3  VERBATIM COPYING                                      5
   1.2.4  COPYING IN QUANITTY                                   5
   1.2.5  MODIFICATION                                          6
   1.2.6  COMBINING DOCUMENTATION                               8
   1.2.7  COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS                               8
   1.2.8  AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS                    9
   1.2.9  TRANSLATION                                           9
   1.2.10 TERMINATION                                           9
   1.2.11 FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE                     10
 1.3 What is DOSEMU, anyway?                                   10
 1.4 What are the prerequisites and requirements?              10
2.   Installation                                              12
 2.1 Installation of DOSEMU.                                   12
 2.2 Use of an alternate operating system.                     12
 2.3 Use of an alternate partition.                            13
 2.4 Directory structures and door installation.               14
3.   Configuration                                             15
 3.1 Basic DOSEMU Configuration Files                          15
 3.2 Sample Bash Script(s)                                     16
 3.3 Sample Batch File(s)                                      17
 3.4 Synchronet Configuration(s)                               18
4. Credits & Thanks                                            19   

1.   Introduction

  1.1  Purpose of Document

  I  have always been an avid BBS enthusiast spending much  of  my
  time  collecting  old and new versions of BBS  software,  doors,
  utilities, etc.  I was a SysOp during much of my childhood  from
  1988 to 1995 when I finally closed the doors on my BBS to pursue
  other  interests.  Recently, I have taken an interest in  Linux,
  and  related  to that, the Synchronet for Linux project.   After
  reading  several posts on DOVE-Net in the Synchronet  forum;  it
  was  clear that precise documentation on installing and  running
  doors  on  the Linux environment was available.  I've spent  the
  last  two  days  searching the Internet  for  documentation  and
  breaking  and fixing many configuration changes to get doors  to
  work  under   Synchronet  and  want to share  my  success   with
  other SysOps  and  hopefully  reduce the stress-levels that  can
  accompany this daunting task.

  Please  notify  me  at  the above address should  you  find  any
  mistakes,  errata,  or additions that need to  be  made  to  the
  document.   My  goal is to make this  a  living   document   and
  add   additional   items  or  requirements as people  experiment
  with additional door configurations.

  In  the spirit of Synchronet, I have also released this document
  under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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  1.3  What is DOSEMU, anyway?

  **  Excerpt  taken  from DOSEMU-HOWTO by  Rahul  Sundaram,  Mike
  Deisher, Uwe Bonnes, and David Hodges

  To quote the manual, "dosemu" is a user-level program which uses
  certain  special  features of the Linux  kernel  and  the  80386
  processor  to run MS-DOS/FreeDOS/DR-DOS in what we  in  the  biz
  call  a  `DOS box.'  The DOS box, a combination of hardware  and
  software trickery, has these capabilities:

       *  The ability to virtualize all input/output and processor
       control instructions.

       *  The   ability   to support the word size and  addressing
       modes  of the iAPX86 processor family's "real mode,"  while
       still running within the full protected mode environment.

       *  The  ability to trap all DOS and BIOS system  calls  and
       emulate such calls as is necessary for proper operation and
       good performance.

       * The ability to simulate a hardware environment over which
       DOS programs are accustomed to having control.

       *  The ability to provide DOS services through native Linux
       services;  for example, dosemu can provide a  virtual  hard
       disk drive which is actually a Linux directory hierarchy."

  1.4  What are the prerequisites and requirements?

  The following components will be required for this installation
  to ensure success:

       * Synchronet
               <http://www.synchro.net>
          This document was tested against the latest CVS release
          of Synchronet.

       * DOSEMU v1.0.0.2 or Higher
           <http://www.dosemu.org>
          The  above  minimum  version,  released  on  19/05/2000,
          contains  a  very important virtual modem support  patch
          that   was  not  included  with  prior  versions.    The
          configurations  in  this manual were  based  on  version
          1.1.3-r1.   The  latest  stable  release,  at  time   of
          writing, is v1.0.2.1.  This may also be found as an  RPM
          by searching.

       * DR-DOS HDImage Eval v7.03
            <drdos-hdimage-eval-7.03-4.i386.rpm>
          This  file can be found on several RPM mirrors by simply
          searching on Google <www.google.com>.

       * unix2dos
          This  application  is  responsible for  converting  text
          files  created  in Unix to a DOS format eliminating  any
          unnecessary line feeds or carriage returns.  Again, this
          source or RPM can be found by searching Google.

       * Any doors you wish to install
          Please  keep in mind that these configurations have  not
          been  tested with all doors available. 

2.   Installation

  2.1  Installation of DOSEMU.

  There are various methods of installing DOSEMU; many depend upon
  the Linux distribution you are running.  For instance, for users
  of Gentoo <www.gentoo.org>, DOSEMU is installed by running:

          "emerge dosemu"

  In  other circumstances, it may be required to build DOSEMU with
  the  available  sources  or install it with  an  available  RPM.
  There are many other documents discussing this, so I will not go
  into  much detail on the steps involved.  Briefly, the following
  steps will be required to build DOSEMU from the latest sources:

  ** NOTE: Steps may vary based on distribution and some steps may
  have  been  mistakenly missed.  Please send any  errata  to  the
  email  address at the top of the document and the document  will
  be updated.

          a. mv dosemu-1.0.2.tgz /usr/src
          b. tar -zxvf dosemu-1.0.2.tgz
          c. cd dosemu-1.0.2
          d. make
          e. su root
          f. make install
          g. dosemu
          h.   When   requested,   specify   "/var/lib"   as   the
          installation  path.   DOSEMU will  append  "/dosemu"  by
          default.   This  will  install  the  configuration   and
          default images to that directory.
          i. cp /var/lib/dosemu/conf/global.conf /var/lib/dosemu
          j. cp /var/lib/dosemu/conf/dosemu.conf /etc/dosemu.conf

  2.2  Use of an alternate operating system.

  By  default,  DOSEMU installs FreeDOS <www.freedos.org>  as  its
  default  operating  system.  FreeDOS is  a  wonderful  operating
  system;  however, I encountered many problems including  lockups
  during  testing.   In  light of this, I decided  to  use  DR-DOS
  <www.drdos.com> as my default DOS derivative.  In  Section  1.3,
  you  will see the download filename required to get this to run.
  If  you do not already have a DOS partition in addition to  your
  Linux partition, you will need the image file.  If you do have a
  DOS partition with DOS already installed, please skip to Section
  2.3 for more information.

  After  installing DOSEMU and downloading the above file, install
  it by executing:

          rpm -i drdos-hdimage-eval-7.03-4.i386.rpm

  I  received  an error the first time I did this stating  /bin/sh
  was  required.  On Gentoo Linux, /bin/sh is a symbolic  link  to
  /bin/bash and the RPM did not work with the symbolic  link.   To
  alleviate   this  problem,  you  can  skip  the   checking   and
  verification of dependencies by executing:

          rpm -i --nodeps drdos-hdimage-eval-7.03-4.i386.rpm

  Once  installation  has  completed, the  image  will  have  been
  installed to /var/lib/dosemu and be approximately 7.5 megabytes.
  The  first step here is to rename the image file to a simplified
  filename:

          a. cd /var/lib/dosemu
          b. mv drdos-hdimage-eval drdos.img

  2.3  Use of an alternate partition.

  If you already have an existing DOS partition, you must mount it
  to run simultaneously with your Linux partition(s).  To do this,
  enter the following into your /etc/fstab file:

          /dev/hda4      /dos      msdos          umask=022

  In this example, the partition is mounted as read-only.  You may
  want  to  mount  it as read/write by replacing  the  "022"  with
  "000".    For  more  detailed  information  on  this   type   of
  configuration, please see DOSEMU-HOWTO, Section 3.

  2.4  Directory structures and door installation.

  The  following provides a quick reference guide on  where  files
  are  stored.   Again, this structure can vary depending  on  the
  Linux distribution that you are running.

          /var/lib/dosemu         -  Main  DOSEMU files  including
                                   binaries,  documentation,   and
                                   sample   configuration   files.
                                   The  DOS  image is also located
                                   here.

          /etc/dosemu.conf        -   Main   DOSEMU  configuration
                                   file.  This file is utilized by
                                   default if an alternate is  not
                                   specified.

          /var/lib/dosemu/global.conf    -   Main  DOSEMU   global
                                   configuration file.  No changes
                                   are necessary to this file.

          /etc/doors              -  Primary  directory where  all
                                   of  the subdirectories for  the
                                   installed doors will be.   This
                                   specific   directory   is   not
                                   required and you may vary  this
                                   as needed.

          /sbbs/xtrn              -  Primary  directory containing
                                   sub-directories     for     any
                                   Synchronet  external  programs.
                                   Personally, I prefer  to  store
                                   the     bash     script     and
                                   configuration   files   in    a
                                   subdirectory off here to ensure
                                   organization.

  Throughout this document, you will see references specific to
  DoorMUD.  For this configuration, I have the following
  additional directories specified:

          /sbbs/xtrn/dmud          -  Directory containing  DOSEMU
                                   configuration files specific to
                                   DoorMUD.

          /etc/doors/dmud          - Directory containing
                                   executable and all door package
                                   files as obtained from
                                   www.doormud.com.

3.   Configuration

  3.1  Basic DOSEMU Configuration Files

  Each   door  will  contain  its  own  DOSEMU.<CONF>   file   and
  AUTOEXEC.<BAT>  file.  These files will be slightly  customized.
  The following variable and value changes are necessary:

  -----< dosemu.dnd >----------------------------------------------

  $_xms = (1024)
  $_ems = (1024)
  $_ems_frame = (0xe000)
  $_dpmi = (off)        - This setting, by default, should
                  be   set   to   (off),  however, 
                  there are some  doors  that  use 
                  DPMI, such  as TradeWars   Gold.   
                  It  is my recommendation to only  
                  enable  it  for those games that 
                  require it.
  $_dosmem = (640)
  $_emubat = "DMD"              - This specifies that DOSEMU  runs
                                  "AUTOEXEC.DMD".

  $_hogthreshold = (40)         - This   prevents   DOSEMU    from
                                  utilizing all the CPU power.

  $_hdimage = "drdos.img"       - This forces utilization  of  DR-
                  DOS and not FreeDOS.

  $_com1  = "virtual"           - This specifies the  virtual  com
                                  port redirection.

  ------< end changes >-------------------------------------------

  Notice  the  name of the file is DOSEMU.DMD and not DOSEMU.CONF.
  This  is  important.  It is best to have a unique  extension  on
  each  individual configuration file for each door.  In addition,
  I   prefer  to  store  each  configuration  file  in  a   unique
  subdirectory off of /sbbs/xtrn (See Section 2.4).

  3.2  Sample Bash Script(s)

  This  is the bash file that is used to create the batch file  to
  execute the door and also call DOSEMU.

  -----< doormud >------------------------------------------------

  #!/bin/bash

  printf "Loading DoorMUD on Node $1.  Please Wait..."

  echo "@echo off" > /etc/doors/dmud.runmud.bat
  echo -e "r" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat
  echo "lredir E: LINUXFSsbbsnode$1 R" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat
  echo -e "r" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat
  echo -e "dmud -N $1 -D L:OPTSBBSNODE$1DOOR.SYS r" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat

  cd /opt/sbbs/xtrn/dmud
  dosemu.bin -f /opt/sbbs/xtrn/dmud/dosemu.dmd -I 'keystroke"r"' 2>/dev/null /devnull/null

  ------< end file >----------------------------------------------

  The following describes in more detail what is happening in this
  script:

     o    Line 1 : Informs Linux to load sh and execute  the file.
     o    Line 3 : Prints a friendly message to the user informing
                   them what is being loaded.
     o    Line 5 : Create and populates the batch file  to execute
                   DoorMUD.
     o    Line 6 : ""
     o    Line 7 : ""
     o    Line 8 : ""
     o    Line 9 : ""
     o    Line 10: Changes to the directory containing  the  door-
                   specific DOSEMU configuration.
     o    Line 11: Calls  DOSEMU  with  virtual  com  driver   and
                   carriage return.

  3.3  Sample Batch File(s)

  A  customized  AUTOEXEC.BAT  file will  be  necessary  as  well.
  Again,  this  file  is named AUTOEXEC.DMD and will  be  executed
  *INSTEAD   OF*  AUTOEXEC.BAT  as  specified  with  the  $_emubat
  variable.

  -----< autoexec.dmd >-------------------------------------------

          @ECHO OFF
          PATH C:;C:DRDOS;C:EMUBIN
          VERIY OFF
          PROMPT $P$G
          SET DRDOSCFG=C:DRDOS
          CALL C:EMUBINUXMACROS.BAT
          LREDIR D: LINUXFSetcdoorsdmud
          D:
          CALL RUNMUD.BAT
          EXITEMU

  ------< end file >----------------------------------------------

  The following describes in more detail what is happening in this
  batch file:

     o    Line 1 : Disables echoing of the batch file.
     o    Line 2 : Sets the default path.
     o    Line 3 : Disables verification of disk copies.
     o    Line 4 : Sets the prompt; the user will never see the DOS
                   prompt.
     o    Line 5 : Executes   DR-DOS  specific  macros   containing 
           mapped commands (i.e., copy=cp, move=mv, etc.)
     o    Line 6 : Mounts the Linux filesystem in DOS and specifies
           the drive to start in as your door directory  to 
           prevent any  directory  transversal  should  the 
           user  make  it  to  the  DOS prompt (this should
           NEVER happen  as  each  batch  file  calls  EXIT 
           DOSEMU after execution; even if it fails).
     o    Line 7 : Changes to the specified drive letters.
     o    Line 8 : Calls the batch file, which  in  turns  executes 
           the  door.  CALL  must  be  specified, otherwise 
           when  the door exits; it will not return control
                   to  this  file  exiting, which  will  not  allow
                   DOSEMU to exit.
     o    Line 9 : Exits DOSEMU when user exits door.

  Once you created the AUTOEXEC file, you *MUST* run  unix2dos  to
  remove any Unix-specific file formatting:

          cd /sbbs/xtrn/dmud
          unix2dos autoexec.dmd autoexec.dmd

  Then execute DOSEMU with the standard configuration and copy the
  newly created AUTOEXEC file to the root directory:

          dosemu.bin
          C:> L:
          L:> CD SBBSXTRNDMUD
          L:> COPY AUTOEXEC.DMD C:

      ?   Line 1: Executes DOSEMU with  default configuration from
                  /etc.
      ?   Line 2: Change to the L: drive as defined by  default in
                  DRDOS.
      ?   Line 3: Change directory to  location of  newly  created
                  AUTOEXEC.
      ?   Line 4: Copy AUTOEXEC to root DOS directory.

  If for some reason the L: drive was not mapped by default, you
  can execute the following to manually map it:

        LREDIR LINUXFS

  3.4  Synchronet Configuration(s)

  Following is a representation as to how the door would be
  configured as an external program within Synchronet:

  ,---------------------------------------------------------,
  |                        DoorMUD v0.98                    |
  `---------------------------------------------------------'
  |  | Name                        DoorMUD v0.98            |
  |  | Internal Code               DOORMUD                  |
  |  | Start-up Directory          /sbbs/xtrn/dmud          |
  |  | Command Line                ./doormud %#             |
  |  | Clean-up Command Line                                |
  |  | Execution Cost              None                     |
  |  | Access Requirements                                  |
  |  | Execution Requirements                               |
  |  | Multiple Concurrent Users   Yes                      |
  |  | Intercept Standard I/O      Yes                      |
  |  | Native (32-bit) Executable  Yes                      |
  |  | Use Shell to Execute        No                       |
  |  | Modify User data            No                       |
  |  | Execute on Event            No                       |
  |  | BBS Drop File Type          GAP            DOOR.SYS  |
  |  | Place Drop File In          Node Directory           |
  |  | Time Options                                         |
  `---------------------------------------------------------'

4.   Credits & Thanks

Special thanks go out to the following individuals who helped make
similar  information  available for other BBS Software  ultimately
leading to the creation of this document:

     o Jim Howarth <clockworkorangebbs.org> for authoring  "DOSEMU
       with DOS doors HOWTO" for use with Mystic BBS.
     o reapern66 <woe modifications> for authoring "Dosemu  HOWTO"
       for use with Mystic BBS.
     o Sean Rima for  authoring a HOWTO on setting  up  DOS  doors 
       with BBBS/L and DOSEMU.
     o Rob  Swindell  for  authoring  Synchronet  and  creating  a 
       feature-packed Linux BBS Software.
     o Bart Oldeman, Hans Lermen, Alistair MacDonald, Stas Sergeev
       and anyone else involved with the DOSEMU project for seeing 
       the value in DOS emulation for Linux and making it possible 
       for legacy and future DOS door support.

------< end how-to >----------------------------------------------

APPENDIX A

L.O.R.D. (Legend of the Red Dragon) v4.02 HOW-TO

Author: Michael Capp <laffer(at)exeonline(dot)com>

10 February 2003

Subset  of  the  installation  guide  on  configuring  DOSEMU  and 
Synchronet  to  run  DOS  doors  under  Linux   utilizing   DOSEMU 
containing door-specific configuration files.

Copyright (c) 2003 Michael Capp

Permission  is  granted  to copy, distribute  and/or  modify  this
document  under  the terms of the GNU Free Documentation  License,
Version  1.2  or any later version published by the Free  Software
Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts,  and
no  Back-Cover  Texts.  A copy of the license is included  in  the
section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License" in  the  primary
HOW-TO document entitled DOSEMU Synchronet DOORS HOWTO.

-----< revision history >-----------------------------------------

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1.   Installation                                               1
 1.1 Basic Installation                                         1
2.   Configuration                                              1
 2.1 Sample Bash Script                                         1
 2.2 Sample Batch File                                          2
 2.3 Synchronet Configuration                                   2
 2.4 L.O.R.D. Configuration                                     2

1.   Installation

  1.1. Basic Installation

  The following commands are useful in  unzipping  and  installing 
  L.O.R.D. under Linux.  These instructions assume you  are  using
  /etc/doors/<door directory> to place the files in.  If  you  are 
  not, substitute accordingly. 

      a. cd <directory containing zip file>
      b. unzip lord402.zip -d /etc/doors/lord
      c. cd /etc/doors/lord
      d. unzip lord.zip

  The remainder of the configuration must be performed  using  the
  LORDCFG.EXE tool, which can be executed under a  DOSEMU  window.
  See Section 1.4 for specific configuration.

2.   Configuration

  2.2  Sample Bash Script

  This  is the bash file that is used to create the batch file  to
  execute the door and also call DOSEMU.

  -----< lord >---------------------------------------------------

  #!/bin/bash

  printf "Loading LORD v4.02 on Node $1.  Please wait..."

  echo "@echo off" > /etc/doors/lord/runlord.bat
  echo -e "r" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runlord.bat
  echo "lredir E: LINUXFSsbbsnode$1 R" >> /etc/doors/lord/runlord.bat
  echo -e "r" >> /etc/doors/lord/runlord.bat
  echo -e "call start $1 NOEMS r" >> /etc/doors/lord/runlord.bat

  cd /opt/sbbs/xtrn/lord
  dosemu.bin -f /opt/sbbs/xtrn/lord/dosemu.lrd -I 'keystroke"r" 2>/dev/null /dev/null

  ------< end file >----------------------------------------------

  The following describes in more detail what is happening in this
  script:

     o    Line 1 : Informs Linux to load sh and execute  the  file.
     o    Line 3 : Prints a friendly message to the user  informing
                   them what is being loaded.
     o    Line 5 : Create and populates the batch file  to  execute
                   L.O.R.D.
     o    Line 6 : ""
     o    Line 7 : ""
     o    Line 8 : ""
     o    Line 9 : ""
     o    Line 10: Changes to the directory containing  the  door-
                   specific DOSEMU configuration.
     o    Line 11: Calls  DOSEMU  with  virtual  com  driver   and
                   carriage return.

  2.2  Sample Batch File

  A  customized  AUTOEXEC.BAT  file will  be  necessary  as  well.
  Again,  this  file  is named AUTOEXEC.LRD and will  be  executed
  *INSTEAD   OF*  AUTOEXEC.BAT  as  specified  with  the  $_emubat
  variable.

  -----< autoexec.dmd >-------------------------------------------

          @ECHO OFF
          PATH C:;C:DRDOS;C:EMUBIN
          VERIY OFF
          PROMPT $P$G
          SET DRDOSCFG=C:DRDOS
          CALL C:EMUBINUXMACROS.BAT
          LREDIR D: LINUXFSetcdoorslord
          D:
          CALL RUNLORD.BAT
          EXITEMU

  ------< end file >----------------------------------------------

 The following describes in more detail what is happening in this
  batch file:

     o    Line 1 : Disables echoing of the batch file.
     o    Line 2 : Sets the path
     o    Line 3 : Disables verification of disk copies.
     o    Line 4 : Sets the prompt; the user will never see the DOS
                   prompt.
     o    Line 5 : Executes DRDOS specific macros.
     o    Line 6 : Mounts the Linux filesystem in DOS and specifies
           the  drive  start  in  your  door  directory  to 
           prevent any  directory  transversal  should  the 
           user  make  it  to  the  DOS prompt (this should
           never happen  as  each  batch  file  calls  EXIT 
           DOSEMU after execution; even if it fails).
     o    Line 7 : Mounts the Linux filesystem in DOS and specifies
           the drive as your main BBS directory.
     o    Line 8 : Changes to the specified drive letters.
     o    Line 9 : Changes directories to the game directory.  This 
           is unnecessary if  the  more  secure  method  is
           utilized.
     o    Line 10: Calls the batch file, which  in  turns  executes 
           the door.
     o    Line 11: Exits DOSEMU when user exits door.

  Once you created the AUTOEXEC file, you *MUST* run  unix2dos  to
  remove any  Unix-specific  file  formatting  and  add  DOS-style 
  carriage returns (^M) to each line:

          cd /sbbs/xtrn/lord
          unix2dos autoexec.lrd 

  Then execute DOSEMU with the standard configuration and copy the
  newly created AUTOEXEC file to the root directory:

          dosemu.bin
          C:> L:
          L:> CD SBBSXTRNLORD
          L:> COPY AUTOEXEC.LRD C:

      o   Line 1: Executes DOSEMU with default configuration  from
                  /etc.
      o   Line 2: Change to the L: drive as defined by  default in
                  DRDOS.
      o   Line 3: Change directory to  location of  newly  created
                  AUTOEXEC.
      o   Line 4: Copy AUTOEXEC to root DOS directory.

  If for some reason the L: drive was not mapped  by  default, you
  can execute the following to manually map it:

        LREDIR LINUXFS

  2.3  Synchronet Configuration

  Following is a representation  as  to  how  the  door  would  be
  configured as an external program within Synchronet:

  ,---------------------------------------------------------,
  |                       LORD v4.02                        |
  `---------------------------------------------------------'
  |  | Name                        LORD v4.02               |
  |  | Internal Code               LORD                     |
  |  | Start-up Directory          /sbbs/xtrn/lord          |
  |  | Command Line                ./lord %#                |
  |  | Clean-up Command Line                                |
  |  | Execution Cost              None                     |
  |  | Access Requirements                                  |
  |  | Execution Requirements                               |
  |  | Multiple Concurrent Users   Yes                      |
  |  | Intercept Standard I/O      Yes                      |
  |  | Native (32-bit) Executable  Yes                      |
  |  | Use Shell to Execute        No                       |
  |  | Modify User data            No                       |
  |  | Execute on Event            No                       |
  |  | BBS Drop File Type          PCBoard      PCBOARD.SYS |
  |  | Place Drop File In          Node Directory           |
  |  | Time Options                                         |
  `---------------------------------------------------------'

  2.4  L.O.R.D. Configuration

  Following is a representation  as  to  how  the  door  would  be
  configured within L.O.R.D.:

       (1) Node Number      : 1
       (2) BBS Name         : <Your BBS Name>
       (3) BBS Software     : PCBoard15
       (4) Path To Drop File: E:
       (5) Fossil/Internal  : Using Regular Fossil Driver
       (6) Locked Port Speed: Port Not Locked
       (7) Comport          : Read From Drop File
       (8) Send Open Comport Command?   : Yes!
       (9) Send Reset Comports Command? : Yes!
       (A) Use Special ANSI Settings?   : No!
       (B) Use direct screen writes?    : Yes!
       (C) Copy setup from another RT game.  (TEOS & RTREADER)
       ([) Go back a node
       (]) Go forward a node
       (Q) Quit To Main

  *IMPORTANT*   You  must  create  a  node specific  configuration
  for each telnet-able node.  Simply hit "]" to create a new  node
  with the default settings.

  *NOTE*  I have tried to configure L.O.R.D. to  utilize  DOOR.SYS 
  and DORINFO1.DEF, however, received errors indicating  the  user
  was out of time.  During testing, PCBOARD.SYS worked best.

------< end appendix a >------------------------------------------

APPENDIX B

DoorMUD v0.98 HOW-TO

Author: Michael Capp <laffer(at)exeonline(dot)com>

10 February 2003

Subset  of  the  installation  guide  on  configuring  DOSEMU  and 
Synchronet  to  run  DOS  doors  under  Linux   utilizing   DOSEMU 
containing door-specific configuration files.

Copyright (c) 2003 Michael Capp

Permission  is  granted  to copy, distribute  and/or  modify  this
document  under  the terms of the GNU Free Documentation  License,
Version  1.2  or any later version published by the Free  Software
Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts,  and
no  Back-Cover  Texts.  A copy of the license is included  in  the
section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License" in  the  primary
HOW-TO document entitled DOSEMU Synchronet DOORS HOWTO.

-----< revision history >-----------------------------------------

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1.   Installation                                               1
 1.1 Basic Installation                                         1
2.   Configuration                                              1
 2.1 Sample Bash Script                                         1
 2.2 Sample Batch File                                          2
 2.3 Synchronet Configuration                                   2

1.   Installation

  1.1. Basic Installation

  The following commands are useful in  unzipping  and  installing 
  DoorMUD  under Linux.  These instructions assume you  are  using
  /etc/doors/<door directory> to place the files in.  If  you  are 
  not, substitute accordingly. 

      a. cd <directory containing zip file>
      b. unzip dmud098.zip -d /etc/doors/dmud
      c. cd /etc/doors/dmud

2.   Configuration

  2.2  Sample Bash Script

  This  is the bash file that is used to create the batch file  to
  execute the door and also call DOSEMU.

  -----< doormud >------------------------------------------------

  #!/bin/bash

  printf "Loading DoorMUD v0.98 on Node $1.  Please wait..."

  echo "@echo off" > /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat
  echo -e "r" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat
  echo "lredir E: LINUXFSsbbsnode$1 R" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat
  echo -e "r" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat
  echo -e "dmud -N $1 -D E:DOOR.SYS r" >> /etc/doors/dmud/runmud.bat

  cd /opt/sbbs/xtrn/dmud
  dosemu.bin -f /opt/sbbs/xtrn/dmud/dosemu.dmd -I 'keystroke"r" 2>/dev/null /dev/null

  ------< end file >----------------------------------------------

  The following describes in more detail what is happening in this
  script:

     o    Line 1 : Informs Linux to load sh and execute  the  file.
     o    Line 3 : Prints a friendly message to the user  informing
                   them what is being loaded.
     o    Line 5 : Create and populates the batch file  to  execute
                   DoorMUD.
     o    Line 6 : ""
     o    Line 7 : ""
     o    Line 8 : ""
     o    Line 9 : ""
     o    Line 10: Changes to the directory containing  the  door-
                   specific DOSEMU configuration.
     o    Line 11: Calls  DOSEMU  with  virtual  com  driver   and
                   carriage return.

  2.2  Sample Batch File

  A  customized  AUTOEXEC.BAT  file will  be  necessary  as  well.
  Again,  this  file  is named AUTOEXEC.DMD and will  be  executed
  *INSTEAD   OF*  AUTOEXEC.BAT  as  specified  with  the  $_emubat
  variable.

  -----< autoexec.dmd >-------------------------------------------

          @ECHO OFF
          PATH C:;C:DRDOS;C:EMUBIN
          VERIY OFF
          PROMPT $P$G
          SET DRDOSCFG=C:DRDOS
          CALL C:EMUBINUXMACROS.BAT
          LREDIR D: LINUXFSetcdoorsdmud
          D:
          CALL RUNMUD.BAT
          EXITEMU

  ------< end file >----------------------------------------------

 The following describes in more detail what is happening in this
  batch file:

     o    Line 1 : Disables echoing of the batch file.
     o    Line 2 : Sets the path
     o    Line 3 : Disables verification of disk copies.
     o    Line 4 : Sets the prompt; the user will never see the DOS
                   prompt.
     o    Line 5 : Executes DRDOS specific macros.
     o    Line 6 : Mounts the Linux filesystem in DOS and specifies
           the  drive  start  in  your  door  directory  to 
           prevent any  directory  transversal  should  the 
           user  make  it  to  the  DOS prompt (this should
           never happen  as  each  batch  file  calls  EXIT 
           DOSEMU after execution; even if it fails).
     o    Line 7 : Mounts the Linux filesystem in DOS and specifies
           the drive as your main BBS directory.
     o    Line 8 : Changes to the specified drive letters.
     o    Line 9 : Changes directories to the game directory.  This 
           is unnecessary if  the  more  secure  method  is
           utilized.
     o    Line 10: Calls the batch file, which  in  turns  executes 
           the door.
     o    Line 11: Exits DOSEMU when user exits door.

  Once you created the AUTOEXEC file, you *MUST* run  unix2dos  to
  remove any  Unix-specific  file  formatting  and  add  DOS-style 
  carriage returns (^M) to each line:

          cd /sbbs/xtrn/dmud
          unix2dos autoexec.dmd

  Then execute DOSEMU with the standard configuration and copy the
  newly created AUTOEXEC file to the root directory:

          dosemu.bin
          C:> L:
          L:> CD SBBSXTRNDMUD
          L:> COPY AUTOEXEC.DMD C:

      o   Line 1: Executes DOSEMU with default configuration  from
                  /etc.
      o   Line 2: Change to the L: drive as defined by  default in
                  DRDOS.
      o   Line 3: Change directory to  location of  newly  created
                  AUTOEXEC.
      o   Line 4: Copy AUTOEXEC to root DOS directory.

  If for some reason the L: drive was not mapped  by  default, you
  can execute the following to manually map it:

        LREDIR LINUXFS

  2.3  Synchronet Configuration

  Following is a representation  as  to  how  the  door  would  be
  configured as an external program within Synchronet:

  ,---------------------------------------------------------,
  |                        DoorMUD v0.98                    |
  `---------------------------------------------------------'
  |  | Name                        DoorMUD v0.98            |
  |  | Internal Code               DOORMUD                  |
  |  | Start-up Directory          /sbbs/xtrn/dmud          |
  |  | Command Line                ./doormud %#             |
  |  | Clean-up Command Line                                |
  |  | Execution Cost              None                     |
  |  | Access Requirements                                  |
  |  | Execution Requirements                               |
  |  | Multiple Concurrent Users   Yes                      |
  |  | Intercept Standard I/O      Yes                      |
  |  | Native (32-bit) Executable  Yes                      |
  |  | Use Shell to Execute        No                       |
  |  | Modify User data            No                       |
  |  | Execute on Event            No                       |
  |  | BBS Drop File Type          GAP            DOOR.SYS  |
  |  | Place Drop File In          Node Directory           |
  |  | Time Options                                         |
  `---------------------------------------------------------'

------< end appendix b >------------------------------------------

APPENDIX C

TradeWar 2002 v3.09 HOW-TO

Author: Michael Capp <laffer(at)exeonline(dot)com>

10 February 2003

Subset  of  the  installation  guide  on  configuring  DOSEMU  and 
Synchronet  to  run  DOS  doors  under  Linux   utilizing   DOSEMU 
containing door-specific configuration files.

Copyright (c) 2003 Michael Capp

Permission  is  granted  to copy, distribute  and/or  modify  this
document  under  the terms of the GNU Free Documentation  License,
Version  1.2  or any later version published by the Free  Software
Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts,  and
no  Back-Cover  Texts.  A copy of the license is included  in  the
section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License" in  the  primary
HOW-TO document entitled DOSEMU Synchronet DOORS HOWTO.

-----< revision history >-----------------------------------------

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1.   Installation                                               1
 1.1 Basic Installation                                         1
2.   Configuration                                              1
 2.1 Sample Bash Script                                         1
 2.2 Sample Batch File                                          2
 2.3 Sample DOSEMU.TWR                          2
 2.4 Synchronet Configuration                                   2
3.   Reported Issues

1.   Installation

  1.1. Basic Installation

  The following commands are useful in  unzipping  and  installing 
  TradeWars under Linux.  These instructions assume you  are using
  /etc/doors/<door directory> to place the files in.  If  you  are 
  not, substitute accordingly. 

      a. cd <directory containing zip file>
      b. unzip 2002d309.zip -d /etc/doors/twar
      c. cd /etc/doors/twar
      d. dosemu.bin
      e. l:
      f. cd etcdoorstwar
      g. install
      h. Once  the  ANSI  files  have  been  copied  to  their
         respective  directories,  you  will  be  prompted  on 
         whether or not you have registered the  game.  Answer
         appropriately and continue on.
      i. Once  complete,  you  can  modify  the  general  game 
         settings  to  your  liking.  Press <z> to  begin  the
         universe creation.
      j. tedit
      k. Type "O" for the BBS Node Editor.
      l. Enter the number of the node you will configure.
      m. This will begin the  creation  of  the  node-specific
             settings.  Registered versions can add multiple nodes
             to the game.  Settings that were used during  testing
             are as follows:

        <A> Path to Data files    : <Default Directory>
        <B> Path to Drop file : E:
        <C> BBS Drop file type    : DOOR
        <D> Hardware Handshaking: Yes
        <E> Active Node       : Yes
        <F> Comport 1 to 16   : 1
        <G> Override port Addr    : 03F8
        <H> Override port IRQ : 4
        <I> I/O Tpe       : Standard

         ** NOTE ** Originally, I attempted to use  FOSSIL  as 
         the I/O type and was  unable  to  get  this  to  work
         properly as TradeWars was unable to initialize it.

      n. Type "X" to exit the BBS Node Editor.
      o. Type "Q" to quit TEdit

  This will complete the basic configuration of TradeWars.  Please
  modify settings within TEdit as appropriate for your setup.

2.   Configuration

  2.2  Sample Bash Script

  This  is the bash file that is used to create the batch file  to
  execute the door and also call DOSEMU.

  -----< tradewars >----------------------------------------------

  #!/bin/bash

  printf "Loading TradeWars 2002 v3.09 on Node $1.  Please wait..."

  echo "@echo off" > /etc/doors/twar/runtwar.bat
  echo -e "r" >> /etc/doors/twar/runtwar.bat
  echo "lredir E: LINUXFSsbbsnode$1 R" >> /etc/doors/twar/runtwar.bat
  echo -e "r" >> /etc/doors/twar/runtwar.bat
  echo -e "set RTM=EXTMAX 1024 r" >> /etc/doors/twar/runtwar.bat
  echo -e "tw2002 TWNODE=$1 > ERR$1.LOG >> /etc/doors/twar/runtwar.bat

  cd /opt/sbbs/xtrn/twar
  dosemu.bin -f /opt/sbbs/xtrn/twar/dosemu.twr -I 'keystroke"r" 2>/dev/null /dev/null

  ------< end file >----------------------------------------------

  The following describes in more detail what is happening in this
  script:

     o    Line 1 : Informs Linux to load sh and execute  the  file.
     o    Line 3 : Prints a friendly message to the user  informing
                   them what is being loaded.
     o    Line 5 : Create and populates the batch file  to  execute
                   TradeWars.
     o    Line 6 : ""
     o    Line 7 : ""
     o    Line 8 : ""
     o    Line 9 : Sets parameter for use with TradeWars  informing
                   the game to use 1024 kilobytes, maximum, of EMS.
     o    Line 10: Command  line   to   execute    TradeWars.   The 
                   "> ERR$1.LOG" may be ommited  once  operational, 
                   but during  initial  configuration  it  provides
                   valuable information as to any problems that may
                   be occuring at runtime.
     o    Line 12: Changes to the directory containing  the  door-
                   specific DOSEMU configuration.
     o    Line 13: Calls  DOSEMU  with  virtual  com  driver   and
                   carriage return.

  2.2  Sample Batch File

  A  customized  AUTOEXEC.BAT  file will  be  necessary  as  well.
  Again,  this  file  is named AUTOEXEC.TWR and will  be  executed
  *INSTEAD   OF*  AUTOEXEC.BAT  as  specified  with  the  $_emubat
  variable.

  -----< autoexec.dmd >-------------------------------------------

          @ECHO OFF
          PATH C:;C:DRDOS;C:EMUBIN
          VERIY OFF
          PROMPT $P$G
          SET DRDOSCFG=C:DRDOS
          CALL C:EMUBINUXMACROS.BAT
          LREDIR D: LINUXFSetcdoorstwar
          D:
          CALL RUNTWAR.BAT
          EXITEMU

  ------< end file >----------------------------------------------

 The following describes in more detail what is happening in this
  batch file:

     o    Line 1 : Disables echoing of the batch file.
     o    Line 2 : Sets the path
     o    Line 3 : Disables verification of disk copies.
     o    Line 4 : Sets the prompt; the user will never see the DOS
                   prompt.
     o    Line 5 : Executes DRDOS specific macros.
     o    Line 6 : Mounts the Linux filesystem in DOS and specifies
           the  drive  start  in  your  door  directory  to 
           prevent any  directory  transversal  should  the 
           user  make  it  to  the  DOS prompt (this should
           never happen  as  each  batch  file  calls  EXIT 
           DOSEMU after execution; even if it fails).
     o    Line 7 : Mounts the Linux filesystem in DOS and specifies
           the drive as your main BBS directory.
     o    Line 8 : Changes to the specified drive letters.
     o    Line 9 : Changes directories to the game directory.  This 
           is unnecessary if  the  more  secure  method  is
           utilized.
     o    Line 10: Calls the batch file, which  in  turns  executes 
           the door.
     o    Line 11: Exits DOSEMU when user exits door.

  Once you created the AUTOEXEC file, you *MUST* run  unix2dos  to
  remove any  Unix-specific  file  formatting  and  add  DOS-style 
  carriage returns (^M) to each line:

          cd /sbbs/xtrn/twar
          unix2dos autoexec.dmd

  Then execute DOSEMU with the standard configuration and copy the
  newly created AUTOEXEC file to the root directory:

          dosemu.bin
          C:> L:
          L:> CD SBBSXTRNTWAR
          L:> COPY AUTOEXEC.TWR C:

      o   Line 1: Executes DOSEMU with default configuration  from
                  /etc.
      o   Line 2: Change to the L: drive as defined by  default in
                  DRDOS.
      o   Line 3: Change directory to  location of  newly  created
                  AUTOEXEC.
      o   Line 4: Copy AUTOEXEC to root DOS directory.

  If for some reason the L: drive was not mapped  by  default, you
  can execute the following to manually map it:

        LREDIR LINUXFS

  2.3  Sample DOSEMU.TWR

  There are two versions of TradeWars.  One version requires  DPMI
  and the other doesn't.  If you wish to run Tradewars GOLD, which
  requires DPMI, you must make the  following  change(s)  to  your
  DOSEMU.TWR file.

  -----< dosemu.twr >----------------------------------------------

  $_xms = (1024)
  $_ems = (1024)
  $_ems_frame = (0xe000)
  $_dpmi = (1024)               - This setting  will  enable  DPMI
                  and allow 1024 kilobytes for the
                  memory space.
  $_dosmem = (640)

  ------< end changes >-------------------------------------------

  ** NOTE ** Please follow the additional changes in  the  primary
  HOW-TO document to ensure the correct AUTOEXEC file will be  run
  and the com port is set to "virtual".

  2.4  Synchronet Configuration

  Following is a representation  as  to  how  the  door  would  be
  configured as an external program within Synchronet:

  ,---------------------------------------------------------,
  |                     TradeWars 2002                      |
  `---------------------------------------------------------'
  |  | Name                        TradeWars 2002           |
  |  | Internal Code               TWAR                     |
  |  | Start-up Directory          /sbbs/xtrn/twar          |
  |  | Command Line                ./twar %#                |
  |  | Clean-up Command Line                                |
  |  | Execution Cost              None                     |
  |  | Access Requirements                                  |
  |  | Execution Requirements                               |
  |  | Multiple Concurrent Users   Yes                      |
  |  | Intercept Standard I/O      Yes                      |
  |  | Native (32-bit) Executable  Yes                      |
  |  | Use Shell to Execute        No                       |
  |  | Modify User data            No                       |
  |  | Execute on Event            No                       |
  |  | BBS Drop File Type          GAP            DOOR.SYS  |
  |  | Place Drop File In          Node Directory           |
  |  | Time Options                                         |
  `---------------------------------------------------------'

3.   Reported Issues

  o  While testing with the local  console, SecureCRT, and Windows
     Telnet; TradeWars did not automatically detect ANSI graphics.
     ** Issue not resolved as of 10 Feb 2003.

------< end appendix c >------------------------------------------
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