Finally got around to adding BCR Game Server to the BBS tonight. Check it out on my board or hit them up directly here.
I’ve added a couple of LORD IGMs to the game. I don’t like a lot of them but
as I was a beta tester and support site for Joseph Masters’ stuff back in the
day I have always liked Sandtiger’s bar and used Lord NPC as well. I’ve added
those and Barak’s House as well.
If you have any particular IGMs that you would like to see added, please feel
free to let me know. Nothing weird that takes away from the game or gives too
much advantage though.
I have moved the BBS to a Windows 7 32 bit machine. This may lead to issues with some of the software, so if something is not working please send me an email. In the long run it means that I can run most of the older 16-bit DOS games that I wasn’t able to before. It’s also a dedicated server so not having to share resources with the stuff running on my personal PC
Also, I seem to be having some sort of issues with comments here on my site. Anyone reading this, please leave a comment for me. If it doesn’t work shoot me an email, a tweet, or leave me a facebook message.
I’ve updated a few things here and on the BBS this week.
First off I created a separate Twitter account just for the BBS and my home automation system. Also figured out how to interface the BBS with Twitter and have it send automatic tweets as well. Also did a short tutorial on how to tweet from Mystic BBS that explains how it works if you are interested.
Added a couple more message networks and you can also check my seti@home status from the BBS now as well. Full on geek mode this month goddammit.
There’s a couple more things but I can’t remember what they are off the top of my head. At soccer practice with my daughter at the moment so my attention is elsewhere
If you tried to log in to the BBS last night or send mail I apologize for the downtime. While Windows 10 has been rock solid for me as an OS it has the nasty habit of rebooting whenever it wants, regardless of what you tell it to do.
I fell asleep before it had finished unfortunately.
For the time being I’ve pretty much given up on trying to get old DOS doors to run under Windows 10 64bit. I know with DOSBox and possibly Doorway it’s possible but I’ve been messing about for a couple of days and not made much progress. I may return to it later and switch gears. Possibly try qemu to get it working.
Still have a lot of configuration to do but am going out of town to Denver next Friday for an Ingress Anomaly so some of it may have to wait.
The games that are there are working fine, some are native Mystic games, some are actual 32 bit doors and the rest are running on either BBSLink or DoorParty.
I’ve gotten some more finished on the menus and prompts. Still have a ton of stuff to do and not enough time of course.
I’ve also added a few new games. If anyone know where to find it I am attempting to locate the win32 version of LORD that was in testing a few years back so that I can have a local version. You used to be able to request it from Michael Preslar but unfortunately his web site (and the file request email) is down. Don’t know if that’s permanent or not.
Also looking for someone that’s half decent (or dare I say awesome) to design a main login screen. The old green one I did that I’ve had for years needs to go.
Menu Headers are finally finished the way I want them. I’m certainly no artist but like the way they turned out. Really it was just a matter of finding the font I wanted. I still have to “install” them in each menu where they aren’t showing yet and also change some of the commands (and the way they look.) I don’t like some of the commands as I don’t think they are needed. I also want to change the way some of them are worded as well. I should be able to get to some of that this afternoon after work.
Here’s a generic example of what the headers look like. I Originally tried to take the top header from my old menus and delete everything else and it just didn’t look right. After looking at some other board’s examples I dug around and found a font I like.
If you had an account on the old BBS and supplied an email address, your account has been migrated to the new setup. As I had to do each one by hand, it’s quite possible that I made mistakes so let me know if that’s the case and I’ll fix it. As long as you are able to log in you can also correct your details in your (A)ccount settings.