The StealthWorld BBS is a classic Amiga corner in the realm of BBSes. A work in progress running in Mystic on a Linux VPS.
Star Collision BBS was a RemoteAccess BBS founded in the summer of 1993.
The BBS mainly focused on text files, DOS utilities and FidoNet echomail conferences.
A dedicated phone line was installed on January 10, 1994. After being a FidoNet point (2:206/120.6) for some time, the BBS became a FidoNet node (2:206/137) on August 4, 1995 and switched to 24h opening hours.
The BBS was first run on an Intel 386SX-40; later on an Intel 486DX4-100, an Intel Pentium MMX 200 and an AMD K6-2 400.
Modems used were a SupraFAXModem 24/96i, a PowerBit 14400 (March 1994), a USRobotics Sportster 28800 (May 31, 1996), a USRobotics Courier HST DS 14400, a USRobotics Sportster Vi 28.8 Faxmodem and a USRobotics Sportster Flash x2.
The last registered user signed up on September 6, 1997. The FidoNet node (2:206/137) was marked “Down” on October 24, 1997, and was removed on December 12, 1997. The dedicated phone line was decommissioned and the BBS closed down due to declining calls, lack of time and interest, and the advent of Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW).
It supports Telnet and SSH for users as well as Fido Technology Network (FTN) protocols binkp (IBN), fido/ifcico (IFC) and tfido (ITN/IVM) for echomail/netmail transfers. Dial-up is currently not available to the public, but preparations have been made for the future with a USRobotics Courier External 56K V.92 Global Dial-Up Business Modem (Courier V.Everything).
The BBS will focus on echomail conferences and file echos for the time being, with more to come in the future.
Put back online after 25 year hiatus. 10 months currently active. Emulating an Amiga with WinUAE 64-bit on a dual-core Dell system. C-Net BBS v5.21 with 6 nodes are always online, 120+ pfiles/doors active including BBSLink games. RetroNet. CommodoreNet, Fidonet feeds active. Multiplayer games online too! Ca$h prizes to Monopoly Night winners!
Running MajorBBS 9.3 (Worldgroup 3.3) we’ve got a ton of classic modules online and always adding more as we can get them working. Tele-Arena 5.6f, TWGS (Trade Wars 2002), Swords of Chaos, LoRD, The Rose:Council of Guardians, Mutants!, Farwest Trivia (and Tele-Trivia), Worldlink Chat, and more! Come check it out! HTML5 telnet client available at our website. Instructions for using classic terminal programs available there as well.
Sands of Time (TextMMOde.com) is a text-mode MMO implemented as a telnet BBS. It is implemented in the space-based setting of a large galaxy with a hundred smaller connected star clusters. It allows online chatting between users on radio channels, includes a news system, allows the creation of user-owned corporations, and provides many other methods of interactions, including live combat. The game is similar to some of the old *BBS door games, but larger and far faster. In addition to human users, the system contains aliens flying around the galaxy. These aliens never attack the humans, but can themselves be attacked for loot, specifically money, Starships, and their high-tech UFO’s. There is a graphical clien under development to build a more conventional MMO on a second realm, but the Sands of Time realm is intended to remain free and telnet-only.
79 Columns is a unique x/84 system with loads of textmode games — both Linux console games and oldschool DOS doors alike. The board currently has an Amiga ASCII bend, but supports CP437 ANSI graphics for door games and certain menus.
Modern terminals are supported (such as xterm), and even UTF8 is supported through a decoding layer that translates Amiga and CP437 artwork.
- iMPURE member board
- bREAK! member board
- heavily customized installation of x/84
- tons of textmode games available
SiliconUnderground, located in Rochester, NY.
In the late eighties through the nineties the BBS ran using multiple BBS packages and was part of Fidonet and one of the co-founders of StormNet. I owned PCBoard and WildCat! commercial licensed versions but could never settle on one package. Alan Jurison was a co-author of T.A.G. and I started to use that as I had a local support base. I always saw Synchronet in Boardwatch and other magazines and really liked it. I had the demo but by the time I was going to switch and purchase it, I moved on and shut down the BBS.
For mail network software I used FrontDoor and that is still my favorite. Now I use binkd as my mailer and hope to switch to FrontDoor soon as Joaquim Homrigausen is “rebooting” it. I am waiting for native telnet and binkp support.
I currently run a couple other BBS Packages as well: