RC-BOX BBS

RC-BOX

This is (probably) the first RC2014 based bulletin board system in the world!

RC-BOX” is a classic 1985 RBBS 4.1 (BDS C code) bulletin board system utilizing a RC2014 (Z80 based) computer kit running the CP/M 2.2 operating system and BYE5 communication program to interface with the outside world. It’s single-user, so the connection will be dropped with a “BUSY” message if someone else is already logged in. In that case, try again a little later.

RC-BOX RBBS 4.1 in action
RC-BOX RBBS 4.1 for CP/M in action

On the hardware side there is a RC2014 DIY computer kit with an 7 MHz Zilog Z80 CPU, 64 KB RAM, RomWBW ROM module, CF-card module, SIO/2 dual-serial module and WiFi module. This setup makes for a nice, CP/M 2.2 capable Z80 machine that powers the bulletin board system. The picture below shows the actual system you connect to.

The RC2014 8 bit computer that runs RC-BOX BBS
This is the RC2014 8 bit computer that runs RC-BOX BBS

You can also access a (restricted) CP/M command line and enjoy a round of “Super Star Trek”:

Enjoy a round of "Super Star Trek" online!
Enjoy a round of “Super Star Trek” online!

 

Do you want to connect like it’s 1985? Then come, take a look around:

  • telnet://rc2014.ddns.net:2014