SPOT BBS is back after 30 years off line!
Originally an OPUS system running on a Columbia VP-1600 hotrodded with a V40 processor, high memory RAM disk, a monstrous 20MB Hard Drive and a Courier 9600 HST Modem, the modern SPOT is on a MintBox Linux Mint 20.1 fanless PC running Mystic v1.12.
Access is Telnet port 1123, ssh port 1122 and http port 8888
MysticBBS has been minimalized by cr1mson at KANSIT.com to meet the streamlined feel of the original SPOT BBS Opus board.
Gopher access and the Mystic Relay Chat (MRC) are off the main menu.
Current have fsxNet, FidoNet, SpookNet, WhipserNet, LegionNet, FishingNet, DoveNet, The Quantum Wormhole and VK Radio Net echomail access.
Login with your Amateur Radio (Ham) call sign or leave the Sysop a note, and you will upgraded above regular user access.
On my personal BBS homespace you can download my music I wrote over a period of 25 years. You can also find music made by other BBS’ers (hey Nuke!), read BBC news channels, scramble your Rubik’s magic Cube, listen to DJ mixes and much more.
Come on over and chat live with fellow BBS’ers, drop some messages, play good old doorgames on BBSlink or just be witty and leave a great oneliner for us all to enjoy!
Or visit my Gopher space online at:
Hope to see you around!
The author of the popular YouTube documentary “Back to the BBS” now has a complimentary BBS!
- Curated retro-computing content including retro games, music, apps as well as more modern stuff for your retro computing purposes.
- MRC Inter-BBS chat
- Some great message network groups for all your geeky discussions (fsxNet, tqwNet, RetroNet and ArakNet)
- Great extra add-on mods, including:
- CoinInfo (a custom mod I wrote to help you trade your cryptocurrencies!),
- xqtr’s weather,
- Phenom Production’s CoronaTracker and RomHacker,
- Wikipedia, Gopher/bbs-www,
- RCS’ lastcalls and much more!
- File sharing networks including Phat* Anonymous Archivers and ArchaicNet.
- Games including Richard Orr’s ]Baud, BBSLink inter-bbs gaming leagues, all the popular games including LORD, Tradewars etc.
Work is being made on it all the time, so come on down and get “Back to the BBS!”
tqwnet: 1337:2/104 || Araknet 10:103/16 || Retronet 80:505/18 || fsxNet: 21:1/126
you can also call with Telnet/SSL on port 992!
ZOC supports Telnet/SSL by default. (highly recommended!)
SyncTERM nightly builds also support Telnet/SSL. (Listed as “TelnetS” under Connection Type)
bear in mind nightly builds are meant for testing and might be rough around the edges.
cold fusion is back after a (rather long) hiatus! lots of great artwork from all my friends in the ansi art scene, lots of cool games, message networks, and hopefully, lots of new (or returning) users!
all the old standbys are there: lord, barren realms elite, doormud, and if you love to fish in minecraft (i sure know i do!) you will definitely enjoy freshwater fishing! i don’t even fish in real life!
we also carry the following message networks:
- fsxNet (21:1/616)
- FidoNet (1:120/616)
here’s a pic of the bbs with it’s co-sysop seymour:
Demigoth BBS is focused on the old school cool of classic BBS door games. This includes a fully registered Tradewars 2002 game server (TWGS) running multiple games with different configurations. New TW2002 universies are banged regularly. We’re also running other favorites such as Legend of the Red Dragon (L.O.R.D.), LORD II: The New World, Planets the Exploration of Space, Barren Realms Elite, Global War, Usurper, DoorMUD, and others.
Are you a Ham Radio Operator? Comic Book reader? Like playing with electronics and 3D printing? Is your motto “Make America 8 Bit Again“!? What about RPGs, Pop Culture and Coding? Does “DOGE Coin to the Moon!” make your heart skip a beat? Then this BBS is one you may want to put in your phone book. Because that is what we are all about. Not just comics from the Big 2, but IGG and Kickstarter projects as well. How about some PDFs on antenna design for a weekend project? Maybe you need a one page dungeon for a quick game with friends? Has DOGE Coin hit a dollar yet? All that and more is what we are looking to have available on Radio Freqs & Geeks. I’m working on trying to make this BBS have some great content and offer some neat things not found on other BBSes right now. Stop by, have a look and let me know what’s missing! This BBS runs on a Raspberry Pi3 using Mystic BBS software.