• Re: Mystic BBS v1.10 Alpha 10 released!

    From nolageek@46:1/151 to Caphood on Thu Apr 7 23:34:38 2016
    Re: Re: Mystic BBS v1.10 Alpha 10 released!
    By: Caphood to Zero Reader on Thu Apr 07 2016 03:51 pm

    WWIV was huge here (the author of WWIVtoss is local to me), and the
    majority of the boards in the 90s were WWIV. Those that weren't,
    were generally not very active.
    What? All the best active scene boards ran OBV/2 -Renegade - PCBoard - Iniquity - and others in the 90s. I never even logged onto a WWIV board in

    He probably meant locally. Almost all the boards in New Orleans were WWIV - with the exception of the large chat boards what were mostly MajorBBS, and probably some of the l33t boards which I wouldn't have had access to. I know I called a Vision/X board or two, but I remember thinking "there's nothing on this thing" - of course I probably didn't have much access. :)

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  • From nolageek@46:1/151 to Zero Reader on Sat Apr 9 14:17:33 2016
    Re: Re: Mystic BBS v1.10 Alpha 10 released!
    By: Zero Reader to jack phlash on Fri Apr 08 2016 12:56 pm

    I always enjoyed modding WWIV until it functioned nothing like WWIV. Then I just decided to use Renegade... but there was something really badass about running something that looked "elite" and then revealing that it was WWIV.

    That was one of the things I loved about WWIV - I remember scouring the WWIVnet/IceNET mod subs and finding cool mods to add to my board. WWIV was the first software I ever registered - loved it.

    That's kind of what I like about a lot of the BBS software now - so much you can do to them to make them special if you have the time to put into learning it. For every 3 or 4 bone-stock synchronet boards there's at least a couple that make me think "THIS is synchronet?" - I've spent the last few weeks putting together a new command shell, taking bits and pieces and ideas from other software and mods. Finally got to the point where I could make it the default for all users. Hoping there's no issues. :)

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  • From Zero Reader@46:1/166 to nolageek on Sat Apr 16 14:44:25 2016
    On 04/07/16, nolageek said the following...

    MajorBBS, and probably some of the l33t boards which I wouldn't have had access to. I know I called a Vision/X board or two, but I remember thinking "there's nothing on this thing" - of course I probably didn't have much access. :)

    More likely, the ViSiON-X had so many bugs in it, they couldn't do anything with it. I remember having a fascination with that software when I first got into the scene, but quickly discovered just about every other software was
    more stable, easier to configure, etc. I revisited it a few months back and made some Vision-X-style stat screens for DayDream, but never really ended up using them. Looking back at it, I couldn't figure out what the big deal was.

    Also, the VGA loader WFC screen said: "Vision-X, Simply Aamazing" ... yeah
    they didn't spell "amazing" properly. That always bugged me.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.11 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: Alcoholiday / Est. 1995 / alco.bbs.io (46:1/166)
  • From jack phlash@46:1/145 to Zero Reader on Mon Apr 18 21:04:38 2016
    on 04/16/16, Zero Reader said...

    More likely, the ViSiON-X had so many bugs in it, they couldn't do anything with it. I remember having a fascination with that software
    when I first got into the scene, but quickly discovered just about every other software was more stable, easier to configure, etc. I revisited it
    a few months back and made some Vision-X-style stat screens for
    DayDream, but never really ended up using them. Looking back at it, I couldn't figure out what the big deal was.

    Also, the VGA loader WFC screen said: "Vision-X, Simply Aamazing" ...
    yeah they didn't spell "amazing" properly. That always bugged me.

    Ha! That sounds about right. Vision-X was one of the earliest scene softwares
    I tried. I only used it long enough to figure out some very basic modding before jumping ship. Cookie to who can guess what was next on the list? ;)

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  • From NuSkooler@46:1/100 to jack phlash on Mon Apr 18 20:53:17 2016


    On 04/18/2016 9:04 pm jack phlash said...
    Ha! That sounds about right. Vision-X was one of the earliest scene softwares
    I tried. I only used it long enough to figure out some very basic modding before jumping ship. Cookie to who can guess what was next on the list? ;)

    Let's see... if you were using V/X, and are using Mystic now, I'd say you went to Obv/2. Possibly iNiQUiTY depending on time period.





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  • From jack phlash@46:1/145 to NuSkooler on Tue Apr 19 07:33:05 2016
    on 04/18/16, NuSkooler said...

    Let's see... if you were using V/X, and are using Mystic now, I'd say
    you went to Obv/2. Possibly iNiQUiTY depending on time period.

    Perfecto. Oblivion/2... and for bonus points, yes, that wasn't too long
    before I finally discovered and dedicated myself to Iniquity.

    |08j |15A C K |08p |15H L A S H |08!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.10 (Windows)
    * Origin: d i s t o r t i o n // d1st.org (46:1/145)
  • From Zero Reader@46:1/166 to jack phlash on Tue Apr 19 08:28:34 2016
    On 04/19/16, jack phlash said the following...

    Perfecto. Oblivion/2... and for bonus points, yes, that wasn't too long before I finally discovered and dedicated myself to Iniquity.

    Dang, I thought you were going to say WWIV, hahahah!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.11 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: Alcoholiday / Est. 1995 / alco.bbs.io (46:1/166)
  • From jack phlash@46:1/145 to Zero Reader on Tue Apr 19 18:54:03 2016
    on 04/19/16, Zero Reader said...

    Dang, I thought you were going to say WWIV, hahahah!

    Man, this whole thing was about how I started out on WWIV... :) Actually, I tried Synchronet (2.something) almost directly after setting up WWIV because a local board I used to frequent ran it and I always thought it was cool.

    |08j |15A C K |08p |15H L A S H |08!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.10 (Windows)
    * Origin: d i s t o r t i o n // d1st.org (46:1/145)
  • From NuSkooler@46:1/100 to jack phlash on Tue Apr 19 21:39:24 2016


    On 04/19/2016 7:33 am jack phlash said...
    Perfecto. Oblivion/2... and for bonus points, yes, that wasn't too long before I finally discovered and dedicated myself to Iniquity.

    If I remember right, I started out with WWIV for a very short period, then it was on to Obvlivion/2 for quite a while - modded like crazy (really wish I still had that!!). ...later on the uh... heat was on so I switched the Obv/2 to
    be a dummy board of sorts and via door dropped in to a S/X sub board for the elite members. Experimented a bit with dESiRE at the time too, but proper S/X was a bit more stable.

    One of my best friends at the time had a nice Inq setup. And I do remember quite a few Vision/X boards but I'm not sure how they managed to keep them running without issue hehe





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  • From Zero Reader@46:1/166 to jack phlash on Wed Apr 20 08:17:45 2016
    On 04/19/16, jack phlash said the following...

    Man, this whole thing was about how I started out on WWIV... :)
    Actually, I tried Synchronet (2.something) almost directly after setting up WWIV because a local board I used to frequent ran it and I always thought it was cool.

    My first exposure to Synchronet was via the diskette that came with a copy of Boardwatch magazine. It's hard to believe there was actually a magazine dedicated to boards back then.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.11 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: Alcoholiday / Est. 1995 / alco.bbs.io (46:1/166)
  • From g00r00@46:1/127 to Zero Reader on Wed Apr 20 20:35:27 2016
    My first exposure to Synchronet was via the diskette that came with a
    copy of Boardwatch magazine. It's hard to believe there was actually a magazine dedicated to boards back then.

    There wasn't even just one. There were at least 2 or 3 major publications that I can remember. Crazy!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A11 (Windows)
    * Origin: Sector 7 [Mystic BBS WHQ] (46:1/127)
  • From Zero Reader@46:1/166 to g00r00 on Wed Apr 20 21:28:34 2016
    On 04/20/16, g00r00 said the following...

    There wasn't even just one. There were at least 2 or 3 major
    publications that I can remember. Crazy!

    I remember they had ads in there for "exotic" hardware like Digiboard modem cards with 8 ports. It was expensive to run a board in those times!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.11 (Raspberry Pi)
    * Origin: Alcoholiday / Est. 1995 / alco.bbs.io (46:1/166)
  • From jack phlash@46:1/145 to g00r00 on Thu Apr 21 10:27:41 2016
    on 04/20/16, g00r00 said...

    There wasn't even just one. There were at least 2 or 3 major
    publications that I can remember. Crazy!

    Man, if only you had started on Mystic a little earlier all of that fame and fortune could have been yours... :)

    |08j |15A C K |08p |15H L A S H |08!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.10 (Windows)
    * Origin: d i s t o r t i o n // d1st.org (46:1/145)
  • From jack phlash@46:1/145 to Zero Reader on Thu Apr 21 10:33:25 2016
    on 04/20/16, Zero Reader said...

    I remember they had ads in there for "exotic" hardware like Digiboard modem cards with 8 ports. It was expensive to run a board in those times!

    Ugh. I occasionally run into some of that old enterprise or otherwise exotic dial up hardware at my day job and it breaks my heart every time. I never
    even get to "reclaim" any of it because they're inevitably always missing
    half of their components - prioritary cables, dongles, breakout boxes, or the cards themselves. Not that I could/would use any of it these days anyway.

    |08j |15A C K |08p |15H L A S H |08!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.10 (Windows)
    * Origin: d i s t o r t i o n // d1st.org (46:1/145)
  • From g00r00@46:1/127 to jack phlash on Thu Apr 21 22:49:12 2016
    Man, if only you had started on Mystic a little earlier all of that fame and fortune could have been yours... :)

    You might be right!

    If I were 5 years older/started 5 years earlier I probably could have made a good amount of money if I would have made it shareware. I doubt I would have done that though.

    I also sometimes wonder how things would have turned out had I been given the permission to continue development on Renegade, instead of whoever the hell Cott ended up passing it along to that never really did much with it.

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A11 (Windows)
    * Origin: Sector 7 [Mystic BBS WHQ] (46:1/127)