This is definitely shameless self-promotion, but given the sort of people that are here for Sundog: Resurrected Legacy, I figured this might be of interest to some of you.
I have gotten a copy of GBBS 1.3j (and old Apple //e based BBS software) up and running and connectable via Telnet! If you are interested in seeing a piece of BBS and computing history in general in it's original form, you can Telnet to the BBS at telnet://sanctumbbs.com:6502
You don't even need ANSI, because back then, Apple BBS systems didn't support more than the standard 128 letters in the original ASCII character set.
The BBS itself doesn't even know it's on the Internet, as I've got a "modem emulator" running on the serial port that the BBS has access to. Basically it pretends to be a modem on the serial port side. It looks and behaves like a modem from a programmatic point of view. However, on the other side, it's a Telnet server that receives incoming Telnet connections and passes them through to the other side of the emulator, pretending to provide a "ring" and and "answer" and a "carrier" signal that the BBS can understand and respond to. It's pretty cool from a technical standpoint.
Anyhow, for people who haven't done BBSing before it probably won't be too interesting, but for those of you that used to BBS back in the 80s, you will probably get a kick out of this if for no other reason that the nostalgia of it. We even got a little writeup over at BBS Index which is really cool, too.
See members lurking around? Send a shoutout and chat!
xebec: Finally getting a chance to check this out! Thank you OP!!
Mar 31, 2019 22:54:12 GMT
sasber: It is nice to see when i played sundog in 1985 i had a floppydisc of 64k. Now you need 150gb harddiskspace....
Apr 29, 2019 7:11:55 GMT
canyonman: Hello, fellow Sundog geeks. It's been a LONG time since I played the game, but I have never forgotten it. Most of the 100's of games I've played since are long forgotten.
May 25, 2019 16:24:20 GMT
chavoux: Running great on Linux (Debian stable) so far! Thanks to all!
May 28, 2019 15:01:03 GMT
arcplayer: Hi, proud Sundog owner from the 80's.
Jul 5, 2019 20:01:25 GMT
arcplayer: Can't wait to be called a Monkey-Boy again.
Jul 5, 2019 20:02:54 GMT
gem91679: I have some cargo to haul
Jul 11, 2019 4:11:48 GMT
mdp: The Tube Terminal should allow you to port you and your pod to another city on the planet. I think that was the intent of the green lights located on the edges of the terminals. This allows you to move pod between cities without driving the planet. For CRs
Jul 11, 2019 20:18:12 GMT
chiefbrody: played on an Atari 1040 ST back when it and sundog came out. I'm happy to have found this site - looking forward to learning what the project is all about.
Jul 18, 2019 4:05:11 GMT
podriver: Played endlessly on apple lle, had to flip the disk cause my disk drives were only single sided. Gameplay improve when i upgrade to the fantastic full 64k.. died a couple of times when mistakenly got out of my pod, i hope the pod doesn't disappear now.
Jul 31, 2019 1:35:59 GMT
podriver: Oh, the pod disappears when you go out of it when travelling outside the cities..
Jul 31, 2019 1:39:29 GMT
patrickjondd: 1985, Bought SUNDOG original package for Apple II+. Spent almost 6 months for playing. After more than 30years later, played again with Apple IIe emulator and could finished it. One weeks ago started Beta tester after login to here. Wow!
Aug 4, 2019 13:02:24 GMT
lathanuel: Cause now I'm back, from outer space; I just come in with that gruff look upon my face; they should've turned their tails and run, they should've used their fuel to flee; now them pirates' last mistake'll be their choice to bother me!
Sept 7, 2019 6:16:27 GMT