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.
Kailef: Nope. We're busy playing the Beta.
Mar 3, 2019 21:36:11 GMT
martydeus: So when the beta is over, were could one find to buy this game? like steam or GoG? just wondering since it looks fun
Mar 4, 2019 9:57:05 GMT
Kailef: Tough question, as he legal landscape with regard to what we are allowed to do is rather tenuous. Assuming nothing legally changes with regard to our rights to make and distribute our work, we simply plan to make the game freely downloadable!
Mar 5, 2019 2:33:22 GMT