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!
dhollister: Thanks for the access Kailef! Played this game in the 80’s and miss it terribly. Can’t wait to try it.
Apr 8, 2020 16:35:15 GMT
johnspin: Just joined! Played this back in '86 and am still a big fan. Looking forward to helping out with the beta and playing it too!
Apr 28, 2020 9:52:13 GMT
luth0r: Hi just signed the NDC and made a forum account cant wait to beta test current build
Apr 30, 2020 8:28:30 GMT
dunofrey: I can't believe SD is back, I have searched for a remaster every few years for many decades, beyond excited.
May 2, 2020 4:54:12 GMT
aaronuk: hmmm i buy stocks in warehouse in another galaxy come back to another galaxy to sell said stocks why cant i retrievee my stocks im a missing something new game for me sorry
May 7, 2020 7:45:53 GMT
aaronuk: and yes lathanuel i played pacifists to theres no many bugs really but this version is way better more food more wrecks more cities more everything love it so far jsut confused with how to retrieve stocks form another galaxy confused im trying to find out
May 7, 2020 7:47:05 GMT
sundog78: Bonjour a tous, je viens de signer le NDC et attend avec impatience que le modérateur me donne accès. j'ai joué a ce jeu quand j'étais jeune (de 85 à 89 environ) sur ATARI 520Stf et j'ai hate de pouvoir participer a la résurection de ce jeux.
May 8, 2020 16:44:48 GMT
sundog78: Sundog est mon loging depuis toutes ces années, c'est vous dire l'impact qu'a eu ce jeu sur moi...
May 8, 2020 16:45:29 GMT
sundog78: j'avais 20 ans a l'époque
May 8, 2020 16:46:22 GMT
sundog78: dans mon post précédent il faut lire j'e suis pressé de participer a la resurection de ce jeu. (mauvaise traduction du mot francais"Hate" en détester)
May 8, 2020 16:48:33 GMT
lecaouec: Même chose pour moi sundog78, j'ai passé un nombre incalculable d'heures sur ce jeu, à faire des allers-retours entre les planètes pour acheter et vendre, et aussi pour trouver Banville (il me semble) à la fin, pour le dernier cryogen...
May 18, 2020 17:31:17 GMT
willcx: completed my first game, 3 days of fond memories
May 23, 2020 18:33:30 GMT
Jake: I'm pleased to report that the Jondd system is officially COVID-19 free! Enlie, on the other hand, is not. (It's hard to socially distance when mugging people on the street.)
Jul 14, 2020 14:57:48 GMT
banville: I should think that the muggers of Enlie at least wear masks.
Jul 16, 2020 16:15:01 GMT
banville: Although I always thought that the troubles on Enlie weren't muggers but that there was an active war going on.
Jul 16, 2020 16:15:45 GMT
xiao: is there somewhere in the game that explains what those black market parts do?
Sept 11, 2020 4:44:44 GMT
xiao: and how do i check the rating of my ship after replacing black market parts?
Sept 11, 2020 4:45:32 GMT
buckaroobanzai: I'm checking in - Sundog was my all-time fave, and I'm still hoping to play this iteration!
Sept 14, 2020 18:56:38 GMT
legendog: I'm a new addition to the forum. Looking forward to playing Sundog again. It was a sophisticated game for its time and I really enjoyed trading for enhancements to my ship!
Oct 17, 2020 21:34:42 GMT
Kailef: Just a reminder, Beta testers, please keep any comments about the game in the Beta Test forums, and don't post them here in the Shoutbox. I've unfortunately had to delete a few comments recently.
Oct 23, 2020 19:57:33 GMT