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evilghost
08-21-07, 02:15 PM
So, I'm setting up Renegade BBS and will likely be doing FidoNET as well. Anywhoo, I'm wondering I should use the FOSSIL driver for my 16550A UART so I can do FIFO and support 57600.

Not sure if I'll do multi-node or not but L.O.R.D would rock multi-node. Need a co-sysop, any volunteers?

Redeemed
08-21-07, 02:24 PM
So, I'm setting up Renegade BBS and will likely be doing FidoNET as well. Anywhoo, I'm wondering I should use the FOSSIL driver for my 16550A UART so I can do FIFO and support 57600.

Not sure if I'll do multi-node or not but L.O.R.D would rock multi-node. Need a co-sysop, any volunteers?

:wtf:

Mind saying all that again- IN ENGLISH???

evilghost
08-21-07, 02:28 PM
You don't remember those days? I'm level 110 on PCBoard, pj3r.

Tr1cK
08-21-07, 03:11 PM
My god, you just sent me back to the 1990s.

evilghost
08-21-07, 03:14 PM
My god, you just sent me back to the 1990s.

:) I'll fire up Aciddraw and see if I can churn out some tight login ANSIs :)

Tr1cK
08-21-07, 03:19 PM
I remember it was around 1990 when I went to a friends house and he fired up the first BBS I had ever seen on a Commodore 64.

He also had one of those turbo cards for it to boost it from 1mhz to like 6mhz. We were still big Commodore fans until the days when VGA became cheap because Commodore gaming was better. It had better sound and better graphics than my CGA at the time.

Redeemed
08-21-07, 03:22 PM
I was a noob in the 90s. I really didn't take interest in computers till about mid-96... and really started getting into them around 97. I also didn't have much access to the internet, so I was not a member of any forum.

evilghost
08-21-07, 04:02 PM
I remember some time around 1995 my father came to me and told me about the Internet, and how it was better than localized BBS systems. At the time I was dialed into a BBS over 19200 with a USR modem I saved up for. I looked at my father, in the eyes, and told him The Internet is stupid and no one is going to use it.

Oh how I LOL now.

DiscipleDOC
08-21-07, 04:18 PM
I was a noob in the 90s. I really didn't take interest in computers till about mid-96... and really started getting into them around 97. I also didn't have much access to the internet, so I was not a member of any forum.
You are a noob in this millenia as well! (lee63)

Redeemed
08-21-07, 06:39 PM
I remember some time around 1995 my father came to me and told me about the Internet, and how it was better than localized BBS systems. At the time I was dialed into a BBS over 19200 with a USR modem I saved up for. I looked at my father, in the eyes, and told him The Internet is stupid and no one is going to use it.

Oh how I LOL now.

I'll be honest, I really don't know what you're referring to. I assume BBS was competition for the Internet- I suppose?

You are a noob in this millenia as well! (lee63)

Coming from the guy with only one GTS. :p

rflair
08-21-07, 08:33 PM
My first BBS experience was on my old Atari 800XL with a 300/110 baud modem, was a blast, BBS's were so intimate and geeky loved them.

Evilghost I know your setting one up but do they still exist, guess so, I could see some really rogue and bad things BBS's could be used for, hackers, crackers and some real bad sh*t, never thought of BBS's in a long time, the memories x-modem, z-modem transfer protocols :D .

Great stuff have a blast.

evilghost
08-21-07, 08:48 PM
My first BBS experience was on my old Atari 800XL with a 300/110 baud modem, was a blast, BBS's were so intimate and geeky loved them.

Evilghost I know your setting one up but do they still exist, guess so, I could see some really rogue and bad things BBS's could be used for, hackers, crackers and some real bad sh*t, never thought of BBS's in a long time, the memories x-modem, z-modem transfer protocols :D .

Great stuff have a blast.

I remember when YModem-G (Batch) came out, then Z-Modem. OMG, Z-Modem was awesome. I remember writing PPE's for PCBoard back in the day. I remember Wildcat V, Renegade, PCBoard, and others. Man, that was the day.

I downloaded Doom shareware v666 over X-Modem on a 2400 BPS modem.

I was on a telnet enabled BBS the other day playing LORD. Actually beat it again, love it.

lightman
08-22-07, 03:44 AM
Men, I feel old.

My first experience with a modem was with an old 300 baud modem coupled to the C64 with a rs-232 adapter I soldered myself. The problem back then was that there were almost no BBS or anything, at least here. So to test it I phoned a friend (with the same setup) and chatted for maybe five minutes... It was back in 1983. Never touched a modem again till much later on, that time with a 1200 baud one and the Amiga, and a nice BBS.

I started using Internet at the uni, in 1995.

XDanger
08-29-07, 02:33 PM
CB radio for geeks
Prestel/Compunet ftw

DiscipleDOC
08-29-07, 03:28 PM
Coming from the guy with only one GTS. :p
Let's see you talk in a few more weeks....:captnkill:

Redeemed
08-29-07, 03:30 PM
Let's see you talk in a few more weeks....:captnkill:

If it's another GTS I've already got you beat to the punch. ;)

DiscipleDOC
08-29-07, 03:46 PM
If it's another GTS I've already got you beat to the punch. ;)
No...I will be doing a complete overhaul....new mobo/case/vid card/RAM/the works.

Redeemed
08-29-07, 03:53 PM
No...I will be doing a complete overhaul....new mobo/case/vid card/RAM/the works.

LOL- I've already got me E6600 buddy. ;)

DiscipleDOC
08-29-07, 03:56 PM
LOL- I've already got me E6600 buddy. ;)
I'm getting a q6600...so :captnkill:

Redeemed
08-29-07, 04:00 PM
I'm getting a q6600...so :captnkill:
LOL

I foresee a "Semen on Q6600..." thread. ;)