Kirkman wrote:I used to call Flash BBS in St. Louis back in the early 1990s, and among my favorite games was Space Empire Elite. SEE of course was the inspiration for Solar Realms Elite, an immensely popular SEE clone for PC BBSes, which spawned Barren Realms Elite, Falcon's Eye, and many others.
Anybody else out there have good memories of Atari BBS door games? Better yet, any former ST door game programmers?
I want to help preserve the history of these old games. Years ago I create several articles (including one for SEE) on Wikipedia. But now the scourge of "notability" has begun to claim them. Activist editors deleted the SEE article because of a dearth of reliable sources about its history and significance.
Computer historian Benj Edwards wrote a blog post this morning about that deletion: http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/922
Anyway, anticipating the deletion, I mirrored the SEE article (along with all other Wikipedia BBS door game articles) onto a new wiki: http://breakintochat.com.
My immediate goal is to preserve these old articles, but my longer-term goal is to expand and strengthen them. I know this forum is full of history-minded folks, and also folks who have access to old magazines and the like. If you come across anything relevant to old BBS door games, please visit my site and contribute what information you can!
GelOhPig wrote:Not trying to thread-trash, but I use to call Flash in St. Louis. Also BuckSkin, The Frog BBS, The Bungalow, Night Moves, The Chef, Gateway, and a few others. I went by the handle "Boner" (I was a kid...sorry!) Goo to see a St. Louis Atari BBS'r!
Kirkman wrote:GelOhPig wrote:Not trying to thread-trash, but I use to call Flash in St. Louis. Also BuckSkin, The Frog BBS, The Bungalow, Night Moves, The Chef, Gateway, and a few others. I went by the handle "Boner" (I was a kid...sorry!) Goo to see a St. Louis Atari BBS'r!
Glad to hear from you! I'm in touch with Gateway*Shoe, the SysOp of Gateway, but I haven't found Dick Pederson or any of the other Flash folks I remember like Ron Robinson and his son Michael.
Any fun memories of those old boards?
dhedberg wrote:Cool Russ. I certainly miss the BBS times, but not the phone bills.
rcamp48 wrote:Yes I am a big fan, I am at present resurrecting my old BBS Spy Visits Spy BBS with Forem ST 3.77 and STIK, I will have a working copy up here as soon as I unzip 7 door games that I have downloaded. My BBS will be running again.
DarkLord wrote:dhedberg wrote:Cool Russ. I certainly miss the BBS times, but not the phone bills.
That's why so many of us were stoked by the arrival of the UDS LAN to serial port adapters.
Long live telnet and BBS's!
Hey Darklord: Can I connect more than one called on my BBS with a UDS-10 Lantronics device? or am I limited to one caller ? Russ
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