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Currently I am using Synchronet v3.10F for my BBS.  I just began setting things up the beginning of December 2001, so please be patient.  The only 2 games i can still find registrations for are LORD & TEOS.  Hopefully I will be able to find the rest of the back-up files.  Unfortunately, most of the floppy disks seem to have gone bad after 5 years.  Go figure.  :)  I will be adding more games, message areas and files to the system.  Check us out at telnet://msakal.dtdns.net.  

 

History

Back around June of 1992, I got a shiny new 386/25sx computer with 8 megs of memory and an 80 meg hard drive.  It was a top of the line IBM compatible (Acer) with a 2400 bps modem.  I even had a 2x CD Rom!  Well, I got hooked on these things called BBSs.  That stands for Bulletin Board Systems.  Mostly I called local boards to play games, read & post messages and trade files.  I liked it so much that around September of '92 I decided to start my on BBS.  I upgraded to a Zoom 14.4 that ran about $129 so I would have a faster connection for people.  I set up a variety of BBS systems including WWIV, WildCat, Telegaurd, PowerBBS and several others finally settling for Renegade BBS.  I ran Renegade for about 3 1/2 years then switched over to Excalibur BBS for Windows for about another year.  I was actual running both the Renegade & Excalibur at the same time from the same computer.  Then around the fall of '96, BBS popularity dwindled with the the Internet's expansion.  Most local BBS systems, since they were mainly hobbies run by a very dedicated bread of SysOps, went down because they could not compete with the net.  World Wide communication was killing the local guys.  Only the very dedicated SysOps continued to struggle to make them grow.

Recently however, the web with all it's wealth of information is actually starting to revive the BBS because of it's lack of personal attention to users.

 

 


Questions or problems regarding this web site should be directed to msakal@ptd.net.   
Copyright 2001 Mike Sakal
Last modified: Saturday, June 15, 2002

     

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