Well, "The Last Hope BBS" Pro 5.0b Node #244 seems online again, after a ~16 year hiatus. This BBS lived in Maple Ridge, and then later Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Now it's two provinces east in Saskatchewan. Since I got the BBS running in Altirra with the emulated Telnet modem last week, I figured I'd set it up on my always-on pizza-box server. It takes 90% of the 700Mhz Celeron CPU, so it's not terribly fast, but its a machine I already have on.
The hard drive images are almost completely unchanged at the moment from when the BBS was shut down a couple years after 2000. Who knows how reliable this is. You will get limited access when signing up until your account is manually validated, I should probably change this to be full access right off the bat later.
I like it's colourfulness in ANSI mode, where I did some custom logon/menu screens (see previous posts) and of course basic ATASCII too. Pretty sure I had some ATASCII animations in there somewhere, maybe in the online games, which I don' think can be accessed initially by new users... And I'm looking forward to maybe some competitive GOTCHA! I remember i had the Joystick in BobTerm setup to send the ctrl-arrow keys, so I could move my character by tapping the joystick different directions.
Anyhow, give it a try and let me know if it blows up! It seems to take a good 30 seconds of tapping ENTER after connecting to respond, so be patient... If seems to hang without connecting, someone else may be on, or its hung....
Telnet to bbs.trideja.com or bbs.atari8.ca on port 1050
Edited by Nezgar, Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:04 AM.