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About rcamp48

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  1. 19200 on an Atari 8 bit machine was way too fast for me when I had my 8 bit Atari, try 9600 and see what happens... Russ
  2. Spy Visits Spy BBS is back up and it is supporting Atari files plus many more. Located at spyvisitsspybbs.ddns.net port 23, supports all Atari files, plus many more. Online games will be my specialty, as soon as I figure out batch files for DOS games. Running on a Dell PC with 8 GIGs memory, 3 TBs hard drive space and 16 nodes, using Wildcat 5.0443 as I no longer have any Atari equipment except for my Atari Portfolio stuff, it is still in my possession but not being used much any more.
  3. Spy Visits Spy BBS is online and running on Wildcat 5.0 with 16 nodes at spyvisitsspybbs.ddns.net for Telnet, and spyvisitsspybbs.com fot HTTPS. from 12:00 midnight to 8:00 AM dialup is available at 1-226-647-0710, 28800 baud, the rest of the time all 16 nodes will be Telnet port 23 and HTTP port 80. Supporting Atari, Commodore, DOS , and online games, starting at 8:00 AM EST time this morning I will be adding games and utilities first for the Atari 8 Bit then for the Atari ST, then for the Atari Portfolio. I am planning 25 sub groups for each volume, the volume will be Atari first, then under the volume names will be groups , and finally file sections. Since I no longer have Atari equipment, I will be running on a PC with 3 TBs of hard drive storage, planning on putting 12 hours per day work into the BBS. Since I have the ICP pacckage and WcCode I may be able to integrate Mega.nz into the web part of my BBS. I now have HTTPS I just paid for it, I just have to implement it. Russ PS: I solved all of my port forwarding problems with a piece of software called Port Forward Network Utilities, highly recommended by myself for routers like the Rogers Arris XB6 Ignite Internet and TV routers, very difficult to port forward to the outside world without this package. Well worth the price.
  4. Spy Vistis Spy BBS is online with 1 dialup line at 1-226-647-0710, open from 12:00 AM to 8:00 AM, otherwise all 16 lines will be used as Telnet at spyvisitsspybbs.ddns.net Supports Atari , Commodore, DOS, and online games. Will be adding new stuff daily until its great! Online now. I solved the port forwarding problem with the Rogers Ignite Modem and my bandwidth is 1000 MB per second. Russ


  5. I now have port forwarding information for this router , I will post a link to the site that talks about it, for all who may be using this type of router. Port forwarding on the Arris Ignite Router From The Rogers Community Website Russ
  6. Spy Visits Spy BBS is back online at spyvisitsspybbs.ddns.net, running on Wildcat 5.0 with 16 nodes, I am working on it right now to make it great, supports the entire line of Atari  computers. Hope to see you all soon, supporting HTTP, and Telnet. Telnet port 23. Russ


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      Unfortunately I am having problems with port forwarding on the Arris Modem , Rogers has a flaw in its port forwarding, am trying with bridged mode on the Arris and a TP-Link Archer c2 Router, no luck yet.



  7. Spy Visits Spy BBS is going back online with two machines, 32 lines total. I will be running multiplayer games at least 6 of them. The BBS will be running as two separate BBSes for now until I figure out how to network them both. BBSes will be dedicated to Atari games and discussions. Russ

  8. Spy Visits Spy BBS will be going back online on an old P233 computer running Wildcat 5.0, the advantage of that is that I can network both f my PCs, and run 16 (count em!) 16 nodes at once, I am using Windows 2000 server, and already have the entire Atari Portfolio library up and downloadable. I will b customizing the heck out of it, and working real hard to make it work and stay online, but only time will tell. One thing though , is the Doc still around , I need help with the router , its a new 1 GIG Ignite router, real fancy..... internal IP addresses on it are in the range of to, really fast I often get 500 BPS ! Has anyone had any experience with one of these routers, they have TV built in and are super fast, picture enclosed., by the way the IP for the new BBS wil be probably port 1989 again, Wildcat does have the advantage of 1000s of online games and if I can network both computers I will have it made.
  9. Here is Forem XE Professional , all unarced, and in folders ,etc, all set up for anyone that wants to try it, I have put everything in new ZIP folder, unarced all of the text, game01, message, etc arc files, I left the arc files in to just in case there is an installer that uses the in a special way, BUT I don't really know , I have yet to make several atr files for it , that I will do this afternoon and upload them here, (after I make the 90 K disks needed for the Forem XE BBS) at least it is worth a try and with my skills in programming I may be able to update the program itself.. I have a few programming courses from college under my belt, am fairly fluent in Basic and have used Basic XE before. (I used it to modify Forem XE back in 1989 to run the Original Spy Visits Spy BBS). I intend to put 300-600 hours into the BBS , I have the time, as I had already put 300 hours into 1 video, I can do the same on the BBS. For me it is easy to sit for 18 hours and just solid program without taking many breaks , I get so involved in it, basically I put 100 % into what ever I am doing at the time. Unfortunately I have a lot of projects on the go at the moment, but this one comes first...... Russ ForemXE Pro 54.zip Everything is set up, and ready to go, I will of course experiment with it and the UDS-10 or the APE this afternoon.....
  10. We are getting a flavor of Forem on the 8 Bit I will run a second BBS for a month and as I mentioned in another thread try both....I have an AtariMax Ape system, and just got the new update so it is a possibility.
  11. Well I now have 512 K in my 600XL, and tried to use EXTEND with the extensions disk and got a NO EXTENDED MEMORY ERROR , is this because it already uses extended memory, basicall Y want to get Forem XE working and switch to Forem XE on my BBS, then I can really customise the BBS like I did back in 1989, I may run a second BBS until I transition from Forem ST to Forem XE, what do you think , Tiillek ? should I switch or keep with what I have got, Forem XE might be a good way to go exspecially with my new AtariMax APE board, I may be able to get further than 9 message bases, and I will copy all of the info from the ST to the 8 Bit, I like the 8 Bit BBS programs better anyways , I do have a copy of Forem XE Professional, it has beeen released into the public domain, I think I uploaded it here, as for online games, is it as compatable? As for making new logins with the 8 Bit , I only have 5 users so I can enter all of the details , etc and make a smooth transition to Forem XE, both will be running for a month to see which is better, and I WILL dedicate more time to the BBS just to make it better than before. Russ
  12. I have a copy and the history of Forem XE Version 5.4, available for download, I just found it online, I will post all 4 here: fxep54_a.arc fxep54_b.arc fxep54_c.arc Forem-XE Pro BBS Forem-XE Pro is a public domain BBS program, being a rewrite of Matt Singer's original FoReM XE BBS. My first experience with it was late 1989, when version 4.5 had just been released. When I finally purchased a Basic XE cartridge and upgraded my 800XL to 256k, I was finally able to switch over from the old Oasis Jr. program to FXEP. What impressed me about it was the ability to run external programs and then return right where it left off, plus the message networking on this system was second to none, with information stored in the message data that allowed complete threading of messages and replies across different systems. There were also several excellent online games written for it, incuding Darel Schartman's 'Horror Castle', probably the best 'haunted house' game ever written for an Atari 8-bit BBS. The core of the BBS was the Automatic Modem Processor (AMP). This machine language core handled the sysop display screen, X/Ymodem block transfers, word-wraps and page-breaks on text files and messages, and was the main "traffic cop" for all I/O, automatically opening and closing the modem channel as needed, as well as watchdogging the carrier. By version 4.8, the program had outgrown even the extended memory capability of Basic XE, and the file transfer section was spun off into its own module. Version 5.0 saw AMP rewritten, tightening some of the code, especially the modem output. The last released version, 5.4, saw TWO versions of AMP, one for the SIO modem interfaces, the other for the PBI interfaces. The PBI version especially was optimized for 19.2k port speed. In the main program, some Basic routines were replaced with machine code, which speeded some functions up considerably.
  13. I have an Atari 8 bit, and BBS software from APE plus a UDS device, and a PR - connection device, sure I can set up a test BBS on it, but I think the APE device already has R: access incoming calls, I have the registered version of Ape as well as the dual port device, right now I am having problems with the USB ports not recognizing it on Windows 10, if I did not already have a BBS running on an Atari Mega ST4, I would switch over to the 512 K 8 bit Atari 600 XL that I have, BUT I remain committed to the ST and Forem software, there is a copy of Forem XE floating around , and I have a cartridge for Basic XE, I can always put up a temporary second BBS with Forem XE and APE. (I will look for Forem XE , I do believe I have it.) Russ
  14. If someone can do so please back up my site to another area, before I loose it all, there is a lot of data there over 225 GIGs worth and all valuable, I will try myself, is Dropbox OK ? If so I will switch to Dropbox business account Russ
  15. OK where would you recommend a good site that is trustworthy ????? I need to back it up..... before i loose it all Russ
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