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  1. We are getting to the core of the thread and here is my view - Use the FujiNet to its fullest capability. Experiment with the active BBS's and see if this fits with value of time and the user experience. If it's not for you or not valuable, the feedback would be welcomed. A lot has changed in the Atari community and the BBS's have evolved with the tech. Maybe your experience with other BBS's was not useful but Atari only bbs's or Atari run BBS's have a much different culture over other platform BBS's. I further suggest the "Things to do with a FujiNet" should provide information for the Atari BBS community. Currently in review of the document new users to the device are provided with Level 29 (ascii) as the example BBS. Glad to support updating the document to enable how to connect, settings, term programs as well as choices to maximize the use of FujiNet to include the BBS listing for the Atari (Atascii) Boards.
  2. Personally I see the topic in the same objective with the addition of software preservation. BBS's today are part past and new innovation bridging continuous, evolving/emerging tech which happens to be delivered by legacy computing. The foundation is the A8, or other, and examples such as using the AWS cloud as BBS connectivity to network, FujiNet, Wimodem232, the development of hardware, software, applications, and the expanding community of users, programers, who provide continuous enhancement. The generation engaging with BBS's has shifted and the growth of BBS's continues surprisingly. IPTIA (http://www.ipingthereforeiam.com) shows continuous growth in the number of boards being deployed monthly agnostic of platform. The convergence of retro and modern has a place for BBS's but not interesting for all. Appreciate the perspective as an enthusiast, I would like to understand FujiNets impact in this area as it has been mentioned over 2000 units have sold but it appears very few use the full functionality of the device. The answer may simply be to your point, for some or most, connecting to a bbs is not all that interesting. Others it's time, and a population of users who are unaware of the existence, value, or how to connect to a BBS.
  3. You can use any terminal program to connect with FujiNet or the Wimodem. Set up as you did back in the day, Atascii, 2400,4800 baud and use the ATDT command but instead of a phone number, use the address and port: southernamis.ddns.net:23 from there, everything is as it was when you last used your modem to dial out.. Baud Rates for FujiNet - 300-4800 does goto 9600 but with some character loss. 80 Column - MouseNet is an A8 80 Column BBS - You can find the full BBS listings at http://sfhqbbs.org/ataribbslist.php
  4. I have to say with all the Things You Can Do with a FujiNet, seem Connecting to a BBS is not used by most of the FujiNet Community. Currently running, and while highly active, given the number of FujiNet devices now in active use, this part of the functionality is either overlooked, not interesting, or more information on how to connect is needed. A short and simple How-To guide is available on southernamis.com (How to connect) as well as the ATR downloads for BobTerm and Amodem. Maybe to the surprise of some FujiNet users, 13 Active BBS's are online, AMIS, FoRem, BBS Express, BBS Express Pro, RatSoft, BBS Express ST, Oasis, etc. have been restored and in active status for years. Would like to understand if this is not of interest, needs more support, or other..
  5. I think all of this is marketing. Not sure what your selling or for what reason, but i'm not buying it..
  6. I don’t recognize your handle or recall having seen you on my BBS’s or the other Atari boards each of us support daily. Have you been contributing to the Atari BBS’s on the list? What handle do you go by? Which of the boards do you call?
  7. Maybe now focus on the Active Atari BBS’s - heres the list http://sfhqbbs.org/ataribbslist.php
  8. All in, All Set, See you this weekend!
  9. Here you Go - FoReM ST from Matt Singer, his demo BBS.. Have a few other BBS's on southernamis.com download page and a couple on the southernamis.ddns.net:23 BBS FORUMST.ZIP
  10. Well, Im all booked - Hotel, Flights and Car so committed for now.. Totally understand and will play this week by week.
  11. I tested DarkForce over the last several weeks and most recently this weekend and today with every bit of hardware, emulator, term program. Atari A8 - Term programs: BobTerm, Amodem, Express using the Wimodem and Emulator with all standard configurations - Tested Up/Dl and worked without issue as well as the bbs menus, inputs and message boards (RAW) Mega ST - Term program used was FLASH, standard Wimodem settings, tested Up/Dl and worked without issue as well as the bbs menus, inputs and message boards Also tested with SyncTerm - No issues on BBS including successful Up/Dl's Standard Wimodem settings, latest firmware, no special AT commands used or other.. Board Looks and works great!
  12. Glad to support running another Amis XE bbs. Versions working on Emulator and Real Hardware as JP mentioned as well as wimodem232, FujiNet, or dial up.. Its been a real blast brining AMIS back to life along with all the necessary functions and improvements. Very lightweight, fast, and stable. Some features: Sysop control panel with split screen file, time on, user information, etc, remote sysop login utilities Sparta-Dos based note/point expanded message base with reply feature, email and high message counter. 100 Messages capabiity Up/Down loads perfected for SyncTerm, Wimodem, FujiNet User Id and Password with utilities, member listings, standard security features Sub-Menus and Extra features offer main menu Log-In Controls for Bot protection Re-worked all XIO for modem polling, 300-9600 baud, connection status reset - Currently Amis XE has been running for 3 months with no crashes or need to reset Standard Clock, TOUT reset, and access level controls Graffiti Wall, Message of the Day, Sysop Status, User Logs, system status, random quotes, sysop email, voting booth, etc.. Simplified code, memory optimized for basic XE, buffer improvements Screen Driver for sysop / user, same view during active user use
  13. The Bin and Rom are up for download on southernamis.ddns.net:23 working well on Altirra and Atari800macx.. Here is the software manual as well. Bit of a heavy project load so behind in porting to an ATR. Anyone have some spare time? Express!.pdf
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