MidiLink 2.0 looking for testers. (no MIDI devices required)

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Re: MidiLink 2.0 looking for testers. (no MIDI devices required)

Postby BBond007 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:42 am

SHIFT838 wrote:What you are seeing here is a "Logon Matrix". Back in the late 80's and early 90's PC based Pirate/Warez boards would run software like Vision/2, VisionX, Emulex/2 and Oblivian/2. There is a selections for Logon Matrix type. If you set it to 0 (zero) for None then you will get a regular logon screen.

Thanks. I had a feeling it was working correctly...
After setting it to 0 the login works more like I was expecting...
I just need to read the docs and do some more configuring and make some screens with TheDraw now :)

SHIFT838 wrote:I have also found out that Vision/2 will not work with any speed higher than 38400.


Very strange. I have no idea about that.
Vision-X seems to work fine at 57600...

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Re: MidiLink 2.0 looking for testers. (no MIDI devices required)

Postby SHIFT838 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:05 pm

BBond007 wrote:Very strange. I have no idea about that.
Vision-X seems to work fine at 57600...


I ran Vision-X for a few years from 1989 to 1991 I believe. I had a lot fun with it.

Are you planning on putting up a Vision-X BBS on the Mister?

there were a few of us that ran multi-node, of course to do that back then you had to have multiple phone lines.

I do not think that would be possible with midilink as it would have to be coded to distinguish between TCP sessions and route them accordingly to a different node.
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Re: MidiLink 2.0 looking for testers. (no MIDI devices required)

Postby BBond007 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:41 am

SHIFT838 wrote:Are you planning on putting up a Vision-X BBS on the Mister?


Not Vision-X specifically. I'm just playing. I would just like to be able to demonstrate how a BBS worked (from both sides) using my two MiSTers.

My main motivation for adding the TCP/Modem stuff to MidiLink was for the ability to dial-out to existing BBSs and play some modem playable games between the two MiSTers.

SHIFT838 wrote:there were a few of us that ran multi-node, of course to do that back then you had to have multiple phone lines.


I ran a single line BBS on an Amiga 500 for a while to qualify for a substantial discount for a USR high-speed modem.

SHIFT838 wrote:I do not think that would be possible with midilink as it would have to be coded to distinguish between TCP sessions and route them accordingly to a different node.


I'm not sure if I understand 100%.

I was aware of people running multi-node BBS on Amiga and using DOS multitaskers such as DesqView. Given MiSTer cores only have access to a single COM port, I think that won't work.

Are you talking about running multiple MiSTer's ?

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Re: MidiLink 2.0 looking for testers. (no MIDI devices required)

Postby SHIFT838 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:33 am

BBond007 wrote:
I'm not sure if I understand 100%.

I was aware of people running multi-node BBS on Amiga and using DOS multitaskers such as DesqView. Given MiSTer cores only have access to a single COM port, I think that won't work.

Are you talking about running multiple MiSTer's ?


Yes, Deskview was one of the big multi-tasker apps used back in the DOS days. Typically a second copy of the BBS would be stored in say Node1, Node2, etc directory, but all one share the same message base, etc. just the executables, OVR's, Config files were copied over and the configuration would be changed to use a different COM port. Which back then would mean a different phone number for each node.

Of course today there are multiple node BBS that run from Telnet like Mystic BBS and Syncronet.

I was also able to get Oblivion/2 to run as well with MIDILink.
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