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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

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This month, May 2020, at the DarkForce! BBS we are giving away a free copy of:

Beyond Zork, by Infocom!

Good luck to all, and thanks to everyone for calling! :)

PS Once again, I can NOT post a picture to Atari Forum because of an error message
telling me that my file (which is 237kb) is larger than 500kb's.... I can post this picture
to any other Atari forum but here. Sad. What's worse, is that this is a known issue
that has literally been going on for *years*.

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/19213 ... /#comments
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Wow that's a cracking win there Ron. Nice one John!! :D
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Hey gang - meant to get things squared away for this month/next month
but wound up (for lack of time) going on vacation first. Hotel's 'net service
is okay, but for some reason telnet sucks. Timed out after 30 seconds on
my first try, literally would enter text and things would set there a while
before sending.

Anyway, will be home this weekend and will get everything taken care of.

Thanks for being patient! :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

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Here is the lucky winner for June 2020 at The DarkForce! BBS:

June 2020
1. Obuing wins The Bards Tale (Atari ST) !

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Congratulations to our winner, and thanks to all our callers!

:)

PS Obuing, I need your actual/physical address.
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The prize for December 2020 at the DarkForce! BBS is:

The Return Bundle package, containing volumes 2 and 3 from the "Beyond the Borders"
series by  Microzeit!

Good luck and thanks to all our callers!
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Here is the lucky winner for December 2020 at The DarkForce! BBS:

December 2020
1. Amis wins a copy of "Beyond the Borders 2/3 Pack"!

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Congratulations to our winner, and thanks to all our callers!

PS Amis, I need your actual/physical address!
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

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The prize for February 2021 at the DarkForce! BBS is:

A like new copy of the Atari Jaguar game, "Zero 5".

Good luck and thanks to all our callers!

PS If you've never been to our BBS, simply telnet to:

darkforce-bbs.dyndns.org 520

and register. If you don't want to answer any of the
questions during registration, simply enter X's or
random letters. Then from the Main Menu, press "M"
for the monthly prize section and register.
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Just to let everyone know, we are having some power issues here in E. Kentucky.

Power went off around 8pm Monday night and didn't come back on until around
1pm today. Then, right in the middle of trying to answer Doc Clu's PM about 
DarkForce being down, it went off again, but only for a few minutes. Now, the
weather forecast is for 3-5" of new snow and possibly ice tonight, so...

Who knows?

I've got UPS's on all my machines but nothing that lasts longer than an hour or so.

So...if you call and can't get through, it's probably another outage. Rest assured though,
we'll be back up ASAP once power is restored...again...and again...and again...  :)
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Re: The DarkForce! BBS Prize Giveaway!

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Here is the winner for February 2021 at The DarkForce! BBS:

Orpheuswaking !

That's right, Orpheuswaking wins a like new copy of "Zero 5"
for the Atari Jaguar.

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who
called! :)

PS Orpheuswaking, please send your actual/physical address so I can
send your prize to you, ASAP!
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This month, March 2021, we are giving away a brand new copy of:

50 ST Games You Have To Play !

This is a wonderful book celebrating 35 years of the Atari ST,
published by Zafinn Books.

Good luck to everyone who participates and thanks for calling!

:)
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Doing backups today (CD-ROM).

Probably be offline for a couple of hours or so...
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Here is the winner for March 2021 at The DarkForce! BBS:

8bitguy1 !

That's right, 8bitguy1 wins the book, "50 ST Games You Have To Play"!

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone who
called! :)

PS 8bitguy1, please send your actual/physical address so I can send your prize to you, ASAP!
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This month, April 2021, we are giving away, courtesy of Exxos's Online Store, an H4-1 ST replacement motherboard.

This is a vastly improved and re-engineered version of the ST's original MB design.

Please be aware that this is very much a "DIY" type project and the winner will be responsible for finishing the board. So please don't enter unless you're serious (and not someone who just wants to resell the prize!).

Here is the link to the item at the store:

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/store2/#0035

And here is the message thread detailing the board and how to finish it:

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2229

Good luck to everyone and remember you can't win if you don't call! :)
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A small correction folks.

It seems the H4 motherboard is no longer
listed at Exxos's Online store.

Apologies.
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The winner for the prize giveaway for April 2021 at the DarkForce BBS is:

Phigan !

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone for calling! :)

PS Phigan, please send your actual physical address.
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*Due to a misunderstanding (and I accept full responsibility for the error) The DarkForce! BBS
is NOT giving away a 2nd H4 motherboard for this month, May 2021. I apologize for the error
and any inconvenience or falsely raising expectations...
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Pulling DarkForce offline in a little bit. Attempting some
upgrades.

If all goes well, should be back up later on tonight.

Thanks everyone. :)
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The prize for June 2021 at the DarkForce! BBS is:

A like new copy of the Atari Jaguar game, "Another World".

Good luck and thanks to all our callers!

PS If you've never been to our BBS, simply telnet to:

darkforce-bbs.dyndns.org 520

and register. If you don't want to answer any of the
questions during registration, simply enter X's or
random letters. Then from the Main Menu, press "M"
for the monthly prize section and register for the
prize...
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Okay, DarkForce is going to be offline for (hopefully only) a few hours. I'm attempting to do that small audio mod
I'd posted about in all the forums. I'm not good at reading schematics - they make my head hurt! so it might be a while.

Afterwards, assuming (dangerous!) that all goes well and I've not burnt the house down or destroyed my Mega ST4,
then I'm going to do backups.

Keeping my fingers crossed, should be back online later this evening.

Thanks all and sorry for any inconvenience. :)
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I was unable to complete the mod at this time. I need more information. Until I can
get that information, I'm putting DarkForce back up, albeit in a semi-disassembled
state. :)

As soon as I get the information I'll be taking it offline again to complete the mod and
then back online...

Thanks everyone and sorry for any inconvenience.
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Here is the winner for June 2021 at the DarkForce! BBS:

Doc Clu!

That's right, Doc Clu is the winner of the Jaguar game,
"Another World"!

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone for calling.

:)

PS Doc Clu, please send me your actual/physical address.
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xtenbombx wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 11:12 pm It is never a dull day in the house of the DarkLord.
Hehehehe....I'll take that as a compliment! :)
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Please do!
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