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Time for a change...

The DarkForce BBS port number has changed
from "520" to "1040"...

Thanks.
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WTF! changing port numbers.. DUDE.. unheard of!!!!!!!! ;)

love the choice though... 1040.. :)
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I know, really radical stuff right? :)

As far as the port addresses go, I'm sensing a pattern (520, 1040...)...
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ALERT: The DarkForce BBS will be down until further notice. Apologies. :(
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Okay, whew...we are back online.

Thanks everyone and sorry for any inconvenience...
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This month, November 2021, at the DarkForce! BBS we are giving away a free copy of:

Prince of Persia!

Box exterior is a little rough but the floppy disk and manual are in good shape. I'm also
including a CD of P.Pera's HD adapted versions (there are 3) of the game.

Great Atari ST game, good luck to all, and thanks for calling.

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Finally got around to doing some backups.

We'll probably be down for a few hours...

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Backups are finished and we are back online.

Sorry it took a little longer than I thought it
would... :)
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This month, December 2021, at the DarkForce! BBS we are giving away a free copy of:

Attack of the Petscii Robots!

This is a brand new, and autographed copy of the hit Atari
8bit game, bought directly from its' creator at VCF Midwest
2021!

Nice Atari 8bit game, good luck to all, and thanks for calling.
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Here is the lucky winner for November 2021 at The DarkForce! BBS:

November 2021

1. InverseATASCII wins the game Prince of Persia (Atari ST) !

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

:)

PS InverseATASCII, I need your actual/physical address.
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Here is the lucky winner for December 2021 at The DarkForce! BBS:

December 2021

1. BSDRob wins the game, "Attack of the Petscii Robots" !

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

:)

PS BSDRob, I need your actual/physical address.
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This month, March 2022, the DarkForce! BBS is giving away:

The game Wyvern Tales for the Atari Lynx handheld gaming system.

You can check it out here:

https://tinyurl.com/3tw57pjy

Good luck to all of our callers and remember, you can't win if
you don't call and register! :)
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Due to April Fools Day being the 1st of April, the prize announcement
for March 2022 will be put off until afterwards...

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Here is the lucky winner for March 2022 at The DarkForce! BBS:

March 2022

1. Mickster wins the Atari Lynx game, "Wyvern Tales"!

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

:)

PS Mickster, I need your actual/physical address.
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Edit, OK found instructions on the .ORG page. Will give it a go :)

Hey all, realized DarkForce has been up and running for well over a 1,000 years :D Even had DarkLord laughing at me when saying I don't have dial up anymore :lol:
For an decrepit old man, could you explain to me as you would a child (from the 50's, not today's kids), how to access the BBS. It's been explained to me once and long forgot.
Would be accessing via a Sparrow\ SCSI ethernet. Think I have Connect yet configured on an old CD from 2000 when making the change over from dial up to the above configuration of this helps.
Have not gotten into tap talk or any of this new fangled "channel" things see users talking about.
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You might be interested to know that there are Atari 8bit BBS's still in operation that have been around even longer. :)

Here is a good source for currently active Atari (both 8bit, 16bit and emulated) BBS's:

http://sfhqbbs.org/ataribbslist.php

Okay, first of all, let's talk comms software. If you're using Windows X, a Mac, or Linux then I recommend that you
use SyncTerm. It's the best for telnetting to BBS's on those platforms, IMHO.

https://syncterm.bbsdev.net/

Now, if you're going for the absolute best route, that is, Atari hardware and software, then I'd recommend any of the
following:

ANSITerm - super ANSI support.
Freeze Dried Terminal - love the interface, good VT52 and ANSI support.
STalker - Feature loaded (including a mini-BBS!) and can be run as an ACC. I think it's terminal emulation support is not
as good though.
TAZ - Solid ANSI support and great VT52 emulation.

People have varying opinions on which of these is best. I'd recommend trying them all and see which one fits you the
best. Keep in mind, STalker is commercial, the rest are shareware and no longer supported. Without the keys, you'll
find features unavailable like saving your setup or remembering upload/download paths, etc. You mentioned CoNnect.
I've tried it. It's very powerful, I think it's modular setup works good on higher end Atari systems but I personally found
it to be a tad bit complicated.

I'm not familiar with the SCSI ethernet setup. If it's anything from the Atari ST family and up, with a RS232 port, I would
recommend a Lantronix UDS-10 or a WiModem232.

https://tinyurl.com/a4j9ub4y

https://www.cbmstuff.com/index.php?rout ... ry&path=66

Here is the WiModem232's manual, available for easy download:

https://www.cbmstuff.com/downloads/wimo ... manual.pdf

The WiModem is especially nice, including a 10-entry phonebook for your most called BBS's.

As far as actually calling in, the methods will vary.

For SyncTerm, you setup an entry for that particular BBS. You put in it's address, port number and typically "RAW" mode,
and not "telnet". If it's an 8bit BBS, you'll often pick ATASCII graphics. For ST BBS's, it's text, VT52 and ANSI usually. When
setup, it's just a matter of highlighting and picking that entry and SyncTerm will perform the call. You don't have to worry
about the speed because the BBS you're calling will typically set that to the highest available.

With ANSITerm, FDT, STalker and TAZ, you will go to a screen where you can manually enter the address to the BBS. You'll
have the settings adjusted pretty much as for SyncTerm above, although you will usually set the speed here. If you're
using a Lantronix UDS-10, you'll need to find the actual IP address. So if I was in TAZ and calling DarkForce, I'd type in:

ATDT 50.25.243.97,1040 <enter>

The IP addresses can be found on the page in the first link above.

Now if you're using a WiModem232, different story. Because it has a phonebook, again from TAZ, I'd type in:

atds=0

and it would auto-magically dial DarkForce.

Well, that's about all I can think of for now. :)

If you have any questions at all - please ask away. I'll help you any way I can, and if I don't know the answer I'll
try to find it for you.

Looking forward to seeing you around the BBS's - they're great places, with some of the best Atari people around
and a real "retro" blast from the past! :)
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Let's kick summer off right! :)

This month, June 2022, at the DarkForce! BBS we are giving away a free copy of:

Toogle!

Toogle is a newly released game for the Atari ST. More details
here:

https://tinyurl.com/2ydtbnhk

Great new Atari ST game, good luck to all, and thanks for calling! :)
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DarkLord wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:19 pm Let's kick summer off right! :)

This month, June 2022, at the DarkForce! BBS we are giving away a free copy of:

Toogle!

Toogle is a newly released game for the Atari ST. More details
here:

https://tinyurl.com/2ydtbnhk

Great new Atari ST game, good luck to all, and thanks for calling! :)
Link doesn´t work, tested from morning to afternoon,

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masteries wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:24 pm
DarkLord wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:19 pm ...
https://tinyurl.com/2ydtbnhk
...
Link doesn´t work, tested from morning to afternoon,
...
Worked for me, otherwise this is the link.
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Odd, worked fine for me when I posted it (I always test because I'm a
firm believer in Murphy's Law) and just now...

Anyway, as DoG was kind enough to post already, this is the actual link:

https://atariage.com/forums/topic/32829 ... nt-4965113

Thanks. :)
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Here is the lucky winner for June 2022 at The DarkForce! BBS:

June 2022

1. Jason Young wins the Atari ST game, "Toogle"!

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

:)

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Time to kick the Fall season off the right way! :)

This month, September 2022, at The DarkForce! BBS we are giving away a free copy of:

Kings of Edom!

Kings of Edom is a game released last year for the Atari Jaguar. More details here:

https://tinyurl.com/bdcmd2st

https://tinyurl.com/48259256

Great new Atari Jaguar game, good luck to all, and thanks for calling!


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Here is the lucky winner for September 2022 at The DarkForce! BBS:

September 2022

1. CyranoJ wins the Jaguar game, "Kings Of Edom"!

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

:)

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Just in time for the holiday season, this month, December 2022, the DarkForce! BBS is giving away a new copy of:
L'Abbaye des Morts!

L'Abbaye des Morts is a newly released (this year) game for the Atari Falcon. More details here:

https://tinyurl.com/w9dwaw2w

Great new Atari Falcon game, good luck to all, and thanks for calling! :)

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That is one heck of a giveaway mate!!! :o
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