Author Topic: The DNDBBS Project  (Read 3354 times)

Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2018, 06:42:47 PM »
If a conversion to a web app was considered, the period could be replaced with an underscore.

Offline Azathoth

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 32
  • Cthulhu Master
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2018, 06:46:14 PM »
Understood.. I'm aware most C dialects use underscore..
Links to my MUD: (strictly 16-bit); AKA XP/Linux DOSemu:

Dndbbs executables http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1e.zip
Dndbbs source http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1s.zip
Dndbbs upgrade http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1u.zip

Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2018, 07:03:44 PM »
I'm not sure why Peter Verhas made the period a reserve symbol. Maybe he had future plans.

I have been wanting to remove the period from the reserve symbol list and gi e it wa try.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 07:08:33 PM by John »

Offline Azathoth

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 32
  • Cthulhu Master
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2018, 07:26:33 PM »
If you are thinking of running dndbbs in anything other than VBpro, Good Luck (you'll need it);

I have considered for awhile about converting it to qb64 for 32-bit support, but it has 300,000+ lines of code,
and would take years to translate (if at all)..

Az.
Links to my MUD: (strictly 16-bit); AKA XP/Linux DOSemu:

Dndbbs executables http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1e.zip
Dndbbs source http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1s.zip
Dndbbs upgrade http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1u.zip

Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2018, 07:33:29 PM »
Sounds like a major investment of the past. I wouldn't consider porting it to another desktop language and you should take it to the web.

You should at least convert the modem stuff to TCP sockets.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 07:37:30 PM by John »

Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2018, 07:53:28 PM »
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 08:00:46 PM by John »

Offline Azathoth

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 32
  • Cthulhu Master
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2018, 08:04:32 PM »
Well, since the v5 series was released in 2015 after the v2 series in 1990 (work started on 1980),
I really have no intention of spending anymore time on it concerning anything other than being a modem based system.

Az.
Links to my MUD: (strictly 16-bit); AKA XP/Linux DOSemu:

Dndbbs executables http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1e.zip
Dndbbs source http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1s.zip
Dndbbs upgrade http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1u.zip

Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2018, 08:09:18 PM »
I can't even remember the last time I used a modem.

Offline Azathoth

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 32
  • Cthulhu Master
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2018, 08:20:52 PM »
There's still a market out there for modems (56K), multi-modem racks, and multi-port serial cards..

I actually ran one in a resource center awhile back..

Az.
Links to my MUD: (strictly 16-bit); AKA XP/Linux DOSemu:

Dndbbs executables http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1e.zip
Dndbbs source http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1s.zip
Dndbbs upgrade http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1u.zip

Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2018, 08:34:43 PM »
Maybe dosemu running DnDBBS will be the motivation you need to set up a Linux box.

Offline Azathoth

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 32
  • Cthulhu Master
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2018, 08:37:38 PM »
It won't -- I still have XP.
Links to my MUD: (strictly 16-bit); AKA XP/Linux DOSemu:

Dndbbs executables http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1e.zip
Dndbbs source http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1s.zip
Dndbbs upgrade http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1u.zip

Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2018, 08:52:24 PM »
Does XP run multiple copies of DnDBBS like dosemu can?


Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2018, 08:54:46 PM »
Can I run VBDOS on XP?

Offline Azathoth

  • Contributor
  • Posts: 32
  • Cthulhu Master
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #43 on: August 06, 2018, 08:58:43 PM »
Yes, VBdos will run in XP, and,

yes, multiple cmd.exe windows can run in XP if
dndbbs called with node on command line.
Links to my MUD: (strictly 16-bit); AKA XP/Linux DOSemu:

Dndbbs executables http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1e.zip
Dndbbs source http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1s.zip
Dndbbs upgrade http://www.filegate.net/pdn/pdnbasic/dnd50a1u.zip

Offline John

  • Forum Support / SB Dev
  • Posts: 2622
    • ScriptBasic Open Source Project
Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2018, 10:02:01 PM »
The way it looks to me is you're still running DnDBBS on non-supported OSs that may break with no way to resolve it. Time is your enemy.

For the little DOS / QBasic programming I do any more, dosemu is just another resource on my Linux development desktop.