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Offline John

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2018, 10:41:27 PM »
With XP, pressing F8 at boot time puts you into Safe Mode. Aka DOS Mode. I didn't think you could run DOS in XP Windows mode. I may be wrong.

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2018, 05:14:13 PM »
I'm not running XP mode in Windows, I am running XP itself with no problems.

And I run cmd.exe which is a DOS command box multiple times to get each node of dndbbs to talk to each other.

Az.

(that is : i didn't say i had a problem running it in XP -- it works quite well in XP)
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 05:24:39 PM by Azathoth »
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

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2018, 05:54:32 PM »
Curious, do you still have an active DnDBBS running where folks sign in using a modem?

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Windows XP SP2 will no longer install 16-bit programs: nothing happens when I double-click the relevant setup.exe file. Sometimes at close down I get a message saying "the Win 16 subsystem may be unstable". Iain Main

Windows XP is a 32-bit operating system and runs 16-bit programs via a bit of a bodge known as Windows NT Virtual DOS Machine support (NTVDM).
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 06:03:36 PM by John »

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2018, 06:05:31 PM »
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Curious, do you still have an active DnDBBS running where folks sign in using a modem?

YES! That's the point behind dndbbs!
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

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2018, 06:11:20 PM »
Thanks for the stroll of our past DOS days. And I thought people were accusing me of being nostalgic hanging on to Script BASIC.

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2018, 06:21:45 PM »
Assuming you've unpacked dndbbs in a root directory (c:\dndbbs50) and before we go any further,
please read Sysop.doc for install and usage information. Thanks, Az.

(for example, if you start dndbbs /3 it will access com3:)
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 07:43:50 PM by Azathoth »
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

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2018, 09:50:05 PM »
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if you start dndbbs /3 it will access com3

I don't have a modem but this is what showed up using dndbbs /1. (it said node 3 was already active ?)
« Last Edit: August 07, 2018, 10:00:35 PM by John »

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2018, 10:59:40 PM »
If you start dndbbs/1/lc it will load node 1 in local mode,

if you start dndbbs /1 without a modem it will show status-waiting because the modem init/reset will fail.
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

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2018, 01:28:33 PM »
Curious again.. How many users do you still have using your DnDBBS?

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2018, 05:29:50 PM »
Technically, mine is currently offline. I am waiting for permission to install a second line.

Az.

(dndbbs supports 64 ports and 127 nodes).
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 08:18:38 PM by Azathoth »
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 Azathoth

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2018, 08:41:40 PM »
What I find curious is that Linux DOSemu will run an MS-DOS program better than Windows 7+ will in a DOSbox!?

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

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #56 on: August 11, 2018, 09:50:03 PM »
The is no doubts in my mind that Linux and DOSemu is your best solution.

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2018, 08:15:42 PM »
I noticed in your splash screen of dndbbs at:

the ansi-no and share-no appear..

Could you try to run Share.exe??

Az.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2018, 08:19:28 PM by Azathoth »
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

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2018, 08:49:09 PM »
Seems to work.



Offline Azathoth

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Re: The DNDBBS Project
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2018, 08:52:16 PM »
Ok, thanks.
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