I must say, this program caught me completely off guard. Going by its name, I guess it would be an op-code based system similar to UES, or Zelch 128. After perusing the configurator, I quickly discovered otherwise, finding it flexible only in the meager sense that Zelch 64 might be considered so. Moreover, it is an ASCII-only system with a weak message editor. I was quickly unimpressed. However, this is where the discovery truely began.
BBSCS Loader Screen.
BBSCS Waiting For Call Screen
BBSCS Main Menu (well, part of it)
I initially had a lot of trouble getting this program to run, either on my C128D or in the emulator. However, I found the documentation was written well enough to make the determination of these facts very easy to discern.
Computer : Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode Video : 40 Columns Drives : CBM, limited CMD (no parts., no subdirs) Modems : 1650, 1670, RS232, Hayes (300-1200) Input : Keyboard Output : Screen, printer RAM use : N/A Special :
Pgm Struct : Single large program Menu Struct : Single menu, hotkey, definable keys Translation : ASCII only Access : Progressive numeric access levels, somewhat definable Handle/ID : Handles allowed, users listed by ID User info : Name, access, phone, last call, etc. User Logs : Name, time/date Calls/Time : No call limit, time limit definable to each level Network : N/A Customizing : Not terribly Programs : Compiled BASIC, not changable Displays : Some displays are SEQ files Commands : Command keys are definable Areas : Single-menu structure E-mail : Send from main menu Messages : Main menu Transfers : Seperate menu Network : N/A Programs : N/A Text : Main menu User Cmds : Main menu SysOp : Main menu Voting : Main menu, integrated with message bases News : Main menu Help : N/A Other :
Offline : Configurator, cleanup tools, customizing tools Online : Chat, logoff, auto-sysop mode, printer toggle, terminal?! Remote : User editor, validate disk, time/date, integrated functions On-L Display: User's name, time/date W.F.C. Utils: Same as online Chatting : From any prompt User : Full editor provided Msg Bases : Offline configurator, numerous integrated functions Transfers : Offline configurator, numerous integrated functions Programs : N/A Network : N/A Drives : Full CBM-DOS prompt available Terminal : No terminal
Structure : Single opening bulletin Header : No set header Weeding : By SysOp Display : At logon
Structure : Linear style, unlinked Bases : Named bases, listed by number Limits : Enforced by System : Message limit definable per each base. Reading : Individual and scanning, mail reading Headers : To, From, subject, date Format : Text and certain sysop codes Writing : As new posts, or as new posts with reply subjects Anonymous : Not allowed Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Hitting return on blank line gives editor Editing : Insert, delete, rewrite, search/replace Formatting : Word wrap Graphics : Not supported
Bases : Named bases (same as message bases), listed by number Storage : Filenames with base prefixes. Files include header data. Limits : Enforced by SysOp Credits : No credit system Protocols : Xmodem, punter, ascii Headers : Filename, size, date, type, number, comment Selection : By filename Listing : Directories only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Named bases (same as message bases) listed by number Storage : As standard SEQ files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Integrated into message base system Sending : From main menu, by posting a private message Receiving : From main menu, on demand Network : N/A Other :
Structure : N/A Programs : N/A Network : N/A Other :
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