According to reports, Mr. Bowers built this program by modifying the BASIC source for Ivory BBS. Like the 648x line, it seems Ivory had many admirers who thought it was the foundation for something better.
Below you can see a faintly familiar waiting for call screen:
648x W.F.C. screen? Or an AABBS reflection?
A *real* configuration program.
The Electro-Com default main menu.
Computer : Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode Video : 40 Columns Drives : Commodore, limited CMD (no parts, no subdirs) Modems : 1670, Hayes, 300-1200 Input : Keyboard Output : Screen, and printer for logs RAM use : N/A Special :
Pgm Struct : Single program Menu Struct : Mostly modular, hotkey system Translation : PETSKI, ASCII Access : 8 levels, very limited configurations Handle/ID : Handles allowed, users listed by id User info : Handle, password, access, credits User Logs : Calls and xfers to disk or printer Calls/Time : Calls by access, time hard coded, idle timer built in Network : N/A Customizing : Not easily done Programs : Compiled BASIC, not customizable Displays : Some SEQ files, menus. Commands : No Areas : Mostly a modular system E-mail : At logon or from main menu Messages : Separate menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : N/A Programs : N/A Text : See "Text Libraries" User Cmds : Stats only from main menu SysOp : From waiting for call only Voting : From main menu News : At logon Help : See "Text Libraries" Other :
Offline : Menu maker, configuration and setup editor Online : Chat, access, stats Remote : View logs, some integrated functions On-L Display: Nada W.F.C. Utils: File editors, terminal, log viewers Chatting : From a valid prompt User : Complete editors Msg Bases : Offline creators only Transfers : Open system Programs : N/A Network : N/A Drives : DOS access from transfers menu Terminal : Xfer terminal available
Structure : Short message at logon Header : No set header Weeding : N/A Display : At logon or on command
Structure : Linear style, unlinked Bases : Named bases, listed by number Limits : Post limit : Enforced by system Reading : By number, or new Headers : Name, date, subject Format : Text or upper/lower color/graphics Writing : As new post only, no replies Anonymous : Supported Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Return on a blank line brings menu Editing : Rewrite lines only Formatting : Wierd pseudo-word wrap (line wrap?) supported Graphics : Uppercase and color/graphics, no cursor movements
Bases : Open directory system Storage : As open files on the transfer drive Limits : Limits enforced by SysOp Credits : Ratio system implemented, ratio set per user Protocols : Punter (multi), and Xmodem Headers : Filename, blocks, type, transfer time Selection : By name Listing : Directories or program searcher Network : N/A Other :
Structure : As "Information" files listable off main menu Storage : As standard SEQ files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : At logon, or from main menu Sending : By name, from main menu only Receiving : At logon only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : N/A Programs : N/A Network : N/A Other :
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