• Old DOS BBS Programs

    From Erich B.@1:103/705 to All on Sat Jun 11 15:22:23 2022
    Does anyone still use the old DOS BBS programs (doors and whatnot) anymore with Synchronet? Do they still even work properly?

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  • From Jay Harris@1:229/664.2 to Erich B. on Sat Jun 11 19:32:22 2022
    *** Quoting Erich B. from a message to All ***

    Does anyone still use the old DOS BBS programs (doors and whatnot)
    anymore with Synchronet? Do they still even work properly?

    I don't know about with Synchronet, but I'm using an old DOS BBS program (Telegard) with old DOS mail tossers (FastEcho) and they all still work, the door games still work as well.

    The trick is you have to use Windows 10 32-bit or an older version of
    Windows (or something else like DOSEMU if you're going to emulate it under Linux) as 64-bit versions of Windows don't support the old 16-bit
    executables.


    Jay

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  • From Erich B.@1:103/705 to Erich B. on Sat Jun 11 18:00:30 2022
    Did anyone ever chip in for those beerware ones that were out there?

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Jay Harris on Mon Jun 13 18:46:29 2022
    Re: Re: Old DOS BBS Programs
    By: Jay Harris to Erich B. on Sat Jun 11 2022 07:32 pm

    The trick is you have to use Windows 10 32-bit or an older version of Windows (or something else like DOSEMU if you're going to emulate it under Linux) as 64-bit versions of Windows don't support the old 16-bit executables.

    Just in case you weren't aware:
    http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/ntvdmx64.html
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