A 80' Apple II BBS

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A 80's Apple II BBS is on air:

a80sappleiibbs.ddns.net:6502

The BBS is running on a real Apple IIe with a Doudisk. The Software is GBBS Pro V1.2.

The goal is to have a BBS in the style of the 80's.

Enjoy!

Thanks a lot to Skipper1947 and CWJ_Wiko for their help!

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Re: A 80' Apple II BBS

I dialed in:

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Thanks! Very nice pic!
Enjoy the board!

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Cool! Just saw your post. I will check it out today.

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Thanks for Logon and your Bulletin!

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Added the first VisiCalc sheet from the book "Doing Business With VisiCalc" in the download section of the BBS.

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Added more VisiCalc sheets for download - also a calculating recipes book Smile

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A+ for markteing Wink

Connected the other night briefly, looking good:

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Thanks a lot!

I started six days ago and will keep moving on to modify and add things - makes a lot of fun!

You are welcome to make an account at A 80's Apple II BBS.

Congrats to this very good article about Dura-Europos BBS!

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Added a VisiCalc sheet to downloads.

With that you can compare the value and the forecast of a house or an apartment you want to buy to other objects.

Explanation of the sheet and how to use it you will find in Bulletin #40.

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A 80's Apple II BBS News:

Added a Timemaster II H.O. to the BBS - now it is running with real time.

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A 80's Apple II BBS - Topical Topics - where to find them:

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Is the BBS still running? I have been trying to connect now for about a week and have not been able to. Tried with Syncterm and my Apple IIc Plus and a Wifi232 modem.

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Yes it is running.

But please excuse the discomfort!

I had problems with a client that should start tcpser when it stopped working. The client starts tcpser but sometimes with a long delay.

At the moment I'm on vacation - will be back at the beginning of the next week. From here I check the BBS with my IPhone and I saw that tcpser was down and then started again.

Excuse the trouble - all this makes me very uncomfortable - A 80's Apple II will run without breaks next week again perfectly all right!

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Cool thanx for the reply - I look forward to logging on with my Apple IIc.

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I'm back from holiday - solved the problem.

The BBS is running perfectly all right.

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Tested the Disktransfer with two Hayes Micromodem II from the disk:

Visicorp_Apple_II_disk_utilities_for_internal_use_only - wrote Bulletin #116 about on A 80's Apple II BBS.

https://archive.org/details/Visicorp_Apple_II_disk_utilities_for_internal_use_only

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A 80's Apple II BBS is now running for two month's. In that time we got more than 550 calls and our member's wrote more than 130 bulletins!

Thank you for making such a great Apple II BBS!

Therefore the BBS is running on a real Apple II with real 5.25 disks we had to archive the first decade of bulletins.

Top Topics on the bulletin board can always be found in system news - just press "$" from the main menu.

Here is a short overview:

Top Topics on A 80’s Apple II BBS at Bulletin #:

Host a BBS with WiFi232?
Starting at Bulletin #15 f.

Paul Rickards, maker of the WiFi232, on „host a BBS with the WiFi232“
Bulletins #23 #36

Will WiFi232 production be stopped - article in Juiced.GS?
Starting at Bulletin #26 f., #40

French law to disconnect
Starting at Bulletin #37 f.

Visicorp Apple II Disk Utilities for internal use only
Bulletin #57

WiFi232 production
WiFi232 host a BBS
Telnet with just a serial cable
Starting at Bulletin #58 f.

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Article now in the General Files Menu:

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That's a nice DuoDisk stack there. I was running my old board (in 2014) with 2xDisk IIs and a DuoDisk. Next step, a hard drive maybe?

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CWJ_Wilko wrote:

Next step, a hard drive maybe?

Nah, it's gotta be a 3rd DuoDisk. Tongue

Btw I am reading Hartmut Esslinger's Keep it Simple, his book on frogdesign's work for Apple in the 80s. If anyone now reading this Apple II forum hasn't seen/read this book-- do it! It provides a really fascinating look into Apple of the early 80s and why the Apple IIc and Apple IIgs look the way they do compared to the earlier Apple models and the early Macintosh.

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Oh well, I'm searching for a nice hard drive! If someone wants to sell one please let me know (I search for an Apple ProFile or similar)!

But I don't want to run the BBS from a hard drive. This special old school style with the real disks is great. That's how the most boards were running in the 80's. So I think I'll not change that. Of course I have to archive often the Bulletin Board, but that's ok.

No, a third DuoDisk is not possible because GBBS Pro V1.2 can't handle that ... but that would be cool!

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Top Bulletins!

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The War Games Game begins!

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