EBBS 128 does not follow the grand tradition of all Commodore 128 BBS programs in being a rather large departure from the C64 version. Instead, Mike Pugleise chose to produce a program rather close to the original. This is not to say that there are not some very notable improvements: color/graphics being an obvious upgrade, the advantages of the C128's 80 column screen being another. The online games ability is both a blessing and a curse, being seperate programs that are small BBSs in themselves, and which require a reload of the BBS program to restore the user. If EBBS 128 stands above its peers in any area, it might be the Transfers area, where a fantastic selection of protocols has been implemented, and a large amount of information is saved for each file.
EBBS's Editor Screen.
EBBS Waiting For Call Screen
Computer : Commodore 128 in 128 mode Video : 80 Columns only Drives : CBM, limited CMD (limited parts., no subdirs) Modems : 1670, Hayes (300-1200) Input : Keyboard Output : Screen mostly. File printing available. RAM use : N/A Special :
Pgm Struct : Single program Menu Struct : Hard coded, semi-modular, hotkey Translation : ASCII/ANSI and C= Color/Graphics Access : Binary coded access levels, somewhat definable Handle/ID : Handles not allowed, users listed by ID User info : Name, access, phone, last call, xfers, posts, computer, etc. User Logs : Name, time/date, city Calls/Time : No call limit, time limit identical for all levels Network : Single network message base Customizing : Not terribly Programs : Compiled BASIC, not changable Displays : Some displays are SEQ files Commands : Not changable Areas : Semi-modular menu structure E-mail : Send from main menu Messages : Separate menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : Hard coded? Programs : Separate menu Text : Separate menu User Cmds : From main menu SysOp : Separate menu Voting : N/A News : From main menu Help : N/A Other :
Offline : Configurator only Online : Chat, logoff Remote : Full user/file editors, drive access, local has file copier, terminal On-L Display: User's name, ID, town, phone, date in a window W.F.C. Utils: Same as remote Chatting : From any prompt User : Full editor provided Msg Bases : Offline configurator, some integrated functions Transfers : Offline configurator, directory editor, drive access Programs : Offline configurator, some integrated functions Network : Hard coded? Drives : Full CBM-DOS command abilities Terminal : Auto-dial, xfers, disk cmds, ascii & graphics
Structure : Single opening bulletin Header : No set header Weeding : By SysOp Display : At logon
Structure : Linear style, mostly unlinked (can view "reference" message) Bases : 10 Named bases, listed by number Limits : Message limits definable per base : Reading : Individual and local new Headers : To, From, subject, date/time Format : Text and color/graphics Writing : As new posts, or as new posts with reply subjects Anonymous : Not allowed Network : Yes, for a single special message base Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Hitting return on blank line gives editor Editing : Insert, delete, rewrite, search/replace Formatting : Word wrap Graphics : Fully supported
Bases : 15 Named bases, listed by number Storage : In directory files, with unmarked filenames Limits : Enforced by SysOp Credits : Ratio system Protocols : Xmodem, Xmodem CRC, Xmodem 1k, Punter, Ymodem Headers : Filename, size, date, type, number, computer, description Selection : By number Listing : Directories, transfer log, and new uploads Network : N/A Other :
Structure : List of named text files Storage : As standard SEQ files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : From main menu, and integrated functions Sending : From main menu, or from message reading Receiving : At logon only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Single list of online games/doors Programs : External programs, no interaction with BBS Network : N/A Other :
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