As you can see from the screen shots, I had an awful time making this puppy work. This is suprising, since the setup is straightforward, the docs are complete, and the system even has a "no modem" option for testing. Even given that, I had problems. This also goes for 6.8, which did not come with documentation.
Still, the docs for 6.4 helped to fill out the Facts, and at one point I must have been able to get into the system (investigation was done almost a year before this writing), so we'll skip my impressions and commentary and just get to the nitty-gritty.
Computer : C64 or C128 in 64 mode Video : 40 columns Drives : CBM, cmd partitions, but no subdirs Modems : 300-2400, hayes, 1670, new 1670, NO modem Input : Keyboard Output : Screen or Printer RAM use : REU drive supported Special : 1581 partitions supported
Pgm Struct : Numerous stand-alone programs Menu Struct : Mostly single menu/word entry system Translation : ASCII only Access : 3 levels hard coded, some flags for xfer/msg bases Handle/ID : Handles supported User info : Handle, password, access User Logs : Included Calls/Time : Hard coded per access Network : N/A Customizing : Not very Programs : Compiled BASIC, not changable Displays : As SEQ files Commands : Hard coded Areas : E-mail : Part of message bases Messages : From main menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : N/A Programs : From main menu Text : Separate menu User Cmds : N/A SysOp : Separate menu Voting : N/A News : N/A Help : N/A Other :
Offline : Configurator Online : Access, logoff, chat, time, sysop Remote : User, Msg/Xfer bases, Copier, DOS, SEQ files On-L Display: Handle/Baud in a window W.F.C. Utils: Terminal, DOS Chatting : From prompts User : Online utilities Msg Bases : Setup, online editor Transfers : Setup, online editor Programs : N/A Network : N/A Drives : DOS, line sys drives editor Terminal : No ASCII, Upload, Download
Structure : N/A Header : N/A Weeding : N/A Display : N/A
Structure : Unstructured threaded system Bases : 7 Catagories in 8 bases, with only 1 base having catagories Limits : Message limits : Enforced by system Reading : Scanning, tracing Headers : From, To, Subject, Date, Catagory Format : Text Writing : As new, replies, auto-replies Anonymous : no Network : N/A Other : Message editing, SysOp Sigs
Structure : Line editor Commands : Menu Editing : Search/Replace, edit, insert, delete Formatting : No word wrap, no multi-lines (coded) Graphics : Nope
Bases : 0-10 directories, open directory style Storage : Directory list files Limits : N/A Credits : N/A Protocols : Xmodem, Xmodem 1K, Ymodem, Punter Headers : Size, name, descriptions Selection : By name Listing : Directory list only Network : Other : Arc contents!
Structure : Numbered/named list of files Storage : As SEQ files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : As private messages in message bases Sending : From main menu Receiving : By scanning message bases, or at logon scanning Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Selections from main menu Programs : Seperate stand-alone Network : N/A Other :
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