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icbrkr
October 4th, 2014, 02:03 PM
Some BBS Spam..seems fitting here, but if not, let me know.

Particles! BBS
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http://www.particles.org, telnet://particlesbbs.dyndns.org:6400, telnet://particlesbbs.hopto.org:6400

Been around since 1992... which is like, an eternity in computer-time.

What Is It?
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It's a BBS running Centipede on a Commodore 128D with message bases dedicated to old computer goodness.

Also:

[+] 1000s of files for the Commodore 64, Vic-20, 128, Plus/4, CP/M and GEOS
[+] Over 90 file areas so far, still adding more
[+] 60+ online games (Empire, Nuke'Em, tons more)
[+] Lots of message bases

Runs PETSCII, ANSI, ASCII, 40 columns, 80 columns so connect with whatever you want.

Speaking of connecting, connect from the website at http://www.particles.org if you don't have a terminal.

Useless Hardware Info:
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Running on a Commodore 128D w/640K of RAM (which is enough for anyone)
Ports open at 38,400 so it flies. Ever seen an 8-bit transfer at 38.4K? Holy crap.
This is done with the magic of a Swiftlink RS232 adapter.
Punter, Multipunter, Ymodem, Xmodem xfers. Find one you like.
4GB CMD SCSI drive running off a Compact Flash card using a SCSI to CF adapter. Fast. For 8-bit.


You can find us at Facebook also as http://www.facebook.com/particlesbbs

Rick Ethridge
October 4th, 2014, 07:40 PM
It's not spam! Thanks for the "plug"!

icbrkr
October 5th, 2014, 02:18 PM
It's not spam! Thanks for the "plug"!

Cool, thanks :) You never know and I'd rather not fall into the 'spammer' group.

icbrkr
October 26th, 2015, 02:41 PM
Been awhile so bringing this to the top.

A lot has changed over the last year. We've expanded to having a large Plus/4 (NTSC and PAL) section, 1000s of online text files, 1000s of GEOS files, an expanding CP/M section and more.

Of course, we support all machines.

We've also created a Retro Usenet section so you can read messages like it's 1984 (currently)!.

madMatador78
October 27th, 2015, 06:03 AM
This is cool! I would so like to try this. Can someone educate a total noob? What all would I need to get on this with my vic-20?

SomeGuy
October 27th, 2015, 06:20 AM
You can find us at Facebook also as http://www.facebook.com/particlesbbs
A BBS that promotes Farcebook? It's official, those social media links are EVERYWHERE. :)

NeXT
October 27th, 2015, 07:01 AM
Drat. No in-dial.

icbrkr
October 30th, 2015, 04:54 PM
This is cool! I would so like to try this. Can someone educate a total noob? What all would I need to get on this with my vic-20?

You'd need a nullmodem hooked to your Vic 20 and software on the PC side to act as your modem... https://1200baud.wordpress.com/ might help you out.

The big problem is the 22 column screen. I have a test mode for 22 columns, but the board normally runs in 40-80 columns.