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    I have been dowloading every BBS software package I can find and trying to run on my TRS-80 Model 4. I tried Zeta and the others mostly under LS-DOS. I tried a couple under LDOS. I can't get any of them to run.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a BBS that I can play with and run on the Model 4? I would really like it to run under LS-DOS or LDOS.

    Thanks!

    Kurt
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    If you include CP/M, that opens the number of software packages up quite a bit.

    You might also check http://software.bbsdocumentary.com if you haven't already.

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    I ran a Tandy Trader BBS back in the day under LDOS on a model 4. TTBBS is in the archives of the BBS Documentary as far as I can tell. If you want something really customizable, grab a copy of the Greene Machine and play with it, but you'll need NewDOS as far as I recall for it to work properly. As I recall both of these were early freeware/open-source before open-source was even a 'thing.' The Greene Machine is listed as being public domain at the BBS Documentary's downloads page.

    Neither of these is a simple plug-and-play install and operate kind of thing; you'll need to do a fair bit of work to get either one up and running.

    There is a whole list at http://software.bbsdocumentary.com/TANDY/TRS-80/
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    Hi Kurt, most people who ran BBSs modified the programs somewhat to make them run at all or customise them for their own application. It would be very hard to find a ready to run BBS app for a M3 or 4 which worked out of the box without some amount of tinkering.

    I would start by looking at the 80micro 1984 series BBS Express which contains a complete listing for a BBS system over many months which has good descriptions about each module so as to be easy to customise.

    I read the articles at the time and learned a fair but though I never ran a BBS.

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    PBBS is one I have run across recently that was easy to set up.

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    the towne crier bbs was pretty easy to configure on a model 3, probably need to be changed around to run on a model 4 mode though.

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