Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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Bloodrock
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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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i tried the ico1 and get GALIREC.TXT missing thou it is in the bbsv6 folder i did try doing a wgserv but that failed.
wasn't this all tested b4 a release???? with the ico2 i copied all files to the bbsv6 folder and it install successfuly

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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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Bloodrock wrote:
> wasn't this all tested b4 a release???? with the ico2 i copied all files to
> the bbsv6 folder and it install successfuly

How did you get ICO2 working? I've tried a bunch of things today without any luck... Please post instructions; I REALLY want to get this working!!!

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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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Bloodrock wrote:
> i tried the ico1 and get GALIREC.TXT missing thou it is in the bbsv6 folder
> i did try doing a wgserv but that failed.
> wasn't this all tested b4 a release???? with the ico2 i copied all files to
> the bbsv6 folder and it install successfuly

You can copy it, but it won't work. It requires GALME, which wasn't introduced until WG2.
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Alan
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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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Questman wrote:
> You can copy it, but it won't work. It requires GALME, which wasn't introduced until
> WG2.

Are you sure? I'm copying Major BBS TCP from a working BBSV6 directory in this other VM and it works there? I just want to move it over to the Free Edition for telnet access.

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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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@Bloodrock: Please read previous posts re: ICO2. Can you remove those two GPs? It makes the thread hard to read.

@Alan: Actually, I'm not sure where the Piper installer is going wrong. It MAY be looking for a particular disk drive (e.g., A:), because PIPER is there.

Look at the DOSAPPS folder which has DOSAPPS.ZIP and DRIVERS.ZIP.

You may have to unzip the GALICO1.ZIP I gave you to a folder... say C:\TEMP\GALICO... and then "subst" it to A: if you don't actually have a disk drive (for example SUBST A: C:\TEMP\GALICO )

But the stuff is in there.
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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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Alan wrote:
> Questman wrote:
> > You can copy it, but it won't work. It requires GALME, which wasn't introduced
> until
> > WG2.
>
> Are you sure? I'm copying Major BBS TCP from a working BBSV6 directory in this other
> VM and it works there? I just want to move it over to the Free Edition for telnet
> access.

I was replying to Bloodrock who came late to the discussion but didn't read the discussion about ICO v2 requiring GALME.

As for Major TCP/IP from Vircom, no, you cannot just copy it because it is keyed to the registration number of your other BBS, and won't function with the free version's registration number. ICO v1 WILL work, however.
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Alan
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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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OK, I will try that and report back. Any chance you could just put the Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition in a VM that would already have this part sorted out? I don't mind work but this ICO part is tough!

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Re: Major BBS v6.25 Free Edition

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i would guess the ico1 you may need to create a disk image ? to do as questman suggests????

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