WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

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Alan
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Alan »

I would like a free registration of The World Group 3 but Questman says I need The World Group 2 to run Infinity Complex (maybe) and it doesn't run on The World Group 3?

I have no problem paying for something to just make this work. Do you have a copy of The Major BBS and Major BBS TCP you might want to sell? If you do I'm your buyer!!!

daniel_spain
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by daniel_spain »

Alan wrote:
> Hey y'all I would like to purchase a LEGITIMATE copy of Major BBS and Major
> BBS TCP. The disks, manuals and boxes would be nice but are not required. I
> do require that you prove the BBS is working with Major BBS TCP and you
> must be willing to allow Duckula to verify your serial number is legitimate
> before any money changes hands.
>
> My goal is to purchase Infinity Complex and setup a BBS for myself and my
> friends to enjoy. We spent hours playing it on local BBS's and would like
> to re-live those memories. I would not restrict the general people from the
> internet from using the BBS as long as they were respectful but I'm not
> really looking to run a BBS as much as I am having our own place to enjoy
> this game.
>
> Also thanks everbody who has sent me messages about the other sources of
> Major BBS. Understand that the one source does not support Infinity Complex
> and the others are NOT legitimite. I also don't want to buy a serial server
> and connect serial ports up to a dedicated computer just to use it with the
> internet.I need a LEGITIMATE copy of Major BBS and Major BBS TCP (for
> internet access) to be able to purchase Infinity Complex.
>
> Finally I want to say I'm very appreciative of Duckula giving away free
> copies of the software he's invested his own money in but I've tried to get
> both of the Free Editions working with ICO and neither will work for me.
> I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or not and I have used a DOS
> packet driver successfully before but I just want to get this going.
>
> I'll gladly pay some money for something you may have laying around unused.
> So if you have a copy laying around and collecting dust PLEASE reply to
> this post or send me a message and we'll work out the details.
>
> Thanks and have a great day!

its free no need to purchase... at least to my understanding.
as for TCP i can not only get it working i can debug in some
case.

long story short.....

Sysop comes to me 6 months ago with TCP issues on WG2. well as luck would have it i have the extended source to WG2 which included ICO2.
so we go through the motions of getting it working then applying some "custom" things he wanted to it which required it be recompiled.
well during this i found alot of things we had to work around, this bug here that bug there and today his bbs is online working great
and powered by the GCOMM ico... now i cant just send you the files because ico 2 as stated earlier uses GME and not only that major bbs wont
load addons compiled with bc 4.5 and since i do not have the source to ico1 and cannot fix it for you that way we can go step by step.
Now, do you have a GALGSBL.DLL you can send me? i only request it because to get it working i would need a valid install and if i use mine
when i send you the zip and you replace with yours you will get a license violation crash. it can even be a default install 2 line license and you can
upgrade the license later. (i have a 256 channel server license) so its not to try and "acquire" your license just wanna get you online.

daniel_spain
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by daniel_spain »

Alan wrote:
> Thanks and I might be interested but I'm not really familar with the world
> group. I'd really like to get the Major BBS Free Edition working with the
> internet. Is there any plans to make a Free Edition of the world group 2
> and if a purchase Infinity Complex from elywnor.com would it work on the
> world group 2?

unless duckula is against it for some reason use your same GALGSBL in a worldgroup 2
install. that is what i do. and by doing that you can utilize ico2 which is actually better
anyway.

Questman
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Questman »

Dan - he's referring to Vircom Major TCP/IP when he keeps saying Major BBS TCP

Alan
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Alan »

Yes, Virecom Major BBS TCP as Questman says. Sorry its a lot of stuff to keep up with and a bit confusing there are 2 network packages for Major BBS. I just wish the ICO would work or Virecom could be used with The Major BBS Free Edition LOL!

I'm willing to try World Group 2 with Infinity Complex and ICO if that is permitted can you post a link to get it?

Thanks!

Kracken
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Kracken »

Alan wrote:
> Yes, Virecom Major BBS TCP as Questman says. Sorry its a lot of stuff to
> keep up with and a bit confusing there are 2 network packages for Major
> BBS. I just wish the ICO would work or Virecom could be used with The Major
> BBS Free Edition LOL!
>
> I'm willing to try World Group 2 with Infinity Complex and ICO if that is
> permitted can you post a link to get it?
>
> Thanks!

There's a Elwynor demo here: http://www.elwynor.com/elwynorwiki/display/elwynor/MUDGames#MUDGames-InFiNiTyCoMpLeX
This version is marked for the 6.x line of Majorbbs.
I just briefly tested it on both 6.x and WG2 and it *seems* to be working just fine (navigation, grabbing items, spanish inquisitor npc moving and talking, etc.)
It's a 14-days demo, that's plenty of time to test it from A to Z.
PS: One hiccup, I was stuck in the "Boring Room" on my BBSV6 copy, but maybe it's just me not knowing the game enough.

Alan
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Alan »

Thanks kracken I have Infinity Complex from elywnor but I need the World Group 2 that Daniel is referring to. He says it will work with ICO until The Major BBS Free Edition problems get worked our or maybe this new Major BBS 10 will do it I dunno. The part thats killing me is I have this all running on something else I was sent but before I knew about that situation. I just want to get it working legit and everything without getting grief for it. It's been like 24 hours of trying stuff and our other thread where bloodrock and I were trying to figure something out got locked then the new thread I created this morning to try to figure out how to ICO on the new release of The Major BBS Free Edition disappears. It's like everything is against me LOL!!!!

Questman
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Questman »

Patience. Worldgroup 2, if Infinity Complex plays well on it, would be great for you. The ICO v2 is MUCH better than ICO v1.

Duckula said in the other thread that he's readying a Worldgroup 2 free edition. Once that is released, use that.

Alan
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Alan »

Can do! Is the Major BBS just gone? I don't mind paying something to get the Virecom networking and everything if that works. If it has to be World Group then I guess thats what it is but Major BBS is what we're all used to. You know this sight isn't named worldgroup.com :) I never really used a World Group before and it looked like something that came around after the net. Didn't use bbses much after 94 and I guess I regret that.

Would still like to buy a Major BBS with Virecom is anybody has one to sell!!

Questman
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Re: WTB: Major BBS v6.25 and Major BBS TCP

Post by Questman »

Vircom doesn't sell new licenses, unfortunately.

Worldgroup and The Major BBS are the same thing

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