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Milton
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Galacticomm BBS Support Messages

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Since all assets have been bought, any chance of importing Old Galacticomm support messages from their BBS from the 1990's?
Found a phone # from archive text file I made years with Gcomm's Dial-up BBS - 583-7808.

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Milton wrote:
> Since all assets have been bought, any chance of importing Old Galacticomm
> support messages from their BBS from the 1990's?
> Found a phone # from archive text file I made years with Gcomm's Dial-up
> BBS - 583-7808.

they didnt acquire the original bbs from the gcomm office just the assets the bank had
on "lien" so source codes, etc..... whatever was in "the box"

Questman
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Re: Galacticomm BBS Support Messages

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We actually DO have backups of the support system.

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Questman wrote:
> We actually DO have backups of the support system.

well i'll be. thats actually pretty sweet.

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Indeed, there is a backup somehwere of the original galacticomm demo bbs and when things settle down a bit I will look into resurrecting them for historical purposes.
-- Duckula (Site admin / owner )

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Duckula wrote:
> Indeed, there is a backup somehwere of the original galacticomm demo bbs
> and when things settle down a bit I will look into resurrecting them for
> historical purposes.

<kicks myself in the a$$> i actually had a copy but it was for version 6.0 and was loaded with all sorts of cool stuff.
left it in maryland...... it was a zipped up drive of the demo/support galacticomm bbs for ver 6.0 with full development
codes for everything. (ok so i cheated and converted my galgsbl.dll to 256 using register.exe) but man it had some
cool stuff in there. using bbsbtr.c i was able to more understand what the btrieve calls were since we had no dev docs anymore.
Rick actually has that archive just not sure if he knows what it is. for someone who messed around with gcomm software for years
it was a big time for me to see all that cool stuff.

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I have it, know what it is, and have all the dev docs to boot :)

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Questman wrote:
> I have it, know what it is, and have all the dev docs to boot :)

my initial game engine used btrieve and i used the bbsbtr.c and bbsstf.h to figure out the query calls.
plus Major Database source was there and really helped me out.

OFF TOPIC: for this majormud thing there was a sample source floating around galctx maybe? it
showed how to do full screen data editing using FSE. gonna need that to mimic the major mud
character creation. only other game i recall that used it was the rose.

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Re: Galacticomm BBS Support Messages

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Oh, yep. Next email remind me :)

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