Messenger Software is Jerry Balk and Joe Hess. Like many BBS programmers, this is likely their greatest and only business accomplishment.
64 Messenger is another BBS program near and dear to me due to the fact that I ran it briefly during my trials with Zelch 64. It has a nice selection of modifyable options and text files, a remote SysOp menu, and it's about as stable as they come.
It suffers, however, from being fairly badly written. The program suffers from frequent bouts with garbage collection, memory constraints, and no support for PETSCII. The programmers did fit all that they could into the program however, and managed to make it as tight and workable as they could.
This was the only grab I could get from this program.
You may also want to check out the docs for this program.
Computer : Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode Video : 40 columns Drives : Standard CBM, limited CMD (no parts, no subdirs) Modems : 1650 only Input : Keyboard Output : Screen or printer RAM use : N/A Special :
Pgm Struct : Single program Menu Struct : Hotkey, fairly modular menu structure Translation : ASCII only Access : 9 levels, fairly well definable Handle/ID : Handles not allowed, users listed by ID User info : Name, password, access, last call, mail, up/downloads User Logs : Name, time Calls/Time : No call limit, time limit identical per access, idle Network : N/A Customizing : Somewhat Programs : Compiled BASIC, not changable Displays : Menus and text files are changable, standard SEQ Commands : Hard coded, not changable Areas : Fairly modular system E-mail : Separate menu Messages : Separate menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : N/A Programs : N/A Text : Separate menu User Cmds : From main menu SysOp : Separate menu Voting : N/A News : From main menu Help : Integrated with the several menus Other :
Offline : System editor/configurator Online : User access, chat Remote : Limited drive access; full user/file editors On-L Display: Only when a menu is viewed W.F.C. Utils: Terminal program, local logon, some system flags Chatting : From any prompt User : Full user editor provided Msg Bases : Integrated functions, offline configurator Transfers : Some file access, offline setup Programs : N/A Network : N/A Drives : Limited functions only (scratching, validating) Terminal : Simple transfer terminal, ASCII
Structure : Single bulletin file Header : No set header Weeding : By SysOp only Display : At logon, or on demand
Structure : Linear style, unlinked Bases : Named bases, listed by number Limits : Message limits apply to entire base : Weeding by SysOp Reading : By number Headers : To, from, subject, date Format : Text only Writing : New posts only, replies are new posts Anonymous : Not allowed Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Hitting return on blank line gives menu Editing : Rewriting lines Formatting : No formatting supported, lines are numbered Graphics : Not supported
Bases : Open directory style Storage : As unmarked files Limits : Enforced by SysOp only Credits : No credit system Protocols : Punter only Headers : Name, blocks, type Selection : By name Listing : Directories only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Numbered list of files Storage : As simple SEQ files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Separate menu off the main menu Sending : From message reads, or email menu, or email replies Receiving : At logon, or on demand Network : N/A Other :
Structure : N/A Programs : N/A Network : N/A Other :
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