The C*Base waiting for call screen.
If you've been reading my BBS pages, you know I attribute many programs to certain influences, and gauge their quality in light of how high they strove. Well, the author of C*Base chose C-Net to mimic, and did a FANTASTIC job. **
** Well, this is not quite correct. The author emailed me later and explained that CMBBS and Color 64 were the original influences, but that numerous C-Net users pestered him into adding certain features. He pointed out that the system is compiled BASIC, like CMBBS.
The C*Base waiting for call screen.
If there are any negatives to this program, it would be the one way in which the author did NOT copy C-Net, and that's in the structure of the message bases. However, this is easily forgivable considering all other features.
C*Base has a web site here.
Computer : Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode Video : 40 columns, with online 80 column formatting support Drives : All CBM, full CMD (partitions, and subdirs) Modems : 1670 (new and old), Avatex, Swiftlink (300-9600) Input : Keyboard Output : Screen or printer optionally RAM use : Unknown Special :
Pgm Struct : Numerous, large, self-sufficient programs. Menu Struct : Word entry system from highly modular menus Translation : ASCII, PETSCII Access : 14 levels, highly definable, SubOps Handle/ID : "Alias"s allowed, users listed by ID; w/alias graphics! User info : Name, last call, phone, access, birthday, computer, etc. User Logs : Name, date, uploads/downloads, posts Calls/Time : Call, time limits differ by access levels Network : The configurator hints at some sort of proprietary system Customizing : Highly Programs : Compiled BASIC, but offline string editor provided Displays : Menus and displays are SEQ files, modifiable Commands : Mostly hard coded. Areas : Highly modular system E-mail : Separate menu Messages : Separate menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : Unknown, but some of it is definitely integrated Programs : Separate menu Text : Separate menu User Cmds : From main & email menus SysOp : Separate menu, and integrated functions Voting : N/A News : At logon, and main menu Help : File off main menu Other :
Offline : Full configurator, no editors Online : Access editor, chat, mostly unknown Remote : Full drive support, file editors, user editor On-L Display: Flashing window w/ ID, handle, phone, access, blocks W.F.C. Utils: Terminal, numerous quick logons, mail, logs Chatting : From any prompt User : Editor available; also call-back validations Msg Bases : Offline configurator for bases, integrated SubOp support Transfers : Offline configurator for bases, integrated SubOp support Programs : Configurator offline only Network : No clue, havn't seen it-- think it exists Drives : Complete drive support Terminal : Two programs, one is full featured. Other is quick.
Structure : As a file readble at logon Header : None set Weeding : By SysOp Display : At logon, or on demand
Structure : Linear, unthreaded system Bases : Named bases, listed by number Limits : Message limits per base : Enforced during auto-maintenance Reading : Forward reading only? Headers : Name, city, date, time, subject Format : Text, or color text Writing : As new posts only Anonymous : Allowed with access Network : Assumed support Other :
Structure : AMAZING Line editor Commands : Period in first column and/or Control-key Editing : Search/replace, rewriting, insert, delete, justify, etc. Formatting : Word wrap, macros, MCI codes for special functions Graphics : Full color/graphics, cursors, macros, alias support
Bases : Named bases, listed by number Storage : Directory files for each bases Limits : Enforced by SysOp/SubOp only Credits : Credit ratio system based on posts/uploads implemented Protocols : Punter (multi), Xmodem Headers : Name, blocks, type, date Selection : By number Listing : Directories, new listings, about files Network : Not supported (I presume) Other :
Structure : Named library bases, listed by number Storage : As SEQ files Network : Not supported (I presume) Other :
Structure : Separate menu off the main menu Sending : By ID or Handle, or as carbon copies Receiving : At logon, or on demand Network : Supported (I presume) Other :
Structure : As a list of programs off the main menu Programs : Seperate compiled BASIC programs, explicit interaction Network : Not supported (I presume) Other :
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