This program is near and dear to my heart since I did at one time run this software. I was attracted to it because of its cools prompts, its full support for color graphics, and the fact that it had remote SysOp access. Of course, the cools prompts didn't hurt either.
The Commodore Mania Bulletin Board System
A colorful and easy to use waiting for call system.
The only annoying thing about CMBBS is
the rigamarole in getting too this point.
Almost all options are available from the main menu.
Computer : Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode Video : 40 columns Drives : CBM, limited CMD (no parts, no subdirs) Modems : 1650, 1660, 1670, Hayes (300-1200) Input : Keyboard Output : Printer optional RAM use : N/A Special :
Pgm Struct : Single program Menu Struct : Mostly single menu system, keyword entry. Translation : ASCII, PETSCII Access : 10 levels, limited definability Handle/ID : Handles not allowed, users listed by ID User info : Name, Access, Up/Downloads, Posts, Phone, Computer, etc. User Logs : Important activities, up/downloads, name, time, id Calls/Time : Calls hard coded, time limit for all levels Network : N/A Customizing : Not terribly customizable Programs : Program is compiled BASIC, not changable Displays : Displays are SEQ files, easy to change Commands : Not changable Areas : Almost all selections from main menu E-mail : Separate menu Messages : From main menu Transfers : From main 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 : From main menu Other :
Offline : Configurator only Online : Chat, access change Remote : User/File editors, some drive access On-L Display: Line of text only W.F.C. Utils: Terminal, maintenance. Chatting : From any prompt User : Full editors available Msg Bases : Offline configurator only, some integrated sysop options Transfers : Integrated sysop functions available Programs : N/A Network : N/A Drives : Limited functions Terminal : Simple punter terminal
Structure : Single opening file Header : No set header Weeding : By SysOp only Display : At logon
Structure : Linear style, unlinked Bases : Named bases, listed by number Limits : Overall post limits set per base : Weeded by system Reading : By number and local new Headers : Name, subject, time, date, location Format : Text and color/graphics Writing : New posts only Anonymous : Not allowed Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Control code gives a menu, uppercase graphics, word wrap Editing : Line replacement and deleting Formatting : Word wrap Graphics : Supported, including uppercase graphics
Bases : Open directory system Storage : In a file listing all downloads Limits : Enforced by SysOp only Credits : Ratio system implemented Protocols : Punter, multi-punter Headers : Filename, blocks, date Selection : By number Listing : Directory only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Named libraries listed by number Storage : As standard text files, filenames in a list file Network : N/A Other :
Structure : On separate menu, and from message reading Sending : By ID number Receiving : As logon, or on demand Network : N/A Other :
Structure : N/A Programs : N/A Network : N/A Other :
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