The first thing to strike someone seeing this program is the profound influence Color 64 has had on the author. Of course, this is not surprising considering what a trail blazing piece of work Color 64 was, but its influence is duly noted here. Supra 128 is slightly more well structured than Color 64, and although it doesn't require the "Loading module..." notice due to the small size of its modules (and the speed of c128 drives), it includes it anyway.
Supra 128 is a colorful and pleasing looking program with some interesting features, including an animated main prompt and a colorfully graphical waiting for call screen, as you can see here.
Computer : Commodore 128 Video : 40 or 80 columns Drives : CBM, CMD parts/subdirs, flippies Modems : Hayes/1670 300-2400 Input : Keyboard only Output : Screen, Printer RAM use : Ram Drive (RamDos included) Special : 1571 two sided support
Pgm Struct : Main program with several BASIC overlay modules Menu Struct : Hotkey, keystroke definable system Translation : ASCII, PETSCII Access : 10 definable levels Handle/ID : Handles supported, users listed by ID User info : Name, address, access, phone, credits, time, etc. User Logs : Name, ID# Calls/Time : Definable for each level, idle timer included Network : N/A Customizing : Somewhat configurable Programs : BASIC, easy to modify Displays : Menus, command letters changable Commands : Command letters, access definable Areas : Most everything from main menu E-mail : Separate menu Messages : From main menu Transfers : From main menu Network : N/A Programs : Separate menu Text : Separate menu User Cmds : From main menu SysOp : From main menu Voting : From main menu News : Welcome messages from menu Help : Integrated and separate menu Other :
Offline : Complete system config/setup editors Online : Access, time, credits, privileges, forceoff Remote : CBM-DOS Shell, user editor, vote, u/d, time On-L Display: Prompt line (name, access, ID#) W.F.C. Utils: User/vote editors, CBM DOS shell, Log, Mail Chatting : During any input prompt User : Complete user editor available Msg Bases : Offline only Transfers : U/D directory editor available Programs : Offline editor only Network : N/A Drives : CBM-DOS Shell supported, file copy, read, edit Terminal : Full features terminal program
Structure : Welcome message text files Header : Date, abortable, title Weeding : By SysOp only Display : At logon or from main menu
Structure : Linear, threaded system Bases : Named bases, listed by letter Limits : Configurable limits set during system setup : Weeded run-time (when a new post is made), or at logoff Reading : Single, and global/base new messages Headers : Date, poster, subject Format : Text and graphics Writing : As new post or reply Anonymous : Not supported Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Meta commands from blank line Editing : Previous line only Formatting : Centering supported Graphics : Full upper/lower graphics sypported
Bases : Named bases, listed by letter Storage : Directory files, manual or auto verify Limits : By SysOp only Credits : Ratio system implemented Protocols : Xmodem, Punter, Xmodem Chk/CRC/1k, Ymodem Headers : Number, name, size, type, date Selection : By number Listing : Validated files viewed as stored; desc. files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Numbered list of files Storage : As standard SEQ files Network : N/A Other :
Structure : From email menu, or at logon Sending : By ID number or name Receiving : At logon or on demand Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Numbered list from a separate menu Programs : BASIC modules, explicit interaction with BBS Network : N/A Other :
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