If it seems this program is getting special treatment, you're right. It is.
Working on Zelch 64 brought the programming for me from a sometimes argument with my computer to a daily puzzle and a beloved craft.
Zelch 64 v1.0 loader program on the left. v3.7 had floating "zelch" logos.
All these little programs are part of Zelch 3.7
Cheesy input prompts for entering time/date
The fancy waiting for call screen.
You may also view some help files I'd written for version 3.7 for more information. There is a file for the message maker, the message bases, the user variables area, the transfer bases, an old features ad, and my old rules file.
You can also download version 3.0 here.
These stats apply to version 3.7, the last version written, released in 1989.
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 : Screen, printer optionally RAM use : RamDOS compatible Special :
Pgm Struct : Main program with numerous small modules Menu Struct : Modular design with hotkey menus Translation : ASCII, PETSCII Access : 9 incremental levels, completely definable Handle/ID : Handles allowed, users listed by ID User info : Name, last call, phone, baud, password, etc. User Logs : Name, date, all keystrokes Calls/Time : Call/Time may vary with each access level Network : N/A Customizing : Somewhat Programs : Uncompiled BASIC, changable Displays : Displays and menus are SEQ files, changable Commands : Command keys are changable, commands hard coded Areas : E-mail : Separate menu Messages : Separate menu Transfers : Separate menu Network : N/A Programs : Separate menu Text : Separate menu User Cmds : From main menu SysOp : Separate menu Voting : From main menu News : N/A Help : N/A Other :
Offline : Configurator and setup program Online : Chat, access change Remote : Full user/file editors, drive access On-L Display: User information window W.F.C. Utils: Terminal program, local logon Chatting : From anywhere, at any time User : Full user editor provided Msg Bases : Offline configurator and integrated functions Transfers : Offline configurator only Programs : Offline configurator only Network : N/A Drives : Full CBM-DOS prompt with extra functions Terminal : Simple transfer terminal provided
Structure : Single SEQ file per access level Header : No set header Weeding : By SysOp Display : At logon
Structure : Structured post/reply system Bases : Named bases, listed by letter Limits : Message and reply max/min limits per base : Enforced during automaintenance Reading : Local and global new, and individual Headers : Name, date, subject Format : Text and color/graphics Writing : As new posts, or as distinct replies to posts Anonymous : Not allowed Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Line editor Commands : Meta commands entered on a blank line Editing : Insert, delete, search/replace, rewrite, center Formatting : Word wrap, justification, line numbers Graphics : Full color/graphics allowed
Bases : Named bases, listed by letter Storage : As marked files in the directory Limits : Block limits for each xfer base, enforced by system Credits : Ratio system implemented Protocols : Punter only (multi) Headers : Filename, blocks, type, and "about" files Selection : By filename Listing : Directories only Network : N/A Other :
Structure : List of SEQ files Storage : As standard SEQ files Network : N/A Other : Downloadable
Structure : From separate menu off main Sending : By handle or ID Receiving : At logon, or on demand Network : N/A Other :
Structure : Named bases, listed by letter. Programs : BASIC, explicit interaction with BBS Network : N/A Other :
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