Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

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Daveo
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Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

Post by Daveo » Mon May 18, 2020 12:59 am

I'm after the following software...

!ARCbbs by Hugo Fiennes of The Serial Port

As I would like to try to run my own BBS on my Risc PC 700.

Here's a link to a picture of the original manual that came with it...

http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/user ... -97363.jpg
- Dave

RiscPC 700 - StrongARM 233MHz, 96MB RAM, 2MB VRAM, Gotek Floppy Emulator Drive & 20GB Hard Disc. 486 DX4-100 PC Card. RiscOS 4.39.
Raspberry Pi 3B - ARM Cortex-A53 1.2GHz (Quad Core), 1GB RAM & 32GB MicroSD. RiscOS 5.27.

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Re: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

Post by matt_nottm » Mon May 18, 2020 8:40 am

Some alternatives to try can be downloaded from here, I recommend RiscBBS.
http://www.bbsdocumentary.com/software/ ... RCHIMEDES/

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Re: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

Post by hfiennes » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:13 pm

Hmm, I'm sure I have some version around somewhere in a disk image... will try to see what I can find this weekend.

However, it wasn't y2k compliant; I know the Dave & Dave at Arcade binary patched the date routine at some point. Not sure how you'd get that version though, Arcade appears to be down at this point :(

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Re: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

Post by Daveo » Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:58 pm

OK thank you.
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RiscPC 700 - StrongARM 233MHz, 96MB RAM, 2MB VRAM, Gotek Floppy Emulator Drive & 20GB Hard Disc. 486 DX4-100 PC Card. RiscOS 4.39.
Raspberry Pi 3B - ARM Cortex-A53 1.2GHz (Quad Core), 1GB RAM & 32GB MicroSD. RiscOS 5.27.

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Re: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

Post by Daveo » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:59 pm

I think Arcade are down due to hard drive problem or something from what I've read elsewhere on the net.

Any luck with locating ARCbbs ?
- Dave

RiscPC 700 - StrongARM 233MHz, 96MB RAM, 2MB VRAM, Gotek Floppy Emulator Drive & 20GB Hard Disc. 486 DX4-100 PC Card. RiscOS 4.39.
Raspberry Pi 3B - ARM Cortex-A53 1.2GHz (Quad Core), 1GB RAM & 32GB MicroSD. RiscOS 5.27.

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Re: Wanted: !ARCbbs v1.63

Post by IanS » Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:15 pm

Shame hfiennes hasn't been back on Stardot. I assume it's Hugo Fiennes, the original author of ARCbbs.

Hugo, if it's you, please come back. Do you have any other software to share or stories to tell from the Acorn days?

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