TFC Supra 128 currently crashed

It appears The Fone Company Supra 128 flavor is crashed and unfortunately the custodian is unable to restore it, as below is the current SysOp’s view. It WILL be back in the PM of 8/6 (EDT). And the issue behind the crash will contribute to Supra 128 v4.2.? Thank you for giving a shit!

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Not dead!

There has been a stagnation in development because paying work keeps the power on for the fun stuff. The Fone Company BBSes went down for a few days because of a power outage. Not everything rebooted smoothly. But they are up now at tfcbbs.com:6400 (Supra 128 version) and tfcbbs.com:6464 (Color 64 version).

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Coming soon…

The infamous TFC message editor. Once I get it working with the stock system. And fix the spacing with /b. Maybe change it to /f. Or /* because it’s fabulous.

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Putting JiffyDOS to work for you

This is less of a “how to mod up Color 64” and more of a LPT. If you have JiffyDOS type this: 10 poke53281,0 Save it as ^ (that’s the up arrow) on your main disk you will be editing from. save”^”,8 BONUS: Be a real badass: Make sure baid64 is on the disk you are…

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TFC returns on Color 64 BBS!

A few weeks ago I picked up a Commodore 64 from a local guy. I was planning on putting up another BBS with it. After I opened it I saw that the 64 kernel was soldered on, not socketed. And not being that great with a soldering iron I took it to a guy to…

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Running CGTerm on Windows 10

Windows user rejoice! Here is the quick and easy way to get it up and running. First, download CGTerm for Windows 32. Here is the direct link or you can download it from this page. Next, download the Windows 10 fix and unzip it. Unzip the first file and open the folder. Find the file SDL.dll.…

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Announcing Supra 128 BBS v4.6.1

Supra 128 v4.6.1 Telnet mods and Y2K fixes By Keith Hall of The Fone Company BBS telnet: tfcbbs.com:6400 Supra 128 BBS v4.6.1 is now available for immediate download. You may download it from the web site at color64.com / supra128.com or the merge/patch files from The Fone Company BBS (tfcbbs.com:6400) from the Supra 128 downloads…

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Kernel panics/crashes in 40, no problems in 80

I just came across this weird issue with Supra. When running it in 40 column mode those frightening RS-232 breaks appear in BBS Telnet Server and nuke the BBS throwing into a monitor. However these do not appear at all in 80 column mode. I prefer 80 column mode but I realize that most users…

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The secret formula to getting Supra 128 online

I will admit I dove into the Telnet BBS scene head-first anxiously wanting to get a BBS back up. But I didn’t thoroughly investigate everything I needed. There is a previous post on that so I won’t repeat it. What this post is about is the connectors between the PC and the Commodore. As it…

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The Fone Company will be back… in March

After running solidly for a full day around 11PM Tuesday night Supra decided it would go tits up and throw “RS-232 framing error, check baud rate” errors which made the software think a user had disconnected before hitting the graphic detection prompt. After futzing around with it for about an hour I gave up and…

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