Color 64

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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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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Supra 128

So, I decided to switch the BBS software from Color 64 to Supra 128. Why? Well, that’s a long story. But this is a blog and not a message on the BBS so I’m happy to explain. Why leave Color 64? It’s a great BBS and getting into it for a few weeks reminded me…

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The Fone Company is back! What I learned…

It took a bit longer than I expected but The Fone Company v2, circa 1990 is back! Call it: tfcbbs.com port 23. After looking through all of my files and folders I realized there have been 3 iterations of the BBS software up until it died: v1: 1988-1990 – just learning Color 64 v2: 1990-1991…

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Set up and log on to Color 64 BBS

In this post we are going to set up Color 64 BBS, get it running and log in. We will be using Vice so if you don’t have it yet I suggest you get it and install it. Vice makes things easier on a modern machine and it makes screenshots much prettier. Plus we can…

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Where to start?

The eternal question when embarking on a new quest: where to start? I personally wanted to resurrect one of my old BBS programs. Fearing that some of these 30 year-old disks’ protective film would soon be wearing off I set out to preserve them which was not a minor nor inexpensive task. First I needed…

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