Supra 128

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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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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Jim Brain’s telnet cable, downgrading to Supra 4.5

So I upgraded the site to Supra 4.6 thanks to WD Stewart sharing the code with me. It’s super solid and has some amazing features I am dying to try out but there is a problem: all of those Swiftlink enhancements conflict with BBS Telnet Server. I spent a good portion of my weekend trying…

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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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