DF ran VBBS later after his Telegard got hacked. VBBS is free now, and it's still a damn fine piece of software.Lord Admiral Static IRJTN wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWIVHavok wrote:Lord Admiral Static IRJTN wrote: IF I were to put my WWIV BBS back up with a front end hook up via the net. Would you return to the BBS world?
WWIV was a joke That's why Telegard and later Renegade each got hacked from it's source.
Due to its popularity, WWIV influenced later BBS programs. VBBS, written by Roland DeGraaf in 1990 using QuickBASIC, contained a WWIV-type interface and networking that was compatiable with WWIVnet. Early versions of VBBS listed features such as "WWIV Compatible" and "Can be run as a door from WWIV BBS." Telegard and Renegade BBS packages were heavily based on an older version of WWIV source code, as were countless others. A WWIV clone for the Apple Macintosh called Hermes was also available.
But the point is, people didn't like WWIV and saw potential in it. So they made it into something completely different. VBBS was a monster. I preferred Renegade with my IBM BBS of Circus-Maximus. I modded that thing so much you couldn't even tell it was Renegade. I think Cott Lange was making it at the time.
For you real old farts, I ran a Commodore 64 BBS too.