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exxos wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:17 pm @Darklord The H4 isn't in the store anymore...
Ah, my bad. Not sure where I got that link from....
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4 days to go! Don't forget to call for a chance to win a H4!
https://www.exxosforum.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
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viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1585 Have you done the Mandatory Fixes ?
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The winner for April 2021, at the DarkForce! BBS, of a new H4 motherboard,
courtesy of Exxos's Online Store is:

Phigan !

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone for calling in! :)

PS Phigan, please send your actual physical address.
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Pulling DarkForce offline in a little bit. Attempting some
upgrades.

If all goes well, should be back up later on tonight.

Thanks everyone. :)
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Darklord wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 10:08 pm Pulling DarkForce offline in a little bit. Attempting some
upgrades.

If all goes well, should be back up later on tonight.

Thanks everyone. :)
Good luck with the upgrades!!
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Tue May 18, 2021 10:31 pm
Good luck with the upgrades!!
Thanks, posted something about it elsewhere...
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The prize for June 2021 at the DarkForce! BBS is:

A like new copy of the Atari Jaguar game, "Another World".

Good luck and thanks to all our callers!

PS If you've never been to our BBS, simply telnet to:

darkforce-bbs.dyndns.org 520

and register. If you don't want to answer any of the
questions during registration, simply enter X's or
random letters. Then from the Main Menu, press "M"
for the monthly prize section and register for the
prize...

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Here is the winner for June 2021 at the DarkForce! BBS:

Doc Clu!

That's right, Doc Clu is the winner of the Jaguar game,
"Another World"!

Congratulations to our winner and thanks to everyone for calling.

:)

PS Doc Clu, please send me your actual/physical address.
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Just wanted to announce that I've switched The DarkForce! BBS from using a Lantronix UDS-10
to a WiModem 232.

https://www.cbmstuff.com/index.php?rout ... t_id=60%3f

This means that we are now using "raw" for translation instead of "telnet".

We've tested with multiple setups and uploading and downloading seems to be fully functional
again.

If you're using Windows 7, Windows 10, MacOS, Kubuntu Linux, etc, then SyncTerm is one of,
if not the best choices for calling in.

https://syncterm.bbsdev.net/

If you're using an Atari ST, then TAZ, STalker, ANSITerm, Freeze Dried Terminal and Flash have
all been successfully used.

People from the 8bit community have reported their setups working fine as well (just remember
to use 80 columns for the best results).

If you're currently calling in with a WiModem 232, then just make sure that your translation is
set to "raw" as well. Just do an "at*t0" (that's the default anyway) and save with "at&w".

If you're using a Lantronix UDS-10, then you can use the following settings to put it into "raw"
mode:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*** Lantronix Universal Device Server ***
Serial Number xxxxxxx MAC address xxxxxxxxxxx
Software version V5.8.0.5 (060724) LTX
Password :
Press Enter for Setup Mode

*** basic parameters
Hardware: Ethernet Autodetect
IP addr 192.168.xx.xxx, no gateway set
Telnet config password set

*** Security
SNMP is enabled
SNMP Community Name: public
Telnet Setup is enabled
TFTP Download is enabled
Port 77FEh is enabled
Web Server is enabled
ECHO is disabled
Enhanced Password is disabled

*** Channel 1
Baudrate 19200, I/F Mode 4C, Flow 00
Port 10001
Connect Mode : 56
Auto increment source port disabled
Remote IP Adr: --- none ---, Port 00000
Disconn Mode : 81
Flush Mode : 00

*** Expert
TCP Keepalive : 45s
ARP cache timeout: 600s
Monitor Mode @ bootup : enabled
HTTP Port Number : 80

Change Setup:
0 Server
1 Channel 1
5 Expert
6 Security
7 Factory defaults
8 Exit without save
9 Save and exit Your choice ?

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks everyone (and a big thanks to everyone who's helped
with testing and advice/suggestions during our changeover).
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Time for a change...

The DarkForce BBS port number has changed
from "520" to "1040"...

Thanks.
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