Any info you have on setting up Wildcats
server would help.
I ran Winserver up until 1998. Funnily enough I'd heard of
board vanishing never to be seen again after trying to
upgrade from WC 4 to Winserver.
Personally I found it a doddle and got two lines running
to the outside world in a single weekend.
Edward Cowling London UK
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I ran every version of wildcat up to and including winserver...
Found that wins was just as easy to set up and use as wildcat
dos was. However, having grown up on ViaMail, the necessary
change to PX was a mighty tough and unending challenge :(
I do have the source for ViaMail for Winserver though :)
The other thing that frustrated me was that I couldn't hardly
get any callers at all to use wcNavigator, and I was busy
writing fully graphical/sound doorgames for it :)
Only managed to get a client/server doorgame running on one
board other than my own :)
Lets face it Winserver was released before it was finished, so it
was half Wildcat 5 and half of some super internet server that
Mustang really wanted it to be. Nothing worked right and even
with WCNavigator half the fancy stuff didn't work right.
But as a multi line dial up in Win 95 it did a very good job, and
they'd finally got the CD ROM support right :-)
I haven't seen what Santronics have done with it, so I'm hoping they
got the bugs out of it.
What do you use besides winserver?
IRex is a stable (or what I have heard) way of bringing in message networks.
If you are wanting to allow Telnet and HTTP access then you will want to get
a dedicated internet line such as Cable or DSL, just remember many of these
companies frown upon running your own servers, and will require you to get a
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>It all depends on what you want to do with it in the long run.
>I am not sure what FX is, but if you are wanting to import export Fido or
>another network like that, then you will need to get BigTed (if it's still
>around) to toss the mail around.
>IRex is a stable (or what I have heard) way of bringing in message networks.
>If you are wanting to allow Telnet and HTTP access then you will want to get
>a dedicated internet line such as Cable or DSL, just remember many of these
>companies frown upon running your own servers, and will require you to get a
oops that should have been Platinum Xpress from santronics. I just
wanted to put a small hobby bbs together. Will be using a cable
I doubt there would be much traffic. Dont think comcast would notice
this running. Just a hobby bbs to keep my brain active.
I'd be getting fido packets from Baddog Al.
Thanks for your response.
-> I ran Winserver up until 1998. Funnily enough I'd heard of
-> board vanishing never to be seen again after trying to
-> upgrade from WC 4 to Winserver.
-> Personally I found it a doddle and got two lines running
-> to the outside world in a single weekend.
I too might like to do a BBS when I get some time and a couple old
computers back up and running.
I know almost nothing about the BBS side of it though, just have years
and years of exp. as a user (back to 300bps Apple II+)!
Is Winserver the BBS soft, or just the telnet part?
Is it possible to run a BBS on a W9x box? Were there any BBS soft made
past the DOS ver. that are any good? I remember I liked boards using
Renegade alot, Major was ok, same with WWIV. I despise Syncronet as a
user! There was some somethingBBS one that I thought was horrible too..
I think there was a Searchlight which was pretty cool also.
Some of the old Pascal programs like Wildcat 4 have a problem, well in
fact they won't run at all on machines over 1ghz due to a problem with
the PC speed check routine. So beware picking up old software on the
cheap, unless you have an old 700 mhz running WIN 98 on your desk :-)
I think out of all the old BBS software Wildcat lasted the longest
(still going), so it's likely to still be the best to use. I believe
even good old PC Board died a death quite a while before Jim Harrer sold
Winserver can be set up as a plain vanilla multi user BBS and in fact
most of my users never noticed a huge difference when I upgraded. It's
the sysop side that's easier to use.
Edward Cowling London UK wrote:
None of the Wildcat dos versions suffered from the speed check
There was, however, a Y2K problem that threatened, however Joe
Martin (of ViaMail fame) wrote a patch for all of us that fixed
it. If anyone should need that patch, then I'm almost 100% sure
I have a copy around somewhere.
I don't see why as Mustang always provided a decent manual and I'm sure
Santronics must have been given the master files. I bought WC 4 from
Santronics purely for nostalgia reasons and I got the full docs, paper
spiral bound manual.... the works.
> To me, the instll/configure of winserver is difficult enough,
> but santronics does not provide any kind of manual either
> a book or chm files on their cd, for help on its installation.
Something wrong here, I got printed documentation with every
version of Wildcat. With WinServer there were several quite
thick books - I'm looking at the box it comes in on a bookshelf
in front of me. The box must be 8 inches by 10 inches by at least
4 inches thick :)
Dano, I have to ask? This is a legit copy of Winserver ?
Yes it is. My reg# is 12-0324. I got the $20 cd, aup 1 year,
listserve, pxw, and casino. I never got a book. Every
time I asked them, they refer me to the aup.chm file.
Which has nothing to do with configuration of the system
I'm trying the winserver to pxw to irex route.
I bought 5.4 in a box with manuals, I have since updated to 6.1.
the manuals that came with it are from the last batch mustang printed.
since Hector bought Wildcat almost everything has changed in the
reading the manuals will only give you a basic understanding of the
the Wildcat! manual was not bad at all, it's simply outdated , but as
a egitimate user, you should have receive a copy.
still, you may want to read wildcat.hlp and topic.hlp in your WC5 dir.
this is a fragment of the manual but may help.
Please shoot me an Email describing what you've got and what you are asking
sysop (and that famous at symbol) fidotel.com
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