Contents of the READTHIS.WRI file
1f#####$Nov. 29, 1990
Many people and friends have asked for assistance setting up a
BBS within the Windows Environment. These files are meant to be
a reference point to start composing your own system setup. These
are my BBS configuration files running the following Hardware and
4 Meg RAM
Wren III 150 Meg hard drive
Microsciense 160 Meg hard drive
80 meg Archive Tape drive (QIC)
VGA - ViewPerfect
9600 Baud modem - USR Dual Standard (with ports
locked at 19200 baud)
BNU 1.30 (Fossil Driver for Comm Port)
**** Notice *********
X00 will not work with Windows!
Smlnet 1.f (Echo mail reader)
Enclosed in this ZIP file you will find the following files...
AUTOEXEC.BAT...this is my current BAT file for system
CONFIG.SYS.....this is the current Config.sys file
LOADER.BTM.....this is a menu file works with 4DOS to allow me
choose the setup on bootup. It prompts me to choose
between Windows, DESQview, or 4DOS prompt. If no
input after 5 seconds it will default to load
RDB.BAT........The BAT file that invokes the mailer/BBS. This
runs all the BBS and D'Bridge.
RDB.BTM........Same as RDB.BAT only for use with 4DOS. The .BTM
file signifies "Batch to Memory" it loads the BAT
in memory and enables it to run almost as fast as
a compiled program. (TRY IT!)
WADE_SYS.INI...Lines to include in your SYSTEM.INI file for
running a BBS, comm program in background. Also
needed if running a high speed modem in Windows.
WADE_WIN.INI...Same as above. This commands need to be added to
your WIN.INI file. (description of commands in file)
RDB.PIF...........PIF file to start BBS in Windows.
TELIX.PIF........PIF file to run Telix in Windows.
ZIPIT.PIF..........PIF file to unzip ZIP files by double clicking
ZIPIT.BAT........Bat file to unzip ZIP files (need to edit
to add your own directory names and path)
These files are meant to be a guideline only. The author does not
imply or express any warranty with these configuration files. The author
will not accept liability for anything that happens when trying these
configurations. I have been running a BBS in Windows for about 4
months now and LOVE IT!
The best advise I could give to anyone trying to set up Communication
programs in Windows would be:
* Use BNU as your FOSSIL driver (X00 will not work)
* Set your default priority rating for foreground apps at 100
* Set your default priority rating for background apps at 50
* Set all your Communications at 100 background and 100 foreground.
* Set the Memory limits in the PIF to -1 (this allows Windows
to use all it needs).
* Depending on Hardware set time slice to 10 (Default of 20
appears to choppy on my 386/25 CPU).
These files are working well at this time. However I'm sure that tomorrow
will bring something newer and better. Your ideas on how these
configurations could be improved would be welcomed.
Any questions or comments on this can be directed to
PO Box 1024
Wilsonville, OR 97070
SPECTRUM BBS (503)642-7465
Windows Environment. ThesfwZAFD !MM&>WMvqvvpETnlgAFpQ>FDQ>$FFFFa>],}>,^
CG Times - USR Dual Standard (with ports
locked at 19200 baud)