Dec 312017
 
Blase's Baltimore BBS List Door v2.1 - written to display online the Baltimore BBS List. Will support most any BBS setup. This is a new rlease - please test it out and give us some feedback. Freeware by: H. Michaelski.

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** THE BLASE BBS LIST DOOR **
[NEW RELEASE V2.1]
Designed and written specifically to
display Brad's monthly BBS list. View
the list on-line, search the list for text,
or even download the current list. Totally
overhauled display routines - you will like!
[FREEWARE!]


File BBBLDR21.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Blase’s Baltimore BBS List Door v2.1 – written to display online the Baltimore BBS List. Will support most any BBS setup. This is a new rlease – please test it out and give us some feedback. Freeware by: H. Michaelski.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
BBBLDOOR.DAT 59648 10615 deflated
BBBLDOOR.EXE 70774 40463 deflated
BBBLHDR.ANS 739 319 deflated
BBBLHDR.ASC 490 223 deflated
BBBLHDR2.ANS 343 122 deflated
BBBLHDR2.ASC 243 61 deflated
BBBLMENU.ANS 1332 355 deflated
BBBLMENU.ASC 812 202 deflated
BBBLSHLP.ANS 834 347 deflated
BBBLSHLP.ASC 571 253 deflated
BBBLWELC.ANS 493 156 deflated
BBBLWELC.ASC 350 65 deflated
DOOR.SYS 614 326 deflated
FILE_ID.DIZ 287 215 deflated
LOCAL.BAT 46 44 deflated
README 3638 1856 deflated
ZMODEM.BAT 120 101 deflated

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Contents of the README file


** THE BLASE BBS LIST DOOR **
[NEW RELEASE V2.1]
Designed and written specifically to
display Brad's monthly BBS list. View
the list on-line, search the list for text,
or even download the current list. Totally
overhauled display routines - you will like!
[FREEWARE!]
*** The Blase BBS List Door (BBBLDOOR) Version 2.0
*** Freeware but Copyright (C) 1993 Howard K Michalski

QUICK INSTALL
-------------

1) Create a directory to hold the BBBLDOOR files.

2) Un-zip the distribution archive into the directory
created in step 1.

3) Take a well deserved break... That's it! Just configure
your BBS software for the new door.

COMPATABILTY
------------

BBBLDOOR should work just fine with the following BBS S/W
programs:

PCBoard (15.0 sysops use DOOR.SYS)
Wildcat!
RBBS
WWIV
VBBS
TAG
GAP
MBBS (MikeBBS)
Remote Access
Spitfire
Searchlight
Or any other BBS package that can create a DOOR.SYS file!

To execute the program, the syntax is:

BBBLDOOR []
Ex:
BBBLDOOR DOOR.SYSor,
BBBLDOOR DORINFO1.DEF or,
BBBLDOOR PCBOARD.SYS F:0

You know, the standard stuff 🙂 Note that BBBLDOOR will read the COM port
from the drop file - so the command syntax to run this thing is the same
from all nodes (if you run a multi-line system).

ZMODEM DOWNLOAD
---------------
The door will pass (among other parms) the current BBBLmmyy.ZIP file
name so that you dont have to manually edit a file, etc... For
example - for the month of october the filename passed to ZMODEM.BAT
would be BBBL1093.ZIP. This file must be in the current working
directory for BBBLDOOR to find it. It will check for THE CURRENT
month's file, and if that isn't found it will just ass-u-me that you
DO have last months file available. I suggest some error checking
in the ZMODEM.BAT file (like an IF EXIST).

DISPLAY FILES
-------------
All of the display's are files - so you can change all of them if
you so choose (I used to run a BBS too, you know :), here's the
complete list of display files:

.ANS = ANSI/Color, .ASC = ASCII/No color or graphics

BBBLWELC.*"Welcome to the door" display file
BBBLMENU.*Main menu
BBBLSHLP.*Displayed when user selects [S]earch List...
BBBLHDR.*Header displayed before viewing BBS systems
BBBLHDR2.*Small header displayed while viewing BBS systems
that were found during a [S]earch

Note, the door will ERROR if one of the display files can't be found/
opened. So, if you want to display NO SCREENS (why, I dunno!) you will
have to keep zero-lenth display filenames in the BBBLDOOR directory.

Brad now creates a file called 'BBBLDOOR.DAT' which will be distributed
each month in the BBBLmmyy.ZIP archive. This is the only file needed
by BBBLDOOR. It is simply a delimited list of all systems in a format
that's a little easier to program for that the standard 'human readable'
formats. A recent copy (as of this writing) is included in this archive.
Update BBBLDOOR.DAT each month to keep the BBBLDOOR current.

All of these files must exist in the current working directory.

FILE SHARING
------------
All files are opened as to make use of DOS's SHARE (if it is loaded). So,
if you run a multiline BBS you're all set... IF YOU RUN A MULTI-LINE SYSTEM
YOU MUST SET THE "READ_ONLY" ATTRIBUTE OF BBBLDOOR.EXE - ie:

attrib +r bbbldoor.exe

This applies only to MULTI-LINE systems.

CREDITS
-------
'The Blase Baltimore BBS List' and 'BBBLmmyy.ZIP' are Copyright (C)
1992, 93 By Brad Blase.

Thanks to Brad Blase of Silver Streak, and Walter Ames of GreyHawk BBS
BBS for testing the door.

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If you have any trouble with BBBLDOOR, you can leave me a message on
GreyHawk BBS!

Cheers,
Howie

PS - don't mind the shareware notice from CKIT, I just havent received
my registered libraries yet.... soon!


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