|MAP OF THE 336 AREA CODE|
|entropia, oblique strategies, The Whale Zoo
|IM, Insect Mother, Lynne Edel, Lynne Miller||HAL, C-Net 64, C-Net 128, Atredes, Skyline, Paragon, E-Link|
"During the Commodore 64/128 years, RLE graphics viewing was hacked into the software long before the official author (Ken Pletzer) added it to the package. Also, development of the original 'murder motel' happened here in Greensboro, 72 lines in c-net to write a game was not enough, so another sysop (Steven White, Magic Foam BBS) a BBS user (Sean Wagle) and I came up with the concept of loading modules. *somewhere* around here I still have the dev floppies and print-outs. will keep you bookmarked, and if they turn up, will contribute. "The Zoo", as it was always called despite the other names, was always a testing ground for new ideas in BBS software, hence so many different packages; Skyline for the Amiga was the most interesting because it was almost a preview of what web graphics are if one accessed it with an Amiga term prg called 'Skyterm'. a number of games and other oddities were developed on it by a user named Shane Killian. as with murder motel, his concepts still float around in various incarnations on several platforms. one of his games invited the computer to play at midnight and it ended up scaring the #$#! out of us.. there was absolutely no semblence of A.I. code in the game, but somehow the computer would take over the whole BBS after about a week of play everytime it was re-started.. spooked all of us! |
14 years of online insanity and "meeting" so many wonderful people, I agree with you that the BBS is a part of computer history that should not be forgotten. (What is really odd is that I've been on the internet for the same number of years and have yet to find the "warmth" that the local dial-ins always offered.
Thank you for creating this site, it sure brought back a lot of great memories!" - Lynne