• VGA Planets

    From Crushed@1:103/705 to All on Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:06:51
    Hi all - is anyone running VGA Planets, and if so, what are you using for your door/game manager?

    I tried using " VGAP BBS DOOR INTERFACE - VERSION 1.50 " but no matter what I try I can't seem to get it to open unless I run it locally. I have the fossil driver enabled, but again, nothing is loading (when a user tries to access the door it just flashes for a second and exits with no error shown).

    If anyone is running this properly would appreciate your advice and/or setup configs. Thanks!

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  • From Crushed@1:103/705 to All on Thursday, June 11, 2020 13:04:55
    Re: VGA Planets
    By: Crushed to All on Thu Jun 11 2020 11:06 am

    I tried using " VGAP BBS DOOR INTERFACE - VERSION 1.50 " but no matter what I try I can't seem to get it to open unless I run it locally. I have the fossil driver enabled, but again, nothing is loading (when a user tries to access the door it just flashes for a second and exits with no error shown).

    So it seems the problem with the door was the "runtime 200" error caused by the bug in older verisons of Turbo Pascal and Borland Pascal compilers. I didn't think this was the case, since I could run the door in local mode, but after examine errors it seems the "runtime 200" error was indeed thrown when loading door passing doorfile information to it. Strange it didn't happen when running in pure local mode, and only when passing the door info...

    At any rate, the fix for anyone interested was:

    -uncompress the VGAPLANE.EXE file included with the door manager. I used "UNP" -use PatchCRT by Kennedy Software to patch VGAPLANE.EXE

    Voila - after doing so you can modify the included "bbsload.bat" appropriately, and it will then load properly through SynchroNet. I'm using the following command line in batch file:

    VGAPLANE.EXE /D /F

    (/d is for door.sys dropfile, and /f is to enable fossil driver)

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:103/705 to Crushed on Thursday, June 11, 2020 15:07:00
    Hi all - is anyone running VGA Planets, and if so, what are you using
    for your door/game manager?

    I'm using the S.T.U.P.I.D. (Simply The Ultimate Planets Interface Door) program for it. But, I had to set it up with a batchfile in SCFG.

    @echo off
    c:
    REM Used to deal with RTE 200 errors; PATCHCRT will do just as well
    CD\DOSFIX
    TP7P5FIX
    REM Used to make ANSI show up...different than the original ANSI.SYS driver CD\ANSI
    ANSI
    REM Switches to the directory
    cd\sbbs\xtrn\vgaplant\vgadoor
    REM door name, and the node set for 1 (only 1 user can use it at a time)
    REM I use the DORINFO1.DEF dropfile
    vp-door -n1
    REM This is what I use for my door usage, from Shining Star Software cd\sbbs\xtrn\fury
    Fury "VGA Planets" C:\SBBS\XTRN\VGAPLANT\VGADOOR\DORINFO1.DEF

    If you want the config file for it, I can post it in a later message.

    Unfortunately, I don't think the S.T.U.P.I.D. door can be registered
    anymore. However, there is a public key generator available on the
    Shining Star Software website to generate keys, since Nannette Thacker
    stopped development several years ago.

    Daryl

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  • From Crushed@1:103/705 to Daryl Stout on Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:01:21
    Re: Re: VGA Planets
    By: Daryl Stout to Crushed on Thu Jun 11 2020 03:07 pm

    Unfortunately, I don't think the S.T.U.P.I.D. door can be registered anymore. However, there is a public key generator available on the
    Shining Star Software website to generate keys, since Nannette Thacker stopped development several years ago.

    Thanks for all your info, appreciated. I had a look at the Shining Star Sofware website, and although I saw the registration info for "door fury" (that stats program you're using) I couldn't find anything related to S.T.U.P.I.D. - would you mind linking me the key generator for that?

    Thanks again!

    -crUshed

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  • From The Millionaire@1:103/705 to Crushed on Saturday, June 13, 2020 18:54:18
    Re: Re: VGA Planets
    By: Crushed to Daryl Stout on Sat Jun 13 2020 12:01 pm

    Re: Re: VGA Planets
    By: Daryl Stout to Crushed on Thu Jun 11 2020 03:07 pm

    Unfortunately, I don't think the S.T.U.P.I.D. door can be registered anymore. However, there is a public key generator available on
    the
    Shining Star Software website to generate keys, since Nannette Thacker stopped development several years ago.

    Thanks for all your info, appreciated. I had a look at the Shining Star Sofware website, and although I saw the registration info for
    "door fury" (that stats program you're using) I couldn't find anything related to S.T.U.P.I.D. - would you mind linking me the key
    generator for that?

    Thanks again!

    -crUshed

    im also looking for a way to register nuke wars as it was discontinued in 1993 by End Of Time software. Without it, you cant use the propaganda option which is a cool part of the game. Thanks.

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:103/705 to Crushed on Sunday, June 14, 2020 09:15:00
    Thanks for all your info, appreciated. I had a look at the Shining
    Star Sofware website, and although I saw the registration info for
    "door fury" (that stats program you're using) I couldn't find anything related to S.T.U.P.I.D. - would you mind linking me the key generator
    for that?

    I'm not sure where the key generator for the S.T.U.P.I.D. door would
    be...and I think the door is abandonware.

    Daryl

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