If you have an old 486 PC sitting around the house and you wanted to connect it to a modern BBS, Lazy Game Reviews has an amazing guide on how to do that. Apparently someone has created a Wifi card that translates a wifi signal to a Hayes compatible modem which allows you to connect to modern BBS's that people run online to play games like Legend of the Red Dragon and Tradewars! Optionally you can just head over to the BBS Guide and use your modern computer to relive those magical moments too but this seems way more amazing.


Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 06/19/2017 at 07:51am

I used to have a 486 and a BBS. I remember, even in the later years with my Commodore 128D, I still used modems to connect to BBSs around my area in near central Texas (before my move to Virginia). Now, I get annoyed when people call their PC tower or anything network related a "modem." But, I remember connecting at about 1200 bauds per/sec, I'd say. Ah, those were the days. We had games we played like Legend of the Red Dragon and Usurper. It was fun, then Prodigy and AOL got popular...

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/19/2017 at 12:17pm

"Modern BBS"

Wow I didn't even know there were any.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/19/2017 at 03:53pm

Yep. I connected to a few last night. Apparently Wildcat is still popular for hosting Boards but the ones I connected to weren't running any Doors.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 06/19/2017 at 06:02pm

I haven't thought of tradewars in years. I also played a lot of The Pit: http://breakintochat.com/wiki/The_Pit

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/20/2017 at 04:44am

The Pit looks fun but I hadn't played it. I mostly stuck to LORD, Tradewars, Barney Splat, Rockstar, Drug Wars and I think I tried Barren Realms Elite once.

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