Dead Zone BBS


FX Computer Software


This appears to be a homemade BBS program written by someone called RadioActive. Although it is portrayed under the name of a software company, it is unlikely this program was ever, due to it's lack of documentation, configuration utilities, or configurable ability. All aspects of the system, from menus, to drive assignments, to even the intro screen are hard coded in the BASIC program itself.

The Intro/Login Screen.

The Main Menu Screen.

The Messages Area.

The Facts:

Hardware Information

Computer    :   Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode
Video       :   40 or 80 columns (software-80)
Drives      :   Any CBM (requires code change)
Modems      :   1650
Input       :   Keyboard
Output      :   Screen
RAM use     :
Special     :   Works with Screen-80 software


Pgm Struct  :   Single self-sufficient program
Menu Struct :   Modular system, hotkey entry.
Translation :   ASCII
Access      :   10 progressive levels, hard coded
Handle/ID   :   Handles allowed, users listed by ID
User info   :   Name, Access, Handle, Password, Last Login, # Logins
User Logs   :   Name, Date/Time
Calls/Time  :   Everything is hard coded, idle timer
Network     :   N/A
Customizing :   Not customizable at all with coding
  Programs  :   Program is uncompiled BASIC
  Displays  :   Everything is hard coded.
  Commands  :   Not changable
Areas       :   Almost all selections from main menu
  E-mail    :   Separate menu
  Messages  :   Separate menu
  Transfers :   Separate menu
  Network   :   N/A
  Programs  :   Separate Menu
  Text      :   N/A
  User Cmds :   Separate menu
  SysOp     :   Separate menu
  Voting    :   N/A
  News      :   N/A
  Help      :   Menu is all you get
Other       :

SysOp Utilities and Support

Offline     :   User file creator only
Online      :   User editor, statistics viewer, call log viewer
Remote      :   User editor, statistics viewer, call log viewer
On-L Display:   N/A
W.F.C. Utils:   N/A
Chatting    :   From any prompt
User        :   Full editor available
Msg Bases   :   Features are hard coded
Transfers   :   Features are hard coded
Programs    :   Features are hard coded
Network     :   N/A
Drives      :   N/A
Terminal    :   N/A


Structure   :   N/A
Header      :   N/A
Weeding     :   N/A
Display     :   N/A


Structure   :   Linear style, unthreaded
Bases       :   Single message area
Limits      :   N/A
Reading     :   Scanning, or forward reading by number
Headers     :   Name, subject, to, time, date
Format      :   Text
Writing     :   New posts only
Anonymous   :   Not allowed
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Message Editor

Structure   :   Line editor
Commands    :   Menu only
Editing     :   Line replacement and deleting
Formatting  :   None
Graphics    :   N/A


Bases       :   File list only
Storage     :   In directory files listing all downloadables
Limits      :   N/A
Credits     :   N/A
Protocols   :   Requires Front28/End Program to operate
Headers     :   Unknown
Selection   :   Unknown
Listing     :   Unknown, but appears to be a SEQ file listing.
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Text Libraries

Structure   :   N/A
Storage     :   N/A
Network     :   N/A
Other       :


Structure   :   On messages menu with message base
Sending     :   By ID number
Receiving   :   On demand
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Program Libraries

Structure   :   Separate menu
Programs    :   Self-sufficient programs, replace the BBS
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

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