Chad Stansel


A nice loader screen-- always a plus.

I like this program, if for no other reason than it looks like a new version of CMBBS, which is one of my favorite BBS programs for the c64. It's also excessively colorful, which is also quite amusing.

The SCBBS waiting for call screen

Anyway, SCBBS is a fairly standard system, with some online games patched in a-la Color 64 (by loading gargantuan overlay modules). It does have some nice little additions, such as an art gallery (just a specialized text file area) and a story board (where each user adds a line to a story). Its also a fully color/graphics system, which lends structural backup to the pleasing front it provides.

The top part of the main menu.

The rest of the main menu and the prompt.

On the down-side, SCBBS isn't terribly flexible, and is slow if you don't have jiffydos. But it does have remote SysOp support, and appears to be a stable, fairly well written system.

The SysOp menu.

Lastly, the documentation for this BBS is available here.

The Facts:

The following information is for SCBBS v3.0, the last version I've seen.

Hardware Information

Computer    :   Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode
Video       :   40 columns
Drives      :   CBM, limited CMD (no parts, no subdirs)
Modems      :   1650, 1670 (300-1200)
Input       :   Keyboard
Output      :   Screen, printer optionally
RAM use     :   N/A
Special     :


Pgm Struct  :   Large self sufficient modules
Menu Struct :   Semi-modular, most options from hotkey main menu
Translation :   ASCII, PETSCII
Access      :   9 levels, somewhat definable
Handle/ID   :   Handles not supported, users listed by ID
User info   :   Name, access, password, calls, mail, blocks xferred, etc
User Logs   :   Name, date/time
Calls/Time  :   No call limit, single time limit for all access
Network     :   N/A
Customizing :   Not terribly customizable
  Programs  :   Compiled BASIC, not definable
  Displays  :   Displays are changable SEQ files
  Commands  :   Hard coded, not changable
Areas       :
  E-mail    :   Send from main menu
  Messages  :   Separate menu
  Transfers :   Separate menu
  Network   :   N/A
  Programs  :   Separate menu
  Text      :   Separate menu
  User Cmds :   From main menu
  SysOp     :   Separate menu
  Voting    :   N/A
  News      :   N/A
  Help      :   N/A
Other       :   Story board, art gallery

SysOp Utilities and Support

Offline     :   Configurator program
Online      :   Chat, file/user editors
Remote      :   User/file editors
On-L Display:   User info display when menu pulled
W.F.C. Utils:   Terminal, user/file editors
Chatting    :   From any prompt
User        :   Full validator/editor available
Msg Bases   :   Offline configurator only
Transfers   :   Offline configurator only
Programs    :   Hard coded
Network     :   N/A
Drives      :   No drive access
Terminal    :   Simple color terminal, no transfers


Structure   :   Single file for each access level
Header      :   No set editor
Weeding     :   By SysOp only
Display     :   At logon


Structure   :   Linear style, unlinked
Bases       :   Named bases, listed by number
Limits      :   Enforced by SysOp
Reading     :   Individual, and local new
Headers     :   From, to, subject, date
Format      :   Text, and color/graphics
Writing     :   New posts, or new posts with reply subjects
Anonymous   :   Not allowed
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Message Editor

Structure   :   Line editor
Commands    :   Entering meta command on blank line gives menu
Editing     :   Rewriting lines only
Formatting  :   Uppercase graphics supported
Graphics    :   Supported


Bases       :   Open directory system with named bases/drive
Storage     :   All files per drive are listed
Limits      :   Enforced by SysOp
Credits     :   No credit system supported
Protocols   :   Punter, and multi-punter
Headers     :   Filename, type, blocks
Selection   :   By filename
Listing     :   Directories only
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Text Libraries

Structure   :   Numbered list of files
Storage     :   As standard SEQ files
Network     :   N/A
Other       :


Structure   :   Mail sending from main menu
Sending     :   As message replies, or by ID
Receiving   :   At logon
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Program Libraries

Structure   :   N/A
Programs    :   N/A
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

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