Ultra-Com v1.3




Ultra-Com is a blatant Take-off of Ivory BBS. Obviously the same code was used as a basis, and most of the changes from there are cosmetic. Unfortunately, the program is also cracked, and the name of the original author (if you can call him that) has been stripped from the code and documentation.

The principle difference between Ivory and Ultra-Com is the addition of a one-liners feature to the program, and some wholesale cosmetic changes to make it appear more colorful.

The Facts:

Hardware Information

Computer    :   Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode
Video       :   40 cols
Drives      :   Commodore, Limited CMD (no subdirs, no parts)
Modems      :   1670, Hayes (300-2400)
Input       :   Keyboard
Output      :   Screen, Printer optionally
RAM use     :   N/A
Special     :


Pgm Struct  :   Single program
Menu Struct :   Single hotkey menu w/ hard coded submenus
Translation :   ASCII, PETSCII
Access      :   10 levels, decent configurability
Handle/ID   :   Handles allowed, users listed by ID
User info   :   Name, handle, password, last call, phone, credits, etc
User Logs   :   Times, names, transfers
Calls/Time  :   Call limit per user, time limit definable for all levels only
Network     :   N/A
Customizing :   Not terribly
  Programs  :   Program is compiled BASIC, not changable
  Displays  :   Bulletin  and text files
  Commands  :   Not configurable
Areas       :   Mostly from main menu, some sub-areas
  E-mail    :   From main menu
  Messages  :   Separate menu
  Transfers :   Separate menu
  Network   :   N/A
  Programs  :   N/A
  Text      :   Separate menu
  User Cmds :   From main menu
  SysOp     :   Locally only, limited functions remotely
  Voting    :   Q&A system from main menu
  News      :   From main menu
  Help      :   N/A
Other       :   One-liners, graffiti wall

SysOp Utilities and Support

Offline     :   Configurator, file editor
Online      :   Chat, User info, access, credits, sysop menu, logoff
Remote      :   N/A
On-L Display:   Name/Access before prompt
W.F.C. Utils:   Full sysop menu: user editor, files editor, cbm-dos, main menu
Chatting    :   From any input
User        :   Editor locally only, no validation feature
Msg Bases   :   Offline config program, some integrated features
Transfers   :   Offline config program only
Programs    :   N/A
Network     :   N/A
Drives      :   CBM-DOS commands locally available
Terminal    :   Well featured transfer terminal included


Structure   :   Single news file displayed at logon
Header      :   No set header
Weeding     :   By SysOp only
Display     :   At logon, or on demand


Structure   :   Linear, unlinked messages
Bases       :   Named bases, listed by number
Limits      :   Maximum messages limit
            :   Enforced when a new post is added
Reading     :   By number or locally new
Headers     :   Name, date, subject
Format      :   Text and color/graphics
Writing     :   New posts only
Anonymous   :   Not allowed
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Message Editor

Structure   :   Line editor
Commands    :   Hitting return on blank line gives a menu
Editing     :   Rewrite line only
Formatting  :   Pseudo word-wrap
Graphics    :   Upper/lowercase supported. Some lack of format support


Bases       :   Open directory system
Storage     :   By unkeyed filenames in directory
Limits      :   Enforced by SysOp only
Credits     :   Ratio system
Protocols   :   Xmodem, Punter, Multi-punter
Headers     :   Filename, blocks, type
Selection   :   By filename
Listing     :   Directories & "filename searcher" feature
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Text Libraries

Structure   :   Numbered list of files
Storage     :   As seq files with proper filename
Network     :   N/A
Other       :


Structure   :   From main menu
Sending     :   By name or ID#
Receiving   :   At logon only
Network     :   N/A
Other       :

Program Libraries

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

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