BBS Games

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by EmperorOfCanada, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. EmperorOfCanada
    OP

    EmperorOfCanada GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,479
    96
    Aug 4, 2008
    Canada
    Canada
    Who here played BBS games and who here is younger and thinking wtf is a BBS.

    For those that played, what were your favorites?

    I used to play Legend of the Red Dragon every day, and sometimes Trade Wars
     
  2. Reaper

    Reaper Tͩ͒ͥ̈́ͧ̓͑̆̂

    Member
    1,258
    0
    Oct 14, 2008
    United States
    WTF IS A BBS
    No, I haven't played.
     
  3. tyuno123

    tyuno123 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    472
    1
    Sep 27, 2008
    Malaysia
    Your Mind
    whats bbs ?
     
  4. rest0re

    rest0re GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    755
    0
    Dec 23, 2006
    Finland
    WINLAND
    i played lord sometimes. but it's horrible game imo [​IMG]
     
  5. BiscuitBee

    BiscuitBee Semi-Resident Cookie-Bug

    Member
    689
    5
    Jul 30, 2008
    Canada
    Canada
    Pretty much just played LORD here. I played Trade Wars very little, though.
     
  6. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

    Member
    2,953
    2
    Apr 7, 2008
    Canada
    Toronto, Canader!
     
  7. EmperorOfCanada
    OP

    EmperorOfCanada GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,479
    96
    Aug 4, 2008
    Canada
    Canada
    For those that asked BBS is what we used to go online in the pre-internet days.
    (Bulletin Board System)

    In some ways I still miss those days. It was generally all dialup connections and normally local.
    I remember when I upgraded from my 2400 baud modem to 56k woooo lightning fast!
     
  8. Mei-o

    Mei-o Generic Asian Kid™

    Member
    860
    6
    Jun 22, 2008
    Somewherewherewhere
    Old-school forum wars?
     
  9. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

    Former Staff
    6,671
    6,751
    Jun 24, 2008
    United States
    I never got on the BBS but I know a guy here who used to play LORD, and would love to play again, if you know of anything similar.
     
  10. EmperorOfCanada
    OP

    EmperorOfCanada GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,479
    96
    Aug 4, 2008
    Canada
    Canada
    I dunno there were chat rooms and probably limited forums, some games, and very very limited downloads. (usually a hundred or two megs, certainly not GB like even most small sites are capable of hosting these days. I guess its not really the space that was the problem as much as the speed it would take to DL files.

    Some screen examples:
    http://www.buddhanet.net/bn_hist/bbs1.gif
    http://www.dataswamp.net/apple2eserialterm...d_bbs-login.jpg

    LORD:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b...heRedDragon.gif
     
  11. Mei-o

    Mei-o Generic Asian Kid™

    Member
    860
    6
    Jun 22, 2008
    Somewherewherewhere
    Oh, it's like old-school online role-playing!
     
  12. budrow66

    budrow66 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    194
    0
    Jun 1, 2007
    United States
    T.N.
    Yes I used to play Legend of the Red Dragon or LORD. Galactic Wars and Trade Wars. Thoose where the good ole days and I miss them so much.
     
  13. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

    Member
    1,219
    33
    Nov 29, 2002
    United States
    I used to run a pretty popular BBS in Dallas called "Maximum Meltdown."

    I had all the door games (BBS) on there you could think of!

    I admit I actually really liked Legend of the Red Dragon 2!
    But my favorite was one called "Crosswinds" for the MajorBBS system.

    It was basically just a MUD but it was so fun!

    People still play LORD over websites like:

    here: http://lord.nuklear.org/
    here: http://lotgd.net/home.php?
     
  14. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Member
    1,967
    0
    Aug 2, 2007
    Portsmouth
    you do realise, BBS is basically a synonym for forum.... right?

    after all, BBS just stands for bulletin board system

    so GBAtemp is a BBS
     
  15. Reaper

    Reaper Tͩ͒ͥ̈́ͧ̓͑̆̂

    Member
    1,258
    0
    Oct 14, 2008
    United States
    I like MUDS
    [​IMG]