I wrote a new game last winter and forgot to announce it here. It's a daily inter-BBS trivia game called Jeopardized! which borrows content from and matches the format of a popular TV quiz show.
Each day, 51 new questions are selected across 11 different categories. Players on all participating BBSs are presented with the same content, and are scored based on the "money" that they win and the number of correct/incorrect answers they provide. Built-in chat and notifications let you keep an eye on how other people are faring in the game, and what's happening on the BBS while you're playing.
You can find Jeopardized! on the games menu of this BBS. It's also available on maskreet's DoorParty game server. If you're a Synchronet sysop, you can grab a copy of it for your own BBS here:
You may or may not see some errors and oddities if I'm working on it when you visit. Don't be alarmed - it's usually stable unless I'm actively breaking and fixing it. :D
Pages and sidebar modules from ecWeb v3 (and possibly earlier) can be brought over to the new system with little to no modification. (It took me about 20 minutes to port over the user list page, the "Who's online" sidebar module, and the "System stats" sidebar module.)
This new web interface does away with a few annoyances, kludges, and problems presented by my previous efforts. It's easier to install and configure. It's built on Bootstrap (http://getbootstrap.com/), so it looks great on mobile devices - and there are plenty of themes already available.
New features include:
- File areas (with HTTP file downloads) - Unread mail indicator (no more cheesy JS alert()) - Per Group, Sub, and Thread unread message indicators - Message scan pointer updates - Sidebar show/hide toggle in small windows or mobile devices
I'll post an update here once it's been made available for others to install on their own systems.
Lemons and other Bullshit Thu Sep 03 2015 03:07:44
I meant to post about this months ago, but apparently forgot. I wrote a Lemmings-like game for Synchronet. It's called "Lemons". You can find it at the top of the Games menu on this BBS, or grab a copy of your own from the Synchronet CVS:
A few people have requested my bulletin-lister over the years. It may or may not be what you're after (it doesn't currently use text files, but rather uses a message base for storage), but you can find it here:
COA Chat command-shell integration Fri Nov 21 2014 16:08:46
Users are now connected to the Center of Awareness online chat once they are logged in to this BBS. You'll see messages from other users appear in the Notifications area above the menus. Type /C to bring up an input box and send a message of your own.
Note that this is different from the COA Messaging application in the main menu, which lets you send private or broadcast messages to other users who may not be signed into COA Chat.