Santa has delivered again for Commodore folks this Christmas Eve!

Bucko who gave us Image BBS v2.0 On A Stick has gone and done it again by releasing another BBS On A Stick, this time it is Image BBS v3.0 On A Stick!  All you need to do is to copy the files in the download to a USB stick and you can run Image BBS v3.0 on just about any Windows machine!

Once downloaded be sure to read the “BBS on a stick.pdf” inside the ZIP file. This quick guide will get you going on loading Image and setting up the drives.

A couple tricks to avoid common issues:

(1) If you already have VICE on your computer you need to rename the VICE folder under your C:\users\username\appdata\roaming  to something like VICE-OLD so it wont confuse settings/config for Image’s VICE

(2) Also when you get the BBS running and the Waiting For Caller screen comes on, you must first logon to the BBS in local mode and configure your modem for VICE per the settings on page 17 of the “Image 3.0 Sysop Guide.pdf” in the ZIP.

 

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Pedro Urán
Pedro Urán
December 24, 2020 3:40 pm

Thanks a lot for this cool software, and merry Christmas !!!, I’m downloading it as a Santa Claus gift 🙂

John Booth
John Booth
December 24, 2020 5:02 pm

Guys, first THANK YOU
Secondly, installed this on my C drive in the VICE folder, ran runme.bat, saved settings, but went to LOAD”BOOT3.0″,8,1 I get “?DEVICE NOT PRESENT ERROR”
Have I overlooked something? Thanks

John Booth
John Booth
December 25, 2020 4:18 pm
Reply to  PalKat

Thanks, I’ll try with the space (yes I renamed the vice folder under roaming)

John Booth
John Booth
December 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Reply to  PalKat

SYSOP Pls remove the post of gibberish as that was an attempt to provide a screen shot.
Now, I did remane VICE under appdata/roaming, I saved settiings in the C-64 window then tried to enter the following:
LOAD”BOOT 3.0″,8,1
AND i STILL GET

“SEARCHING FOR BOOT 3.0
?DEVICE NOT PRESENT ERROR
READY

Any Ideas? Perhaps I need to edit the “runme.bat”?

John Booth
John Booth
December 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Reply to  PalKat

I not that there is no “boot 3.0” file as far as I can see

John Booth
John Booth
December 26, 2020 7:57 am

is ther supposed to be a file called “BOOT 3.0” somewhere?

John Booth
John Booth
December 27, 2020 8:47 am
Reply to  PalKat

PalKat, I am in the vice/settings/periferal devices/drive area.
Drive 8,9,10 & 11 types are all selected to “NONE”
The “CMD FD-4000” options are greyed out and can’t be selected
Not sure what to do from here friend.

John Booth
John Booth
December 27, 2020 8:38 am
Reply to  PalKat

Thanks PalKat, I will give this a try and advise

John Booth
John Booth
December 27, 2020 8:53 am
Reply to  PalKat

PalKat, I am in the vice/settings/periferal devices/drive area.
Drive 8,9,10 & 11 types are all selected to “NONE”
The “CMD FD-4000” options are greyed out and can’t be selected
Not sure what to do from here friend.

Bucko
December 27, 2020 4:35 pm
Reply to  PalKat

That is the answer the FD4K binary and the settings are NOT getting imported.Here is what I suggest, copy the Vice folder to your C Drive, then edit runme.bat in the Vice folder, there is two lines that start Vice, the first one starts it with %CD% as the drive letter, the second one is hard coded to drive C. REM the first line and remove the REM from the second line. See if that solves your problem..

Bucko
December 26, 2020 4:28 pm

The issue you are having John seems like it is not seeing the FD4K disks. Just to be safe I would go into settings and load settings from file and choose the config.ini from the config directory of the stick download, that will load the correct settings. After that then you should be able to load the files needed…

John Booth
John Booth
December 27, 2020 8:53 am
Reply to  Bucko

Bucko, I did as suggested but still get “Device not present error”

Bucko
December 27, 2020 10:03 am
Reply to  John Booth

And in settings it shows the fd4000 disks as active? This is a weird one can you send me some pics in email of the following? Settings, drives 8 is all I need there then machine, roms, drives. My email is wrgnbr2@gmail.com.