[Sticky] Welcome Image BBS Sysop's!
Over the past 2 years 8-Bit Boyz has been a source to many Sysop's with the re-birth of Image BBS, versions 2.0 and 3.0. Not only have we seen more "retired" Image Sysop's but also first time Image Sysop's download the latest releases and ask many great questions. We feel it has come time to offer an online forum where everyone can ask questions, get support or just chat about Image BBS. The best part is I think we will find X-Tec and Bucko lurking around to offer up support when needed.
So I would just like to welcome one and all to forum!
BBS -=[ bbs.8bitboyz.com:6502 ]=-
WEB -=[ www.8bitboyz.com ]=-
I'm Larry Hedman, AKA X-Tec.
I will be checking into this message board frequently and try to answer all your questions as best as I can.
Where am I?!?!?!? I guess it's time to go through the whole introduction thing... I am Bucko (Al DeRosa) I have been a sysOp since before dirt was called dirt! I put up my first BBS on 11/22/1986. I ran CNet 10.0 and moved up the chain to CNet 12.1 as my last CNet. I moved over to Image when it was released my serial number was E0001. Yep first one, and yep Don Gladden and Fred Dart called me to congratulate me on being the first buyer. Anyways, I took over NISSA (New Image SysOp Support Association) in the fall of 89. AND yes, I have the shirt to prove it, just don't know what happened to it! During the time of 1989 and 1993 I wrote what I am now finding out to be at least 100 files, When X-Tec calls and says do you remember such a program and I answer vaguely and he says how did you do this, and I say why ask me I didn't write the software and his answer is load it up and read the rem statements and I see my name on it I am embarrassed to say I don't remember writing 90% of what I wrote! Anyways, around 1992 I was in line to take over programming of Image 2.0 and when that fell through I took my board down. I was burnt out and needed some time off.. About 6 months later, I put a Amiga board up and then 2 years later I put up a WildCat! Win95 PC board. Early 96 Fred Dart called me to ask if I wanted to help finish and market Image 2.0, I jumped on it and 6 months or so later my hardware went belly up and I retired from being a sysOp... Fast forward to 2015, I was getting ready to move to a new home and didn't want to take my Commodore stuff with me, so I gave it all away and sent X-Tec my backups of my BBS and what I was running for 2.0 when my HD died. He started working on getting it running and did a very good job. Fast forward again 2018 I got the bug to be a sysOp again, I put up a Mystic BBS, and Larry (X-Tec) was putting the finishing touches on a actually VERY stable version of 2.0.. In October of 2018 I was running a Mystic BBS, a CNet Amiga BBS, and a SynchroNet BBS. Larry and I were talking and all I read since I got back into being a sysOp was how Image would not run in Vice. On October 13th, I sat down at 5pm and installed Image 2.0 on Emulated FD4000 disks and a SCPU setup of Vice, I had it answering and hanging up in 2 hours. The Wrong Number V was born. Long story short, I have been running Image BBS' and Other boards now since 1986.. Although I am not as proficient as Larry now with 3.0 I try to BS my way to support, I will do my best to help anyone who has questions here.. So ask away!!! BTW I like to type real long messages.. LOL
Wrong Number Famly of BBS'
Wrong Number ][ BBS - wn2.duckdns.org:23 (Mystic BBS)
Wrong Number ]I[ BBS - wn3.duckdns.org:6400 (CNet Amiga BBS)
Wrong Number IV BBS - wn4.duckdns.org:3000 (Image BBS v3.0)
Bucko's Den - bdbbs.duckdns.org:6428 (CNet 128 v7.2+)
Bucko's Den II - bd2.duckdns.org:6800 (Enigma .5 Linux BBS)
Aspiring Image 3.0 Sysop.... 😎