bbstros being added recently

category: general [glöplog]
@sensenstahl I noticed that you've been adding bbstros in great numbers for quite a while. I really appreciate your effort, thank you so much!

A couple of questions:
- is there a story, like where do they come from? Have you had this archive since forever, or is it a recent find?
- seen any flying floppies there? I'm looking for what I think could be a bbstro or a cracktro from around 1992-1993, it had a 3-inch floppy flying in space and probably some title. I have a bit of a personal story to go with it. Back then I was very impressed by the graphics and tried my best to replicate it. I made an intro of sorts called "Cereus" and probably related to FidoNet node 2:5030/31, but it also didn't survive.
added on the 2018-11-30 18:08:30 by svo svo
i've dropped you an e-mail (hopefully)
added on the 2018-11-30 18:47:46 by svo svo
Is it private or could you share it on the forum too?
added on the 2018-11-30 19:25:26 by yzi yzi
awesome shaders
added on the 2018-11-30 19:30:37 by skarab skarab
Sensenstahl scavenges the dark alleys at night for cracktros like in Battle Angel Alita.
added on the 2018-11-30 19:55:37 by Gargaj Gargaj
@yzi my childhood was traumatised by an intro that looked very much like this one:
but not this one. 4093 is actually a commercial and the one that I had was more like a bbs or cracktro. I can't find it anywhere. Seeing how sensenstahl had been shoveling them by thousands, I hoped that maybe he had come across one. No luck so far.
added on the 2018-11-30 21:03:28 by svo svo
- is there a story, like where do they come from? Have you had this archive since forever, or is it a recent find?

I'm also wondering about this. Give up the deets. (Please.) :P

I've been slowly going through my own collection of floppies and so far only found two not-previously-online BBStros, and I used to download a TON of stuff from local boards. Granted not every board had its own intro, but even nice text files are scarce. Where do you find all these?
added on the 2018-11-30 21:07:01 by jmph jmph
@jmph please add them!
added on the 2018-11-30 21:58:31 by svo svo
Maybe search through a large shareware collection such as cd.textfiles.com for all unique .com and .exe files < 10kb or so? :) After you finish with 90s DOS demo archives, of course.
added on the 2018-11-30 22:38:13 by phoenix phoenix
Naah.. this was before cdroms and cdroms never really were wild enough to have cool intros.
added on the 2018-11-30 22:53:58 by svo svo
jmph: Gargaj is in fact right. But I am not dressed up like that while doing so.

phoenix: you will miss a ton by only checking for up to 10k :)
You'd think that intros are all coded in l33テ assembly, but a lot of them are written in qbasic and compressed using pklite to bring the size down to something manageable. A bit weird considering how a lot of them used to be packaged with every file.
added on the 2018-12-01 10:34:35 by svo svo
Having watched quite a few of bbstros in a very compressed period of 2 nights, I'm imagining myself an archaeologist who tries to understand the long lost bbs culture based on its artifacts.

I know a few things about this mysterious bbs thing:

* it's very often about skulls, space and fire
* they seem to be a place of worship to sysgods
* there are some mystical numbers, but they tend to end in n0t-4y0u
* warez, whatever they are, tend to grow very fast, usually harvested in 0-3 days
added on the 2018-12-01 23:15:10 by svo svo
added on the 2018-12-02 15:21:17 by numtek numtek
@jmph please add them!

Already did, here, and here. At least one of those is a 50kB+ uncompressed QuickBasic program.

Will absolutely keep adding them as I find them, but intros from my local boards seem scarce. ;)
added on the 2018-12-03 23:09:01 by jmph jmph