• Blue Board BBS Software - Martin Sikes - Searching.

    From lucid phreak@3:770/3 to All on Sunday, July 26, 2020 15:09:10
    I have been looking for quite some time now for the BBS Software, BlueBoard. Blue Board was written in 1985 by Martin Sikes and was popular in the British Vancouver area. It was marketed and sold by a company and supposedly sold well - and was also
    pirated quite extensively - meaning this software wasn't some unknown thing that ran on a single BBS. It was popular.

    I have found one guy on a BC commodore BBS users group who has a physical copy (he sent me pics of the binder and disk) but bit rot has taken the disk and he cannot even read it used Kryoflux. He is going to try and clean the disk with alcohol but I'm
    not terribly confident it is going to work.

    That all being said I just thought I would post a note here on the off chance that someone might stumble across it who perhaps has a D64 or a working disk of
    the software.

    I also run http://www.blueboardbbs.com in support of my endeavor and will have the software up for all to access once I find a copy.

    Martin died an untimely death not too long after the BBS software was popular and I think he would like to see that he was remembered and that he left something behind that made people happy.. I hope to help!!!

    Thanks - lucidphreak

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  • From Paul Smith@3:770/3 to All on Monday, August 17, 2020 08:28:03
    On Jul 26, 2020, lucid phreak wrote
    (in article<853237d1-b8e3-40d8-b244-c39dbc01ba95o@googlegroups.com>):

    I have been looking for quite some time now for the BBS Software, BlueBoard. Blue Board was written in 1985 by Martin Sikes and was popular in the British Vancouver area. It was marketed and sold by a company and supposedly sold well - and was also pirated quite extensively - meaning this software wasn't some unknown thing that ran on a single BBS. It was popular.

    I have found one guy on a BC commodore BBS users group who has a physical copy (he sent me pics of the binder and disk) but bit rot has taken the disk and he cannot even read it used Kryoflux. He is going to try and clean the disk with alcohol but I'm not terribly confident it is going to work.

    That all being said I just thought I would post a note here on the off chance that someone might stumble across it who perhaps has a D64 or a working disk of the software.

    I also run http://www.blueboardbbs.com in support of my endeavor and will have the software up for all to access once I find a copy.

    Martin died an untimely death not too long after the BBS software was popular and I think he would like to see that he was remembered and that he left something behind that made people happy.. I hope to help!!!

    Thanks - lucidphreak

    I remember that software, I’d love to find a copy as well. Are you in Vancouver? Canada?

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  • From lucidphreak@gmail.com@3:770/3 to Paul Smith on Thursday, September 24, 2020 07:11:08
    On Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:28:05 AM UTC-5, Paul Smith wrote:
    On Jul 26, 2020, lucid phreak wrote
    (in article<853237d1-b8e3-40d8...@googlegroups.com>):
    I have been looking for quite some time now for the BBS Software,
    BlueBoard.
    Blue Board was written in 1985 by Martin Sikes and was popular in the
    British
    Vancouver area. It was marketed and sold by a company and supposedly sold well - and was also pirated quite extensively - meaning this software
    wasn't
    some unknown thing that ran on a single BBS. It was popular.

    I have found one guy on a BC commodore BBS users group who has a physical copy (he sent me pics of the binder and disk) but bit rot has taken the
    disk
    and he cannot even read it used Kryoflux. He is going to try and clean the disk with alcohol but I'm not terribly confident it is going to work.

    That all being said I just thought I would post a note here on the off
    chance
    that someone might stumble across it who perhaps has a D64 or a working
    disk
    of the software.

    I also run http://www.blueboardbbs.com in support of my endeavor and will have the software up for all to access once I find a copy.

    Martin died an untimely death not too long after the BBS software was
    popular
    and I think he would like to see that he was remembered and that he left something behind that made people happy.. I hope to help!!!

    Thanks - lucidphreak
    I remember that software, I’d love to find a copy as well. Are you in Vancouver? Canada?
    dallas TX...

    I've found 2 people with the actual retail disk - but neither are readable.

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