Landing started as a dial-up BBS in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the later part of the 90s running TriBBS software (#3313). It was reborn as a Telnet
BBS in early 2000 thanks to a great BBS package for telnet called Synchronet, and even though the underlying software is different, everything else is as close
to the original board as possible. The BBS now operates on a 1.6ghz AMD machine running Win2k and Synchronet BBS Software through a DSL connection with a static IP address.
The main focus of this BBS is the games, which is what first drew
me into the BBS World. All the old favorites are here. Barren Realms Elite, TradeWars 2002 and Legend of the Red Dragon, just to mention a few.
We are now celebrating our 15th year in operation and as such we want you to have as much fun as we have had!
Enjoy yourself, for that is the sole purpose of this BBS! And if you have any comments, suggestions or requests, please don't hesitate to ask.
- Night Flyer, Sysop
01/18/12 - Gargoyles Landing is 15 years old!
07/28/11 - New phone line and DSL Modem fixed connection issues.
06/28/09 - Flashterm (.4 beta), a flash based web client for telnet, installed
06/21/09 - Hard drive failure, new drive added and data cloned, there are probably going to be some bugs
10/06/08 - League #777 removed (dead), Leagues #000, #069 & #267 added
08/15/08 - Windows VISTA does not have a built in Telnet client, I suggest downloading HyperTerminal
04/24/08 - Issues with interBBS BRE fixed
12/28/07 - We're baaaaack!!!
12/19/07 - Phone line knocked out as soon as power restored
12/15/07 - Ice storm knocked the BBS off line
08/01/07 - Tradewars 2002 Gold Game Server added
07/21/07 - RAM replaced on BBS, may have been bad, let me know of any issues
07/01/07 - Rain has caused issues with the phone/DSL line, please bear with it
04/22/07 - TradeWars 2 v11.20 Added!
04/10/07 - Be sure and add yourself as a user of Gargoyles Landing @ BBSMates.com!
04/07/07 - Removed some games that weren't being played.
04/05/07 - Lord - Origins version 2.1 added (also have 3.02, 3.15, 3.26 & 3.55 in the filearea)
04/02/07 - Maps for Murder Motel posted under Game Help.
03/27/07 - Added Planets:TEOS (Registered) to the RPG menu
03/17/07 - Moved things around during the Logon process & added a grafiti wall
03/13/07 - LORD - Origins (ver 1.7) added, Hackers: Cyber City and Catacombs registered.
03/10/07 - 100% CPU usage in BRE lowered to single digits, should stop bogging down the BBS
03/06/07 - BBS hardware upgraded to 2.4Gh Sempron, 1GB RAM & Win 2k.
02/26/07 - Re-joined leagues #444 & #777 for Barren Realms Elite and Falcon's Eye
02/24/07 - Assassin added & Murder Motel downgraded to v.4.4 to fix scrolling problem
02/16/07 - Jezebel upgraded to v.2.4... become a computer virus!
02/15/07 - Murder Mansion & Murder Motel 4.6 added, a couple of games removed for various reasons
02/13/07 - Iron War & Zombie Escape added
02/07/07 - Upgraded Synchronet to v.3.14a
02/05/07 - Added LUNATiX, it runs much faster using Netfoss
02/04/07 - Found out what G - Initiate Genesis does in Yankee Trader, the game resets...
01/29/07 - Redesigned the site again, the previous layout was too limiting
01/27/07 - Yankee Trader, Battleship & Netrunner added
01/25/07 - Darkness upgraded to v1.00b3 build4 to kill a telnet bug
01/22/07 - Tiny Hangman & Stardock Loco added
01/15/07 - Catacombs & 4 new IGMs in LORD House Special added
01/15/07 - Avengers win Franchise Football, reset soon!
01/12/07 - Website Redesigned
01/01/07 - Games Reset
10/25/06 - Kannons and Katapults fixed
08/23/05 - BBS Hardware Upgraded to Athlon 1ghz, 512 RAM & Windows2k
09/09/03 - Franchise Football Upgraded to ver 1.23
11/10/02 - Synchronet BBS software upgraded to ver.3.10k
09/22/02 - BBS Upgraded to 450mhz, Running windows 98se
08/10/02 - Doormud Registered
12/03/01 - Solar Realms Elite Added!!!
04/24/01 - Gargoyle's Landing Re-Launched as a Telnet BBS, on a 233mhz WIN98se machine
01/18/97 - Gargoyle's Landing begins as a single node, dial-up BBS in Tulsa, OK on a P66 DOS machine!
|ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
join up INterBBS BRE #000 : nytflyr
im just using flashterm, but hyperterm works well also : nytflyr
Are you still using SyncTerm? How are you connecting? : Senator
not working for me any more either... strange : nytflyr
I havent used mTelnet in a long time - SyncTerm is better : Redblade7
Tried putting in the above - still not working with mTelnet... :( : Senator
BRE leagues reset today! : nytflyr
you may have to point to gargoyle.synchro.net : nytflyr
mTelnet connections aren't working - had 2 go 2 site & use java : Senator
Finished both Lords for the day, thank you! : Redblade7
if you can see this, the BBS is back up and running : nytflyr
...please disconnect me and let me log in again Nytflyr. thanks! : Redblade7
I got knocked off from Lord early this morning and still stuck... : Redblade7
between 3-5 CDT today, Inet provider switching, hope to be back soon : nytflyr
port 80 (web, http) is blocked by COX, am looking for an endaround : nytflyr
mTelnet Client (recommended) - mTelnet is a telnet client for OS/2 and Windows that has
Z-Modem, Backscroll and a Phonebook.
Hyperterminal VISTA Users Download this file! and follow these instructions
SyncTerm - another excellent telnet client with phonebook and backscroll
CoffeeCup Free FTP 1.0 (recommended) - A basic, easy to use FTP client for those who don't need anything
Commander 5.20- FTP Commander features a remote file management and command-line
Windows Console Fixes:
WindowsXP/2000/NT Console Prompt ANSI Color FIX
Besides the files listed above, Programs, Games and Utilities that are used on the BBS (and some that used to be) are located at ftp://gargoyleslanding.com. You will need your User ID and Password from the BBS to access the file area.
What is a BBS? Short for Bulletin Board System, a BBS is a computer system running software that allows
users to dial into the system over a phone line using a terminal program or connect through the internet
through a telnet client, where the user can perform functions such as playing games, downloading software and data,
uploading data, reading news, and exchanging messages with other users.
How do I connect to the BBS? Obviously this is probably the most important question. There are several ways of connecting:
The quickest would be to click here.
If your machine has a built in telnet client it will be launched and you can log into the BBS by following the instructions on the screen. Windows comes with two terminals, Microsoft Telnet Client (the default and not recommended) and HyperTerminal (to set it up follow the link).
The second would be to download and install a third party telnet client, such as mTelnet, to use as your client.
Lastly you can access it from the web directly using the Java Client on this page.
Why can’t I connect?
Weather: If the weather is looking particularly nasty, the BBS may be shut down to protect it from lightning strikes, power surges or power outages.
Firewall: you may be behind a firewall (hardware or software) that is blocking port 23, which is how Telnet talks to the BBS. If you have connected before, this probably is not the problem. Contact me and Ill see if I can help you connect.
Random other issues: I may be installling new hardware/software/making configuration changes to the BBS or the box the BBS is on may have shut down on its own, the software may have locked up, etc. in this case the machine will be looked at when I can get my hands on it, usually after 4:00 CST on a weekeday.
What kind of hardware does the BBS run on?
The BBS was recently upgraded with the following:
BIOSTAR TForce6100 - Socket 754 Motherboard
AMD SEMPRON 2800+ 1.6Ghz CPU
120 GB Seagate Barracuda Ultra ATA 100
160 GB Seagate Barracuda Ultra ATA 100
1 GIG DDR400 RAM
This configuration is more than enough, pending hardware failure, for the BBS to run a long, LONG time.
ANSI – A character set of 256 letters, numbers, and symbols that can be displayed using a combination of 16 foreground colors and 8 background colors. Animation is also possible using ANSI. Most Door Games are ANSI based.
ASCII – A character set of the 95 printable characters found on a keyboard.
Door – A 3rd party program that has been added onto the BBS, usually in the form of a game.
FOSSIL – A driver used by the BBS and the doors on them to communicate with other computers.
IGM – Short for In Game Module, are small programs that are added onto games like Legend of the Red Dragon (in Other Places), which expand on the game, usually assisting the player in one way or another.
InterBBS – A feature in a game such as BRE & FE that allows you to compete against other BBS's around the world.
Nodes – The number of computers that can access a BBS at any given time.
rLogin – or Remote Login, is a network protocol used to log into another host.
Telnet – a network protocol used on the Internet is a way for computers to communicate with each other, in the case of BBSs, you use a telnet client to connect to the BBS.