Virtual Advanced

Release date: 
Thursday, 1 August, 1996



Authors/Port authors:

Virtual Advanced, an ADVANCED feature-loaded Virtual Bulletin Board System for OS/2!

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Virtual Advanced v. 1.0 (1/8/1996, Roland De Graaf) Readme/What's new
README.1ST Virtual Advanced 1 Official Copyright (C) Roland De Graaf 1995-1996 This document gives installation advice, and should be read entirely before running INSTALL.EXE to install the software. Topics Covered: 1. Installing a New BBS 2. Installing on System with Existing VBBS or VA Installation 3. Official 24-Hour Support Sites 4. VISK Virtual Internet Survival Kit add-on 1. Installing a New BBS - QUICK START FOR NEW USERS If you are new, and do not have experience with our products, setting up this particular beta may be somewhat challenging due to the lack of documentation. You are more then welcome to give it a try, however, and you should check our BBS and/or Web Site for an updated beta, an official release, or an updated doc zip. Having extracted the contents of the original Virtual Advanced ZIP file into a temporary directory on your hard drive, run the INSTALL.EXE and follow the on-screen instructions. Once installed, you can start your system up for the first time by typing in: BBS 1 and pressing ENTER. The system should run first-time under the default settings. You can run VCONFIG.EXE to change the many settings that define the program's operation -- and the character and flavor of your bulletin board system as well. 2. Installing on System with Existing VBBS or VA Installation It is STRONGLY URGED that VBBS SysOps DO NOT attempt to install Virtual Advanced on top of their existing VBBS installations right away. It is highly recommended that they install a NEW INSTALLATION on a different drive or directory, and get aquainted with the new software before trying to upgrade their actual BBS. Also, do not forget to BACKUP! Files INSTALL.EXE will copy for EXISTING INSTALLATIONS: All *.EXE files NETWORKS.LST START.V ARCS.CFG COLOR.CFG MODEMS.CFG DEFAULT.S DEFAULT.STR If you are upgrading from a previous VA beta, you may perform the upgrade manually by copying only what you need. If you take this route, then make sure you don't skip over copying a file you really do need! For example, not having a COLOR.CFG file will result in a colorless BBS. Not having an ARCS.CFG would cause the archive prcoessor to be inoperable. 3. Official 24-Hour Support Sites Virtual ComTech BBS: 616-399-4818 616-399-8791 Virtual ComTech Web Site: Updates, fixes, scripts, utilities, and other types of support files may be download from the BBS and the Web Site. 4. VISK Virtual Internet Survival Kit add-on Live Internet Connectivity for your Virtual Advanced BBS is just a download away! This add-on for your system is available for download from the Virtual ComTech BBS and the Web Site as listed above.
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