Last year I created an account on Twitter to create a targeted feed for my hobby content and tweets for like-minded retro-gaming folk, separate from my personal account. On this hobby account I mainly follow retro-gaming and Commodore fans. When you use Twitter in a very targeted way like this, it actually can be extremely useful and enjoyable. In any event, during this time I began to see a healthy amount of discussion around BBS’es (Bulletin Board Systems) becoming “a thing” again for retro-computing nerds. And, amazingly, a few popular BBSes were being served off of 8-bit machines.
“8-Bitters” were connecting to them, having virtually “off the grid” discussions and playing games outside the watchful eye of Google and the rest of the internet. I wanted to connect to them, too.
How to get a C64 on WiFi and start BBSing again
Submitted by Eric 2016-12-08 Internet 6 Comments
The only think I may had done is put a Red Filter over that display on the WiFi Modem just because Blue LED were not around then.
That’s a screenshot of a Synchronet instance, which is an 80-column PC BBS system using cp437 and the old IBM VGA font. You’re not going to get that on a C64.