Mystic BBS

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Mystic BBS
Original author(s)James Coyle
Stable release
1.11 / November 6, 2015 (2015-11-06)
Preview release
1.12 Alpha 39 / April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)
Written inFreePascal
Operating systemDOS, Windows, OS/2, OS X, Linux
PlatformIA_32, x86-64, ARM
TypeBBS
LicenseProprietary freeware
Websitewww.mysticbbs.com

Mystic BBS is a bulletin board system software program that began in 1995 and was first released to the public in December 1997 under the MS-DOS platform. It has since been ported to Microsoft Windows, OS/2, OS X, and Linux (Intel and ARM based systems such as the Raspberry Pi). Mystic was designed to be a spiritual successor to the Telegard and Renegade bulletin board systems.

Some of the more notable capabilities of Mystic BBS include:

  • Integrated Telnet, SSH, RLogin, FTP, BinkP, HTTP, NNTP, POP3, SMTP servers with IPv4 + IPv6 support
  • Full 5D compliant BSO mailer and tosser, including BINKP and FTP mailer
  • Built in AreaFix and FileFix functionality and full fileecho support
  • A basic HTTP server
  • Integrated QWK and QWKE networking via FTP
  • Integrated text and ANSI editors, message editing with on-the-fly spell checking and word suggestions
  • Proprietary scripting language called Mystic Programming Language (MPL)
  • Embedded PYTHON programming language
  • DOS CP437 and UTF8 character translations
  • Dynamic menus including menu editor, and fully customizable prompts
  • Multiple user-selectable themes
  • DOOR32 support in addition to various DOS-type door formats
  • Automatic random ANSI display (i.e. ansi.ans, ansi.an1, ansi.an2, etc. would display randomly)
  • A fully featured ACS (access control system) and MCI display codes
  • Highly integrated with ANSI graphics including full screen editor, lightbar menus, lightbar file listings and message reading
  • Advanced, feature-rich JAM message base system with QWK/QWKE offline mail
  • Multiple platform distributions available including Windows, OS X, Linux and ARM Linux (Raspberry Pi, ODROID, etc)

A more complete list of capabilities can be found at http://www.mysticbbs.com/features.html

Attracted to the flexibility and potential that the scripting language provides, a number groups, such as ACiDic BBS modding, Cyberia, Demonic, DoRE, Vanguard, wOE!mODDING and Wicked formed for the sole purpose of writing BBS mods for SysOps who run Mystic.

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