The MajorBBS Emulation Project Wiki
Welcome to the MBBSEmu Wiki – Reviving Nostalgia with Innovation
The MajorBBS Emulation Project proudly presents MBBSEmu, a pioneering open-source emulator designed to breathe new life into Galacticomm's The MajorBBS and Worldgroup Bulletin Board Software Add-ons. MBBSEmu is not just an emulator; it's a time capsule that unlocks the rich history of bulletin board systems (BBS), transporting enthusiasts back to the era of groundbreaking online communities.
Seamless Accessibility for Everyone
Our mission is to make MajorBBS and Worldgroup modules accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Whether you're a system operator (Sysop) looking to recreate the BBS experience for a new generation or an individual eager to relive the glory days of online gaming and community building, MBBSEmu is your gateway. This emulator allows you to experience classic MajorBBS and Worldgroup modules without the complexity of setting up an entire bulletin board system.
Cross-Platform Compatibility – Experience Without Limits
MBBSEmu stands out with its compatibility across multiple platforms. Whether you are using Windows, Linux, or macOS, whether your system is 32-bit, 64-bit, or even ARM-based, MBBSEmu offers a fast, flexible, and efficient emulation experience. Imagine running your favorite MajorBBS and Worldgroup modules on a device as compact as a Raspberry Pi!
Flexible Gaming Modes – Tailored to Your Preferences
MBBSEmu is flexible enough to allow you to choose your way to play:
- Local Console: Dive into your favorite games directly through your command terminal, no additional software needed.
- Telnet: Connect with other players globally using your preferred Telnet software.
- Rlogin: Seamlessly integrate Major BBS and Worldgroup modules with your favorite modern BBS software such as Mystic or Synchronet.
A Treasure Trove of Information and Resources
Explore our Wiki for an extensive collection of historical insights and technical information related to The MajorBBS, Worldgroup, Galacticomm, and the numerous Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that contributed to the ecosystem. Our resources include:
- Troubleshooting Guides and How-Tos
- Comprehensive Development and Reverse Engineering Guides
Preserving History and Fostering Development
We're committed to preserving the rich history of The Major BBS/Worldgroup and the ongoing development of MBBSEmu. Visit our archive of Patreon updates, where we've documented the journey of MBBSEmu's development since 2020. These updates are a goldmine for anyone interested in Major BBS development, reverse engineering, and the evolution of online communication technologies.
If you would like to help by contributing to the development of MBBSEmu by coding, testing your favorite game, or just giving feedback as to awesome features you'd love to see added, head over to the MBBSEmu GitHub Repository where you can lend a hand in any number of areas!
Looking to connect with likeminded folks and chat about your favorite modules, get support running MBBSEmu, or brainstorm potential new features? Join the official MBBSEmu Discord Server and say hello!
Join us in this journey of nostalgia, technical exploration, and community revival with MBBSEmu.