• Original Murder Motel..

    From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to All on Tue Aug 27 18:18:30 2019
    I am going to revisit my Murder Motel issue here after 7+ months of putting
    it to the side....

    Anyone have info on getting this original to work on Mystic that is running
    on Windows 7 32bit? I have tried all different ways and versions of the game and no luck. The versions I have tried the most are:

    Murder Mansion from v2.03 1992,1993
    Murder Mansion v2.80
    Murder Motel 2114 v1.0
    MURDER MOTEL VERSION 4.0

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: 8-Bit Boyz BBS! -=[ bbs.8bitboyz.com port:6502 ]=- (1:305/3)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Shane O'Neill on Thu Aug 29 09:12:02 2019

    On 2019 Aug 27 18:18:30, you wrote to All:

    I am going to revisit my Murder Motel issue here after 7+ months of
    putting
    it to the side....

    what, specifically, seems to be the problem?

    Anyone have info on getting this original to work on Mystic that is

    a friend has MM4, IIRC, running on her linux mystic using dosemu...

    )\/(ark

    Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set
    them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.
    ... Faking a smile is so much easier than explaining why you are sad.
    ---
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.73)
  • From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to mark lewis on Thu Aug 29 20:06:56 2019
    Hi Mark,

    I pulled my original post online from back in April about my issue, so here it is and this is also where I left off too...

    Anyone have instructions for making Murder Motel door game work with Mystic 1.12 A43? My mystic is running on Windows 7 32bit and it is located on the harddrive at C:\mystic my netfoss is also located at C:\mystic\netfoss

    My netfoss NF.bat file is as follows:

    @echo off
    rem **you can optionally add ansi.com here**
    c:\mystic\netfoss\netfoss.com %1
    rem ** If running a non-door32.sys system, add a " %1" to end of above line **
    if errorlevel 1 goto end
    c:\mystic\netfoss\netcom.exe %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
    c:\mystic\netfoss\netfoss.com /u
    :end


    I have used the dd command as follows:

    Command (DD) Exec external program
    Data c:\mystic\netfoss\nf.bat /N%3 /H%0 c:\mystic\doors\mm.bat %3
    Access
    Execute Select


    My "mm.bat" file under C:\mystic\doors is:

    @echo off
    c:
    cd \mystic\doors\mm
    mm46 murder.cfg c:\mystic\temp%1\door.sys


    I have tried with out success leaving the "murder.cfg" un-edited. I have
    also edited my "murder.cfg" file in the following 2 ways for the door.sys
    still with no luck:

    WAY #1:

    C:\mystic\door.sys
    Suburban Software
    Chuck
    Valecek
    9999
    60
    5
    2

    WAY #2:

    C:\mystic\temp%1\door.sys
    Suburban Software
    Chuck
    Valecek
    9999
    60
    5
    2


    ...So there is my mess, here to hoping some of it makes sense!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: 8-Bit Boyz BBS! -=[ bbs.8bitboyz.com port:6502 ]=- (1:305/3)
  • From Gryphon@1:106/324 to Shane O'Neill on Fri Sep 13 12:28:08 2019
    On 27 Aug 2019 &4, Shane O'Neill said the following...

    I am going to revisit my Murder Motel issue here after 7+ months of putting it to the side....

    Anyone have info on getting this original to work on Mystic that is running on Windows 7 32bit? I have tried all different ways and
    versions of the game and no luck. The versions I have tried the most are:

    Murder Mansion from v2.03 1992,1993
    Murder Mansion v2.80
    Murder Motel 2114 v1.0
    MURDER MOTEL VERSION 4.0

    I wrote a Mystic-specific Murder Mansion door app if you want to give it a
    try. You can download it at cyberiabbs.zapto.org

    *==----------------------------------==*
    : Murder Mansion v2.0 :
    | A Mystic BBS MPL | *==----------------------------------==*
    : This is a Mystic MPL of the classic :
    | BBS game by the same name. This is |
    | This is a fully functional game, and |
    | is usable for all platforms of the |
    | Mystic 1.10+ BBS package. MPL source |
    : Included : *==----------------------------------==*
    : A Cyberia BBS Production :
    | By Darryl Perry, 01/2013 |
    : telnet://cyberiabbs.zapto.org : *==----------------------------------==*

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/02 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Cyberia BBS | cyberiabbs.zapto.org | San Jose, CA (1:106/324)
  • From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to Gryphon on Fri Sep 13 18:45:13 2019
    On 13 Sep 2019, Gryphon said the following...

    I wrote a Mystic-specific Murder Mansion door app if you want to give it
    a try. You can download it at cyberiabbs.zapto.org

    Already have it up and running Gryphon!!!! Thanks for making that too!!!
    Great stuff!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: 8-Bit Boyz BBS! -=[ bbs.8bitboyz.com port:6502 ]=- (1:305/3)
  • From Marty Taylor@3:770/100 to Shane O'Neill on Sat Sep 14 17:02:07 2019
    Hi Shane, I saw your msg and happen to run mystic on win32 myself. Here's my currently working setup for murder motel 4.6. Hope it helps you.

    I threw everything on pastebin. The fossil driver switch /FD is not
    mentioned in the docs for this game at all which is weird. I have other DOORFRAME games that do use so I added it and it worked.

    hit me up with any questions.

    https://pastebin.com/T4fcGDxv

    --
    Ratz

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: Agency BBS | Dunedin, New Zealand | agency.bbs.nz (3:770/100)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Shane O'Neill on Sat Sep 14 12:42:04 2019

    On 2019 Aug 29 20:06:56, you wrote to me:

    ...So there is my mess, here to hoping some of it makes sense!

    so i went looking on the old mystic VM and it wasn't running murder motel as i had thought... so a quick rummage into my old OS2 setup turns it up there running under my old RemoteAccess setup... so here's what jumped out at me...

    1. MM is not multinode capable. only one user at the time.
    2. my script copies the door.sys to the MM directory.

    additional debugging hints:

    add something to both of your bat files so you can see what the variables are that you are passing and how they will appear in the various command lines your
    scripts execute...

    eg:

    @echo off
    REM THIS IS NF.BAT
    echo Running %0
    echo 1 = %1
    echo 2 = %2
    echo 3 = %3
    echo 4 = %4
    echo 5 = %5
    echo 6 = %6
    echo 7 = %7
    echo 8 = %8
    echo 9 = %9
    echo command line executed:
    echo %0 %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
    pause
    rem **you can optionally add ansi.com here**
    echo command to execute:
    echo c:\mystic\netfoss\netfoss.com %1
    pause
    c:\mystic\netfoss\netfoss.com %1
    if errorlevel 1 goto end
    echo command to execute:
    echo c:\mystic\netfoss\netcom.exe %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
    pause
    c:\mystic\netfoss\netcom.exe %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
    c:\mystic\netfoss\netfoss.com /u
    :end
    echo END OF NF.BAT


    @echo off
    REM THIS IS MM.BAT
    echo Running %0
    echo 1 = %1
    echo 2 = %2
    echo 3 = %3
    echo 4 = %4
    echo 5 = %5
    echo 6 = %6
    echo 7 = %7
    echo 8 = %8
    echo 9 = %9
    echo command line executed:
    echo %0 %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
    pause
    c:
    cd \mystic\doors\mm
    echo command to execute:
    echo copy c:\mystic\temp%4\door.sys c:\mystic\doors\mm
    copy c:\mystic\temp%4\door.sys c:\mystic\doors\mm
    pause
    echo command to execute:
    echo mm46 murder.cfg c:\mystic\doors\mm\door.sys
    pause
    mm46 murder.cfg c:\mystic\doors\mm\door.sys
    echo END OF MM.BAT


    using the above, you will have to hit enter 6 times as the scripts run... this allows you to check each of the 6 command lines and the raw var data dumps... remote users will not see the pauses and will think the system has locked up...
    do not allow remote users to execute your netfoss doors until you have figured out what is going on and fixed it... then you can REM the pause lines and let the users have at it...


    )\/(ark

    Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set
    them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.
    ... Of course, anything that came close to a flame is BBQ round here.
    ---
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.73)
  • From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to Marty Taylor on Sat Sep 14 20:37:50 2019
    Hey Marty!

    Thanks man, I look forward to trying it out in the next day or few!!!

    That original is just one door that I always had going back to my first Commodore 64 BBS back on C-Net 10 & 11! So I feel lost not having the
    original on my current bbs! LOL

    Strange I know, but just like the football player that is still wearing the same sock from high school for luck I guess! ;)

    Thanks again, will let you know how it works out!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: 8-Bit Boyz BBS! -=[ bbs.8bitboyz.com port:6502 ]=- (1:305/3)
  • From Shane O'Neill@1:305/3 to mark lewis on Sat Sep 14 20:45:52 2019
    Thanks Mark,

    I will also apply your catch of MM not supporting the multi user. Good catch and one that is easy to slip past!

    Thanks!

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A43 2019/03/03 (Windows/32)
    * Origin: 8-Bit Boyz BBS! -=[ bbs.8bitboyz.com port:6502 ]=- (1:305/3)
  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Shane O'Neill on Sun Sep 15 10:50:18 2019

    On 2019 Sep 14 20:45:52, you wrote to me:

    Thanks Mark,

    you're quite welcome...

    I will also apply your catch of MM not supporting the multi user. Good catch and one that is easy to slip past!

    i just hope that it is easy to read and understand... adding the variables output helps a lot in many cases to see what is actually being worked with...

    i hope that you also noted in the mm.bat i posted that the copy of the door.sys
    file uses %4 which is (should be if i've read the command lines correctly) the bare nodenumber instead of %1 which has something else prepended to the node number...

    )\/(ark

    Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set
    them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.
    ... Good manners are like traffic rules for society.
    ---
    * Origin: (1:3634/12.73)