July 6, 2015 - 08:00 PDT
Tommy's Holiday Camp re-opens as a traditional BBS over telnet
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Whirlwind Software has re-opened Tommy's Holiday Camp BBS as a Telnet BBS.
Technologies developed by Whirlwind Software programmers Gerald Albion and Allen Walker between 1992 and 1998 will see new life as the old-school BBS re-opens to the public on telnet. The BBS is running the NanoBBS software and features:
- The enormously popular NanoCHAT/TommCHAT multi-user chat system
- The groundbreaking Rancho Nevada game door (two instances)
- Galactic Empire
- The Streets
- Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD) with three instances
- Q-Pid, Hi-Q, The Purity Test
To connect to the BBS, use a telnet client such as PuTTY and connect to
vintage.thcbbs.com on port 23 (the standard telnet port)
There are currently 72 virtual nodes, so time limits have been eliminated.
For more information on how to connect to THC over telnet, visit
Best of all, if you had an account on THC BBS in 1998, you probably still have one today! That is, as long as you can remember your 17-year-old password. If your memory has faded, contact us on facebook and we'll get your old account fixed!
THC was once a dialup BBS. Today, Tommy no longer has even one dialup phone line! "Calling" BBSes is a thing of the past, and has been since 2000 or so. THC's last dialup line went dark in 1998.
Today, however, THC is not one but three systems! Three facets of the same community.
- A Facebook page
- A website
- And now, a telnet BBS!
The telnet BBS is the most recently added THC asset, and at the same time is our oldest. It uses the same NanoBBS software that the dialup THC used from 1993 to 1998, features most of the same Door games and file downloads, and of course is home to the incredible TommCHAT chat system, which (despite being over 20 years old) does things most modern chat systems can't.