Games intended to be run under Fidonet-era bulletin board software. They're called "doors" because they were separate programs that would run on the BBS host. Since machines didn't necessarily have multitasking capabilities, the main BBS program would "shell out" and start up the door program, which would then communicate with the user. When the door exited, the BBS software would start back up. Hence a door -- an excursion from the BBS to the outside world. BBS Doors Online Games.
- Wikipedia: A door in a bulletin board system is an interface between the BBS software and an external application. The term is also used to refer to the external application, a computer program that runs outside of the main bulletin board program. Sometimes called external programs, doors are the most common way to add games, utilities, and other extensions to BBSes. Because BBSes typically depended on the telephone system, BBSes and door programs tended to be local in nature, unlike modern Internet games and applications.
- Bulletin board systems
- Bulletin board system software
- Door games
- Includes Planets: The Exploration of Space Fansite www
Includes planet, The Exploration of Space Fansite, ship, trading, item, and secrets guides, forums, and BBS list. Planets: The Exploration of Space Fansite.
- Collection CompuLink BBS Door Programs www
Collection of doors, BBS Door Programs, primarily games, available for download. CompuLink BBS Door Programs.
- Offers UltraSoft www
Offers several shareware and freeware games. UltraSoft.
- Developer John Dailey Software www
Developer of BBS Door games such as Barren Realms Elite, Dailey Software, Dungeon Master, and Global Backgammon. Offers Bulletin Board System utilities, game information, and online ordering. John Dailey Software.
- Offers GameFAQs: Barren Realms Elite www
Offers a collection of FAQs and guides. GameFAQs: Barren Realms Elite.
- Overview, GameFAQs www
Overview, GameFAQs, tips, and frequently asked questions about the game. GameFAQs.
- Official Legend of the Red Dragon www
Official home page of this role playing game, the Red Dragon, includes news, a message board and a download section. Legend of the Red Dragon.
- A Holodeck BBS www
A free BBS featuring MajorMUD plus other games and chat. Holodeck BBS.
- Janesville, Castle Rock BBS www
Janesville, Rock BBS, Wisconsin. Centers on MajorMud, but also has games like PacDude, Backgammon, Crosswordz, and BBSopoly. Castle Rock BBS.
- Provides Solar Realms Elite 0.995 www
Provides game documentation. Solar Realms Elite 0.995.
- A GrossWorld: The SRE Text Series www
A collection of stories based on the SRE game. The SRE Text Series. Also includes a money making strategy article. GrossWorld: The SRE Text Series.
- Alexa: BBS Doors Online
Alexa Directory Top Sites: BBS Doors Online
- DMOZ: BBS Doors Online
dmoz.org Directory: BBS Doors Online