Firstly, LORE is a 16-bit DOS program, so it'll only work in 32-bit (i386/x86) editions of Windows or possibly in Linux-DOSEMU (unconfirmed).
If you can't run LORE's
lore.exe (in local mode), then it's not going to run as a BBS door either.
After installing, run LORE's
config.exe and from the
Config (Alt-C) menu, go to
You probably want to set the
System Name and
System Operator on this menu.
If you have the
lorefont file installed and expect your users to be using a terminal (e.g. SyncTERM) where you can dynamically load it, check the “Graphic Character Set” checkbox:
Next, go to the
Multinode Options drop-down menu which will bring up the
Multinode Settings menu (I know, it's not consistent):
Check the “Enable real-time multinode” checkbox. Unless you're running in DOSbox, DOSCMD, or some other very limited DOS emulation environment where file sharing doesn't work exactly right, then this feature should be enabled.
Next, go to the
Nodes Configuration drop-down menu which will bring up the
Node Editor menu:
Now you must
Insert a node for every BBS node you have that may execute this door game. For each, you need to set the
Comm. Method to either:
Internal Comm. Support
Extended FOSSIL Driver← This setting should provide the fastest output with lowest CPU utilization
Dropfile Type to
Get port information from to
Add to SCFG->External Programs->Online Programs-><add/select section>:
╔══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ LORE ║ ╠══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ │Name LORE ║ ║ │Internal Code LORE ║ ║ │Start-up Directory ..\xtrn\lore ║ ║ │Command Line lore.exe /N%# /P%n ║ ║ │Clean-up Command Line ║ ║ │Execution Cost None ║ ║ │Access Requirements ANSI ║ ║ │Execution Requirements ║ ║ │Multiple Concurrent Users Yes ║ ║ │Intercept I/O No ║ ║ │Native Executable No ║ ║ │Use Shell to Execute Yes ║ ║ │Modify User Data No ║ ║ │Execute on Event No ║ ║ │Pause After Execution No ║ ║ │BBS Drop File Type GAP DOOR.SYS ║ ║ │Place Drop File In Start-Up Directory ║ ╚══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
Note: The “Use Shell to Execute” setting is important. Without it set to “Yes”, LORE will not work (on Windows).