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 ====== Barren Realms Elite ====== ====== Barren Realms Elite ======
 +[[http://​johndaileysoftware.com/​products/​bbsdoors/​barrenrealmselite/​index.asp|Barren Realms Elite]] or BRE is a multi-player strategy door game for bulletin board systems created by Mehul Patel. BRE is based on Solar Realms Elite (SRE) by Patel'​s brother Amit, and is considered by many to be SRE's successor. BRE is set in a post-apocalyptic future. BRE is currently owned by John Dailey Software and can still be registered.
  
 ===== SCFG Settings ===== ===== SCFG Settings =====
-  Name                       ​Barren Realms Elite v0.988+  Name                       ​Barren Realms Elite
   Internal Code              BRE   Internal Code              BRE
   Start-up Directory ​        ​../​xtrn/​bre   Start-up Directory ​        ​../​xtrn/​bre
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   Intercept Standard I/O     No   Intercept Standard I/O     No
   Native (32-bit) Executable No   Native (32-bit) Executable No
 +  Use Shell to Execute ​      No
   Modify User Data           No   Modify User Data           No
   Execute on Event           No   Execute on Event           No
-  BBS Drop File Type     ​(R) Solar Realms ​   DOORFILE.SR+  ​Pause After Execution ​     No 
 +  ​BBS Drop File Type         ​(R) Solar Realms DOORFILE.SR
   Place Drop File In         ​Start-Up Directory   Place Drop File In         ​Start-Up Directory
 +  Time Options ​              As needed for your BBS
  
 ===== BRE Setup ===== ===== BRE Setup =====
  
-BRE and the other SR / John Daily doors are easy +BRE and the other SR / John Daily doors are easy with Synchronet since it supports SR doors native ''​DOORFILE.SR''​. Basically just place the ''​DOORFILE.SR''​ in BRE's directory and you're home free.  
-with Synchronet since it supports SR doors native +:!: Note: BRE is not Multiplayer and can only be used on one node at a time. However, we can leave ''​Allow Mulitple Users''​ ON in [[util:​SCFG]] as BRE will inform the player the door is in use by itself.
-''​DOORFILE.SR''​.+
  
-Just place the ''​DOORFILE.SR'' ​in BRE'​s ​directory and +From the command prompt, ​in the BRE directory, run the BRE998.EXE executable. Once that is completed, run the UNPACK.BAT file. This will create the DATA and DOC directories. BRE.DOC is in the DOC directory. Next, run INSTALL.EXE...
-you're home free.+
  
-:!Note: BRE is not Multiplayer ​and can only be +===== BRE for Local BBS Playing only ===== 
-used on one node at time.  ​However+<​code>​ 
-we can leave ''​Allow Mulitple Users''​ ON +Install Barren Realms Elite (Y/N)? - Yes. 
-in [[util:SCFG]] as BRE will inform ​the player +Next screen 'BBS Types',​ select #10 (Synchronet (DOORFILE.SR). 
-the door is in use by itself.+Ignore next screen which contains 'Setup Instructions'​ by pressing any key. 
 + 
 +Game Setup Screen 
 +BRE 0.988 setup: 
 +The BRE Directory is '[The directory to which you installed BRE]'​ 
 +Which directory is your BSB in? [Enter the Directory to which you installed BRE] 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ 
 +Enter the full path to your BBS's door files[Enter the Directory to which you installed BRE] 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ 
 +Batch file to create[Enter the Directory to which you installed ​BRE]\bre.bat 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ 
 +BRE Can use the fossil driver for communications. 
 +Do you want BRE to use the FOSSIL? (Y/N) 
 +Hit '​Y'​ 
 +If you have locked baud rates, please enter the baud rate: 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ again 
 + 
 +Score File Setup 
 +Enter the location for the ANSI score file 
 +Enter the location for the ASCII score file 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ 
 + 
 +News File Setup 
 +Enter the location for the ANSI News file 
 +Enter the location for the ASCII News file 
 +Enter the location for Yesterday News ANSI file 
 +Enter the location for Yesterday News ASCII file 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ again 
 + 
 +BRE creates the following BAT files: 
 +@ECHO OFF 
 +C: 
 +CD \SBBS\XTRN\BRE10 
 +COPY C:​\SBBS\XTRN\BRE10\DOORFILE.SR . 
 +BRE 
 +C: 
 +CD \SBBS\XTRN\BRE10 
 + 
 +Since SBBS places the doorfile in the startup directory, edit it to match this 
 +@ECHO OFF 
 +BRE 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +===== BRE Setup for InterBBS play ===== 
 +Contact the League Coordinator for the League you wish to join and they will send you the files needed to setup InterBBS play. 
 +Once you have those files, run BRE IPSETUP and fill out the information as needed. 
 + 
 +<​code>​ 
 +You are about to create a BBS.CFG file for InterPlanetary warfare. 
 +Proceed? (Y/N) - Yes 
 +Sysop Name: Enter your Name 
 +BBS Name:   Enter your BBS's Name 
 +The Net/Node number should include zone only if BRNODES.DAT has it. 
 +Input as: (zone:​)net/​node 
 +Net/Node Number: Enter the information given to you by the League Coordinator 
 +The Following questions are related to your front end mailer. 
 +Incoming FILES Directory: ​    Enter the location where your mailer places inbound files 
 +Outbound NETMAIL directory: ​  Enter the location where your outbound netmail is placed 
 +BRE Planetary League Number: ​ Enter your BRE League number 
 +Your mailer must be one of the following: 
 +FRONTDOOR ​    ​BINKLEY ​    ​DBRIDGE ​    ​DBRIDGEOLD ​    ​OTHER ​    ​NONE 
 +DBRIDGEOLD is the setting that should be used for DBridge v1.32 and lower mailers 
 +Front End Mailer: Enter the type of mailer you are using (Note: Argus/​Radius/​Taurus use NONE) 
 + 
 +Hit '​Enter'​ and your BBS.CFG file will be created. Copy the BRNODES.DAT into the BRE directory. 
 + 
 +Edit the RESOURCE.DAT file and make the changes requested by the League Coordinator to match the other systems in the League. Normally these are: 
 + 
 +DeletionDays 
 +ReconUpdate 
 +OldestRecon 
 +TimingCheck 
 + 
 +From the command line, in your BRE directory, run BRE RESET and set the information to match what your BRE League Coordinator has given to you. Here, for example, are the settings for League 10: 
 + 
 +  BRE League 10 settings for game starting Jan. 5, 2016 
 +      -=[ Current version ​used at this time v.988 ]=- 
 + 
 +         Next Start will be around Jan. 2, 2017 
 + 
 + 
 +-=-=- Barren Realms Elite Configuration Editor -=-=- 
 +Game Start Date                :  1/​6/​2016 ​ 00:00:00 
 +Game Join Date                 : ​ 1/​8/​2017 ​ 00:00:00 
 +Turns per Day                  :  15 
 +Turns of Protection ​           :  60 
 +Initial Market Land            :  3000 
 +Created Land per Day           : ​ 4000 or 5000 
 +Bank Interest Rate             : ​ 75       
 +Standard Investment Rate       : ​ 75 
 +Steady Investment Rate         : ​ Enabled 
 +Tax Rate                       : ​ 85 
 +Max Regions/​Turn ​              : ​ 500 
 +Days Between Turns             : ​ 1 
 +Max Players/​BBS ​               :  25 
 +Buy Military ​                  : ​ Yes 
 +Maintenace Costs               : ​ Medium 
 +Trade Deal Costs               : ​ High 
 +Region Costs                   : ​ Medium 
 +Attack Damage ​                 :  Medium 
 +Attack Rewards ​                : ​ Low         ​Medium 
 +Sabre/​Handling ​                : ​ Enabled ​ (?) User Select/​Original Setting 
 +*Attack Cost                   : ​ High 
 +*Terrorist Cost                :  Medium 
 +*Individual Attacks / Day      :  4 
 +*Group Attacks / Day           : ​ 4 
 +*Terrorist Attacks / Day       : ​ 25 
 +*Bombings / Day                :  4 
 +*Days for "Lost Attacks" ​      : ​ 3 
 +*Gooie Kablooies ​              : ​ Enabled ​     disable 
 +*Bombing Operations ​           :  Enabled 
 +*Missile Operations ​           :  Disabled 
 +*Local Attacks ​                : ​ Disabled 
 +*Local Attack Scoring ​         :  Disabled 
 +*Dupe Checking ​                : ​ Enabled 
 + 
 +From the command linerun BRE TEST and take a look at the RESULTS.TXT file generated. This will tell you if there are any issues. 
 + 
 +I run a BRE inbound whenever my system receives mail.  
 + 
 +BRE INBOUND 
 + 
 +I also run the following every midnight ​in my nightly maintenance batch file. 
 + 
 +::BRE League 10 
 +CD C:​\sbbs\xtrn\bre10 
 +BRE INBOUND ​[Processes any inbound BRE packets] 
 +BRE SCORES ​[Creates InterBBS score files] 
 +BRE PLANETARY [Runs daily Maintenance for BRE] 
 +BRE REQUEST [Create global recon updates and requests] 
 +BRE BBSINFO [Creates a text file of all League BBS's, their version number and date of last recon.] 
 +BRE OUTBOUND [Processes any outbound packets] 
 +cd outbound 
 +move *.* c:​\taurus\out\[filebox name] [Moves outbound packets to the filebox for the League Hub system] 
 +del c:​\taurus\out\[filebox name]\*.msg [Deletes extraneous MSG files] 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +===== Register BRE ====== 
 +BRE can still be registered at [[http://​johndaileysoftware.com/​purchase/​index.asp|John Daily Software]]. If you plan on joining a InterBBS league, I highly suggest you register ​the software to have all functionality available to your players. Registration cost is $15.00. You can purchase the "​Bundle"​ the includes BRE, FE, TAL and FH for $45.00
  
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