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Barren Realms Elite
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.
Name Barren Realms Elite v0.988 Internal Code BRE Start-up Directory ../xtrn/bre Command Line bre Clean-up Command Line Execution Cost None Access Requirements Execution Requirements Multiple Concurrent Users Yes Intercept Standard I/O No Native (32-bit) Executable No Use Shell to Execute No Modify User Data No Execute on Event No Pause After Execution No BBS Drop File Type (R) Solar Realms DOORFILE.SR Place Drop File In Start-Up Directory Time Options As needed for your BBS
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.
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 SCFG as BRE will inform the player the door is in use by itself.
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...
BRE for Local BBS Playing only
Install Barren Realms Elite (Y/N)? - Yes. Next screen 'BBS Types', select #10 (Synchronet (DOORFILE.SR). 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
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.
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 line, run 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 and outbound (Or BRE Full) whenever my system receives mail. I also run the following every morning in my nightly maintenance batch file. BRE REQUEST BRE RECON BRE PLANETARY BRE BBSINFO
BRE can still be registered at 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