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The Pit

Copy the files to xtrn/thepit, after running install.bat, run control.exe:

  • Enable MULTILINE PLAY (3.6: MULTINODED USAGE)
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¦          S E L E C T   A   C O M M A N D          ¦
¦---------------------------------------------------¦
¦ Edit Pit Configuration       ¦                    ¦
¦ Edit Node Configuration      ¦                    ¦
¦ Toggle Multiline Play        ¦ MULTILINE PLAY     ¦
¦ Edit Number of Nodes         ¦   1 Nodes          ¦
¦ Reset THE PIT                ¦                    ¦
¦ Quit CONTROL STATION         ¦                    ¦
¦---------------------------------------------------¦
¦      <??>Move      <?-+>Select      <ESC>Quit     ¦
¦___________________________________________________¦
  • Set Fossil Driver Usage to Active
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¦               MODEM SETTING SELECTION              ¦
¦----------------------------------------------------¦
¦ Fossil Driver Usage ¦ Active                       ¦
¦ Com Port Addressing ¦                              ¦
¦ Baud Rate Setting   ¦ Auto-Detect                  ¦
¦ Flow Control        ¦ Auto-Detect                  ¦
¦ 16550 FIFO Buffer   ¦ Use Default FIFO Setting     ¦
¦----------------------------------------------------¦
¦      <??>Move      <?-+>Select      <ESC>Quit      ¦
¦____________________________________________________¦
  • Set Door File Type to DOOR.SYS and Path To Door File Type to %P:
  • For version 3.6, you'll have to put the actual node directory here instead of %P, and copy/modify the config for each node using Page Up
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¦          DOOR FILE SETTING SELECTION          ¦
¦-----------------------------------------------¦
¦ BBS Door File Type     ¦ DOOR.SYS             ¦
¦ Path To Door File Type ¦ %P                   ¦
¦-----------------------------------------------¦
¦    <??>Move     <?-+>Select     <ESC>Quit     ¦
¦_______________________________________________¦

In SCFG->External Programs->Online Programs (Doors)->Games->Available Online Programs...

╔══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗
║                          The Pit                         ║
╠══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣
║ │Name                       The Pit                      ║
║ │Internal Code              THEPIT                       ║
║ │Start-up Directory         ../xtrn/thepit               ║
║ │Command Line               pit /path=%n                 ║
║ │Clean-up Command Line                                   ║
║ │Execution Cost             None                         ║
║ │Access Requirements                                     ║
║ │Execution Requirements                                  ║
║ │Multiple Concurrent Users  Yes                          ║
║ │Intercept I/O              No                           ║
║ │Native Executable          No                           ║
║ │Use Shell to Execute       No                           ║
║ │Modify User Data           No                           ║
║ │Execute on Event           No                           ║
║ │Pause After Execution      No                           ║
║ │BBS Drop File Type         GAP             DOOR.SYS     ║
║ │Place Drop File In         Node Directory               ║
╚══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝

In version 3.6, the command line should be: pit /NODE%#

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