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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Atari ST Demo / Intro [097] Frontier BBS Demo by The Light Team


To celebrate the addition of BBS listings to DemoZoo, here is a BBStro for the Frontier BBS by The Light Team.

DemoZoo BBS Entry -

I have got to say, I love it when a plan comes together, to borrow Hannibal's signature phrase from the 1980s A-Team TV series.  Why you say?  Well, it was an accident, and not actual planning, but this video release is coinciding with the release of Retro PlayThrus CD #29, which is dedicated to BBStros and celebrating the DemoZoo addition.  That disk will be posted 1 hour after the video drops at the blog.  The CD collection was originally assembled in March, but was always slated for a May 2 release.  Video production had hit a snag from the work to do a recovery on the forums, so time management became a HUGE issue. 

The BBStro itself is nice, although I am not a fan of how fast the background elements are moving behind the scroll text in the bottom half of the screen.  One of the moving backgrounds is easy to read, but the other is quite difficult, and the moving violet covered sprite does not help either.  The scroller is easy to read; choosing white for the lettering here was a good choice.  Chip music plays in the background to complete this screen.  I do not recognize the tune used here though.  This is a nice screen, but for a BBS advert, the phone number is not really front and center, in my opinion.

Capture info -

This video was captured on April 14, 2021.

Due to current conditions and lack of time, this video was captured with STeem and OBS.

Video was edited with Shotcut.

Scroll Text Transcription - 

YEEEAAA!!!  THIS IS X-TERMINATOR OF TLT. THIS IS THE FIRST FRONTIER-BBS DEMO EVER BUT NOT THE LAST!!!!!    ALL PROGRAMMING AND GRAPHIX(EXEPT FOR THE FONT.) BY ME. MUSIX BY COUNT ZERO. THIS DEMO IS A COMERCIHAL FOR FRONTIER BBS  AND THE NUMBER IN SWEDEN ARE:   018-241690     IF YOU  CALL FROM ANOTHER CONTRY THEN  ADD 46    IN THE BEGINING AND STRIP OFF THE ZERO FROM 018. SINCE I AM NOT IN THE MOOD FOR WRIGTING SCROLL TEXTS RIGHT NOW LETS GO OVER TO THE GREETINGS!!!!!!!!!!      AND THEY GO TO       TCB                     OMEGA                     SYNC             ELECTRONIC IMAGES       2 LIFE CREW               LYNX             TEX                     ULM             OVR                     TKT                      BMT              ELECTRA                 UNIT 17                  NO CREW                  AUTOMATION              THE MEDWAY BOYS          POMPEY PIRATES            TLB                     AGGRESSION               THE ALLIANCE            DELTA FORCE             GALTAN SIX               GHOST                   VECTOR            FOF                     FOFT                     THE CONSTELLATIONS            ST CONNEXION            REPLICANTS               TNT CREW            RED HERRINGS            ST SQUAD                 FINGER BOBS            HOTLINE                 ARMALYTE INC.            TBC            THE CORPORATION         FLEXIBLE FRONT           VISUALIZERS            FIRST CREW              NORDIC CODERS            PENDRAGONS            THE SILVERS             ACF                      NPG            EMPIRE                  FASHION                  RESPECTABLES            GIGA BYTE CREW          XBIOS MEN                NEW LINE            VOAGERS                 WABB         AND THE REST OF THE CREWS I FORGOT   THATS ALL FOR NOW FOLKS SO LET'S JUST     WRRRRRAAAAAAAPPPPPPPP..............                           

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