These are some mods & doors that I have written for Synchronet. These may be
freely downloaded and used by Synchronet BBS sysops. For each application
listed, you can click the button to show or hide its screenshots.
This page contains all screenshots.
SlyEdit and my login matrix), especially for Synchronet 3.14 and earlier, I advise upgrading
in your Synchronet exec directory to the latest version from
the sbbs/exec/load directory in
Synchronet's CVS repository.
On that page, there is also a link to a .tar.gz (compressed archive) file
containing all the latest Synchronet files from the Synchronet CVS repository.
That file is available
from this link.
SlyEdit version 1.54 2017-12-26 - Download link: SlyEd154.zip version 1.61 beta 1 (adds the ability for users to change the text color) 2018-03-20 - Download link: SlyE161b.zip
This is a message editor that can mimic the look and feel of IceEdit or DCT Edit.
editor and can run in any environment in which Synchronet runs, without any
modification or being re-compiled. Also supports customizable color themes,
taglines, user settings, author initials in quoted lines, cross-posting, file
import/export (for the sysop), and text search.
Version 1.61 beta adds the ability for users to change the
message color as they're writing a message. This included a significant update
to the inner workings of SlyEdit and probably still has some bugs. For a
stable version, use 1.54. If you want to use this version, you (as the sysop)
can opt to set up this version to be accessable only to you and version 1.54
available to everyone. To set this version up only for you, you would need to
add a separate entry in SCFG under External Programs > External Editors, and in
the "Access Requirements" string, add the "SYSOP" keyword. For example, the
access requirements string would be "ANSI AND SYSOP" (SlyEdit also requires
an ANSI terminal). If you experience any problems with this version of
SlyEdit, please report the problem to me (via my email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or a message to me, Nightfox on my BBS, Digital
Distortion at digdist.bbsindex.com or digdist.bbsindex.com).
DCT Edit style
Message Reader version 1.16 2016-09-11 - Download link: DDMR_116.zip version 1.17 beta 63 2018-07-17 - Download link: DR117b63.zip
This is a message reader script that provides an alternate message reader interface for
Synchronet. The reader interface allows scrolling the message up & down,
navigating through the message list using the left & right arrow keys, listing
messages in the sub-board, and changing to a different sub-board. Message searching
& scanning and batch message delete are also supported. Lightbar interfaces are
supported for the message list and area chooser. If the user's terminal does not support
ANSI, the reader will fall back to a more traditional user interface for the reader,
message list, and area chooser. Version 1.17 beta supports the new voting feature and
avatars in Synchronet 3.17.
Digital Distortion Message Reader screenshots
Choosing a sub-board
Avatar display (1.17 beta)
SlyVote version 0.37 Beta 2018-04-23 - Download link: SlyV037b.zip
This is a voting booth door for Synchronet 3.17+ that allows users to post and vote on poll
topics, and view the results. It uses the messagebase voting features added in Synchronet 3.17.
This version of SlyVote requires a build of Synchronet 3.17 from August 19, 2017 or newer.
Reading poll results
File Lister version 1.00 2009-07-13 - Download link: ddfl_100.zip
This is a file listing mod with a lightbar prompt and a custom header above the
file listing. This is styled similarly to WarezTag!, a file listing door that
was made for RemoteAccess (one of my favorite file listing mods in the 1990s).
This file lister is written in Baja and was based on Vanguard's SpyLister
File Lister screenshots
Normal user (non-sysop) options
With sysop options
Archive Viewer version 1.03 2009-12-20 - Download link: ddav_103.zip
This is a script that lets users list files inside of archives (ZIP, RAR, etc.).
The user can navigate the list (using a lightbar or traditional user interface),
view files inside the archive, and download files from inside the archive. The
user can also list the files of archives within archives.
Archive Viewer screenshots
Login Matrix version 1.10 2016-12-19 - Download link: ddMat110.zip
This is a login matrix that is designed to be configurable to your own liking.
A "login matrix" displays a menu of options when the user connects, as an
alternative to the more traditional login procedure.
Matrix menu options include Log in, New user, Retrieve password, Email the
sysop, Page the sysop, and Disconnect.
Easily configurable with an editable configuration file, as well as matrix
"themes" that can be added in their own directory with their own configuration
file specifying background filenames, menu placement, menu colors, etc.
Multi-lingual support via editable language files
Login Matrix screenshots
Username and password prompt
Area Choosers version 1.17 2018-06-25 - Download link: DDAC_117.zip
directory, using a lightbar or traditional user interface, with customizable colors. Also allows
a header ANSI/ASC to be displayed above the area list. Additionally, the message area chooser
lists latest post dates & times for each message sub-board.
Area chooser screenshots
Choosing a message group
Choosing a message sub-board
Choosing a file library
Choosing a file directory
Upload Processor version 1.00 2009-12-29 - Download link: ddup_100.zip
configured to use a virus scanner to scan uploads, as well as extract compressed
files to scan the files inside the compressed file.
Upload Processor screenshot
Sudoku Solver version 1.00 2009-11-14 - Download link: ddss_100.zip
This is a door program that can solve Sudoku puzzles. It uses a brute-force
algorithm that can solve any Sudoku puzzle. The algorithm came from
Sudoku Solver screenshot
List Today's Callers version 1.05 2011-11-24 - Download link: ddltc105.zip
This script lists the day's callers in a colored, formatted table. The list
can be sorted alphabetically, and the colors can be easily changed by the sysop
(by editing the script). This is a designed as a replacement for Synchronet's
Last Few Callers functionality. The script can also generate the caller list in
an HTML table for use with the web.
List Today's Callers screenshots
HTML table (web)
List All Users version 1.09 2013-11-17 - Download link: ddlu_109.zip
This script lists all users in a colored, formatted table, similar to the List
Today's Callers script. The colors can be easily changed by the sysop (by
editing the script). This script also supports listing the users in a web
List All Users screenshots
Top of the list
Bottom of the list
HTML External Program Lister Release date: 2011-01-29 - Download link: dd_HTXPL.ZIP
page listing the installed doors on the system in an HTML table. Styles
can be configured via a CSS file.
Animated Pause script version 0.6 2016-04-30 - Download link: DDAP_v06.zip
A script that displays animated pause prompt text. Customizable with various options
via a configuration file.
Door Configuration Copier version 1.01 2011-04-25 - Download link: DNCC101.zip
Many BBS doors require a separate configuration file for each node. Often, the only
difference in the configuration files is the path to the drop file. This is a tool
designed to ease the setup of the node configuration files for a BBS door - You create
the first, and this will make copies of it for your other nodes with the correct drop
file paths. Win32, DOS, and OS/2 versions are included, and the source code is included so
it can be compiled on other platforms.