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Darkrealms is a Bulletin Board System (BBS) in Toronto Canada. It has been online since 1994 and is one of the world's oldest and last remaining systems running the MS-DOS Renegade software. Darkrealms is also one of the very few BBS's left that still has a dialup modem line. Darkrealms belongs to Fidonet and other FTN's, still functioning as a major Hub system for many years now.
Once upon a time in the 90's, Darkrealms was a notorious uncensored "free for all". Its dialup lines were constantly busy with people calling for their daily fix of gaming, chat rooms and message exchange. Friendships, relationships and even a divorce were regular going-ons in the message forums. It was one of the first in the area which offered (at the time) blazing fast 28.8kbps downloads and one of the first to offer Internet Email access via UUCP relay. Many users purchased computers with modems for the sole purpose of calling into Darkrealms and other boards in the area. When the Internet became popular amongst the masses, the BBS scene died but was not forgotten.
To experience Darkrealms for yourself, you can click the "BBS" link above, or telnet to bbs.darkrealms.ca, or dial +1-647-847-2083 with your modem. If you are using a Telnet client, you need to make sure it supports at least 80x24 resolution and sends carriage-return only (CR), *not* carriage-return and line feeds (LF). It is recommended that you have a color terminal supporting Ansi graphics.
Access is free and you are entitled to 3 hours a day of online time. Darkrealms has file downloads, message forums, and online games such as Legend of the Red Dragon (LORD), Tradewars and Usurper. In addition, it has a private Email system, real-time chat rooms (teleconferencing) and handles/aliases are allowed.
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