*El Fuego (HOT) Announcements
Shabam!!! Phenom has entered the building!

- written by Smooth on October 12, 2018

     It's been over 20 years since many of us originally became sysops and many are still trying to get those old DOS door games, custom MODS, and BBS Utilities to run on our modern Bulletin Board Systems. The time has come for NEW BLOOD. We need something to shake up the textmode telnet multiverse. A carefully selected group of programmers and artists have come together to create some of the most creative products to grace the BBS world. We support systems that run on Windows, Linux, and Amiga systems.

     If you feel that you've got the chops to be part of Phenom Productions, email us at [email protected]. We are always looking to recruit more members to join our talented family.
Shut the damn door!

- written by Smooth on October 12, 2018

     What in the world are you talking about? This group doesn't just do BBS MODS? Of course NOT! Our newest members aNACHRONiST, and Cr1mson are ambitiously developing NEW DOORGAMES for the modern day systems.

Shown below are some preview screens of some of the door games that are in development.

Iniquity 3 - The Shiny Gold Coin

- written by Smooth on October 13, 2018


     I just wanted to send a personal SHOUTOUT to a "NEW MODERN BBS" that I'm proud to be a co-developer of called INIQUITY 3 BBS. Ispyhumanfly and I (hey - that rhymed) have been spending our spare time and late evenings to design a NEW BBS SYSTEM along with the NEXT GEN ArakNet Message Network that will break out of the FidoNet standard and provide a new message delivery system that doesn't require nightly polls and constant mail issues.

You can find out more at:
Extra! Extra! We got a bunch of Extras!

- written by Smooth on October 14, 2018

     If you're looking around for that so called OTHER STUFF or FREEBIES we've got a section specifically for it called Extras. One of the EXTRAS for the month of October is Web Templates. Although these templates were initially designed for Mystic BBS users, anyone can actually use them for their board. They're designed to be user friendly and should run on any web server as they are all HTML files and doesn't require PHP, JAVA, or .NET.


WHERE CAN YOU FIND US?
Discord Server
     You can usually find us on the ArakNet Discord Server. Register for a Discord Account at Discord's Website (https://discordapp.com/). Once you've registered you can download the desktop client or use the web client off of their website. To connect to the ArakNet Discord Server click on the link below.

https://discord.gg/zcah8yM

     If you are or will become a member of our "High Octane" team we have an exclusive Discord Server to discuss project development. That system link is only provided per invite.
IRC Server
     Inter-Relay Chat is NOT dead! Many of us can be found on our IRC Network. You can connect to any of our member IRC Servers by going to irc.araknet.xyz port 6697. Join in on #phenom. Download any of the IRC clients listed below to connect:
ArakNet
     All members are sysops of systems that are on ArakNet. You can go to any ArakNet system and post within the ArakNet echoes and you will more then likely get a response by one of the Phenom members.


* New Releases
B'Tronix Calendar v1.1 // by Maskreet

- written by Smooth on January 8, 2019


     B'Tronix Calendar v1.1 is OUT! Maskreet enabled the ability to output the dynamic ANSI CALENDAR as an image file that can be viewable on your BBS website. Set this mod up to run daily and your internet visitors will get to see a regularly updated 2019 calendar month image displaying some of the finest artwork from the group Blocktronics.

Download now!
Bad Libs v1.5 // by Anachronist

- written by Smooth on January 7, 2019


     Anachronist applied some bug fixes and added FIVE "NEW" Bad Libs to play.

Download now!
Mystic BBS - B'Tronix Calendar v1.0 // by Maskreet

- written by Smooth on January 5, 2019



     Blocktronics has recently released their ANSI ART Calendar for 2019. Maskreet created a calendar mod that can be used on ANY BBS. You'll have to have PHP installed on your system. This mod will generate a dynamic ANSI calendar that can be viewed on any BBS that supports ANSI emulation. The current day will be highlighted on the calendar.

Download now!
Mystic BBS - Bot Check v1.1 // by Smooth/Stackfault

- written by Smooth on January 4, 2019



     Feeling nostalgic for that "Press ESC" twice login sequence to your boards when running any of the popular frontend mailers like Frontdoor and IREX to determine if it was a regular user or a mail run? Well wait no further, this tiny script will give you just that and trap bots from entering your board. This updated version will allow you to set a timeout if it doesn't get any human response. After 15 seconds, the script will hangup the user if no key entry is detected. The timeout duration can be customized to your preference (default:15secs) Easy to install!

Archive includes an MPL script that can be compiled for all Mystic BBS OS versions. Download now!
Mystic BBS - Bot Check v1.0 // by Smooth

- written by Smooth on January 2, 2019



     Feeling nostalgic for that "Press ESC" twice login sequence to your boards when running any of the popular frontend mailers like Frontdoor and IREX to determine if it was a regular user or a mail run? Well wait no further, this tiny script will give you just that and trap bots from entering your board. Easy to install!

Archive includes an MPL script that can be compiled for all Mystic BBS OS versions. Download now!
Bad Libs for C-Net Amiga BBS systems // by Anachronist

- written by Smooth on December 30, 2018


     Do you remember that good ol' game of Mad Libs. It was a phrasal template word game where one player prompts others for a list of words to substitute blanks in a story, before reading the - often comical or nonsensical - story aloud. The game is frequently played as a party game or as a pastime.

Bad Libs is Anachronist's twisted version of the same game that runs as a door on C-Net Pro Amiga BBS systems. Install this amazing game and watch as users choose the strangest words to produce the most awkward yet hilarious Bad Libs stories. This enhanced version of the game will allow players to share their stories with other users via BBS system mail. Have a good time and enjoy creating your Bad Libs story!

Download now!
bivrost! - a socket server to shared socket descriptor bridge // by Nuskooler

- written by Smooth on December 8, 2018

     Feel the chill of a new socket server solution developed by Nuskooler of Phenom Productions.

bivrost! is a small utility mostly for working with DOOR32.SYS style socket file descriptor sharing in conjunction with systems such as ENiGMA½ BBS that do not support the feature directly. With bivrost! you can bridge the two.

Archive includes both 32/64 bit version for Windows. Download now!
DayDream BBS Frontend // by Ignatius

- written by Smooth on December 8, 2018



     DayDream BBS has a lot of cool built in features and the extensibility to be modded. However, it lacks a Frontend system to monitor online processes, logins, ability to snoop on users, logging, and binkd transactions. Not anymore, Ignatius from Phenom Productions developed a solution that can do all of this and make a delicious bowl of chili too. Get a spoon and dig into this yummy bowl of Phenom goodness. Download now!
Two-Factor Authentication // by Zharvek

- written by Smooth on December 3, 2018

     Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a type, or subset, of multi-factor authentication. It is a method confirming user's claimed identities by using a combination of two different factors. Zharvek has created a two-factor authentication mod for Windows 32 based Bulletin Board Systems that support door32.sys dropfiles. Download now!


All Phenom Production products are distributed exclusively through ArakNet Member Boards.


* Our "High Octane" Team
The Kings of Phenom

- written by Smooth on October 16, 2018

     The Phenom Family is made up of true KINGS that help breathe NEW LIFE into the BBS Community. We are always looking for more ideas and projects to work on. If you've got a great idea, you can either post it on ArakNet through any of their member bbs systems or join our Phenom Discord Server to submit a request at https://discord.gg/muD57eA. We are looking for more programmers that support other BBS systems to be a part of our team. Email us at [email protected] if interested.
Name: Smooth
  • BBS: Ink Two BBS (telnet: bbs.inktwo.com port 23 - Windows)
  • BBS: Chingon BBS (telnet: {unpublished} - Linux)
  • Location: Covina, CA
  • Affils: Fuel, Phenom
  • Languages: MPL (Mystic Programming Language), Python, Javascript
  • BBS Support: Mystic
  • OS Support: Windows, Linux
  • ArakNet: 10:101/1
Name: Pequito
  • BBS: Twinkle BBS (telnet: twinklebbs.net port 23 - Linux)
  • Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Affils: Phenom
  • Languages: MPL (Mystic Programming Language), Python
  • BBS Support: Mystic
  • OS Support: Windows, Linux
  • ArakNet: 10:101/7
Name: Anachronist
  • BBS: Absinthe BBS (telnet: absinthebbs.net port 23 - Amiga OS)
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Affils: Impure, Phenom
  • Languages: Arexx
  • BBS Support: C-Net BBS v5.21b (Amiga)
  • OS Support: Amiga OS
  • ArakNet: 10:101/20
Name: Necromaster
  • BBS: Necronomicon BBS (telnet: necrobbs.strangled.net - Windows)
  • Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Affils: Phenom
  • Languages: Mystic Programming Language (MPL), Arexx
  • BBS Support: Mystic, C-Net (Amiga)
  • OS Support: Amiga OS
  • ArakNet: 10:101/6
Name: cr1mson
  • BBS: Raiders Inc. BBS (telnet: vintagebbsing.com port 23 - Linux)
  • Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Affils: Phenom
  • Languages: C++
  • BBS Support: Mystic
  • OS Support: Windows, Linux
  • ArakNet: 10:101/19
Name: Ignatius
  • BBS: Catch 22 BBS (telnet: catch22.zapto.org port 26 - Linux)
  • Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
  • Affils: Phenom
  • Languages:C, Pascal, Python
  • BBS Support DayDream, Renegade
  • OS Support: Linux
  • ArakNet: 10:101/22
Name: Zharvek
  • BBS: Archaic Binary BBS (telnet: bbs.archaicbinary.net port 23 - Windows)
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Affils: Phenom
  • Languages:C#
  • BBS Support Mystic
  • OS Support: Windows
  • ArakNet: 10:102/2
Name: Stackfault
  • BBS: Bottomless Abyss BBS (telnet: bbs.bottomlessabyss.net port 2023 - Linux)
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Affils: Phenom
  • Languages:C++, Perl, MPL
  • BBS Support: Mystic
  • OS Support: Linux
  • ArakNet: 10:102/3
Name: NuSkooler
  • BBS: Xibalba BBS (telnet: xibalba.l33t.codes port 44510 - Linux)
  • Details: Enigma 1/2 BBS WHQ
  • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Affils: Blocktronics, Phenom
  • Languages: C, C++, Javascript, NodeJS, Python, Rust, Go
  • BBS Support: Enigma 1/2
  • OS Support: Windows, Linux
  • ArakNet: 10:101/9
Name: Nugax
  • BBS: The Byte Exchange BBS (telnet: bbs.thebytexchange.com port 23 - Linux)
  • BBS: Cyber BBS WHQ (telnet: whq.cyberbbs.com port 23 - Linux)
  • Details: Cyber BBS WHQ
  • Location: Lindale, Texas
  • Affils: Phenom
  • Languages: C, C++, Perl, Python, Pascal
  • BBS Support: Cyber and Mystic
  • OS Support: Linux
  • ArakNet: 10:102/1
Name: Maskreet
  • BBS: Throwback BBS (telnet: bbs.throwbackbbs.com port 23 - RPi)
  • Details: DoorParty WHQ
  • Location: Meriden, Connecticut
  • Affils: Phenom
  • Languages: DOS BATCH, Linux BASH, PHP
  • BBS Support: -any-
  • OS Support: Windows & Linux
  • ArakNet: 10:101/26