From: infrared@netime.com (infrared)
Subject: Play Modem/Serial games over INET
Date: 1996/09/25
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  I've scrapped the NetFossil project.... but all's not lost.
NetFossil had been transformed into VCom, a package that goes one step
beyond NetFossil in that it emulates a 16550 UART, so theoretically it
will work with any program that has modem/serial support!  The
potential uses are endless: Telenetable BBSes, "null-modem" emulation
over internet for gaming, etc...  About 75% of the project is
complete, and I may release a beta when I've completed more.  I will
put up a demo of a telnetable Renegade BBS using VCOM either today or
tomorrow, so check the page!

Features:
-Runs under Win95 (and Win 3.1, if I see demand)
-Speed limited only by your computer
-Full 16550 FIFO Emulation
-User selectable Base address and IRQ 
-Includes Telnet server application that emulates a Hayes compatible

 modem (e.g. ATxx, RING, etc...)

For sysops:
-Should work with virtually all BBS packages (developmental testing is

 being  done using Renegade)
-Works with any fossil driver that supports user selectable Base/IRQ
 (ADF, X00, etc...)
-Works with programs that directly access the com port such as DSZ and

 DOORS
-Currently supports one node, but I plan to add support for more
-Caller ID support

For Gamers:
-Use with any games that supports modem/serial even if the game  
 doesn't support network play
-No services to subscribe to or servers needed! 
-Simply call your opponent as if you both had modems using standard 
 modem commands like "ATDT 192.168.0.1"
-Play as long as you want whenever you want!

For more information, check out the page at

http://www.netime.com/~infrared/vcom

The page should be up later today, and check there for updates on the
demo.

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VCom Development
infrared@netime.com
http://www.netime.com/~infrared/vcom