Welcome to The MajorBBS Emulation Project!
The MajorBBS Emulation project is home to MBBSEmu, the world's first self-contained cross-platform emulator for Galacticomm's The MajorBBS and Worldgroup Bulletin Board Software Add-ons. With MBBSEmu you will be able to play your favorite original, unmodified MajorBBS or Worldgroup Modules over telnet without having to install and configure any Bulletin Board Software.
MBBSEmu was created in order to lower the effort required to enjoy Games and Applications that were written for DOS versions of both The MajorBBS or Worldgroup on any modern operating system. While today it is still possible to install and configure The MajorBBS or Worldgroup inside a Virtual Machine, the effort and technical know-how required is a huge barrier for many people. Many have fond memories of using Bulletin Board Systems, not many are nostalgic about going through the long technical process of setting one up.
MBBSEmu was started with the primary goal of offering an easy, fast, cost-effective way to enjoy The MajorBBS and Worldgroup Modules we all fondly remember. MBBSEmu is a cross-platform emulator much like DOSBox, where not only the underlying hardware required to execute the modules (in this case, a 16-bit Intel 80286 CPU) is emulated, but also the host software as well. This allows Modules to be easily hosted on any platform including both Linux and Windows, as well as Intel and ARM processors thanks to the underlying platform of Microsoft .Net Core. MBBSEmu is so flexible that it is now possible to play your favorite MajorBBS or Worldgroup modules on even a Linux ARM platform, such as Raspberry Pi!
MBBSEmu is not an easy project and will take time to develop and get right, but we truly believe that The MajorBBS Emulation Project is the last best hope at keeping these great programs available for future generations enjoy.
If you would like to support The MajorBBS Emulation Project and also receive project updates, please use the link below to find out how you can help us keep the memories alive for as little as $1 per month!