DOS or Windows 3.1 BBS Clients

If you're using DOS or DOSBox, that's awesome!

A DOS environment provides a truly authentic experience when connecting to BBSes. We've tested many BBS dialup clients in DOS and have learned that, unfortunately, many do not work very well today. Specifically, they don't properly render ANSI and either distort ANSI or spit garbage all over the screen. We want you to have a good experience on our BBS and using a good client is key.

We have tested the following DOS / Windows 3.1 clients:

All but a couple of these clients have crippling problems rendering ANSI and cause screens to be distorted and/or fill the screen with garbage characters. For the DOS environment, please use Telemate 4.21 to connect to the Realm of Serion BBS. If you're running Windows 3.1, please use Telix 1.0. Telix is a great client for 3.1 that looks good and functions well.

 

If you're using Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 10 and would enjoy a DOS or Windows 3.1 experience connecting to the BBS, please consider the following ready packed solutions for running Telemate or Telix:

Instructions: Extract the folder to the desired location and run the EXE file.