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Guides on emulating older applications

From Zanka Software's former website:

Wired is an open, modern and free version of the BBS-style client/server system, providing chat, messaging and file transfers. Zanka Software maintains the protocol standard, as well as server and client implementations.

Open Standards
Wired is built using open standards, and is an open standard itself. The protocol specification and the source code are open for all to see, allowing developers to create their own versions, ports or improvements.

As the only character set available, Wired uses Unicode for all textual communication. This allows seamless integration of every single existing written language in all of Wired's chat and messages. Now you can finally host that Klingon server you've always wanted.

Strong Encryption
Wired uses the TLS protocol for encrypted transport, supporting the use of a wide range of strong encryption ciphers. For example, Wired can use the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cipher. The server administrator controls what ciphers are available to clients, and can even enable the use of no cipher at all, for those cases where the environment already is secure.

Buttons The Wired suite are all universal applications, and run natively on both PowerPC-based and new Intel-based Macs. They are also designed to make good use of dual core CPUs.

Unix Server
The Wired server is written as a portable Unix server, so it can run as a background service on Mac OS X, BSD and others. But don't let that intimidate you, the Mac OS X version includes an easy-to-use System Preferences pane. Most of the administration is done via the client anyway.

Download 1 is the Wired Client

Download 2 is the Wired Server

Download 3 is the Wired Tracker

Download 4 is the Wired 2 Client

Download 5 is the Wired 2 Server

It's worth noting that this is the last version of Wired 1 to work on PPC Mac OS X. Not sure if this will work on Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7, your mileage may vary.

Wired 1 cannot connect to servers using the Wired 2.0 protocol, just something to be aware of.

Wired has been continued by Nark since Axel Andersson (Zanka Software) has abandoned development, hence its inclusion here on the Garden. If one desires a version of Wired native to Intel Mac OS X for 10.8 and up, you can read up and download it at this link.

See also: Carracho, Frogblast, HotFind, Hotline, KDX, Nostalgia, Pitbull Pro, Underline

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS X 10.4.11 and up


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by meleemario - 2016, April 14 - 3:11am

@jonnyboy: Funny you say that, I downloaded Frogblast a couple of days ago, and I just got around to putting it up today! If you're interested in that client, go grab it!

@24bit: Zanka Software must've taken the tracker down with it when the site went down. Any information you can dig up towards Wired servers using the 1.x protocol would be greatly appreciated, same if you can find any Wired trackers!

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by jonnyboy - 2016, April 12 - 3:30pm

Also - Frogblast (Hotline client) still seems to work in 10.4 (and older?) - 10.6, not sure 10.7+

version 1.2.4 is still around to be found

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by jonnyboy - 2016, April 12 - 3:12pm

I was aware that these versions will not connect to the 2.x servers ... are there any 1.x.x servers out there anywhere that you know of?

(...hope this didn't sound snarky - not my intent, genuinely would like to know where they are/how to find them...)