Sotano BBS contest

Sotano BBS contest

by x1pepe on 12-09-2020, 19:04
Topic: MSX Related
Tags: BBS, cartridge, modem, WiFi

Welcome to the Sotano Easter Egg hunt! With the help of Andrés Ortiz (the BaDCat WiFi modem creator), Sotano BBS organizes a contest. It's about finding an Easter Egg hidden by the different menus of the BBS. The goal is none other than to promote Sotano MSX BBS and the areas of messenger service. The rules:

  1. In order to participate you must have an account on the BBS. If you are going to create an account, it is important to give a real email address since administrators will contact the winner. If you already have an account and you want to check it, press "A" in the main menu.
  2. Post a presentation message in the enabled messaging areas, to do this: Local Area "Easter Egg" or FidoNet area ESP.MSX.
  3. The Easter Egg will be active on Friday September 18, 2020 at about 10 p.m. (Spanish time). The Easter Egg hunt will end when the first person to find it notifies this to the administrator, anyway an automated message will appear.

    Sotano BBS created some helping videos, you can find them here:

    Installing Netrunner:

    BBS menus:

    Easter Egg hunt:

    From a real MSX:

    Accessing from BaDCat WiFi modem:

    Accessing from Obsonet:

    Accessing from Gr8net:

    The videos are explained in Spanish language but you can watch them with English subtitles (or other) by modifying your settings on YouTube. If you have any doubt or question contact via:

  4. The Easter Egg hunt consists of a word or words that will have to be written in some part of the different menus of the BBS or even in some "Magic Hall" (there will be not distinctions between upper and lower case). The Easter Egg is not in the messaging and/or chat areas but you can use them to meet/contact other users or participants. Since you are competing, please enter the "VOTE" menu and participate in a survey. Everything you need to be the winner is explained in point 4.
  5. The award. The first person to find the Easter Egg and notify this with a message through the BBS, will receive a BaDCat WiFi modem cartridge.
  6. The Jury. Apart from Pepe Díaz, Efraím Sánchez Gil (co-sysop of Sotano MSX BBS) and Andrés Ortiz (creator of BaDCat WiFi modem) also know the location of the Easter Egg. They are the ones who will evaluate the message of whoever found it first.

Good luck!

Comments (12)

By karloch

Prophet (2159)

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12-09-2020, 20:20

Cool idea! Good hunt MSX BBSers!

By Gradius2

Hero (661)

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13-09-2020, 06:51

Why no one use _ (instead of call?).


By x1pepe

Master (149)

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13-09-2020, 09:19

Thanks Kaloch! Join and win the BaDCat! Smile

By ray2day

Paladin (760)

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13-09-2020, 11:18


By edoz

Prophet (2509)

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15-09-2020, 19:15

Nice idea, but the BBS has no proper English support Wink I mean half of the part of text displayed is not in English Wink

By x1pepe

Master (149)

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15-09-2020, 20:56

Wich part do you mean? I did all the BBS bilingual.

By bsittler

Champion (368)

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16-09-2020, 17:52

One of the first screens from the BBS suggests Guest/Guest login, but it won't work. Instead follow the other posted instructions and use the account name you desire

By x1pepe

Master (149)

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17-09-2020, 16:24

"New Stuff" Section.
Probably you are referring to this section. It's bilingual also, only you need to get down pressing the down arrow in your keyboard to read the English text.
Thanks tell me I will put (English below) ;)

By x1pepe

Master (149)

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17-09-2020, 16:25

I disabled the "guest login" for the Easter Egg Contest.

By Pencioner

Scribe (1633)

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17-09-2020, 23:43

Gradius2 wrote:

Why no one use _ (instead of call?).


I always use _ Tongue

By x1pepe

Master (149)

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24-09-2020, 16:11

Hi all!
Lots of activity on the BBS during the Easter Egg hunt all weekend.
Users from several countries participated in the search, but it was the user Daniemesequis (Spain) who found the Egg.
To find it, you had to enter the VOTE menu and write MAGICHALL, then the system asked you the question: What do you want? and you had to write BADCAT. Once this is written, the system sends you to the Easter Egg screen with an automated message to send to the Sysop (this message was also seen by the judges).
If any participant found the Easter Egg in second place or later, a NOT winning message is displayed and also sends a message to the Sysop.
I'll leave all of this for a couple of weeks for whoever wants to connect and find the Egg.
Thanks to all the participants.

By OeiOeiVogeltje

Paragon (1442)

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25-09-2020, 18:47

"write MAGICHALL"...
and BADCAT...