These are some mods & doors that I have written for Synchronet. These may be
freely downloaded and used by Synchronet BBS sysops. For each application
listed, you can click the button to show or hide its screenshots.
This page contains all screenshots.
SlyEdit and my login matrix), especially for Synchronet 3.14 and earlier, I advise updating
in your Synchronet exec/load directory (and really, all the files from exec/load) to the latest version from
the sbbs/exec/load directory in
Synchronet's Git repository.
You can also download a zip file of all the supporting files for Synchronet (except the binary/executable files)
from Vertrauen using this link.
This is a message editor that can mimic the look and feel of IceEdit or DCT Edit.
editor and can run in any environment in which Synchronet runs, without any
modification or being re-compiled. Also supports customizable color themes,
taglines, user settings, author initials in quoted lines, cross-posting, file
import/export (for the sysop), and text search.
As of Synchronet 3.16, SlyEdit is included with Synchronet. You can also download
the latest version of SlyEdit from the Synchronet CVS repository - Download the following:
There is also SlyEdit documentation on the Synchronet wiki here
DCT Edit style
Digital Distortion Message Reader version 1.64 2023-02-09 • This can be downloaded from Synchronet's Git repository.
This is a message reader script that provides an alternate message reader interface for
Synchronet. The reader interface allows scrolling the message up & down,
navigating through the message list using the left & right arrow keys, listing
messages in the sub-board, and changing to a different sub-board. Text search is supported
when changing to a different sub-board. Message searching & scanning and batch message
delete are also supported. Lightbar interfaces are supported for the message list and area
chooser. If the user's terminal does not support ANSI, the reader will fall back to a more
traditional user interface for the reader, message list, and area chooser. This supports
the voting feature and avatars added in Synchronet 3.17. Also, this scan be set up as a
Loadable Module in Synchronet to be used for message reading, scanning, and listing.
Digital Distortion Message Reader screenshots
Choosing a sub-board
Avatar display (1.17 beta)
SlyVote version 1.11 2021-04-02 • This can be downloaded from Synchronet's Git repository.
SlyVote is a voting booth door for Synchronet 3.17+ that allows users to post and vote on poll
topics, and view the results. It uses the messagebase poll voting feature added in Synchronet 3.17.
Reading poll results
File Lister (new) version 2.09 2023-02-25 - This can be downloaded from Synchronet's Git repository.
This is a file lister that, for ANSI-capable terminals, uses a lightbar interface
for listing files in the user's current file area. It can also do file searching,
display information about a file, add files to the user's batch download queue,
and for the sysop, allows deleting files and moving files to another filebase.
This file lister makes use of the user's extended description setting for whether
or not to display extended descriptions for files on the main screen when listing
As of Synchronet 3.20 (built on February 25, 2023 and newer), there are some loadable
module settings for files, and my file lister can be used for the Scan Dirs and List
Files loadable module settings. The advantage to that is that the file lister would be
used from standard command shells and standard file list/search commands/functions.
The header at the top of the screen and the command bar at the bottom are styled
similarly to WarezTag!, a file listing door that was made in the 1990s for RemoteAccess
(one of my favorite file listing mods).
versions of Synchronet, my older file lister mod is still available.
File Lister (new) screenshots
Viewing file info
File Lister (old) version 1.00 2009-07-13 - Download link: ddfl_100.zip
This is a file listing mod with a lightbar prompt and a custom header above the
file listing. This is styled similarly to WarezTag!, a file listing door that
was made for RemoteAccess (one of my favorite file listing mods in the 1990s).
This file lister is written in Baja and was based on Vanguard's SpyLister
File Lister screenshots
Normal user (non-sysop) options
With sysop options
Archive Viewer version 1.04 2022-05-14 - This can be downloaded from Synchronet's Git repository.
This is a script that lets users list files inside of archives (ZIP, RAR, etc.).
The user can navigate the list (using a lightbar or traditional user interface),
view files inside the archive, and download files from inside the archive. The
user can also list the files of archives within archives.
Archive Viewer screenshots
Login Matrix version 1.20 2023-04-02 - Download link: DDLM121.ZIP
This is a login matrix that is designed to be configurable to your own liking.
A "login matrix" displays a menu of options when the user connects, as an
alternative to the more traditional login procedure.
Matrix menu options include Log in, New user, Retrieve password, Email the
sysop, Page the sysop, and Disconnect.
Easily configurable with an editable configuration file, as well as matrix
"themes" that can be added in their own directory with their own configuration
file specifying background filenames, menu placement, menu colors, etc.
Themes can have 2 background files, which can be in ANSI, Synchronet attribute, or sixel photo format
Multi-lingual support via editable language files
Login Matrix screenshots
Username and password prompt
Area Choosers version 1.22 2022-02-12 • This can be downloaded from Synchronet's Git repository.
directory, using a lightbar or traditional user interface, with customizable colors. Also allows
a header ANSI/ASC to be displayed above the area list. Additionally, the message area chooser
lists latest post dates & times for each message sub-board.
Area chooser screenshots
Choosing a message group
Choosing a message sub-board
Choosing a file library
Choosing a file directory
Upload Processor version 1.01 2022-06-08 - This can be downloaded from Synchronet's Git repository or from Digital Distortion: ddup_101.zip
configured to use a virus scanner to scan uploads, as well as extract compressed
files to scan the files inside the compressed file.
Upload Processor screenshot
Sudoku Solver version 1.00 2009-11-14 - Download link: ddss_100.zip
This is a door program that can solve Sudoku puzzles. It uses a brute-force
algorithm that can solve any Sudoku puzzle. The algorithm came from
Sudoku Solver screenshot
List Today's Callers version 1.08 2023-03-20 - Download link: ddltc108.zip
This script lists the day's callers in a colored, formatted table. The list
can be sorted alphabetically, and the colors can be easily changed by the sysop
(by editing the script). This is a designed as a replacement for Synchronet's
Last Few Callers functionality. The script can also generate the caller list in
an HTML table for use with the web.
List Today's Callers screenshots
HTML table (web)
List All Users version 1.13 2023-02-22 - Download link: ddlu_113.zip
This script lists all users in a colored, formatted table, similar to the List
Today's Callers script. The colors can be easily changed by the sysop (by
editing the script). Also, as of Synchronet 3.20, this script can be set up
as the new List Users loadable module so that it will run any time a user
lists users from any command shell with the standard command, etc. This
script also supports listing the users in a web page.
List All Users screenshots
Top of the list
Bottom of the list
HTML External Program Lister Release date: 2011-01-29 - Download link: dd_HTXPL.ZIP
page listing the installed doors on the system in an HTML table. Styles
can be configured via a CSS file.
Animated Pause script version 1.0 2023-03-19 - Download link: DDAP_10.zip
A script that displays animated pause prompt text. Customizable with various options
via a configuration file.
Door Configuration Copier version 1.01 2011-04-25 - Download link: DNCC101.zip
Many BBS doors require a separate configuration file for each node. Often, the only
difference in the configuration files is the path to the drop file. This is a tool
designed to ease the setup of the node configuration files for a BBS door - You create
the first, and this will make copies of it for your other nodes with the correct drop
file paths. Win32, DOS, and OS/2 versions are included, and the source code is included so
it can be compiled on other platforms.