Proxima Centauri BBS

Proxima Centauri is the decendent of Alpha Centauri BBS of Salem, OR which was started in 1993 running WWIV v4.22 on an IBM XT PC and 1200 bps modem. Over the next few years Alpha Centauri BBS grew in popularity as a variety of science fiction and fantasy related games and message boards were added. In 1995, sadly, Alpha Centauri BBS had to shut down due to family and work obligations.

Over the years since, many of the friends I made during the BBS years have drifted apart, living their own lives, starting families, or just becoming too busy with life in general. I have stayed in touch with a few of them over those years, but alas, contact with them has become sparse as well.

In the course of the past couple of years, life managed to settle down enough to allow me the opportunity of entertaining the idea of resurrecting my BBS of old. So, I went in search of old backups I thought I still had. Unfortunately, those old backups were lost, so I was forced, and resigned, to rebuilding from

As I located, downloaded and installed all of the latest software needed to resurrect Alpha Centauri BBS from the ashes, I found that another WWIV BBS had laid claim to the name that had once identified one of the many popular WWIV BBS' of the U.S. West Coast. Since I could not, in good conscience, reclaim
the name, I decided on a similar name that, I believe, still gives homage to its predecedessor, Proxima Centauri BBS.

And that is, in the proverbial nutshell, my story. I hope you enjoy the BBS and will help me in restoring it back to something close to what its ancestor once was. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or requests you may have, and by all means have fun!! 

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System Summary

  • Sysop: Hosato
  • Nodes: 10
  • Type: Public BBS
  • Software: Other
  • Online: No

System Location

  • Oregon, United States

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