GT Power

GT Power is a terminal and BBS software package developed for MS-DOS in the late 80’s and 90’s originally written by Paul Meiners.

The rights were transferred to Tom Watt in 2008 with the primary goal of releasing a freeware version that supports Telnet out of the box.

There were beta releases of GT Power 20, but people were reporting problems getting them to work and are no longer available.

I will first release another version of GT Power soon that is simply the same thing as the last official release, but does not need registration.

After that, it seems that it might be possible to use NTVDM again on 64-bit Windows using free 3rd party software. I am interested in trying again with this, but also need to know that other people are interested as well.

Please feel free to comment below.

5 thoughts on “GT Power

  1. I ran GT Power back in 1986 as the software to run my BBS which was called Lighthouse BBS. We ran email back then. Before the Internet as we know it and way before the common email. GT Power was great software.

  2. I ran GT Power from about 1989 until 1992. Talked to Paul Mainers many times on the phone back then. I tried and ran a number of BBS’s including PCBoard before GT Power. Loved GT Power above all others. Would love to have a Telnet version which would run, even in a DOS emulator on a Debian Distro. I hope you do something with it.

  3. Was finally cleaning out my garage and ran across the GT Power versions 15.50 and 16 from P&M Software on 3.5″ disk…before I throw it out, I was wondering whether it is still in use. It was pretty prolific back in the 90s, but with telephones going cellular and the internet evolving, BBS’s fell into disuse. Even in my Amateur Radio, Software Driven Radio is becoming the thing, and perhaps there may be some use for the GT Power to make a comeback… Anyway, to Paul and Maricela, I thought you’d like to know, that your software is still around.

    Jay Smith

    1. I’m sure someone might appreciate the disks, but I have no need for them. I do believe most of the versions of GT are still out there on old CD-ROM software collections. The last version from P&M was the 19 release. The last running GT BBS I know of was Capital City Online, but it looks like they switched to Synchronet. So, I don’t know of any BBS’s running it any more.

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