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installation [2016/10/18 04:12]
avon updated youtube channel url - https://www.youtube.com/MysticGuyBBS
installation [2019/03/18 03:37] (current)
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 If you learn better by watching someone explain HOW-TO then be sure to check out a growing series of training videos available on the [[https://​www.youtube.com/​MysticGuyBBS|Mystic Guy]] YouTube channel. If you learn better by watching someone explain HOW-TO then be sure to check out a growing series of training videos available on the [[https://​www.youtube.com/​MysticGuyBBS|Mystic Guy]] YouTube channel.
  
-===== Installing Mystic ===== +===== Installing Mystic ​(Fresh Install) ​=====
- +
-** Backup your current Mystic BBS system before you get started! **+
  
   * Decompress the file containing the Mystic installation software for the operating system of your choice. There is a useful walk-through on [[http://​www.howtogeek.com/​73904/​beginner-how-to-extract-.rar-files-on-windows-7-and-mac-os-x/​|howtogeek.com]] that uses 7-zip as an extraction tool.   * Decompress the file containing the Mystic installation software for the operating system of your choice. There is a useful walk-through on [[http://​www.howtogeek.com/​73904/​beginner-how-to-extract-.rar-files-on-windows-7-and-mac-os-x/​|howtogeek.com]] that uses 7-zip as an extraction tool.
  
-  * Run the install file contained within the archive to start up the Mystic BBS Installation Utility.+  * Run the install file contained within the archive to start up the full Mystic BBS Installation Utility.
   ​   ​
-  * Review ​the **//Upgrade Information//​** and read **//Whats New//** from the Installation Utility menu or find them as WHATSNEW.TXT and UPGRADE.TXT in the installation archive you decompressed.+  * If interested take a look at the **//Read Whats New//​** ​option ​from the Installation Utility menu or find WHATSNEW.TXT in the installation archive you decompressed. Note that the latest additions to this file are at the end of it.
    
-  * Select **//Install Mystic BBS//** from the Mystic BBS Installation Utility menu+  * Select **//Install Mystic BBS//** from the Mystic BBS Installation Utility menu.
  
-  * Update the paths (if you want to) for the Mystic system, data, text etc. files to reside in.+  * Update the paths (if you want to) for the Mystic system, data, text etc. files to reside in. Do this if you need to otherwise we suggest run with the stock install options. **Hint:** If you change the system directory all sub directory paths will be updated also.
  
-**Hint 1:** If you change the system directory the rest of the of directories will be updated also.+  ​Press F2 to begin the install sequence.
  
-**Hint 2:** The the Installation Utility will not allow you to install over the top of an existing Mystic BBS installation.+  ​When installation is complete press the ESC key to close the installer.
  
-If you are updating ​to a newer version chose a system directory like c:​\mystictemp to force the installer to run and create all the system files you will want. Then copy the files from the newly created installation ​in to your '​live'​ Mystic BBS system (most likely in c:\mystic)    +  * Now jump down to the [[#Creating Sysop Account|Creating Sysop Account]] section later in this page.
-  +
-At this point you will have either:+
  
-  * A fresh installation of Mystic ​BBS sitting on your system or  +===== Installing ​Mystic ​(Upgrading Versions) =====
-  * You will be following the upgrade instructions in UPGRADE.TXT contained in the c:​\mystic\docs directory.+
  
-If you're setting up a new Mystic BBS system ​the next step is to create a user account for yourself and grant it system operator (sysop) privileges.  ​+** Backup your current ​Mystic BBS system ​before you get started! **
  
 +  * Decompress the file containing the Mystic installation software for the operating system of your choice. There is a useful walk-through on [[http://​www.howtogeek.com/​73904/​beginner-how-to-extract-.rar-files-on-windows-7-and-mac-os-x/​|howtogeek.com]] that uses 7-zip as an extraction tool.
 +
 +  * Review the **//Upgrade Information//​** from the Installation Utility menu or look for UPGRADE.TXT in the installation archive you decompressed. This file will tell you which files need to be copied to your current Mystic installation. ​
 +
 +There are a number of options to extract or replace older files with newer ones. 
 +
 +==== Installer Options ==== 
 +
 +The installer that ships with Mystic can be run in several modes. Typing **Install ?** reveals the following help screen:
 +
 +      Syntax:
 +      ​
 +        install ​                        Begin full installation
 +        install auto <​root>​ [data] [-o] Automated install to <​root>​
 +        install replace <​dir> ​          ​Replace executables in <dir> with latest
 +        install extract <​mask>​ <​dir> ​   Extract file or mask into <dir>
 +      ​
 +      Example:
 +      ​
 +        install replace c:\mystic
 +        install extract userchat* c:​\mystic\text
 +        install auto /mystic /​mysticdata/​ -o
 +
 +**Note:** //install auto// does not currently work as of Mystic 1.12 A43
 +
 +Options are
 +
 +  * Run the full installation menu and select from its available options
 +
 +        install
 +
 +  * Copy new versions of binary files to a nominated directory and overwrite old files
 +
 +              ​
 +        install replace c:\mystic
 +        ​
 +        Searching "​c:​\mystic\"​ for binaries to replace...
 +        ​
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\scripts\mide.exe ​                                  OK
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\scripts\mplc.exe ​                                  OK
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\fidopoll.exe ​                                      OK
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\mis.exe ​                                           OK
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\mutil.exe ​                                         OK
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\mystic.exe ​                                        OK
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\nodespy.exe ​                                       OK
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\qwkpoll.exe ​                                       OK
 +        Replacing: c:​\mystic\upgrade.exe ​                                       OK
 +        ​
 +        Operations complete
 +
 +  * Extract file or file mask to a nominated directory
 +
 +        install extract userchat* c:​\mystic\text
 +        ​
 +        Extracting Mask: "​userchat* to "​c:​\mystic\text\"​
 +        ​
 +        Extracting: c:​\mystic\text\userchat.ans ​                                 OK
 +        Extracting: c:​\mystic\text\userchat.ini ​                                 OK
 +        ​
 +        Operations complete
 +        ​
 ===== Creating Sysop Account ===== ===== Creating Sysop Account =====
 +
 +If you're setting up a new Mystic BBS system the next step is to create a user account for yourself and grant it system operator (sysop) privileges. ​
  
 In this section you will create a user account for yourself and then elevate it to have SysOp privileges. The steps to do this are: In this section you will create a user account for yourself and then elevate it to have SysOp privileges. The steps to do this are:
  
-  * Switch to the Mystic BBS directory (c:​\mystic\) and then type **mystic -l** to run Mystic BBS in local mode+  * Switch to the Mystic BBS directory ​you created ​(e.g. c:\mystic\) and then type **mystic -l** to run Mystic BBS in local mode
  
   * Follow the login prompts. Create an account using an alias followed by your real name and other details that the new user sign up process asks you.   * Follow the login prompts. Create an account using an alias followed by your real name and other details that the new user sign up process asks you.
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