Captain's Quarters II BBS


CQ II is dedicated to vintage Macintosh and Apple IIgs users!

About CQ II
CQ II runs Mystic BBS software on a 2Ghz Core 2 Duo Mac Mini with OS X 10.6.8, which is about as retro as I could make it. CQ II was created because of a distinct lack of Mac BBS's out there. CQ I runs on an Apple IIgs and is at port 6502 and caters more to Apple II users. The original CQ ran Nexus software with an AE Line on an Apple IIe in northern MN back in the good ol' 80's.

So wha' be thar t' do here?!
• Post on Mac, Apple II, or other retrocomputer-related forums.
• Play some great door games like LORD, Trade Wars, and good ol' Lemonade Stand.
• View thousands of Mac / Apple II game-related walkthroughs, cheats, hacks, etc.
• Download vintage Mac / Apple IIgs games, apps, and Inside Mac Games.
• Get on a live multi-chat with fellow Mac users.
• View the latest headlines from Call-A.P.P.L.E. and MacRumors.
• Play some live Tournament Trivia.

How do I come aboard?
For modem-equipped Macs, I suggest using ZTerm (OS 6-9) terminal program. ZTerm supports ANSI-BBS but to get it to look right you've got to go under Settings -> Terminal and select zt-ibm font and check PC ANSI-BBS. atdt in the terminal.

For networked vintage Macs, you should use MacSSH (OS 7-9), which is an updated version of Better Telnet. Launch it and go under Favorites -> Edit Favorites -> New to create a new BBS to connect to. Under the General tab make the alias: CQ II, host name:, port: 6800. Under the Terminal tab select Delete Sends: Backspace. Under Security Tab select Protocol: Telnet. Now you have to go back to the General tab and change the Port back to 6800 as it will have changed it back to 23. Click "OK" twice and now you can go under Favorites, select CQ II from the menu, and you're off!

If you're lucky enough to own a compact Mac with an Ethernet connection, you can connect up with MacSSH using the settings as mentioned above. But to get it to look good in black and white, go under Edit -> Terminals -> Font and make sure "Allow boldfacing," "Use color for bold," and "Use inverse for bold" are all unchecked. If you get stuck at the "Who's online" screen after signing on, hit Command-J (Jump Scroll) to proceed.

Apple IIgs users can get full color ANSI emulation with Spectrum using an Uthernet II card! You can also use Spectrum, ANSITerm, and ColorTERM with a modem-equipped IIgs.

Don't want to take that pristine old computer off the shelf?! Get on with a modern terminal program like Zoc (my favorite for my MBP) or SyncTERM (more PC-like). You can also connect directly from this web page below!

Hope t' see ye thar!
-Byte Knight, Sysop


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