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 IIgs, or other retrocomputer-related forums.
• Play over 200 door games like LORD, Trade Wars, Oregon Trail, Lemonade Stand,
  and BBS Tournament Wordle!
• View thousands of Mac / Apple II game-related walkthroughs, cheats, hacks, etc.
• Download vintage Mac / Apple IIgs games, apps, and Inside Mac Games.
• View the latest vintage / modern Mac news and read the latest national headlines.
• View some awesome ANSI art and old BBS logon screens.
• Get on live local and international multi-chats.
• Play some monthly LIVE Tournament Trivia.

Captain's Quarters II BBS

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, the BEST way to connect to CQ II is with Christopher Swan's Black Night terminal program. It supports full ANSI, X Y and ZModem downloads, and is compatible with System 7 - OS 9.2.2. Setting it up for telnet and ANSI emulation is a bit of a pain, so I've created a preconfigured version to download here. Just follow the instructions in the Readme First document and you'll be BBS'ing in no time!

If you're lucky enough to own a compact Mac with an Ethernet connection, you can connect up with Black Night but the ANSI font needs to be smaller. To do this, go under Edit -> Session Settings and select Terminal. Click on Setup and change Point to 9 then click OK twice. Make sure to save your settings when you quit the program.

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 or through the excellent OS9 desktop-themed web page!

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


Use the embedded telnet client below to log on now!

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