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Byte Knight
21-08-17, 03:07
Hey guys,

Captain's Quarters BBS has returned from its watery grave! Warp Six is humming along on my all-solid-state Apple IIgs via TCPSER on a Raspberry Pi. It's got 7 Door Games, a ton of Text Files, and the retrocomputing / retrogaming message boards. The BBS is still under construction, so come help test it out!

Connect here: telnet://cqbbs.ddns.net:6502

If you don't have your old computer online, there's a few ways to do so. The first is to get the Wifi232 Internet Modem for your old computer here (when it's in stock):


Or use TCPser on a Raspberry Pi with a null modem cable as described here:


You can also use the terminal program SyncTERM on your modern computer to logon:


Hope to see you there!

21-08-17, 09:47
I tried on Windows 7 using telnet client in command prompt and it is double typing so I can't enter any text properly.

Byte Knight
23-08-17, 02:59
I tried on Windows 7 using telnet client in command prompt and it is double typing so I can't enter any text properly.

I have the same issue with Terminal on the Mac. Download SyncTERM as above - it works much better...

Piff Merkin
23-08-17, 05:27
I highly recommend. NetRunner it is a telnet client for both Linux and Windows. It works great. Here is the link. https://tinyurl.com/ld3quja

Byte Knight
28-08-17, 11:22
You've been validated - come 'on back! Just try not to crash my BBS again... :LD

29-08-17, 08:42
Haha! I didn't do it on purpose.

Byte Knight
29-08-17, 05:21
Sure, ya big hacker... Feel free to post a message on there explaining your BBS crashing techniques!

Piff Merkin
04-09-17, 06:30
Hey, Byte Knight.

Is your BBS still down? I can't find it :CPCH: cqbbs.ddns.net:6502

Piff Merkin
24-09-17, 04:59
Never mind. I see it is up now. I really like the simplistic style. I have been working with Mystic on the Raspberry pi. It is under constant development and I find that I don't like that. I like my BBS to be simple and stay the same which is why I like yours so much.

Mike what is your favorite style of BBS, Apple, Amiga, etc ???

24-09-17, 10:07
No real preference.

BTW play the game Digital: A Love Story.

It's better than it sounds.

You play the game through an Amiga BBS interface and get involved in a story with another member.

Has Windows, Linux and Mac versions too.

Piff Merkin
26-09-17, 08:18

Looks epic! I am looking forward to trying it out this weekend.