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New Old Apple II BBS!

Byte Knight

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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 Apple II 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!
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Thousands of Apple II-related text files have been added, so fire up your capture buffers!


Also, the Masters of Trivia Game is quite popular with topics such as Computers (of course), Classic Video Games, Star Wars, Star Trek, Big Bang Theory, and 80's Pop Culture. Get on the leaderboards!


If you haven't already heard, a great way to connect your Apple II to telnet BBS's is the excellent wimodem232 from cbmstuff.com.


Hope to see you there.


Captain's Quarters BBS


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It's not the end of the AE Line!  Captain's Quarters BBS has added an AE Line to allow users to experience what it was like to find and download the latest "warez" during the early BBS days.  The "latest warez" are now Qkumba's ProDOS game conversions in compressed folder format instead of disk format.  Simply download to your HD, unshrink, and play!


Some of you may ask, "What's an AE Line?!"


ASCII Express (AE) was the telecommunications program of choice among BBS users in the early to mid 80's.  A later version, AE Pro, featured an Unattended Operation mode which allowed remote users with the proper password to sign on and send and receive files.  Computers running the program in this mode with a dedicated phone line became known as AE Lines.


With the aid of programs like Dalton's Disk Disintegrator (DDD), users were able to compress entire disks and upload them to these AE Lines.  AE Lines were some of the earliest repositories of pirated software, called "warez".


AE Pro was at the time the only file-sharing program that was accessible, via an undocumented hack, from virtually any BBS software, such as GBBS. This allowed for Sysops to control access to the AE lines via user accounts instead of every user having to sign on with the same single password.


Get some use out of that old Apple II and sign on to relive your piracy days!



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9 hours ago, deepthaw said:

Logged in last night - nice place ya got there. I'm actually somewhat active in the BBSing scene and CQ looks to be one of the few "active" boards out there.

Thanks for checking it out.  I always try to have some sort of new content on there, and it gives me a good excuse to use my IIgs on a daily basis!

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