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ZTerm X is a terminal emulation program for the Mac. In its day, many people used it to connect to Bulletin Board Systems and download files. Now we have the internet. Its still a useful utility for those systems that only offer dialup connections and for connecting to devices through a serial port, like many routers. For newer Macs that don't have a normal serial port, ZTerm can talk to ports on USB to serial adapters, through the appropriate driver software supplied with the adapter.

What's New

Version 1.2:
  • Universal binary
  • other minor changes

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Softwizard Member IconComment+0
Softwizard
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With the demise of MobileMe, the developer's site and the file download are no longer :(

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Version 1.2
MacUpdate---Ryan
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I've updated the dev url and download file :)

Kp4bjd Member IconReview+16
Kp4bjd
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Hurrah! A trusty terminal emulation program to access serial ports is back. ZTerm is less expensive and easier to Update (when I upgrade my Mac) than MacWise, better handles the initialization my Radio-Teletype TNCs, and offers all the features I need. Now, I could use a Macro GUI (buttons at the bottom of the screen), although keyboard Macros do well.. Overall, ZTerm gets my nod of approval and endorsement .... hooray!

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Version 1.2
macphreak4evr Member IconReview+2
macphreak4evr
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OSX 10.7 lion tells me you cant open ztermx becasuse powerpc applications are no longer supported.

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Version 1.2
macphreak4evr
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never-mind, me the retard clicked the old one. DUH
>insert flame

Naoh Member IconComment+133
Naoh
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Now this is a huge surprise!

After nearly a decade of silence, ZTerm re-appears.

It's sad to see that it is no longer free to use, but at the same time I am hugely relieved that I won't have to stop using ZTerm with Lion. (It was one of my few remaining PPC applications.)

Many thanks for resurrecting a long-time favourite.

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Version 1.2
David Alverson (Developer)
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ZTerm has always been shareware. It started at $30 way back when, and was lowered to $20 around 2002.

Naoh
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@David Alverson: Many thanks for the clarification.

It is definitely worth the money.

WordWeaver Member IconComment+161
WordWeaver
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Wow! Boy does this bring back memories! I used to use ZTerm 17 years ago when PC-ANSI based BBSes were all the rage. I particularly enjoyed using the Star Trek sound set with ZTerm.

In fact, I started a BBS of my own called The Treasure Trove BBS, which I later renamed the Armageddon BBS.

Originally I used the Hermes BBS software; then I switched to Public Address; and then back to Hermes again when Public Address died. Hermes is still supported, and is very slowly being developed.

In fact, I STILL run my BBS. You can use ZTerm, ZOC, the Leopard and Snow Leopard terminal, DataComet, SyncTerm, iTerm and a number of other terminal emulators to access it by telneting to:

endtimeprophecy.net

Or, if you prefer -- although it doesn't work nearly as well -- you can access my BBS via our web page at the following URL:

www.endtimeprophecy.net/ArmageddonBBS/

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Version 1.2
Filipp Member IconComment+32
Filipp
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You can also use screen. For example:

screen /dev/tty.PL2303-0000201A 9600

Where "PL2303-0000201A" is dependent on your serial adapter driver and 9600 the baud rate.

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Version 1.1b7
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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A free alternative that you can use from inside the OS X Terminal is called C-Kermit (or just Kermit). It's available from Fink (fink.sf.net) and DarwinPorts (darwinports.opendarwin.org).

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Version 1.1b7
WordWeaver
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Actually, if you are using Leopard or Snow Leopard, you can use the Terminal as is, if you know the proper settings to use. To make it easy for everyone, for some time now I have offered a special Leopard terminal settings file which will set things up for you just by clicking the settings file. If anyone wants the file, you will find a link on our BBS's web page at:

http://www.endtimeprophecy.net/ArmageddonBBS/

Be advised, however, that being as the Terminal does not include xmodem, ymodem or zmodem protocols, you cannot download files from a BBS with it. In such a case, you may want to use a different terminal emulator/telnet client. Personally, I found ZOC to be very nice, if you are willing to spend $80.00 on it.

I am going to download this version of ZTerm and see how it goes in demo mode. If it can now telnet, that would be great.

David Alverson (Developer)
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To WordWeaver,
There is no demo mode. It is fully operational, always. Sorry, no telnet.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Very solid but the Terminal Font doesn't look pretty like it did with the OS 9 version.

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Version 1.1b7
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Two words, works great, especially for Sun Microsystems workstations!

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Version 1.1b7
IsmetA9449
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I am new in using zterm. How to use keyboard to input some numbers. Like i need to use main menu where i must chose one number beetweb 0-9. But my keybord is dead.

Bastian Bense Member Icon+0
Bastian Bense
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Two words: Old School :)

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Version 1.1b7
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Version 1.2
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Version 1.2
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Downloads 59,465
Version Downloads 36,872
License Shareware
Date 19 Jul 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $20.00
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