ZTerm X
ZTerm X
1.2

4.4

ZTerm X free download for Mac

ZTerm X

1.2
19 July 2011

Terminal emulation program.

Overview

Note: ZTerm X is no longer under development and the developer provides no support for it. This listing is only for people who have already purchased the license key

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. It's 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 in ZTerm X

Version 1.2:
  • Universal binary
  • Other minor changes

12 ZTerm X Reviews

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Naoh
19 July 2011

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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
fiery12
19 April 2017
Zterm X site and download links are still up (last updated Jun 2012), but you can't purchase the app. Site sends you to Kagi payment system which is now defunct.
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Version 1.2
WordWeaver
11 October 2015
It would REALLY be nice if David Alverson -- the developer -- would seriously consider adding full telnet capabilities to ZTerm. I think if he did so, and gave it a more modern interface, he might suddenly see a huge surge in ZTerm's popularity, as in the old days of BBSing, because a lot of old school BBSers would go flocking to it again. For example, I set up my old school Macintosh-based BBS again for about the third time in April of 2015. Since then, I have acquired almost 250 registered users. So, there is still an interest in BBSing, even if it isn't that big. Some folks miss PC-ANSI, Macintosh-based BBSes. The WordWeaver Armageddon BBS SysOp http://www.armageddonbbs.com telnet: 202.128.4.177, bbs.armageddonbbs.com, armageddonbbs.com
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Version 1.2
Softwizard
18 July 2012
With the demise of MobileMe, the developer's site and the file download are no longer :(
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
18 July 2012
I've updated the dev url and download file :)
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Kp4bjd
15 May 2012
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
22 July 2011
OSX 10.7 lion tells me you cant open ztermx becasuse powerpc applications are no longer supported.
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Version 1.2
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macphreak4evr
macphreak4evr
22 July 2011
never-mind, me the retard clicked the old one. DUH >insert flame
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Naoh
19 July 2011
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
2 answer(s)
David Alverson
David Alverson
21 July 2011
ZTerm has always been shareware. It started at $30 way back when, and was lowered to $20 around 2002.
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Naoh
Naoh
25 July 2011
@David Alverson: Many thanks for the clarification. It is definitely worth the money.
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WordWeaver
19 July 2011
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
1 answer(s)
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
11 October 2015
The Armageddon BBS is still accessible via telnet at any of the following addresses:

202.128.4.177
bbs.armageddonbbs.com
armageddonbbs.com.

The Armageddon BBS web page -- which contains a lot of info which you may find useful -- can be found at:

http://www.armageddonbbs.com

I currently run my BBS under OS X El Capitan using VirtualBox --> Mountain Lion --> SheepShaver --> Mac OS 9.0.4.

It runs just as good as it did back in the early 1990's when I first set it up. So if you miss the old days of Macintosh BBSing, check me out! Thanks!
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Filipp
07 February 2011
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
28 March 2005
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
2 answer(s)
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
19 July 2011
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.
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David Alverson
David Alverson
21 July 2011
To WordWeaver, There is no demo mode. It is fully operational, always. Sorry, no telnet.
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Anonymous
21 November 2003
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
$20.00

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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