ZTerm X
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Terminal emulation program.   Shareware ($20.00)
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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







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ZTerm X User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Softwizard commented on 18 Jul 2012
With the demise of MobileMe, the developer's site and the file download are no longer :(
[Version 1.2]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 18 Jul 2012
I've updated the dev url and download file :)
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Kp4bjd reviewed on 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!
[Version 1.2]


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macphreak4evr reviewed on 22 Jul 2011
OSX 10.7 lion tells me you cant open ztermx becasuse powerpc applications are no longer supported.
[Version 1.2]

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macphreak4evr replied on 22 Jul 2011
never-mind, me the retard clicked the old one. DUH
>insert flame
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Naoh commented on 19 Jul 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.
[Version 1.2]

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David Alverson (developer) replied on 21 Jul 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 replied on 25 Jul 2011
@David Alverson: Many thanks for the clarification.

It is definitely worth the money.
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WordWeaver commented on 19 Jul 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/
[Version 1.2]


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Filipp commented on 07 Feb 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.
[Version 1.1b7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Mar 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).
[Version 1.1b7]

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WordWeaver replied on 19 Jul 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 (developer) replied on 21 Jul 2011
To WordWeaver,
There is no demo mode. It is fully operational, always. Sorry, no telnet.
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Nov 2003
Very solid but the Terminal Font doesn't look pretty like it did with the OS 9 version.
[Version 1.1b7]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Oct 2003
Two words, works great, especially for Sun Microsystems workstations!
[Version 1.1b7]

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IsmetA9449 replied on 21 Sep 2013
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.
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Widber rated on 16 Nov 2011

[Version 1.2]



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Bottacco rated on 19 Jul 2011

[Version 1.2]


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Version Downloads:34,404
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:19 Jul 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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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.


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