Land of Confusion BBS – IIGS – WiModem232 – ProTerm – Games

May 5, 2019

A new Apple II BBS with numerous games. This BBS I access via IIGS ProTerm and WiModem232, as well as a few other BBSs.


ProTerm Settings


Game Menu

Tetris type game.



Played Hangman too.

Rather fun negotiating the scrolling courses.

My WiModem232/OLED.


Case for WiModem232/OLED Arrived

April 30, 2018

This corei64 folk produce custom 3D printed items, many of them are cases for small cards like the WiModem(s). Below is the link and some pictures of mine.

Here is the case and little Allen wrench you use to open and put back together the case.

Here is the case in action. I put a piece of paper over the light to reduce the glow for the picture. YELLOW light ready; GREEN light connected.

WiModem232/OLED V2 – ProTERM 3.1 – FrontEnded BBSs

April 24, 2018

I had an issue connecting to but thanks to Mike Whalen’s article in Juice.GS March issue it is resolved.

As it turns out a few BBSs front end their systems with code to make sure you’re not a bot. DJs Place above is one of those.

To handle this you need to enter the AT*T1 telnet command at some point before dialing. Below you’ll see the series of screen shots I go through as it takes a few steps. First go to Online mode via Apple or Option-T and issue the AT*T1 command. Then go offline the same way. You’re now at this screen (I’d already issued the command earlier).

Now, go to your stored entry and select the BBS like Impakt BBS.

Your dialing screen will pop up, you click on dial.

In my case it actually does connect. You can see it on the OLED. But ProTERM doesn’t think so. And the screen says your still OFFLINE. Cancel out of those two screens.

Enter Apple or Option-T to go back ONLINE. Hit the enter key and you’ll get the screen below. Then you’re on your way.

There may be a faster way, like entering the BBS name from the command line itself. I’ll have to play with that.

WiModem232/OLED v2 – Connect Apple IIGS to BBSs

April 18, 2018

Great device for connecting to BBSs from IIGS through Wifi to your router. Links are below. [ You can also use IIe with serial card. ]

The WiModem232/OLED


The serial cable from IIGS Modem port to WiModem232.

Note: you have to supply your own 5v USB power connector. With all those old phone charger cords I’m pretty sure you’ll have one. My cord came from a camera card hub. You know, one of those hubs where you can plug a CF, SD, XM, etc cards in to transfer pictures or files to your computer.

Connecting with ProTERM v3.1. The link is below with the other links.

Connected to my Netgear router. Note: Please see the V2 in the upper right hand corner. This is the latest version. It’s plug and play with the IIGS. In the manual you can ignore pages 19 through 21.

Here is the parameter screen I have set for each site as reference.

Here are a few more screen shots.

Scanning for routers.

The one issue I had was when I tried to use the xfinitywifi router/modem supplied by Comcast. It allows you to connect the WiModem232 to the router but no further. I struggled with this before I just switched to connecting to my NetGear router SSID Smudge. Then everything went fine.

Here is the WiModem232 web site:

Here is the link to the manual.

Here is the site to get the ProTerm software for the IIGS.

Here is the link to the disk image containing the ProTerm software.

Just ordered a case for it. Coming from Canada. I’ll let you know results.

They have 2 resolutions. The standard one is $2 less.

Telnet to BBSs via MacBook

April 5, 2018

I’ve been reading so much about reaching BBSs via Apple IIs i thought I’d start trying using my MacBook before checking out the WiModem232 or Uthernet II. Also, I use to run a BBS in the late 80s and early 90s so I wanted to take in a little nostalgia. Note in the Terminal entry it’s “telnet bbsname”. No // or anything else. It was great to check out the Bulletins, Doors to Games, etc. [ Note: if you click directly on a link at it will open a Terminal window and take you to the site. ]

To get a proper ansi display I had to set Terminal language encoding to Latin 1 Dos. This is done in the Terminal preferences.

The A 80s Apple BBS actually runs on an Apple II.