CCGMS 2021 Released!

As good as it gets, pretty much.

NEW in v2021:

  • Punter stack and Unlisted dialer bugs have been eliminated
  • Support in autodialer for Zimodem and related WiFi device firmware that prefer an ATD prefix to ATDT.

As always, Easyflash cartridge version with save/load phonebook from cart option available

To set up your Ultimate for Swiftlink emulation:

– ACIA / Swiftlink on.
– DE00/NMI
– CTS Active (low)
– Command interface off if you want to use the 64k REU Buffer. (looks like there may be conflicts)
– Cartridges off (Swiftlink uses DE00 cartridge area)
– In CCGMS, Set modem to Swift / Turbo DE, and baud rate to 38400.

What is here:

  • Pretty much anything you could want in a modern C64 Terminal program
  • 40 column Color Graphics Petscii / Ascii / Ansi terminal modes
  • Punter / Multi-Punter / Xmodem / Xmodem-CRC File Transfers
  • Support for User Port / UP9600 / Swiftlink serial devices
  • Baud Rates from 300-38.4k
  • 17XX REU Buffer 64k Support
  • Easyflash Cartridge Phonebook / Configuration load/save
  • Autodialer phonebook to store all of your BBS addresses, user names, and passwords
  • DOS Wedge with support for drives #8-30
  • Macros, Screenshots, Themes, and lots of little extras
  • NTSC and PAL compatible for proper user port timing.

What isn’t here:

  • RR-Net Support.
  • IDE64 Compatibility.
  • 80 Column Emulation.
  • Protocols for XModem-1k / YModem / ZModem / HModem
  • Support for devices other than a 17XX REU, Easyflash, and Swiftlink which use the cartridge port (Lt. Kernal I’m looking at you)
  • 100% support for hardware acceleration devices (SuperCPU etc). Certain conditions may affect file transfer handshake timing.

This is my final version of CCGMS. As I’ve found all of the bugs I’ve been able to find, and added all the features I wished to add, I will no longer be maintaining this program or running the support BBS for it, Afterlife. Source code is in the download link for those who wish to take over and add more features.

Get it here:


11 thoughts on “CCGMS 2021 Released!

  1. a few others asked, but is there any way to get this as a tap file? i want to set this program up on my c64, but i don’t have a disk drive or an sd2iehc to run it using a d64 or crt file.

  2. Is there any way to download this file through a telnet server? I don’t have a real terminal program but I have a small one which has a zmodem bootstrapper. Any servers out there that might offer it for download directly to a 1541?
    Or maybe any pointers to how i could set that up myself?

  3. I just started using a StrikeLink WiFi modem with one my of C64Cs and I have discovered that while CCGMS v4 2017 works fine with it, the 2021 version does not recognise the modem. I’m assuming I need to carry out an update on it, but I do not know how.

    Can you advise on what I am doing wrong? The WiFi modem is about 3 weeks old, so I’m surprised it doesn’t want to talk to CCGMS 2021.

    • Are you using my original firmware? Someone else noted that other firmware is having a problem with CCGMS 2021 but the original firmware I posted that goes with my modem build is working just as it should. I use mine daily and never have a problem with CCGMS 2021, but I’m using the Alwyz modded firmware.

      • Thanks for getting back to me on this, it’s appreciated. I do not know what the firmware is as I did not install it myself. How can you check what the firmware is on the modem?

      • when you boot up the modem (or reset it) and it should say the firmware version and potentially who modded it. mine says written by paul rickards and modded by alwyz for the strikelink wifi.

  4. I checked the modem and it states that the firmware was written by Paul Rickards and it is WiFi sixfour build 20160621182048. This does not appear to match the firmware you’re referencing. Do I need to replace it?

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