GSE-Reactive has released its new Apple IIe Enhancement Kit, which includes a 65C02 CPU as well as new $CD, $EF, and video ROM chips.
Vince Briel, the maker of the Replica 1 Apple 1 clone, is now working on an improved version that will have a ATX power connector instead of an AT power connector, and a USB port instead of a serial port, which will make it easier to interface with recent computers that don’t have serial ports.
Update: Vince has received his prototype boards and is now testing them. A picture of the The new board is available here and it should be in production and available for order soon!
The popular 8-bit Apple II emulator for Windows, AppleWin, has been updated to version 1.13.0.
Update: 1.13.1 has been released to fix a crash-causing bug when used with with Windows 98/ME.The new version includes a number of new features and bug fixes:
GSE-Reactive has released 12 new products fot the Apple II series of computers, including TransWarp GS High Speed GAL Set versions 1 and 2, the GSE-Reactive version of the System Saver IIe, TransWarp GS and ZipGSX CPU cables, ROM 01 & ROM 3 batteries, a 200 watt power supply for the IIe and IIgs, a IIgs to IIe power adapter, and various memory chips.
Version 18.104.22.168 of the popular AppleWin Apple II emulator for Windows has been released.The new version has numerous improvements.
Andy McFadden has updated his excellent Windows Apple II disk image and file utility, CiderPress, to version 2.3.1. The new version supports importing Applesoft BASIC programs from text files, resulting in a “BAS” file. Also, the File menu now has a Reopen command, to tell CiderPress to detect changes to a disk image caued by other software.In addition, three bugs have been fixed. An assertion failure when trying to display damaged BASIC programs as text has been fixed. The “overwrite all/none” behavior while extracting files has also been corrected. And filename handling issues while pasting files with certain characteristics have been repaired as well.
Appleblossom is a new open-source (GPL) Apple II emulator. Appleblossom currently emulates a typical 128K Apple IIe with 80-columns, Disk II, and hard drive. All graphics modes are supported. Sound is not. Provisions are in place for serial support, but the hardware is not implemented.
WAP is having to downsize its inventory to reduce the amount of storage space needed. If you’d like to rescue some of this stuff before it goes into a dumpster, read on.I went through the boxes tonight and it is literally quite a
haul–there are about forty (40) copier-paper boxes of Apple II
software, hardware and manuals.
Many of the software titles and hardware cards are with the manuals in
the original box. Several copier-paper boxes are full of Apple II
cards including Super Serial Cards, parallel printer cards (Orange
Micro and others), sound cards (Echo), mouse cards and memory cards as
well as some SCSI and TransWarp cards. There were also some unsual
hardware items, like a kit with a card and interface board to allow an
Apple II to interface to general hardware devices like servos. I
recommend going tomorrow (Thursday) for best selection because the SCSI
and TransWarp cards will go fast.
The storage area will be open for access tomorrow, Thursday, from
around noon until 6:00 PM and again on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM
until we’re done loading boxes of stuff for transport to the recycling
center. Feel free to call the office (301-984-0300) and confirm that
WAP is definitely open before driving there if you wish.
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