Apparently a new compact flash controller is on the horizon from Tecnobytes Classic Computers. We’ll post details and pricing when the info is available.
This month, Paul performs Pascal programming and plays games, while Mike mines the WAP DVD and finds hidden treasure. We discuss the latest MESS emulator developments as they apply to the Apple /// core, as well as music and sound, drivers and much more. Listen now at our page or subscribe in iTunes or your favorite podcast catcher today. Join us, won’t you?
Andrew Roughan asked that we post this:
The next Australian retro computing gathering, Oz KFest, will be happening in Melbourne, Australia, April 17-19, 2015. Come join us downunder for a few of days of retro inspiration, Aussie ingenuity and camaraderie!
The goal of the event is to provide a user group style environment to exchange ideas and discuss new developments in retro computing hardware, software, preservation, emulation and other related topics.
There will be a few attendees of past KansasFests and Oz KFests and we hope to imbibe the spirit of these events into Oz KFest once again.
The presentations during the weekend will come from the participants and therefore an invitation is extended for session proposals to be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an idea for a session that you’d like to present, please let us know so we can allocate a time slot for you. If you would like to learn something, let us know what that is and we will try to find a presenter for that topic.
Registration for the event is not yet open. However, now is the time to block out the dates in your calendar, arrange how to get there and where you’ll stay. If you need help, let us know how we can help.
Reminder that the ‘Downunder Chat’ happens every Friday night from 9pm Australian EST in irc.a2central.com #a2.chat
Rich Dreher is selling 7 CFFA3000 cards that had minor production issues (since corrected). The boards have a full 1 year warranty, and come with the Remote Switch board, cable and a CD with the manual and various support files.
Rich has also alluded to the next production run of the wildly popular CFFA3000 would take place in early 2015.
AppleWin 1.25, the leading 8-bit Apple II emulator for the Windows platform, is now in it’s release candidate phase. That means features and fixes for this version are pretty much set. This will also be the last version of AppleWin to support Windows 98. All future versions will require Windows 2000 or later.
The Apple 1 was acquired in 1980 by John Anderson, a founding member of the AppleSiders User Group of Cincinnati, Ohio during a local Apple convention. It’s been sitting in glass display case all this time, and it’s condition has been described as ‘pristine’.
Due to it’s functional condition, Bonhams estimates this Apple 1 will sell for between USD $300,000 and $500,000.
Open Apple #38 is published (still August – just made it. Whew!). If you’re a subscriber, it should be appearing in your favorite RSS reader or iTunes shortly if it hasn’t already.
This month on Open Apple, we go deep on Lawless Legends with most of the team building it. We’ve managed to corner Seth Sternberger (of 8-bit Weapon fame), Martin Haye, and Brendan Robert (Dave Schmenk, we’re coming for you…) to grill them on this amazing effort. We also wish a fond farewell to co-host Ken Gagne, and welcome our new co-host Quinn Dunki. Listeners can look forward to more angry sarcasm and less professionalism here on Open Apple. Of course, we also ramble some more about KansasFest 2014. Because KansasFest.
Bill Martens forwarded news of this posting from Call-A.P.P.L.E.
The Australian Apple Review has been officially released by A.P.P.L.E.. The release announcement occurred last evening in the Downunder Chat on A2Central’s IRC channel. According to the announcement made by A.P.P.L.E.’s Bill Martens, “The project is the culmination of a number of people including Andrew Roughan, Brian Wiser and even the National Library of Australia.”
The Australian Apple Review was a magazine published in Australia by well known publisher Gareth Powell. In 2005, permission was initially received to reproduce the entire run in PDF format. The project began in earnest in 2009 when Andrew Roughan began providing a number of issues from his collection and coordinating with the National Library of Australia for an exchange of materials which would allow them to complete their in-house collection of the magazine.
All issues of the magazine were scanned and OCR’d and the entire collection is now available for free download from the AAR website at: