February 9th, 2017

T2A2 – The transputer is finally here!

Axel Muhr from Germany has released his T2A2 card, a transputer card for the Apple II. Read his announcement and get yours soon!

 

Hey a2central gang,

I’d just like to send you a quick heads-up, that my T2A2 (“Transputer to Apple II”) interface finally became a real PCB – 6 years after you ran a news-line about the prototype (http://a2central.com/2683/t2a2-apple-ii-transputer-interface/). Well sometimes it just takes a tad bit longer :-D

http://www.geekdot.com/t2a2-for-everyone/

I ran a first initial batch of 20 as I have no idea how big (or small) the interest is, as this is really something, uhm, ‘special’ ;-)

T2A2 Transputer

January 13th, 2017

A 65816 in a PAL //e

a2heaven.com has just revealed one of their projects: a microprocessor replacement for the PAL Apple //e. Switch from your current 8-bit 65(c)02 to the 16-bit 65816 one. You are still running at 1 MHz and access 64 KiB of RAM — but is that the first step before a modern accelerator interface card similar to the one a2heaven.com has recently announced for the Apple //c?

 

65816 in a PAL //e

January 5th, 2017

Brutal Deluxe Software announces i’m fEDD up v2.2

Brutal Deluxe Software announces the maintenance release of i’m fEDD up, their copy/preservation utility program. Now at version 2.2, the program can export 5.25″ disk bitstreams in a .FDI file. If you own an Apple IIgs, the copy process runs in a single pass. A faster copy means more chance to reliably preserve track sync’ed titles. For easier convenience, the prefix command displays all files and is able to delete unlocked binary files to make room on your destination volume.

 

Download the latest version at http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/products/apple2/imfEDDup/

Antoine Vignau & Olivier Zardini

Brutal Deluxe Software

http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/

December 11th, 2016

Apple IIc RamExpress II+ now available

The RamExpress II+ Memory Expansion Card adds extra random-access memory (RAM) and Real time clock to your Apple IIc computer. The standard memory expansion card comes with 1024K (1Megabyte) RAM.

It is now available for $69.99 through a2heaven.com. Shipping is free.

RAM Express IIc

September 25th, 2016

Pleins gaz by Froggy Software

Brutal Deluxe Software, in partnership with Jean-Louis Le Breton (CEO of Froggy Software) and Richard Soberka (programmer, author of Zephyr), is happy to announce the release of the arcade game Pleins gaz for the Apple II.

This color HGR arcade game was released by Froggy Software in late 1986. As the company shut its doors shortly after, the game was barely distributed.

Version 1.2 presented here runs under ProDOS and is hard disk drive installable. The game runs on all Apple II with 128KB of RAM.

Together, in 2016, we have decided to release the game as software were distributed during the golden years of the Apple II: zip lock bag, manual, and floppy disk with label.

We auction the first three issues, one after the other. Those are signed by Jean-Louis Le Breton and Richard Soberka.

Pleins gaz package

July 4th, 2016

WOzFest $04 Announcement

Europlus writes:

From: http://apple2.europlus.zone/community/wozfest-iv-announcement/

To celebrate KansasFest 2016 (and commiserate with other non-attendees) I’m proud to announce WOzFest $04 will be held on Saturday 23 July, kicking off at around midday.

At 1400 AEST we’ll try and get a video hookup with any KansasFest insomniacs (it’ll be 2300 CDT 22 July there) and share the KFest vibe.

Potential projects include ESR testing of PSU capacitors (feel free to bring some along), software preservation, assessment of some complete Apple //e education systems Jeremy from Canberra has recently secured from his high school Maths teacher, disk drive maintenance/recovery, and anything else people bring with them or decide on the day!

The usual munchies and cider will be present, with an expected dinner of pizza.

I expect it will be more low-key than WOzFest /// – but as I discovered last time around, anything can happen in 3 short weeks!

Hope to see you there!

europlus

May 12th, 2016

Brutal Deluxe updates i’m fEDD up

Brutal Deluxe Software offers a maintenance release to their 5.25″ and 3.5″ preservation software. Now at v2.1, i’m fEDD up fixes two bugs and better supports available blocks on the volume where the different disk images are saved.

imfeddup

You can download it at http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/products/apple2/imfEDDup/

May 10th, 2016

French Touch releases Pure Noise

French Touch writes:

New release: Pure Noise, a Music Disk with 6 ‘true” channels tracks!
video: youtube.com/watch?v=njBpe
DSK: ctrl-pomme-reset.fr
Enjoy!

April 23rd, 2016

The Apple II Festival France returns early August 2016

The second edition of the Apple II Festival France will take place in early August 2016 (the dates will be specified as soon as possible) on a 3-day weekend.

The Silicium association, along with the Apple II France group on facebook, the Maska team and many enthusiasts and volunteers prepare the meeting.

For more information, go to http://www.apple2festivalfrance.fr/

April 7th, 2016

Tribute to the French United Crackers Klan

Brutal Deluxe is a  big fan of the works of the French United Crackers Klan/Miami Software and the group wanted to thank them for what they have brought to the Apple IIgs.

Find a page with their software (cracks, demos, games, slide shows, utilities) and source code (yes, source code of ZZCopy ;-)) now @ http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/tribute/fuck/

fuck

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