November 9th, 2015

French Touch releases Raster Bars

A mini demo with raster bars and Mockingboard sound support!

Get the disk image at

July 12th, 2015

Apple IIgs System Software 6.0.2

Welcome to 6.0.2


What’s new for System 6.0.2

After 22 years, 2 months, 2 days and 2 hours since System 6.0.1 was released, this is a summary of the visible changes. There have been many bugs fixed and many features added that are not immediately visible–they will enable developers to create better future products.  Be sure to read the Shortcuts file on the SystemTools3 disk for more information.

Finder (see also Finder Help)

The list is FSTs now includes the RDOS 3.3 name.

You can navigate through the folders hierarchy with ‘Command-Up Arrow’.


The Ethertalk driver is now included. This is the driver for the unreleased Ethernet for Appletalk card.

File System Translators (FSTs)

The HFS.FST bug is removed. Your HFS disks are now safe!

Some bugs from the PASCAL.FST were removed.

The DOS33.FST has been corrected.


The Animation tool (tool037) is now included. It allows fast animation on the Apple IIgs.

The TextEdit bug when more than 1024 styles were used is fixed.

The Font Manager bug is now squashed.

Some bugs in the Window Manager were removed.

QuickerGraph that accelerates some drawing routines is now included. This program is unfinished and your system may become unstable if you install it.

What’s next?

This is a proof-of-concept update. Updating the System Software can now be done! There are other bugs in the System, let’s correct them for a 6.0.3 update in a month or so…

Where to get it?

You can download it on the Apple II Documentation Project or Asimov.

June 15th, 2015

NinjaTracker Tool221 released for the Apple IIgs

Thanks to Ninjaforce and the FTA, Brutal Deluxe Software is happy to announce the release of a new toolset for the Apple IIgs, NinjaTracker Tool221.


NinjaTracker Tool221 is a GS/OS toolset to play musical scores made with Ninjaforce’s MODConvert2 software. It works like the Soundsmith toolset 219 written by the FTA. Tool221 integrates the NinjaTracker software that plays Soundsmith-like musical scores to which Amiga MOD effects were added. Discover a new level of music quality for the Apple IIgs.

Get more information at

April 11th, 2015

Ninjaforce releases Kaboom!

We are happy to inform the Apple II community that the long-awaited game from Ninjaforce, Kaboom! is now officially released.

Kaboom! features a bombastic gameplay for up to four players. It requires an Apple IIgs with a hard disk drive and 2MiB of RAM.


Download Kaboom! or play it from Ninjaforce’s website at

March 25th, 2015

Crazy Cycles Demo by The French Touch

The French Touch strikes once more with multi-desynchronized video modes. The demo runs on an Apple IIe.

Get the disk image @


January 12th, 2015

The French Touch strikes back with “Scroll Scroll Scroll”

The French Touch strikes back with a fantastic multi scroll demo: text, GR and HGR scrolls in the same window.

Get the disk image @

January 6th, 2015

Brutal Deluxe Software releases Merlin 32

Paris, January 6th, 2015 – Brutal Deluxe Sofware releases Merlin 32

Merlin 32 is a multi-pass Cross Assembler running under Windows targeting 8-bit processors in the 6502 series (such as 6502 and 65c02) and the 16 bit 65c816 processor.

It is compatible with Glen Bredon’s Merlin 16+ syntax, including support for Macros, Pre-processor, Logical Expressions, Conditional Operations, Variables, Loops, Local Labels…

It can build fixed position object code or relocatable executables (OMF v2.1) as we can find on 16-bit APPLE IIGS operating systems like ProDOS 16 or GS/OS (S16, EXE, CDA, NDA, FST, PIF, LIBRARY, TOOL…).

Merlin 32 has been successfully used to re-assemble classic Apple IIgs games and utilities such as Rastan, Sensei, Shuffle Puck Cafe, Final Assault, Lemmings, The Tinies, Cogito, Blockade, Convert 3200… without the need to modify the original source files.

Merlin 32 is part of the Brutal Deluxe’s Cross Development Tools Project, a full set of utilities available on Windows (and other) platforms to enable the creation of new Apple IIgs software : 65c816 Assembler, 65c816 Disassembler, 65c816 Simulator, Graphic File Converter, Resource Catcher…

Learn more and download Merlin 32 at

Antoine Vignau & Olivier Zardini
Brutal Deluxe Software

October 3rd, 2014

La French Touch revient !

The French Touch, a group of French programmers, strikes back with Ibiza. It is a Double Low-Resolution animation running on an Apple II with 128KB of RAM. And read more information about Ibiza at

January 15th, 2014

Codename: Tokenizer

Arnaud Cocquière, webmaster of and Apple II enthusiast, announced today the release of Tokenizer.


This new Windows 32 utility translates an AppleSoft source file written on a modern machine, to a AppleSoft-tokenized binary file which can be later integrated onto a disk image file with Apple Commander or Cadius.

As Arnaud states in his announcement, Tokenizer‘s code comes from Andy McFadden’s Ciderpress. Adapting the code from C++ to standard C will allow others port it to Linux or Mac OSX operating systems.

Download Tokenizer @

January 12th, 2014

What is the 2gs? Gaming Update Bonanza!

And straight from Alex Lee’s “What is the 2gs?” website:

Hot on the heels of the educational and hardware related finds made amongst Tony Diaz’s collection, we now turn our attention to gaming related finds – and there’s quite a lot of new cool stuff archived.

Discover new titles and rarities at

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