From Gizmodo, someone made this appetizing gingerbread Apple II:
Check out all the sugary goodness at this Imgur gallery.
ByteBoosters is now selling via eBay, two new Transwarp GS enhancements.
High-speed 32KB DarkCache Card to replace the standard 8KB cache piggyback on the Transwarp GS. It uses the fastest SRAMS (8ns) available.
Complete GAL ICs replacement set, same high using the latest hardware revision and highest speed from Lattice (7ns).
Mountain View, CA, August 26, 2016 – Manila Gear, makers of the 4soniq quadraphonic sound card for the Apple IIGS, today announced the Apple IIGS VGA Adapter. The adapter lets you connect your Apple IIGS to a VGA monitor that supports 15 kHz. It consists of a DA-15 to DE-15 adapter with an integrated sync separator.
This is a great solution for those of us who have aging AppleColor RGB Monitors, or are still looking for a simpler and better VGA solution.
The adapter has been tested and confirmed to work with a few Benq and Samsung monitors. It can also be used with monitors that do not support 15 kHz, by using the adapter in conjunction with a frequency upscaler such as the Gonbes GBS-8200. A list of supported monitors is maintained here.
The Apple IIGS VGA Adapter retails for $30, and is now available for purchase at https://manilagear.com/product/apple-iigs-vga-adapter.
Thanks to Stephane Briancourt, we can see pictures from France’s premier Apple II retro-computing event. Check out the gallery here:
Remember the Dual Mockingboard card we posted earlier and now want so badly? Check out the latest from Fabrice Montupet! New video modes! Sprites! Colors galore!
Dear friends, Z80 turbo7 card is ready. This card is compatible as MS Softcard hence, it runs MBASIC, GBASIC(It is my favorite Language).
Z80 CPU speed could selected Normal or Fast mode. Normal mode is same speed of MS Soft card and Fast mode make Z80 run to 7Mhz. But, unfortunately even 7Mhz running Z80 but, APPLE II BUS can’t give data to make satisfy for Z80, so the results is overall speed is about 1.6times faster then Normal Z80 card. It is the Maximum speed which can run as MS Softcard compatible card.
I want it to run under APPLE IIGS for many of users who want to CP/M with APPLE IIGS. It can run with Fast mode of APPLE IIGS. but CP/M card runs properly only on the ‘Normal position’.
It has 40pins AUX port for who like to make DIY board under Z80 CPU signals. I hope to see any daughter board using the AUX port.
I used PLCC type CPLD who want to solder to pull some signal from CPLD for DIYer’s board. Original Soft card doesn’t care the Signal for IO but, I added to care for the Z80 IORQ signal. Hence, you can add your IO board and could control by Z80 IO commands. Hope to like this feature.
It is selling now for Korean fans first after this I will put some on eBay for international APPLE II fans. Other English information will be followed after I put on eBay.
It doesn’t work on APPLE ][ nor ][+. (I’m trying to make it run on ][ and ][+) EDIT: (** Now it start to work on APPLE ][+ and IIe non enhanced model but ][+ only work with Normal speed)
It runs on APPLE IIe enhanced, APPLE //e platinum and APPLE IIGS (With limitation).
APPLE IIe non enhanced model have to change the CPU to 65C02.
And I trying to make a sample daughter board with it.
Five KansasFest related articles have been posted to Cult of Mac.
Some general coverage, including a bit of the Garage Giveaway is available at: http://www.cultofmac.com/438978/apple-ii-fans-find-themselves-in-hog-heaven-at-kansasfest/
…and everyone’s restoration hero, Javier Rivera is featured at http://www.cultofmac.com/439119/this-guy-makes-badly-aged-apple-computers-sparkle-again/
Martin Haye interviewed, http://www.cultofmac.com/439484/kansasfest-is-a-second-chance-childhood-for-one-programmer/
Final Notes from Nerdvana, http://www.cultofmac.com/439621/kansasfest-final-notes-from-nerdvana/
I’ve now posted my WOzFest $04 recap and photos galleries on my blog site, the recap is roughly the same as I posted here:
If you have any photos from WOzFest $04, please post a link to them in the comments to the galleries post.