Hello Everyone! A quick update that we have some new items now listed in the UA2 Store – The RAMWorks IIII Kit v1.0.
This Kit is mainly designed and meant for the SolderFEST part of KFEST to help add to the show. We will however ship to users since there is a demand for the board and a fun “kit” project for the Apple II.
It’s mid-2016 and a new Apple II game has been published called GENIUS, Ep.1 “Into the Toy Warehouses” by Daniele Liverani. Billed as a strategic, fast-action high-res arcade game, you must help GENIUS save an imprisoned prince by tackling 80 levels of obstacles, puzzles and enemies.
The 4soniq gives you four separate channels of sound for your Apple IIgs, instead of the usual one.
Each of the 32 oscillators available in the Apple IIgs’ Ensoniq Digital Oscillator Chip (DOC) can be assigned to play on any one of 8 output channels. One 4soniq card unlocks 4 of those channels. Pair it with a second 4soniq card to unlock all 8!
To enjoy four channel sound with the 4soniq, you will need four powered speakers (e.g. two sets of 2.1 computer speakers setup up as Front Left, Front Right, Back Left and Back Right), and the appropriate software.
For software that does not support four channel sound yet, the 4soniq functions equally well as a two channel stereo card.
4 Channel Output (via 2x 3.5mm stereo jacks)
Single Channel Input (via 1x 3.5mm mono jack)
Ability to pair with another 4soniq to get 8 Channel Output **
Ability to power externally for slotless operation ***
What’s In The Box:
1x 4soniq-to-J-25 Connector Cable
1x Backplate and Cable Assembly
* Requires appropriately modded .SSM sound files
** Requires a 4soniq-to-4soniq connector cable, sold separately
*** May require longer cables, +5/-5VDC power supply sold separately
**** Photos are of original prototypes and do not depict final product
Vince Weaver has written an Applesoft version of the game Kerbal Space Program, a simulator for building spacecraft and flying them to assist the Kerbals achieve their mission of conquering space. You can get the games instructions, source code and other bits from the KSP for Apple II website.
Discounted early-bird registration for KansasFest 2016, the 28th annual Apple II convention, ends May 31. On June 1, prices rise $55, so reserve your spot now. Official KansasFest shirts are extra and optional and must be ordered by June 22; registration for staying on-site closes July 1.
Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retrocomputing enthusiasts are invited to Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, from Tuesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 24, for six days and five nights of sessions, demos, announcements, contests, and camaraderie. Mike Harvey, a business executive, salesperson, technologist, project manager, entrepreneur, programmer, and best known in the Apple community as the founder and publisher of Nibble Magazine, will join us with a keynote presentation. Harvey will be available immediately afterward for a Q&A and autograph session.
Attendees present all KansasFest sessions, so please submit your session proposal by May 31. Whether it’s a behind-the-scenes look at new software, preorder opportunities for new hardware, a hands-on workshop, a podcast recording session, 4 player Kaboom! tournament, or an athletic round of Bite the Bag, there are experiences to be had and memories to be made at KansasFest that aren’t possible except in the company of surprising, brilliant, diehard Apple II fans.
After the successful introduction of our first 4MB Apple IIgs Memory Expansion the ByteBoosters are happy to announce an improved revised version – the 4MB XLP (eXtreme Low Power) Expansion board. The first batch of boards is for sale on eBay for USD $59. Worldwide shipping for less than USD $10.
Unique features are:
Lowest power consumption (<0.9W max when active) on any 4MB board ever
Optimized using only two 16MBit chips to reach 4MB
Smallest size 4MB expansion board ever
Providing 3.3V supply to other projects via aux-connector
4MB (4096kB) DRAM using 16Mbit DRAM chips (4Mbit x 4)
100% DMA compatible
Fast RAM -60ns
Power Indicator LED
Gold contact fingers ensuring high reliability
All boards come fully tested on ROM01 and ROM03 machines with a 5 years warranty and 30 days money back guarantee (less shipping).
We would like to offer a chance for members of the retro gaming community to participate in the design of Nox Archaist while hopefully improving the final result and getting the game into your hands more quickly.
Starting today we are running a tile graphics contest!
The top three submitted tiles will be determined on 7-31-2016 and the winners will receive the benefits below:
One custom in-game NPC named and based on input from the winner
Copy of the initial release of Nox Archaist on 5.25” floppy disks
Pre-release digital copy of Nox Archaist
Name mentioned in Nox Archaist game credits
Announcement of winners on our blog and in this forum
Any other goodies we can come up with
To participate, just send us one or more tile designs using the criteria provided at the link below. Submissions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
With KansasFest only weeks away I wanted to remind attendees about the specially priced show offer from Ultimate-Micro.com for the Universal PSU Kit: https://goo.gl/amFHma
You’ll receive a $10 discount plus save the regular shipping charges, plus your order will be hand-delivered to you at KFEST. Ultimate-Micro staff will also be available to assist if you have any issues or questions. We recommend bringing some basic tools if you want to install the Universal PSU Kit while at the conference.
There aren’t plans to bring extra PSU Kits due to their weight and added complexity with travel to and from the show, so be sure to place your order NOW and don’t miss out on this great offer which ends July 16th, at 6:00pm Eastern.