KABOOM! v1.01 released
- Fixed a bug where the game crashes during play.
- The game now stores settings and scores (oops).
- Typos in credits fixed (plus some names we forgot).
Eric “Sheppy” Shepherd has released an updated version of his Merlin macros for System 6.0/6.0.1 (fixing a broken Toolbox macro) and a new version of his Merlin GS/OS macros (there’s no functional improvement to the new version of the GS/OS macros; just updated contact information in the comments).
The macro files included with Merlin 16 predate the creation of System 6.0; way back when System 6 shipped, Shepherd decided to create these macros to make it easier for Apple IIgs programmers to use the new features of the operating system.
See Sheppy’s Web site for details and to download these.
Announcing a new Disassembler for the IIgs.
As my tribute to OZ Kfest, I am announcing my latest project…
BrkDown is a desktop WYSIWYG disassembler for the IIgs, and disassembles to source code from both the 8 data forks, and 16 bit multi-segmented data and resource forks, of an application or binary file. The output is optionally in either ORCA/M or Merlin 16 compatible format.
Powerful Functions allow manipulating of the resulting source, so it can be worked up into valid source code that can be later reassembled.
Many other tools are provided to make working with source files as painless as possible.
Please download and read the BrkDown PDF Manual for more information on how BrkDown works, and how to use it.
Both the PDF manual, and the application archive, as well as all my other software, can be downloaded from my web site:
The web page says Marina is written in assembly language (Merlin Pro source code), and contains numerous features such as link-local addressing, address conflict detection, built-in DHCP client, malicious IP packet rejection and much more.
Cool stuff to be sure — we will eagerly keep an eye on this project’s progress!
I’m excited to announce that “Assembly Lines: The Complete Book” is now available as a FREE PDF on Open Library and the Internet Archive. Thanks to Roger Wagner for releasing the book under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 2.0 license.
Version 2.0.1 of ADTPro has been released. This version has a fix that is important for users with native RS-232 serial ports (though they’re getting more and more rare all the time). There’s also some help for our friends that are trying to tune their audio settings, and a few other bug fixes. Initial text bootstrapping is faster due to some
screen trickery and denser packing of data.
2.0.1 – March 21, 2015
* [Audio] Client sends test stream of data for volume tuning on host side
* [Server] Text bootstrapping data is packed more densely for faster transfer
* Server and client agree on more situations where a transfer should be aborted
* [Client] Don’t hang on a GS on startup if a connection isn’t pre-established
* [Server] Flush the serial send buffer occasionally for our native serial port friends
I’ve posted new updates to A2SERVER, A2CLOUD, and Raspple II. Biggest deal is compatibility with the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, which is much faster than previous Raspberry Pi’s. Go get one! Also, the GSport emulator is now installed on non-Raspberry Pi machines.
A2SERVER is a file server and network boot host for Apple IIgs and IIe computers. (It also works with classic Macs and modern computers, allowing you to share files on your network among all your computers.)
A2CLOUD provides a virtual hard disk, a floppy disk imaging server, and an internet access device for any Apple II. It also offers preconfigured Apple IIgs and IIe emulators.
Both A2SERVER and A2CLOUD are designed to be easy to use, and can be run on a Raspberry Pi, a premade virtual machine, or a Linux computer. If you have a Raspberry Pi, you can install Raspple II — a “suite” that includes both A2SERVER and A2CLOUD, plus David Schmenk’s Apple II Pi.
All this stuff is free. Get your copy at http://ivanx.com/appleii now!
If you’re using Raspple II, you can update everything, including the Raspbian operating system, by typing ‘a2cloud-update os’. After it’s done, you can use the SD card in any Raspberry Pi, including A+ and 2B.
Otherwise, update A2CLOUD by typing ‘a2cloud-update’. (A2SERVER doesn’t need updating if it’s already working for you.)
– Compatible with all Raspberry Pi’s, including the A+ and 2B
– GSport emulator installed for non-Raspberry Pi computers
– Links text-only web browser (alternative to Lynx)
– desktop shortcuts and Apple II Menu group for emulators and ADTPro
– many improvements and fixes to A2CLOUD environment and installer
– installer: command line options, unattended install, less prompting
Raspple II 1.1.1:
– both of the above, plus latest Apple II Pi package (version 0.2.0-1).