January 28th, 2003

Other World Computing blowing out Suncom Party Quiz Game

OWC has listed this quiz game among the items in its online garage sale. They’re listed as being of “new retail sealed” quality, and they’re selling for $1.00 per copy. If you want a copy, or you’re just interested in making a simple statement about the state of the Apple II, check it out!.

January 21st, 2003

A2Central.com\’s Newbie Zone opens

We have launched our new Newbie Zone, a section of our web site just for new Apple II owners. While it’s a little sparse right now, it will evenually include links to information on setting up your Apple II and how to use it. Right now, the Newbie Zone contains a link to download our $2 system software disk order form..

January 20th, 2003

KFest 2003: A2 Jeopardy returns

Tony Diaz has announced that A2 Jeopardy, the ultimate Apple II trivia game, will return at KFest 2003! This game of mass hysteria is always fun and informative, and should be a blast as usual..

January 20th, 2003

Greg Hedger posts video of Adventure Alive II

Greg Hedger, who only a few days ago released Adventure Alive, a Mario Bros. like action game for the Apple IIGS, has now posted video of the work-in-progress follow-up game called Adventure Alive II. The video is in MPEG format. Download.

January 19th, 2003

Apple II File Type index updated

A2Central.com has updated the official Apple II File Type index to include all the file types allocated to the HardPressed disk compression utility..

January 16th, 2003

OSXII Apple IIe emulator up to version 0.7 beta

We missed this during our cross-country move, but Axel Bauer’s cool Apple IIe emulator for Mac OS X is now up to version 0.7 beta. Written in Cocoa to maximize your Mac OS X pleasure, OSXII includes a drawer for managing your disk images, supports sound, multiple disk drives, and emulates the joystick and paddle controls with the keyboard. Download.

January 16th, 2003

OSXII update for nVidia graphics chips

An issue with OSXII on nVidia graphics hardware (such as that found in the Power Mac G4 and some PowerBook systems) has been identified. An update has been released to fix the problem. Download.

January 16th, 2003

Call-A.P.P.L.E. announces Nibble Magazine on CD-ROM

A.P.P.L.E. has completed negotiations with Mike Harvey, the former publisher of Nibble Magazine, that will allow the group to reproduce Nibble Magazine and Nibble Books in PDF format on CD-ROM in the coming months. Nibble was one of the most successful and popular programming and general news magazines for the Apple II, with concise program listings in each issue that taught programmers of the era new and better ways to accomplish programming tasks through its innovative programs and programming tips.

The magazines will be offered in a complete set of CDs containing all 12 years of the magazine. The books will be offered on individual CDs. The CDs will be made available later in the spring exclusively through the A.P.P.L.E. online product catalog..

January 16th, 2003

Mac OS X version of KEGS 0.64 released

A new, improved version of KEGS-OSX has been released! The new version includes revisions such as:

  • The source code is now based on a unified core with the SDL, Windows, and ActiveX versions.

  • All visible files now have the “.kegs” extension, such as “Bram.kegs”, “ROM.kegs”, and “Config.kegs”.

  • A personal configuration profile can now be created and saved.

  • The emulated 8 MHz ZipGS card is available.

  • A font file is now part of the core code.

  • Some internal fixes have been applied for improved compatibility with Photonix 1 and 2, Pam’s Demo, and Task Force.

  • The emulator can now properly boot and reboot.

  • The MegaDemo now works well in full-screen and full-speed mode.

  • Internal code revisions for Ensoniq emulation.

  • Improved drawing speed.

KEGS-OSX is the most feature-complete Apple IIGS emulator currently available for Mac OS X. Download.

January 16th, 2003

A2Central.com File Type Request form now available

After a long absence, the official online application for requesting new file type assignments is finally available through A2Central.com. Syndicomm was officially selected by Apple to take over file type assignments almost a decade ago, and finally the process has been brought to A2Central.com for the convenience of Apple II developers everywhere.

Once the application is filed using our handy online application form, a panel of Apple II experts will review the request to be sure it’s not a request for a type that already exists, then assign it a type and auxtype value..

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