August 31st, 2003

Silvern Castle 7.6 coming soon, with character utility

Jeff Fink, author of the popular Apple II role-playing game Silvern Castle, has announced that Silvern Castle 7.6 will be released by the end of September. In addition to a bug fix, the new version adds a utility that lets you transfer characters from party to party and undelete accidentally deleted characters. We’ll post the update on our FTP server when it becomes available..

August 29th, 2003

A.P.P.L.E. to distribute GEOS with manual on CD-ROM

The A.P.P.L.E. user group will, in early September, begin selling a CD-ROM containing the recently-reclassified as freeware GEOS operating system as well as the manual in PDF format..

August 29th, 2003

A.P.P.L.E. to meet on August 28th

The August meeting of the Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange will be held at 6:00 PM Pacific Time on August 28th. As usual, the meeting will be held online. One copy of the Golden Orchard CD-ROM will be given away at the meeting..

August 27th, 2003

Apple II version of GEOS operating system now freeware

Breadbox Computer Company, the current owners of the GEOS software copyright, has reclassified GEOS as freeware and made it available for download as a zipped bundle of disk images. You can download this graphical operating system for 8-bit Apple II computers from their web site..

August 22nd, 2003

David Eyes selling ORCA 65816 core posters

David Eyes (of Lichty & Eyes’ Programming the Apple IIGS in Assembly Language fame) is selling ORCA/HOST 65816 posters for $20 apiece. These posters show an enlargement of the 65816’s circuitry.These were originally published back when ORCA was distributed by Hayden Software, in order to promote the ORCA/M assembler. Talk about a great decoration for your computer room or office!.

August 19th, 2003 posts The Best of Creative Computing Volume 3 on the web

Our friends at have posted The Best of Creative Computing Volume 3 on the web for your enjoyment.This book, published in 1980, contains over 300 pages of reviews, articles, and programs published by Creative Computing in 1977. Of particular interest to Apple II users — an article covering the first West Coast Computer Faire, at which the Apple II was unveiled to the public..

August 19th, 2003

Call-A.P.P.L.E. Magazine Complete Collection shipment delayed

A.P.P.L.E. has delayed the release of this collection until September 1, due to production problems and the need to re-scan some pages. A.P.P.L.E. asks people that have preordered the product to please be patient, and offers its apologies for the delay..

August 19th, 2003

A.P.P.L.E. to reproduce /// Cheers

The Apple /// oriented floppy disk magazine /// Cheers!™, which was produced by A.P.P.L.E. during the 1984-1985 time period, will be reproduced.Originally distributed on 5.25″ floppy disks, this magazine will be reproduced in PDF format and made available in the coming weeks for all A.P.P.L.E. members to download. The original disk images will also be available for download..

August 19th, 2003

July Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine coming this week

The July issue has been delayed due to its length, but should be available within the next couple of days. This issue will include source code, manuals, and the latest news. For members that have a CD subscription, the magazine will be mailed next Monday, and will contain both the July and August issues..

August 18th, 2003

CompactFlash For Apple card now has an Apple /// driver

There is now an Apple /// driver that lets Apple /// users install and use Rich Dreher’s CFFA CompactFlash adapter card.With this driver, Apple /// users can install an IDE drive or CompactFlash card and use it for disk storage. The driver was created by Dale Jackson. You can download it from the CFFA site..

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