March 28th, 2005

Hobby Cross Assembler 0.11 released

Anton Treuenfels has released version 0.11 of his Hobby Cross Assembler, a cross-assembler that assembles 6502, 65C02, 65802, and 65816 code on various other platforms. It supports all the typical assembler features (and then some), and is distributed as open source under the GPL license..

March 26th, 2005

8 Bit Baby development board in the works

8 Bit Baby is a project to build a development board designed to make it easier to develop hardware for 8-bit systems, such as the Apple II. It’s still in the prototype stage, but be sure to drop by and let them know you’re interested..

March 26th, 2005

Ninjaforce releases lost Apple IIgs game demo

Ninjaforce posted a download of XAOH, a preview of what might have become a future side-scrolling game for the IIgs. They discovered it on an old hard drive image. Of course, “XAOH” is “Hoax” backward. Got some salt?.

March 23rd, 2005

Floating Point BASIC for Apple I released

A floating point BASIC adapted from Lee E. Davidson’s version for the 6502 chip was released for the Apple I. It resides at addresses from $5800 to $7FFF, and uses memory from $0280 to $02FF for various storage uses. The space from $0300 to $57FF is your program storage area. It is free for your use, but cannot be resold..

March 22nd, 2005

PSone display for Apple IIgs web site created

David Murray has put together a web site with details on how to use a Sony PSone 5″ LCD screen as an Apple IIgs monitor..

March 21st, 2005

CiderPress 2.1.4 Apple II file utility for Windows released

Andy McFadden has updated CiderPress to version 2.1.4. CiderPress is a fantastic utility for working with Apple II disk images, ShrinkIt archives, and Apple II formatted disk and card media. The new version fixes a couple of glitches related to MicroDrive support..

March 21st, 2005

PSone LCD display used as an Apple IIgs RGB screen

David Murray posted on the comp.sys.apple2 newsgroup recently that he has wired up a Sony PSone 5″ LCD screen to work as a display for an Apple IIgs. The display isn’t perfect due to being lower resolution than the Apple IIgs display, but it’s quite readable, especially compared to composite output.While we don’t necessarily advocate trying this at home, here’s what David says he did: “In order to get the display to come on it needs to sense +5V on pin 10 and I ran a wire from the 7805 voltage regulator on the inside of the screen to pin 10 on the connector…. Also, the LCD only has one video ground, so you have to tie the red, green, and blue grounds together from the IIgs. Otherwise everything is pin for pin.”

This is a very cool bit of geekdom!.

March 21st, 2005

Applecrate parallel-processing Apple II system makes music

Michael J. Mahon’s Applecrate project, which is creating a parallel-processing system based on Apple II computers, now has the ability to synthesize eight voices of audio using a short Applesoft program and a DAC routine written in assembly language. An MP3 of one piece of music created by the system is available as a sample..

March 21st, 2005

AppleWin 1.12.6.0 posted

The popular AppleWin 8-bit Apple II emulator for Windows has been updated to version 1.12.6.0.The new version has several improvements:

  • Added support for two emulated hard disks (using HDV images) in slot 7.
  • Added support for pasting from the clipboard.
  • Fixed slow Disk ][ emulation when the Mockingboard emulation is disabled.
  • Fixed the flickering mouse pointer problem.
  • Moved “Monochrome Color” from the main window to the Config dialog.
  • Changed “Monochrome Color” button to “Disk Swap”.
  • More fixes to text characters.

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March 19th, 2005

MESS adds Apple IIGS emulation

Version 0.94 of the Multiple Emulator Super System (MESS) has added Apple IIGS emulation. MESS emulates more than 150 console and early home computer systems. The open-source project is based on the MAME core..

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