November 28th, 2005

ReApple, a new Linux Apple ][+ emulator, released

A preliminary version of ReApple, an Apple ][+ emulator for Linux, has been released. The emulated Apple ][+ features a Z80 card.

November 26th, 2005

Woz interviewed for US News & World Report

US News & World Report has interviewed Steve Wozniak for their Money section. Despite some factual errors in the leadoff paragraph, it’s still an interesting read.

And here are recent but unrelated pics of Woz playing Segway Polo.

November 24th, 2005

KEGS emulator ported to AmigaOS

Ventzislav Tzevetkov has ported the Apple IIGS emulator KEGS to run on AmigaOS. The release is based on KEGS v0.64. Visit his site to download the program and view a screenshot.

November 24th, 2005

November issue of The Lamp! available

The November, 2005 issue of Lyle Syverson’s long-running monthly newsletter is ready for viewing. The Lamp! summarizes interesting content from the Syndicomm.com Apple II Forum.

November 19th, 2005

Virtual ][ 4.3 released for Mac OS X

Gerard Putter has released version 4.3 of Virtual ][, his excellent 8-bit Apple II emulator for systems running Mac OS X. The new release fixes bugs in the Spotlight module so that DOS 3.3 disk images are more reliably searchable, an endless-loop bug in the Spotlight module, and improves compatibility of the A2V2 program, which now supports more USB-to-serial adapters.

November 18th, 2005

Silvern Castle 9.0 released

Jeff Fink has updated his fantastic 8-bit role-playing game, Silvern Castle, to version 9.0.Version 9.0 fixes a bug with maze teleporters that could cause the automap to crash, and another bug that could cause crashes when powerful parties fight weak monsters.

Also, there are now graphics showing the monster you’re fighting as well as graphics showing the loot as you’re gathering up the spoils of battle. There’s a new preference to toggle the graphics on and off, as well.

November 16th, 2005

Woz describes the Apple II – 1977 Byte article

“To me, a personal computer should be small, reliable, convenient to use and inexpensive.” With these words, Steve Wozniak introduced the Apple II in this May 1977 article in Byte magazine (lots of screenshots too).

November 15th, 2005

Sigma Seven Systems releases X/Profile drive

Sigma Seven Systems has released the X/Profile, a drive replacement for aging Apple Profile and Widget drives that uses modern IDE hard disks or Compact Flash. The X/Profile is available from Vintage Micros via their site or in their eBay Store.

November 15th, 2005

Bert Kersey, founder of Beagle Bros, to be chat guest at Syndicomm A2!

Bert Kersey, Founder of Beagle Bros Micro Software Inc, will be the Syndicomm Apple II forum’s guest in its chat room on Saturday, Nov. 26th at 7:00 PM PST. We hope to see you there! You have to be a Syndicomm Online member to join us though.Old time Apple II users will remember the ’80’s, and the cool Beagle Bros ads in magazines that included one-liner BASIC programs that you could type in to have your Apple II do strange and wonderful things. Bert’s products were definitely fun!

November 12th, 2005

New Apple II emulator released

Appleblossom is a new open-source (GPL) Apple II emulator. Appleblossom currently emulates a typical 128K Apple IIe with 80-columns, Disk II, and hard drive. All graphics modes are supported. Sound is not. Provisions are in place for serial support, but the hardware is not implemented.

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