July 29th, 2011

Mike Willegal releases Wozanium source code, ROM file for emulators

Mike Willegal has publicly released the source code for the Wozanium pack (the code for the Brain Board) and a Wozanium ROM image suitable for Apple II emulators. Now, you can run and edit Apple 1 programs in your Apple II emulator.

July 25th, 2011

Martin Haye announces Pseudo-II Emulator (P2E)

During KansasFest, Martin Haye demonstrated his Pseudo-II Emulator (P2E), an Apple II emulator written in JavaScript that is still in its early development stages. Check it out at: http://p2e.mobi/

Note: P2E doesn’t appear to be compatible with IE9 yet but works fine in Firefox and Chrome.

July 24th, 2011

Juiced.GS in 2012

At KansasFest 2011, Juiced.GS, the Apple II community’s longest-running print publication, announced that the magazine will continue its streak into 2012 with a seventeenth volume of quarterly issues, with subscriptions now being accepted. A new PDF is also available for purchase, and publisher Gamebits is offering advertisement design services. Full details are on the Juiced.GS blog.

July 21st, 2011

Summary of Bob Bishop keynote at KansasFest

Steve Weyhrich has an extensive write-up of Bob Bishop’s keynote talk, covering Bob’s time at Apple, his Apple II software projects, and SiMPLE, a programming language for kids and adults.

		Bob Bishop's Star Warriors

July 21st, 2011

1 MHz Podcast episode 14 released

Carrington Vanston has posted a new episode of 1 MHz: The Apple II Podcast. Download direct or subscribe via iTunes.

From the summary:

1 MHz is back to shout a quick hello before KansasFest 2011. Meanwhile, Anthony Martino and Henry Courbis say their goodbyes as UltimateApple2 and ReactiveMicro both go on hiatus. But then Henry Courbis says hello again almost immediately by scanning the Apple Service Technical Procedures Manuals and tossing them to apple2scans.net for hosting. I also take a quick gander at AppleIIGo, a new Apple II emulator written in Java that can run on (among other things) mobile phones and modern web browsers. Then I go in search of the poetic and lyrical in video games with Chris Lepine’s Artful Gamer. Finally, I get tangled in hilarious red tape with Douglas Adams and Infocom’s oh-so-funny and oh-so-difficult game Bureaucracy.

July 21st, 2011

Apple II game: Escape from the homebrew computer club 3D

David Schmenk amazed KansasFest attendees with his game ‘Escape From the Homebrew Computer Club 3D’. It’s a first person shooter, minus the shooting, that uses low res graphics to produce a 2 1/2 dimension game running on all models of the Apple II. The object is to help Woz find his way out of a multi-level building while avoiding the pursuit of assorted baddies from IBM, Atari and Radio Shack — all who want to steal his newly-demoed Apple computer.

The game features a high frame rate, joystick support, power-ups and a timer to compete against your friends. Here at KansasFest, folks have been having fun playing it on an Apple IIc+ set up in the dorm common area.

We hope to have a video of his presentation up soon, but in the meantime, enjoy this YouTube video of HBCC. You can download the game through links provided in the YouTube description, or play it on Virtual Apple ][ through your web browser.



July 20th, 2011

SideClick 2.0 released

Hot on the heels of the Sweet16 update, Sheppy announced SideClick v2.0. SideClick is a contextual menu manager for the Apple IIGS, supporting right mouse button and control-clicking to open an object’s contextual menu.

July 20th, 2011

Sweet16 v2.3 released

Eric “Sheppy” Shepherd today announced the release of Sweet16 v2.3, the premier Apple IIGS emulator for MacOS X. See the release notes for a complete list of additional features and bug fixes.



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July 20th, 2011

CFFA3000 demo video posted

David Schmidt has posted a superb demonstration video of Rich Dreher’s new CFFA3000 card that is being released at KansasFest.



July 15th, 2011

Open Apple podcast #6 (July 2011) now available

The July 2011 episode of Open Apple, the only co-hosted Apple II podcast, is now available. This month, Mike and Ken discuss user groups, Mini-Appler boot code, past KansasFests, and classic arcades.

Find the episode on the Open Apple Web site or in iTunes..

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