July 28th, 2012

Beta run of cassette interface for Replica-1

Vince Briel has put up a preorder page for those that want to join in on the initial beta run for his cassette interface board for the Replica-1. The total run is limited to 25 units, so head on over if you want to live on the bleeding edge of Apple 1 technology and help test the board.

Cassette interface for Replica-1

July 27th, 2012

1977 version of Apple Blue Book

Steve Weyhrich has made available a PDF of the 1977 edition of Apple’s first Applesoft manual, the Blue Book, on his Apple II History website. He also offers the 1978 edition and the later Red Book.

Apple II Blue Book

July 27th, 2012

CFFA3000 Demo

For anyone still waiting for your CFFA3000 to arrive in the mail, here’s something to help tide you over. Blake Patterson of the Byte Cellar has posted a nice write-up and demo video of the highly-regarded Apple II card in action.  Check it out here.

July 26th, 2012

Bluetooth on the Apple II – proof of concept

One of the more exciting bits of news to come out of KansasFest was Alex Lukazi’s successful experimentation with Bluetooth on the Apple II. Read about his collaboration with Vince Briel and others to pull off this amazing feat. We look forward to continued developments over the next year.

Apple II Bluetooth proof of concept

July 25th, 2012

New JACE build released

Brendan Robert has released a new build of the Java Apple Computer Emulator (JACE).  According to Brendan’s post to comp.sys.apple2, this build includes the following:

+New MetaCheat function lets you search for memory locations and alter them in the runtime.  It’s also really useful for snooping on memory as well.


+2MG disk support now properly supports dos/prodos ordering and volume numbers (thanks HotRod!)


There is a new page dedicated to how to use MetaCheat, but the short of it is that you activate it from configuration (F4) and then show the cheat window with END.

Download it here.

July 25th, 2012

Juiced.GS in 2013, digital back issues, wall calendar

Juiced.GS iconJuiced.GS announced at KansasFest 2012 that it will continue its streak as the longest-running print publication dedicated to the Apple II with an eighteenth volume, to be printed in 2013. Subscriptions are now being accepted at $19 for destinations in the USA, $24 for Canada and Mexico, and $27 elsewhere in the world.

Wondering how Juiced.GS made it this far? Their entire catalog of back issues is also available, now featuring the first six years of Juiced.GS, back in print for the first time in a decade — and available as PDFs for the first time ever.

Finally, you can celebrate the Apple II every day of 2013 with Juiced.GS‘s full-color wall calendar featuring photos and dates that appeal to the Apple II enthusiast.

July 25th, 2012

KansasFest 2012 Media

The first media from KansasFest 2012 have been posted.   The videos can be viewed at this Vimeo page, and the KansasFest page has links to the various attendee galleries.


July 23rd, 2012

ADTPro 1.2.2 released

David Schmidt has released the latest version of the do-it-all disk image transfer utility, ADTPro.  Version 1.2.2 includes the following updates:

1.2.2 – July 22, 2012

New functionality:

   [Server] ShrinkIt “SDK” disk images are recognized and dealt with as any other disk image

Bug fixes:

   [Client] A bug was introduced in 1.2.1 due to an assembler upgrade that made many DOS 3.3 image sends fail to send correctly

   [Client] SOS version volume display function regularly crashed

   [Client] Speediboot pauses longer after serial reset to give various machines enough time to recover before sending out the first download request.

Download binaries, source code and documentation from the ADTPro project page on Sourceforge.

July 19th, 2012

Melissa Barron’s unique floppy disk sleeves

If you are subscribed to Juiced.GS, you’re one of the lucky people who received not only another issue of great Apple II content, but a 5.25″ floppy disk containing the recently-released Drift demos, as well.  The disks came in hand-made floppy jackets designed by Apple II artist Melissa Barron, and yesterday, she posted to her Tumblr a detailed walkthrough of her creation process.





July 15th, 2012

Spectrum and other titles reclassified

From Ewen Wannop’s posting earlier this morning:

As my contribution to KFest ’12, I am reclassifying all my commercial software. From now on, all my commercial titles that have been sold by Syndicomm are now Freeware, and can be downloaded either from Syndicomm at no cost, or from my own web site:


The titles include:

Spectrum 2.5.3 Deluxe disk image
Spectrum 2.5.3 floppy disk set
The original SAM script set for Spectrum
The Bernie ][ The Rescue Starter Kit
The TABBS CD File Archive

If you require Spectrum, or the other titles on disk, Syndicomm will still be able to supply you with shipping costs only. Check out the Syndicomm web site for further details:


Ewen Wannop

Apple ][ Forever – Spectrum does everything else!

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