September 30th, 2012

Brutal Deluxe is fEDD up!

October 1st, 2012 – Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini, founders of Brutal Deluxe Software, are proud to introduce their newest software to the Apple II community.  “I’m fEDD up” is Brutal Deluxe’s second answer to nowadays preservation of 5.25" diskettes on the Apple II. Its main features are:

Essential Data Duplicator compatible

If Utilico Microware’s EDD or compatible card is installed in your system, it will use the card’s powerful features to read track data.

Nibble and timing preservation

It saves raw nibbles and their associated time cycles in separate files.

ProDOS compatible

That may sound weird but that is important. SST is no longer needed ;-) The requirement of two drives is no longer needed.

Get it here!

September 29th, 2012

Juiced.GS Volume 17, Issue 3 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 17, Issue 3 (Sep 2012)Volume 17, Issue 3 (June 2012) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has been mailed to all subscribers. This issue features coverage of KansasFest 2013, including a behind-the-scenes look at Jeremy Rand’s winning HackFest entry, CurtaSim; a review of David Finnigan’s book, The New Apple II User’s Guide; the conclusion of Peter Neubauer’s Logo programming tutorial series; Eric Shepherd’s outline for what System 7.0 for the Apple IIGS would be like; and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s third quarterly issue of 2012. Annual subscriptions are available at $19 for United States customers, $24 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international customers, with several free sample issues available as PDFs.

September 23rd, 2012

Melissa Baron’s “73H 0r3g0n 7r41L” glitch screenprints now available

Daniel Kruszyna (AKA Krue) today made the following announcement on comp.sys.apple2.marketplace:

Melissa Barron has made available screenprints of glitches she encountered while working on her 73H 0r3g0n 7r41L project.

You can find the prints at Melissa’s Etsy store:

Here is a video of the presentation she gave about 73H 0r3g0n 7r41L at Kfest 2010:


Melissa’s description from one of the prints:

What you see is a glitch that occurred while working on 73H 0r3g0n 7r41L project on Apple II emulator. This screencap was then screenprinted onto American Masters paper. Each print is approximately 5 inches x 4 inches (paper size). The print will arrive unframed, signed, dated and numbered. All prints are packaged with care, placed inside plastic sleeves and sandwiched between cardboard.

September 11th, 2012

Brutal Deluxe’s DeluxeWare CD-ROM reclassified

Apple IIGS French programming super-group announced that their DeluxeWare CD-ROM has been reclassified as freeware.  The text of their press release follows.

Paris, September 11st, 2012 – Brutal Deluxe’s DeluxeWare CD-ROM now available 

Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini are proud to announce that DeluxeWare, their CD-ROM released in 1996 in partnership with La Pomme Illustrée, is now available for free download.

It contains 650 MB of public domain software for the Apple IIgs. It can be download from and is available as a .dmg image which can be directly used on a modern Apple computer and may be translated to .iso for other platforms.

Stay tuned for more and best regards,

Antoine Vignau & Olivier Zardini
Brutal Deluxe Software

Further details from the original release:

DeluxeWare is the first French cd-rom dedicated to the Apple IIgs. The disk was entirely created by Olivier and was sold in January 1996. It was priced FRF 200 or EUR 30. It contains 650 MB of public domain software:

  • Apple programs
  • Documentations
  • Creative visual
  • Hypermedia
  • Games
  • Music
  • System
  • Utilities

The required configuration is:

  • Apple IIgs ROM 01 or 3, cd-rom 1x or 2x speed with the associated extensions. Some software require the use of System 6.0.1.
  • The disc is in HFS and can be played on a IIgs or a Macintosh computer.
  • The shareware on this disc must be paid to their respective authors.
September 11th, 2012

ADTPro updated to version 1.2.4

David Schmidt has released another update to his popular ADTPro disk transfer utility.

New functionality:
  * [Client] ProDOS Serial and Ethernet clients can extract and send
    nibble images
  * [VDisk] Virtual drive over a comms link – any serial or Ethernet
    connection can host a virtual ProDOS disk on slot 2, drive 1

Bug fixes:
  * [Server] Some serial adapters were exhibiting serious slowdown
    problems in some situations (usually non-FTDI, usually non-Mac)
  * [Client] IP configuration screen was missing some dots

As always, this and all previous versions can be downloaded at

September 10th, 2012

Briel Computer’s second annual ‘I can’t solder sale’

Vince Briel is having what is now an annual ‘I can’t solder sale‘ with significant savings on his assembled retrocomputing products. If you’ve been considering a Replica-1 (or any of the other cool kits), now is your opportunity for major savings. Sale ends 09/16.

September 3rd, 2012

Open Apple podcast #19 (September 2012) now available

This month on Open Apple, the Apple II community’s only co-hosted podcast, Mike and Ken chat with David Schmidt, the programmer responsible for ADTPro. Beyond his own program, David has also contributed to the development of Davex, GSport, AppleCommander, CiderPress, OpenEmulator, DiscFerret, CFFA3000 — and much, much more. Collectively, the show’s hosts marvel at the deluge of Apple II games that are being ported to iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system … though we question the direction Jordan Mechner is taking the classic Karateka. Apple-1 computers continue to fetch exorbitant prices at live auctions, while iPads and IMSAIs fail to sell on eBay — though the latter may soon get a Kickstarter from Vince Briel. Finally, Ken quietly broods while Mike and David enthusiastically sing the praises of their favorite computer, the Apple III.

Find the show at the Open Apple Web site or in the iTunes and Zune podcast directories.