This is a good month for KEGS. Another update from Kent Dickey brings more features and bug fixes. Changes include: A complete list of changes since the last public release of v0.82 are as follows: Changes in KEGS v0.84 since v0.83 (11/21/03) Changes in KEGS v0.83 since v0.82 (11/19/03) Kent also gives a sneak peek […]
Digital Deli book now online
Kay Savetz and the folks at atariarchives.org have just posted the full online version (with illustrations) of Digital Deli: The Comprehensive, User-Lovable Menu of Computer Lore, Culture, Lifestyles and Fancy. This superb 1984 book has several articles of interest to the Apple II community (and plenty more stories about other early personal computers).Apple-related stories include:
Lucas Scharenbroich releases Generic Tile Engine
Lucas Scharenbroich has released his Generic Tile Engine, an engine for creating side-scrolling games on the Apple IIgs. The engine supports art in several formats, including Apple Preferred and BMP, and also supports parallax scrolling of the tiles across a pixmap background. Let’s go, campers — download this and write the next great Apple IIgs […]
Super Mario Bros. IIgs site updated
Lucas Scharenbroich has set up a new web site with the final version of his version of Super Mario Bros. for the Apple IIgs.
New Apple II game Sparks makes its debut
After almost a year of work, Aaron Heiss announced the release of a new game for the Apple II. “Sparks is an arcade-style came for one or two players, involving timing, tactics, and a little luck. Each player pilots a spark around an arena, trying to pick up targets without hitting the arena walls or […]
Give your Apple II paddle & joystick sockets some new life
This chapter from “The Computer Controller Cookbook,” published in 1983, demonstrates several easy-to-build Apple II hardware projects including how to: A different chapter covers building a converter to use Atari joysticks on an Apple (and vice versa).
Richard Dreher wins 2003 Circuit Cellular Flash Innovation Contest
Richard Dreher of CFFA adapter for Apple II fame is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2003 Circuit Cellular Flash Innovation contest, using the Motorola HC08 to build a remote wildlife observation station.
November issue of The Lamp! ready for download
The November 2003 issue of Lyle Syverson’s monthly online newsletter is available. Topics include how to identify an Apple brand SCSI card; a discussion on emulators including Bernie and KEGS under OSX, and KEGS under Windows; and how to set up a hard drive on an 8-bit Apple II. Also present is Steven Weyhrich’s continuing […]
Apple IIGS Explorer offers amazing experience
Matt Portune integrated FTA’s ActiveGS emulator with a slick front end coded in Perl. The system allows you to use or play over 250 Apple programs directly through his website. “Play with the GS from any Windows machine, anywhere, anytime.” Internet Explorer and Windows are required.
Apple Bits Users Group congregates on November 18
ABUG will hold their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 pm. Stop by the Johnson County Central Library at 9875 W. 87th Street in Overland Park, Kansas to participate. Attendees are asked to bring a 5.25? floppy disk containing an Apple II 8-bit program for the group to explore.