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GSoft BASIC forms the basis for media tool scripting language
Mike Westerfield, the author of many popular Apple II development tools from The Byte Works (of which he was also founder and president), recently mentioned that MediaBlender, a new cross-platform multimedia/hypermedia project system and educational tool has a scripting language that’s based heavily on GSoft BASIC, the popular Apple IIgs BASIC interpreter. Perusing the manual […]
February 2006 issue of Call-A.P.P.L.E. released
A.P.P.L.E. has released the February, 2006 issue of Call A.P.P.L.E. magazine, the monthly PDF magazine covering mostly Macintosh topics, but some Apple II related information as well. This month’s issue includes information about the Apple-1 and Replica-1 computers, and is 60 pages long.
Generic Tile Engine (GTE) library v1.0 alpha released
Lucas Scharenbroich’s Generic Tile Engine has reached v1.0 alpha and has been released for public testing and feedback.Here is a partial list of the features supported by GTE in its current state:
GSE-Reactive.com to offer Transwarp GS upgrades, close to cloning entire accelerator
Henry S. Courbis of GSE-Reactive.com announced on CSA2 that they will soon be offering upgrade components for users wishing to over-clock their Applied Engineering Transwarp GS accelerator boards.Quoted from CSA2 Hello everyone. I’m excited to announce that anyone with a TranWarp IIgs who has been wanting to update or increase their speed will now be […]
Apple file writing tools completed for Semi-Virtual diskette (SVD)
A set of helper tools is available for the Semi-Virtual Diskette to allow it to write and convert NIB, DO and PO format files. There’s also an update to the Apple instruction pages explaining the process in detail. The SVD is a hardware device that emulates a floppy drive, and connects to both a PC […]
Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine to be published in Japanese
The Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) announced today the introduction of a Japanese language edition of their programming and Apple news magazine, Call-A.P.P.L.E. The first Japanese edition will be available on February 15th. The magazine is now in its 22nd year of production.In addition, A.P.P.L.E. is reintroducing their web site and member tools. The […]
AppleWin emulator version 184.108.40.206 released
AppleWin 220.127.116.11 has been released.18.104.22.168 – 25 Jan 2006 ———————- – Fixed crash-bug in C++ 65C02 emu code for opcode $7C : JMP (ABS,X) – Updated help file (by Brian Broker) – Added ability to use Shift+Insert to paste from clipboard during emulation – Added buttons to Config->Sound tab to select Mockingboard (s4 & s5), […]
GSE-Reactive preparing new Apple //e, IIgs power supply
GSE-Reactive is preparing the release of a new Apple IIe and IIgs compatible power supply, using the same Apple power supply case, but with a new 200 watt switching power supply with fans. The Apple IIgs version is finished, and the IIe version will be ready in about a week.
8BitBaby prototyping board available for purchase
The 8BitBaby prototyping board, which makes it easy to develop hardware card projects for the Apple II, is now available for purchase from C64Reloaded.