Ullrich von Bassewitz has announced cc65 version 2.12.0 is now available for download. cc65 is a very capable cross-development C compiler, with tools and utilities for coding with 65(C)02 and related processors. Ullrich’s full announcement is attached.
KansasFest first call for session presenters
Now that registration is officially open, the KansasFest Committee is asking for session ideas and presenters. Sessions are 30-60 minute topics covering almost anything Apple II-related (we’ve also had Mac, Windows and *NIX too). Everyone who is planning to present sessions or product demonstrations is asked to submit a proposal and get on the schedule […]
James Littlejohn starts his own IIGS laptop project
Benjamin Heckendorn‘s Apple IIGS laptop inspired a lot of buzz in the Apple II Community, so it was only a matter of time before someone else started a similar project. James is documenting his progress, and posting pictures of each step.
Peter Khienslein’s Apple II PS/2 keyboard adapter
Peter Khienslein announced via comp.sys.apple2, information and a schematic for an easy to build PS/2 keyboard adapter for the Apple II that he’s recently developed. Thank you for sharing your project with the Apple II Community, Peter.
WAC Archive site updated
The Williamette Apple Connection (WAC) Archive hosted by Call-A.P.P.L.E. has been revised. The WAC site contains newsletters, and over 600 disk images of Apple II content from 1987 through 1994. I think this is great, and wish more of these user group collections were being made available online.
New Apple II VGA card in development
Ferdinand Meyer-Hermann is working on an Apple II VGA card (PCB and sample pics) that can accurately display Apple II 80 column text and color graphics on modern VGA monitors. The card seems to be aimed predominately at the 8-bit crowd, as it does not support any of the higher resolution IIGS video modes. If […]
ReactiveMicro beta testing Apple 3.5 Controller clone
Henry S. Courbis of ReactiveMicro.com has posted news that their clone of the Apple 3.5 “SuperDrive” Controller (pic) is now in beta testing, thanks to the support of the project’s investor Anthony Martino of UltimateApple2.com. As of the time of this post, pricing had not yet been announced, but a small production run is in […]
KansasFest 2008 registration now open
KansasFest â€” the annual Apple II expo of sessions, contests, great stories, tips and tricks, fun and games, and things that “just can’t be done on an Apple II” â€” is now open for registration. KFest is scheduled to be held July 22-27, 2008, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. Lane Roathe, former managing […]
Ben Heckendorn’s incredible custom-built IIGS laptop
It’s been done before, but not like this! Check out Benjamin Heckendorn’s Apple IIGS laptop. This is the most beautiful and amazing one of a kind hack I’ve ever seen done on an Apple II. You have to see it in this YouTube video to believe it. Like every other Apple II fanatic on the […]
Second Life on the Apple II
Joshua Bell, an employee of Linden Lab, creators of the virtual world Second Life, has posted to YouTube a demonstration of a program he’s written that streams video from a Windows machine to an Apple IIc. The specific program he’s streaming is Second Life, which appears on the Apple II monitor shortly after its original […]