The KansasFest committee, having recently published an extensive video record of KansasFest 2010’s sessions, is now making the audio of some of those recordings available separately. The Echoes of KFest podcast debuted with Mark Simonsen’s keynote speech. Catch future episodes by subscribing to the podcast in iTunes.
Australian Apple II enthusiast Wade Clarke has released Leadlight, a “survival horror” interactive fiction game (i.e. text adventure) for the Apple II. The premise of the game is that you are Belinda Nettle, a teenage student attending Linville Girls High School. While studying in the library one afternoon, Belinda falls asleep — but when she […]
Last time, we looked at how to increment and decrement the values in registers. The code sample wasn’t very interesting, but learning how to use INC and DEC is a key step in learning how to build code that repeats tasks. A loop is a code sequence that executes over and over again until some […]
Volume 15, Issue 3 (September 2010) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, shipped today to all subscribers. This issue features reviews of both Ewen Wannop’s SAM2 email client and Jason Scott’s Get Lamp documentary; complete KansasFest 2010 coverage; a behind-the-scenes look at Martin Haye’s winning HackFest entry; and the third in a […]
TreeHugger is a GS/OS Printer Port driver which supports the AppSocket/JetDirect protocol. Essentially, this means you can print to any networked printer that supports the JetDirect (AppSocket) Protocol, that a native mode IIgs Printer Driver exists for. With Harmonie and Independence that means an awful lot of printers out there have the potential to work […]
Eric Shepherd has released Sweet16 2.2.1, a minor update that corrects an issue with how the disk controller is emulated, which lets certain disk activities work correctly; for example, you can now start up in ProDOS 8 then switch to GS/OS by running the GS/OS bootstrap “PRODOS” file.
Mike Willegal is selling his Apple II revision 0 reproduction kits on eBay. These kits are accurate replicas of the original motherboard, and use the original vintage parts wherever possible. All you have to do is assemble (that means solder) the kit and add your own ROMs to boot it old-school style. There aren’t many […]
When GSoft BASIC was first released by The Byte Works, Mike Westerfield (of The Byte Works) contracted Eric Shepherd to adapt his book “Toolbox Programming in C” for GSoft BASIC. Work proceeded apace for a while, but stalled when issues were run into getting the code samples for chapter 7 (on printing) adapted. When it […]
Bill Martens posted the following to the csa2.announce group: The following message came from the BrainSystems team this morning: We are pleased to announce that the GSBarndoor team has been hard at work and is moving right along on the GSBarndoor accelerator project. Within the next two months, we will be contacting certain individuals within […]
The Original Time Master ][ Revealed at KFest 2010 We made Contact. Come to Kansas City next July and Make 2011 become 20][ – Experience a Blast from the Past! – You never know what you’ll see. KansasFest 2011 – You’ve got ][ Be there! – 19-24, July – 2011 – Rockhurst University, Kansas City.