Fishhead is a GS/OS desktop file copier application. It offers several features which make it a powerful software for diskette and file preservation purposes: Fishhead recursively copies files from a selected volume by chuncks of 256 bytes. The main idea is to recover as much data as possible from a bad medium. Fishhead has been […]
Ewen Wannop releases SNAP v1.1 update
Speccieâ€™s News Acquisition Program (SNAP for short) today received an update to v1.1, according to program author Ewen Wannop. SNAP is an NNTP client program for the Apple IIGS. According to Ewen: This is an update release of SNAP, which fixes a multitude of bugs, as well as introducing many enhanced features. Please read the […]
Eamon Deluxe 5.0 Beta ships to play testers
Frank Kunze, the man behind the upcoming Eamon Deluxe 5.0, sent out the first beta to play testers early this morning. Hopefully, this means a general release isnâ€™t too far off. You can check out Frankâ€™s progress at the Eamon Adventurerâ€™s Guild Online blog.
Do it yourself joypad for Apple II
Kevin Dady hacked together a joypad for his Apple //c by scavenging an XBox controller and other parts. It’s featured on Hack A Day with instructions on how you can build your own.
Age of Reason BBS offline
Gene Buckle reported today that the Apple IIe that hosted the Age of Reason BBS was the victim of power surges resulting from recent heavy snow in his area of western Washington.Â Gene is hopeful that he can have the board back up shortly, assuming the Focus IDE controller survived.
Brazilian Apple II clone schematics
This morning, a PDF scan of a book containing the schematics of the Apple II clones (and other computers) produced by Brazilian company CCE was made available via bittorrent.Â The MC-4000 and MC-4000 //e â€” clones of the Apple II Plus and IIe, respectively â€” are covered, as well as the MV-12, a composite monitor […]
Virtual ][ emulator bugfix update released
Gerard Putter today posted v6.4.1 of the popular and awesome Virtual ][ emulator for Mac OS X. Coming on the heels of the recent major update which among other things, dropped support for Mac OS X 10.4 and PPC Macs, this update is designed to address a couple of minor bugs found in 6.4: Double-clicking […]
IIGS Programming for Kids multi-touch iBook released
Taking advantage of Appleâ€™s recent release of the iBooks Author app in conjunction with iBooks 2 and its new textbook intiative, Lim Thye Chean has uploaded an early draft of a new book heâ€™s writing on Apple IIGS Programming for kids to his Dropbox. If you have an iPad or iPad 2 with the new […]
Bob Cook of Sun Remarketing interviewed
David Greelish, who last month made tech news headlines for his in-depth interview with John Sculley and his troubled relationship with Steve Jobs during their days together at Apple, has posted an audio interview he conducted with Bob Cook.Â Cook, owner of an early Apple dealership, established Sun Remarketing in 1985 and grew it into […]
JACE Apple II emulator updated
Brendan Robert has released an update to JACE, a Java-based Apple II emulator.Â Hereâ€™s a list of the latest changes, per his comp.sys.apple2 post: Changes since last build: -Better NTSC color emulation -Fixes to prevent crashes on start (race condition in video initalization) -Tweaks to sound timing -Experimental raw sound output (activate/deactivate with F7) -Help […]