On the 20th birthday of the French IIGS programming group, Open Apple podcast co-host Ken Gagne sits down with Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini to chat about the group’s history, what the Apple II and BBS scenes were like in France in the 1980s, how they acquired the rights and assets to popular licenses and […]
Project WALTR Update
Back in January, Australian Apple II user and blogger Lukazi introducedÂ Project WALTR, a hardware hack designed to create a robot that could be controlled with Logo commands. Â This week, he(?)Â updatedÂ us with a progress report and the final product looks really cool! Â In Lukazi’s words: “WALTR is a Parallax Scribbler 2 (S2) robot that takes in […]
Prince of Persia source code posted
Want a peek at the recently-rescued Prince of Persia source code? Head on over to Github, where Jordan Mechner has posted it. Download a copy and peruse at your leisure! The posting includes the original source, the disk routines, and Br0derbundâ€™s disk protection routines.
Wasteland 2 Kickstarter raises nearly $3 million
Brian Fargoâ€™s Wasteland 2 Kickstarter project closed this morning with a final tally of $2,933,197 pledged from 61,289 backers. Thatâ€™s more than triple the original funding goal of $900,000.
AppleCommander gets Apple GEOS file support
The Java-based AppleCommander disk image handling application has been updated to add support for Apple GEOS files. According to the comp.sys.apple2 post by David Schmidt: AppleCommander command line support has been added to properly place cc65-produced GEOS files on ProDOS images. John Matthews has posted the 184.108.40.206 build in the AC download page: https://sites.google.com/site/drjohnbmatthews/applecommander This […]
BREAKING: Prince of Persia source code rescued!
According to this tweet from Jordan Mechner, the Prince of Persia source code has been successfully recovered!
Selling the Apple II: Three true stories
CNET’s Rafe NeedlemanÂ celebrates the 35th anniversary of the introduction of the Apple II with a few anecdotes from his days as a high schooler selling computers as a summer job at the local Computer Connection store. Â Discussed areÂ Dan Bricklin’s killer app, VisiCalc; Todd Rundgren’sÂ Utopia Graphics Tablet System; and a CorvusÂ 10 Meg hard disk system that […]
Daniel Kruszyna today announced the released of a disk of Apple II music called ‘Drift’. Â The artists who contributed to the collection are Daniel,Â Antoine Vignau,Wade Clarke andÂ Melissa Barron. Â Visit thisÂ page for more information, or download the emulator-ready disk image here. Â
Prince of Persia source code rescue
The attempt to rescue the Apple II Prince of Persia source code from Jordan Mechner’s original diskettes is scheduled to happen today. Â Digital archivist and indy doc filmmaker extraordinaireÂ Jason Scott volunteered to fly out to California today to make the magic, and also conscriptedÂ 16sector’s Tony Diaz to assist. Â You can read up on the background […]
Time.com: 14 Ways to Celebrate the Apple II’s 35th Birthday
Over at Time.com, Technologizer’s Harry McCracken has listedÂ 14 great celebration ideas to commemorate the 35th birthday of the Apple II. Â Our favorite? Â #13: AttendÂ KansasFest! Â Also worth a read: Harry’s 35th AnniversaryÂ Tribute to Apple’s First Iconic Product. Â And check out theÂ photo gallery while you’re there. (HT Ken Gagne)