Apple IIGS French programming super-group announced that their DeluxeWare CD-ROM has been reclassified as freeware.  The text of their press release follows.

Paris, September 11st, 2012 – Brutal Deluxe’s DeluxeWare CD-ROM now available 

Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini are proud to announce that DeluxeWare, their CD-ROM released in 1996 in partnership with La Pomme Illustrée, is now available for free download.

It contains 650 MB of public domain software for the Apple IIgs. It can be download from and is available as a .dmg image which can be directly used on a modern Apple computer and may be translated to .iso for other platforms.

Stay tuned for more and best regards,

Antoine Vignau & Olivier Zardini
Brutal Deluxe Software

Further details from the original release:

DeluxeWare is the first French cd-rom dedicated to the Apple IIgs. The disk was entirely created by Olivier and was sold in January 1996. It was priced FRF 200 or EUR 30. It contains 650 MB of public domain software:

  • Apple programs
  • Documentations
  • Creative visual
  • Hypermedia
  • Games
  • Music
  • System
  • Utilities

The required configuration is:

  • Apple IIgs ROM 01 or 3, cd-rom 1x or 2x speed with the associated extensions. Some software require the use of System 6.0.1.
  • The disc is in HFS and can be played on a IIgs or a Macintosh computer.
  • The shareware on this disc must be paid to their respective authors.

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.