This month on Open Apple we sit down with Mike Westerfield, of The Byte Works’ fame. We talk about his adventures writing assemblers & compilers for 8/16 bit computers, and we see what he’s up to nowadays. We talk about small-system compilers, Logo, the perils of open source, and where to go for Byte Works’ […]
Remembering Crisis Mountain
In his latest Gamasutra blog entry, David H. Schroeder discusses his days developing Crisis Mountain, the classic Apple II game eventually published by Synergistic Software.
The lost Apple Logo…
Fast Company has posted an article The Lost Apple Logo You’ve Never Seen which clearly doesn’t apply to most long-term Apple II users (but maybe to most Macintosh users).
Juiced.GS Volume 20, Issue 3 now available
Volume 20, Issue 3 (Sep 2015) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, is now arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes. At 28 pages, this is the largest issue of Juiced.GS ever, featuring coverage of the KansasFest and Apple II Festival France conventions; Carrington Vanston’s HackFest journal; an interview with the editors of Scholastic Microzine; […]
Wayne Johnson’s Raster Blaster Reloaded available for download
I’ve spent the last few months remaking Raster Blaster from the Apple II which was a game I loved playing back at school in the day. It’s currently available for Windows, MacOSX and Android and I need to get back to finishing the Linux build which will hopefully be next week sometime. The free download […]
John Brooks releases DiskImage Nibble Utility
Alex Lee via Facebook, posted a tweet from Rastan programmer, John Brooks (@JBrooksBSI) that he’s writing new software in order to release old software. His first offering is a “DiskImage” nibble utility, featuring: Get it here (800k .po disk image, zip compressed) https://goo.gl/oc9MhZ Readme.txt https://goo.gl/BJJcta
UltimateMicro announces RAMFactor 4MB Expansion clone completed and shipping
UltimateMicro has finished cloning the RAMFactor 4MB Memory Expansion card and final testing of this elusive and highly sought after peripheral is underway. So far, the clone is working as expected and should be shipping VERY SOON to those who pre-ordered. Henry will be contacting those lucky people early next week. Meanwhile, here’s a pic […]
First look, IDEA2c from UltimateMicro
Some Apple IIc -=love=- from UltimateMicro’s Facebook page: Speaking of the IDEA2c Drive (from the last post)- A proto is now assembled and being tested. We will be moving from standard chips to custom logic (CPLD). This board however is a hybrid of both designs, and will allow us to move one IC at a […]