Dagen Brock has released a cool new RAM diagnostic utility for the Apple IIGS called MiniMemoryTester. MMT is a fast ProDOS 8 application compatible with the IIGS ROM 01, ROM 3 and has been tested with several different RAM cards. It’s also open source — check out the source code at https://github.com/digarok/mmt and for the […]
This month on Open Apple we sit down with David Schroeder, author of classic Apple II games such as Crisis Mountain, Dino Eggs, and Short Circuit. We talk about the randomness of our passionate brand-loyalty, the logistical realities of early Apple II development, and the magical era of “one-person, one-game”. We get into a lot […]
Miraculously, Java on the Apple II isn’t something new. But Mike Kohn is taking a different approach and experimenting with Java Grinder (which recently added support for the W65C816 CPU) to produce code that will execute on an Apple IIGS.
This would make an excellent Christmas gift for the Apple II enthusiast, just saying.
Plamen Vayssilov has opened A2Heaven.com, a new Apple II site to sell his Apple II products. The site will also host a blog and forums for technical support. Plamen, a Bulgarian retro-computing enthusiast, has been prolific in cloning and reverse-engineering and even modernizing several Apple II peripheral products, such as the Mockingboard, AE RAMWorks and […]
Hello, hello. A2SERVER 1.2.5 is now available. Its main new feature is to offer to install GS/OS 6.0.1 for network boot (as it did before), as well as community releases 6.0.2 and 6.0.3. It also now includes HFS.FST with the install, and has a handful of bug fixes. You can update by typing “a2server-update” at […]
A mini demo with raster bars and Mockingboard sound support! Get the disk image at http://www.ctrl-pomme-reset.fr/french-touch/
UltimateMicro will begin shipping pre-orders of their new 8Meg IIGS RAM Card v2.0 starting next week. Priced at USD $249 in their store, there will also be a $279 Buy It Now option via eBay. The design of this card started out as a clone of the CVTech 8MB card, but it’s an entirely new […]