The 4play card is an interface for simultaneously connecting 4 digital (Atari style) joysticks to the Apple II for multi-player gaming and possibly other creative applications. The 4soniq appears to be a 4 channel stereo card. This is a developing story. More information is forthcoming. PRESS RELEASE Brisbane, Australia, 29 April, 2016 – Alex Lukacz, […]
MSX games and applications on the Apple II?
Ian Kim of South Korea is a busy person. He’s apparently working on a Z80 co-processor board that will run MSX programs on the Apple II. I’ve used Google Translate (the site is on Korean) to get a pretty good translation here.
Ultimate-Micro finalizes release of new Universal Power Suppy
This is an update to our prior post from March 28th, 2016. We’re excited to announce the official release of the Universal PSU Kit and Upgrade service from Ultimate-Micro.com. The Universal PSU works Internationally and with all AC power from 90 to 264V, and 47 to 63Hz. The Universal PCB mounts in any Apple II […]
The Apple II Festival France returns early August 2016
The second edition of the Apple II Festival France will take place in early August 2016 (the dates will be specified as soon as possible) on a 3-day weekend. The Silicium association, along with the Apple II France group on facebook, the Maska team and many enthusiasts and volunteers prepare the meeting. For more information, go to http://www.apple2festivalfrance.fr/
How Early Computer Games Influenced Internet Culture
The Atlantic has a great article by Adrienne LaFrance illustrating the impact of 80’s gaming on today’s Internet culture. The author attributes her childhood experience with her Apple //c and the Apple II platform is prominently featured throughout the article.
Happy 40th Birthday Apple 1
The Sydney Morning Herald has a nice write-up on today, April 11th 2016, being the Apple 1’s 40th Birthday.
Tribute to the French United Crackers Klan
Brutal Deluxe is a big fan of the works of the French United Crackers Klan/Miami Software and the group wanted to thank them for what they have brought to the Apple IIgs. Find a page with their software (cracks, demos, games, slide shows, utilities) and source code (yes, source code of ZZCopy ;-)) now @ http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/tribute/fuck/
Fortune Magazine Poll: What Is Your Favorite Apple Product of All Time?
A Facebook campaign to get out the vote for the Apple II on this Fortune Magazine poll has raised the Apple II from 3% to 13% (at the time of this post). Join us! Show your retro-computing pride and help get the Apple II the love it deserves by voting Apple II today!
Juiced.GS encryption allegedly disabled
Recently, Juiced.GS Magazine (the longest running Apple II print publication in existence) announced their solidarity with Apple Inc. in their fight for privacy and security against government eavesdropping. Not unexpectedly, this placed Juiced.GS in the cross-hairs of the FBI and other governmental agencies within the umbrella of Department of Homeland Security; if popular, influential magazines […]