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Silvern Castle 5.0 Released

Silvern Castle, the popular role-playing game for 8-bit Apple II computers released only a year ago at KFest ’99, has been updated to version 5.0! New in this version is the ability to turn off encumbrance and to restrict coinage to just gold pieces. Also, clerics can now identify items like druids, back-row characters have a lower chance of being hit during melee combat, NPCs may exchange information if they surrender, spellbooks and holy symbols can be dropped, and there’s been some fine-tuning to the monsters. A new expert scenario, “Time Master”, is included, but can only be played by registered owners.

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Woz Inducted Into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Steve Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer and the original designer and inventor of the Apple II, was inducted today into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for this achievement, along with several other people; a ceremony to honor the new inductees will be held in September. The National Inventors Hall of Fame was created in 1973 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Council of Intellectual Property Attorneys. Past inductees include Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, and Henry Ford. [Attribution: Associated Press]

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The Official comp.sys.apple2 FAQ Moves

The official comp.sys.apple2 newsgroup Frequently Asked Questions list has officially been handed off. Two years ago, Nathan Mates stopped maintaining the FAQs, and since then there’s been some confusion over who would take over their management. Nathan decided to end the confusion and officially transferred maintenance duties to Tony Diaz this evening. You can read […]