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Prince of Persia source code analyzed, documented

You may recall from our prior Prince of Persia coverage that Jason Scott and Tony Diaz helped Jordon Mechner resurrect the PoP source code from Mechner’s old disks and upload it to Github. Recently, Jason Scott posted a follow-up on Facebook’s Apple II Enthusiasts group about the efforts of PoP fan Adam Green. Here’s Jason’s […]

Posted inHowto, Programming

Easy 6502 assembly language ebook

Still haven’t learned how to program your Apple II in its native language?  Maybe this “tiny ebook” is just what you need to get started.  Author Nick Morgan writes: In this tiny ebook I’m going to show you how to get started writing 6502 assembly language. The 6502 processor was massive in the seventies and […]

Posted inHowto, Product News, Programming, Software

Ewen Wannop creates Sweet16 Starter Kit, updates SAM2 and SNAP

Ewen Wannop announced via Usenet newsgroup comp.sys.apple2 that he has created a starter kit for the popular Apple IIgs emulator, ‘Sweet16′. Ewen’s announcement is attached: Announcing the Sweet16 Starter Kit Comprising a pre-installed disk image, and a PDF set of instructions, you only need to add a copy of Sweet16, and your favourite IIgs ROM […]

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Ivan Drucker releases A2SERVER, server in a can

Ivan Drucker presented an informative session on A2SERVER and Apple II networking during KansasFest 2011. Now Ivan has released his work for everyone else to enjoy. Based on open-source software (Linux, Netatalk and VirtualBox), A2SERVER functions as a preconfigured virtualized AppleTalk server for your vintage enhanced Apple //e (with Apple Workstation Card), Apple IIGS and […]

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Getting CP/M up and running on the CFFA

CP/M was a popular command line-based operating systems for PCs in the 1980’s, before Microsoft’s MS-DOS took over the platform.  It was also available on the Apple II (and III) thanks to the efforts of third-party vendors such as Applied Engineering and Microsoft, who sold the necessary hardware to interested users.  CP/M never really took […]