September 22nd, 2021

Juiced.GS Volume 26, Issue 3 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 26, Issue 3 (September 2021)Volume 26, Issue 3 (September 2021) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped.

This issue features coverage of KansasFest 2021; a post mortem of Nox Archaist with Mark Lemmert, Chris Torrence, and Beth Daggert of 6502 Workshop; a profile of Robert Grumbles, who used his Apple II to hack into NASA as a teenager; a look behind the scenes of Jeremy Rand’s md2teach, Chris Vavruska’s markdownGS, and Peter Ferrie’s TextBoot; and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s third quarterly issue of 2021, its twenty-sixth year in print. Subscriptions for 2021 and 2022 are available for $20 each for United States customers, $25 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $28 for international customers.

August 29th, 2021

Bill Palmer: a new point and click adventure game for the Apple IIgs

August 2021 – Will you save the world by finding the fetish stolen by Professor X to take over the modern world?
Join Bill Palmer, hero of modern day adventurer heroes.
The game is available in French and English versions.
June 25th, 2021

NumberCruncher Reloaded is on sale!

Axel Muhr has just released a Floating Point Unit interface card for the Apple IIgs and Apple IIe (enhanced and unenhanced). The NumberCruncher Reloaded is a peripheral card for the Apple II series that features a math co-processor, often also called a Floating Point Unit (FPU) which is specialized on, well, floating point calculations. Doing so, it is much, much faster than any 6502 or 65816 CPU ever will be.

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That said, the NumberCruncher Reloaded will not automatically speed-up your programs as CPU accelerators like the Transwarp GS or ZIP CHIP would do. Programs will have to be either specifically written to use the NumberCruncher Reloaded or use a floating-point library like the SANE interface which then needs to be patched to itself use the NumberCruncher Reloaded for calculations instead of the main CPU.

Get one at https://www.geekdot.com/numbercruncher-reloaded

June 23rd, 2021

Juiced.GS Volume 26, Issue 2 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 26, Issue 2 (June 2021)Volume 26, Issue 2 (June 2021) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped.

This issue features an inside look at the Apple II emulated in Joshua Weier’s Unreal game, zero_page; a tutorial for using ham radio with your Apple II; reviews of the ROMX and MacEffects’ transparent case; an Apple II podcast roundup; the continuing adventures of Detective Pomme and Colonel Hexings; and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s second quarterly issue of 2021, its twenty-sixth year in print. Subscriptions for 2021 are available for $20 each for United States customers, $25 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $28 for international customers.

May 5th, 2021

Pre-order your copy of Attack of the Petscii Robots

You can pre-order up to four different editions of Attack of the Petscii Robots, the new Apple II arcade style game by the 8-bit Guy and his team at http://www.the8bitguy.com/product/petscii-robots-for-apple/

Attack of the petscii robots

A IIgs specific version will be available in a couple of months.

April 8th, 2021

Welcome to Full Metal Planet for the Apple IIgs

8th/Apr/2021 – Brainstorm Software and Brutal Deluxe Software are proud to announce the release of Full Metal Planet for all Apple IIgs users.
That great strategy game is now available in English @ http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/products/thirdparties/fmp/ – You can play against the computer, or against other persons through an AppleTalk network with players running an Apple IIgs or a Macintosh computer (with the Mac version of FMP).
Hundreds of hours of game play await you!
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Apple II forever!
March 23rd, 2021

Juiced.GS Volume 26, Issue 1 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 26, Issue 1 (March 2021)Volume 26, Issue 1 (March 2021) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped.

This issue features reviews of the long-awaited fantasy RPG Nox Archaist, the Web browser Webber, and the text-adventure Tristam Island; an interview with Pascal Anquentin, developer of the 1985 game Les Conspirateurs de l’Ombre; a behind-the-scenes look at Hugh Hood’s Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver; and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s first quarterly issue of 2021, its twenty-sixth year in print. Subscriptions for 2021 are available for $20 each for United States customers, $25 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $28 for international customers.

February 25th, 2021

Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver

Hugh Hood on comp.sys.apple2:


Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver
– For the Apple IIgs running GS/OS –
Official Release – February, 2021


Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver – What is It?

The Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver [DCPPD] is a moderately patched version of Apple’s GS/OS System 6.0.1 LaserWriter Printer Driver that allows a user of Apple IIgs GS/OS Desktop software to print directly to any PostScript-capable printer, and unlike Apple’s Driver, requires NONE of the following:

  1. that the IIgs have AppleTalk networking installed and enabled;
  2. that the PostScript-capable printer understand the AppleTalk protocol;
  3. that the PostScript-capable printer have an AppleTalk / EtherTalk speaking networking port and be attached to an AppleTalk network that is connected to the LocalTalk port on the IIgs;
  4. that the PostScript-capable printer be recognized and selected in the Net Printer Control Panel; and,
  5. that the connection path between the IIgs and the printer support bi-directional communications.

A PostScript printer can now be connected to the Apple IIgs via either built-in serial port (Printer or Modem), via a parallel printer card, or via an Uthernet TCP/IP card. The latter is important because while not many modern printers still include a serial or parallel interface, almost all modern network printers have an Ethernet TCP/IP connection.

In addition, the patches include changes to the generated PostScript code to provide better compatibility with Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 PostScript printers, with printers utilizing automatic emulation switching (e.g. receiving and discriminating between both PostScript and PCL jobs), and with printers from manufacturers other than Apple, whose variant or emulation of the PostScript language may differ from Apple’s.

For complete details, including full documentation and screen shots of the Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver in operation please visit:

https://www.apple2works.com/directconnectpostscriptdriver

December 24th, 2020

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 4 (#100) now available

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 4 (December 2020)Volume 25, Issue 4 (December 2020) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped.

This is Juiced.GS‘s 100th issue, with a whopping 28 pages of awesome articles! Read Ivan Drucker’s reviews of 14 different Apple II emulators; Evan Koblentz’s tutorial for connecting the Apple II to LEGO bricks; a guide for streaming from your Apple II to Twitch.tv and an interview with popular streamer LadyAiluros; an interview with Lee Fastenau, who’s porting Tetris from the Game Boy to the Apple II; a celebration of the podcast Eaten By A Grue‘s completion of its original mission; a look behind the scenes of Kay Savetz’s Apple II Twitter bot; a reflection on 25 years of Juiced.GS; original cover art by Krishna Sadasivam of PC Weenies — and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s fourth quarterly issue of 2020, its twenty-fifth year in print. Subscriptions for 2021 are available for $20 each for United States customers, $25 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $28 for international customers.

December 12th, 2020

Nox Archaist has officially been released!

The 6502 Workshop team is pleased to announce that Nox Archaist has been released!

Now Archaist Group Small

Journey back in time to the 1980s and experience an adventure inspired by classics like Ultima and Bard’s Tale.

Lord British himself has traveled to Vali, the world of Nox Archaist, to help thee on thy quest.

Game Trailer

6502 Workshop would love to put a collector’s edition box in your hands, featuring cover art by Denis Loubet, or set you up with the Digital Edition. Click here to order!

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