February 25th, 2021

Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver

Hugh Hood on comp.sys.apple2:

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Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver
– For the Apple IIgs running GS/OS –
Official Release – February, 2021
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Direct Connect PostScript Printer Driver – What is It?
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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:

(i) that the IIgs have AppleTalk networking installed and enabled;

(ii) that the PostScript-capable printer understand the AppleTalk
protocol;

(iii) 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;

(iv) that the PostScript-capable printer be recognized and selected
in the Net Printer Control Panel; and,

(v) 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.

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

<http://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; another 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!

December 12th, 2020

R.I.P. S.I.S – Long live Webber

Webber is a powerful web browser for the IIgs, that lets you surf the web and download files. Webber requires Marinetti to be installed.
Webber is the successor to the now discontinued SIS. It uses the same interface as SIS, but there the similarity ends. Unlike SIS, Webber is a stand-alone application, compatible with System 6.0.1 through 6.0.4, and can download any web page that is accessible from an http:// connection. It does not handle https:// secure connections, scripts, or style sheets.
Check out what Webber can do for you:
  • View web pages
  • Send the results of interactive Forms
  • Download linked files
  • Load and display HTML files from disk
  • Keeps up to 256 Cached pages in a navigation Stack
  • Editable History list
  • Bookmarks
  • Keep & View optional transcript Logs
  • Supports Proxy connections
  • Supports password protected web pages
  • Print pages

 

Originally intended to be released for KFest as an example of what you can now do with the updated HTMLTool, for a number of reasons, it just was not ready to be released then. I thererfore spent a great deal more time with it, and it has now been expanded into a full featured web browser, which I hope will be a worthy successor to Geoff’s S.I.S.

Unlike S.I.S, Webber is a stand-alone application, and will run on Systems 6.0.1 through 6.0.4.
Take a look for yourselves at:  https://speccie.uk/software/webber/
My thanks go to Chris Vavruska, and Antoine Vignau, for their extensive help in getting Webber into being. Just don’t tell Antoine about the mess Google makes of French accents… :-)
November 15th, 2020

Another MMXLVIII game for the Apple II

Ikigai Software presents 2048 for the Apple II with DHGR features. Written by Eric Donadieu, the full game, manual, and disk label can be found at https://www.ericdonadieu.fr/2048/

 

2048 by Eric Donadieu

September 24th, 2020

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 3 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 3 (September 2020)Volume 25, Issue 3 (September 2020) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped.

This issue features coverage of KansasFest 2020; an interview with the KansasFest committee about how they transitioned this storied event to an online format; a behind-the-scenes look at the winning HackFest 2020 entry; an introduction to using modern 3D printers to print Apple II parts; an interview with Michael Carasik of Davka Software; and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s third 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.

August 21st, 2020

emai//er email suite released for Apple //e with Uthernet II

Bobbi Manners has been hard at work over the last several months creating a suite of programs to send, receive and edit email on an enhanced Apple //e or Apple IIgs equipped with an Uthernet II.

emai//er 1.0 has been announced and includes programs to download, read, edit, and send emails including attachments. The suite takes advantage of RamWorks-style memory if available and can deal with messages and attachments of up to 16MB in size (the maximum ProDOS file size).

Bobbi has created a webpage to introduce her projects to the world including links to downloads and github for source code.

June 24th, 2020

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 2 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped.

This issue features a retrospective of the Apple IIGS online multiplayer RPG, The Complex II; Peter Ferrie’s method for porting DOS games to ProDOS for Total Replay; reviews of the book Home Computers and the audio archive The Powersharing Series; and much, much more!

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

March 27th, 2020

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 1 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020)Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped.

This issue features an inside look at Vince Weaver’s demakes of modern games onto the 8-bit Apple II; Jay Graham’s roundup of Z80 hardware and software; Ivan Drucker’s tutorial for relocatable machine language; a review of the book Cult of Mac, Second Edition; the debut of the Scantastix archival project; and much, much more!

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

December 26th, 2019

Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 4 now available

Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 4 (December 2019)Volume 24, Issue 4 (December 2019) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped.

This issue features profiles of women in gaming; an interview with Dave Vernier of Vernier Software & Technology; a smackdown of 16-bit BASICs; a look at lasers powered by the Apple II; and much, much more!

This is Juiced.GS‘s fourth quarterly issue of 2019, its twenty-fourth year in print. Subscriptions for 2020 are available for $20 each for United States customers, $25 for readers in Canada and Mexico, and $28 for international customers.

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