If you push your classic computer to the limits to fulfill your everyday needs, prove it! The second annual Retrochallenge provides a means for scoring your classic computer usage to find out just how retro you really are.
Anton Treuenfels has released version 0.11 of his Hobby Cross Assembler, a cross-assembler that assembles 6502, 65C02, 65802, and 65816 code on various other platforms. It supports all the typical assembler features (and then some), and is distributed as open source under the GPL license.
Lucas Scharenbroich, author of the Generic Tile Library among other Apple II projects, has revamped his web site to be easier to navigate. He’s published the API for the GTE, and has a work-in-progress description of the GTE blitter and sprite code. If you’re interested in writing games for the Apple IIgs, be sure to […]
Starting on January 14th, Syndicomm’s Apple II forum will host a monthly Apple II programming chat at 7:00 Pacific Time on the second Friday of each month. The chat will be held in room 5 of the Apple II chat area.
Join us in Syndicomm’s Apple II forum chat room on Friday, November 12th at 7:00 pm PST for our monthly Programmers and Developers Real Time Conference. We’ll continue the discussions we had last month, and present new ideas!
The Apple II forum on Syndicomm Online will host a chat for programmers on Sunday, October 10th at 10:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. The topics will include ideas for developing small projects that use IPC to communicate with each other to perform more complicated tasks, Marinetti programming, and other items of interest to those from […]
Kelvin Sherlock has released a custom Apple IIgs control that creates a rotating barberpole style progress bar, as well as sample code for an NDA that shows how to use it. It’s freeware, distributed under the BSD license. It can be downloaded from the file library in Syndicomm Online’s A2 forum, in the programming/a2pro_general_files/source.code.samples directory.
///SHH Systeme has released the source code for the 8-bit LANceGS ethernet card driver. The Merlin-format code can be used to implement low-level ethernet support into 8-bit applications. It’s up to the application, however, to implement any protocol support (such as TCP/IP). For details, visit our public file library. a2central.com is the exclusive distributor of […]
Lucas Scharenbroich has released a new demo of his generic tile engine which features enhanced parallax effects.
We’ve posted Syndicomm’s December 2003 update to the Apple II Technical Notes in our public FTP area. This is a complete set of PDF files for every one of the technical notes, including some that have been updated.Syndicomm has also announced plans to release another update to the Technical Notes in March, and asks that […]