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Decode your vintage Apple computers serial number

Guillaume Courtier has written a Macintosh OS X application that will decode the serial number on your Apple IIGS, IIe Platinum, IIc Plus and Macintosh. The serial number will reveal the date and month, and also where the computer was manufactured. Requires Macintosh OS X 8.x-10.x 64bit You can download the app from: http://museepgc.perso.sfr.fr/download/Serial%20Number%20Decoder%201.2.dmg

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Brian Fitzgerald grants release of source code to TAXMAN, Pac-Man clone

Rebecca Heineman has announced via Facebook that she has been given permission to the release the source code to 1981’s “TAXMAN” from H.A.L. Labs by the games programmer Brian Fitzgerald. TAXMAN is notable for being one of the first (and best) clones of the famous Pac-Man arcade game. It was so good, AtariSoft sued and […]

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Rebecca Heineman releases source for IIGS version of Space Ace -UPDATED

UPDATED POST: 07/30/15 I’ve converted all of the art for Space Ace into animated gifs and created Mac and PC based tools to convert the GIFs into Iigs format data. The tools are built against Burgerlib and the 65816 code is built with a modified version of a65816. Both Burgerlib and a65816 will be updated […]

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Jeremy Rand updates A2Sudoku

Jeremy Rand has updated his 2015 Hackfest winning entry A2Sudoku to version 1.2 β€” you can get a .DSK image directly from here: https://github.com/jeremysrand/a2sudoku/releases/download/1.2/a2sudoku.dsk The main change is that when you enter a value, any scratch values in cells in the same column, row or sub-square are automatically updated. So, if you enter a “5” […]

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KansasFest 2015 Friday Report

Friday’s report is brought to you by third year attendee Mike Whalen. Friday (Day 3) Friday is nearly always bittersweet for me, at least in the few years that I’ve attended the show. Why? Well, thoughts of returning to the Real World(tm) begin to intrude. Oh no! It’s almost over. What will I do? I […]