ActiveGS – Best of FTA back in the App Store!
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by A.P.P.L.E.
5h ago
From our friend of the program, curator of the Free Tools Association (FTA) and creator of the ActiveGS Plugin and iOS app emulator – Back in 2011, I published my first iPhone app as a tribute to my Apple 2GS/FTA days. It was both a challenging journey to develop for iPhone 3GS/4 and iOS 3.2 back then, but also the beginning of a hectic journey… as the app was banned by Apple 2 years later for violating the infamous 2.8 -no emulator- rule. Yet, last Friday, something magical occurred as Apple revised its policies! Within a couple of days, I was finally able to update this 15-year-old app (run ..read more
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The Airlock Collection Text Adventures
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by A.P.P.L.E.
6d ago
Fredrick Ramsberg announced the release of The Airlock Collection of text adventures created with the Puny Inform and PuddleBuild tools. The collection of adventures is available for a number of computing platforms including those shown in the sections below. This collection is available for free and according to the announcement and website: The Airlock Collection Welcome to hours of fun on your favourite platform! This collection contains polished post-jam releases of some of the games that were entered in Punyjam #3, which was held in February of 2023. A jam means the authors have a limite ..read more
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Applewin Emulator Updated
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1w ago
The Applewin Apple II Emulator for Windows has been updated.  Applewin 1.30.18, curated by Tom Charlesworth, was released with a number of changes  and bug fixes including the following: [Change #1272] New HDC firmware v2 to support returning HDD size in Y:X for status call. [@peteri] [Change #1277] Add (debug) cmd line switch to revert to HDC firmware v1: -hdc-firmware-v1. [Change #1279] Support Saturn RAM card in slot 3 for any Apple II model (for Robo Systems’ RoboCAD 2). [Change #1159] Speaker: change from mono to stereo sound buffer. [Change #1247] Robocom’s Interface Modul ..read more
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Kansasfest Committee puts out call for Session Submissions
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by A.P.P.L.E.
1w ago
From the Kansasfest Committee: While the evenings and nights of KansasFest are renowned for their spontaneity, the mornings and afternoons are reserved for sessions spanning a variety of uses, extensions, and applications of the Apple II family. Similarly, the virtual event features a variety of topics ranging from Apple II artwork to hooking your retro computer up to the internet. Just as varied as these sessions are the good people who volunteer to present them. If you have a topic you’d like to present, please fill out the session proposal form. Our theme for 2024 focuses on the ..read more
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Apple II Desktop v1.4-alpha8 Released
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by A.P.P.L.E.
1w ago
For those of you following the Apple II Desktop project, the latest alpha release is now available.  The changes in the latest version of Apple II Desktop, version 1.4 alpha 8 includes a slew of changes including the following: Changes relative to previous v1.4 alpha: DeskTop Fix corruption when exiting Shortcuts dialogs with a list view window. (#790) Reorder columns in list views. Clear GS/OS “case bits” when renaming files/volumes. (#352) Preserve GS/OS “case bits” when copying files. (#352) Fix corruption issues when replacing files with folders and folders with anything during copy ..read more
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Ample 0.264 Released
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by A.P.P.L.E.
2w ago
Kelvin Sherlock, creator of the Ample GraphicalUser Interface for the MAME emulator, has released a new version of the interface.  Release 56 of Ample brings the interface in line with the 0.264 release of MAME and includes a host of fuxes and changes including the following: Ample Changes Added some ORIC and TRS COCO machines. ORIC used 3″ floppies but we pretend they’re 3.5″ in the UI added 4x window option since ORIC needs it. Fixed a bug that was preventing 3.5″ disks from working on Macintosh double-clicking on a rom in the rom window will start the download MAME 0.264 Changes ..read more
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APPLE II Identity Crisis
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by A.P.P.L.E.
3w ago
This little two line program from Lee Fastenau is sure to give your Apple II computer a bit of a complex and as he said, an Identity Crisis. 0A$="2D40D030F0602@209010@0109010@0109010@010B0103020203010B0103020203010<010707010<010707010<0106170109010@010?01040305010<0105360109010@0109010@010602@2030F030F030F030F09011952030F030F030F030F01F40D040D040D01F":P=1:HGR2 1HCOLOR=6:HPLOT0,0:CALL-3082:FORY=31TO62:C=4:I=ASC(MID$(A$,P,1))-48:J=INT(I/3):X=114+(I-J*3)*2:FORM=PTOP+J*2:HCOLOR=C:C=11-C:S=2*(ASC(MID$(A$,M+1,1))-47):HPLOTX,Y*2TOX+S-1,Y*2:HPLOTX,Y*2+1TOX+S-1,Y*2+1:X=X+S:P=P+1:NEXT:P ..read more
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CLEAR Command Line Demo for ProDOS Released
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by A.P.P.L.E.
3w ago
From: Bob Giddings I think I have worked on this enough.  Here is my command line demo called CLEAR.  Included with a few commands.  It is mostly meant for 80-cols, some commands won’t display properly in 40-cols.  Although most of the commands will work on a II+.  The most powerful command is included.  The ALIAS command will let you make aliases of Basic, Binary and System files. There are a couple of commands that need some explanation. Type COMMANDS at the prompt to view all the present commands. CD allows for these additional attributes. CD – view current d ..read more
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RAMWerks Version 2 Available
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by A.P.P.L.E.
3w ago
From Henry Lowe: RAMWerks 2 is now available for testing. In addition to testing RAMWorks-compatible Apple II memory cards, this new version also tests RAMFactor, Apple Memory Expansion (‘Slinky’) and Saturn compatible RAM cards (with some limitations – see web page). RAMWerks now runs on all Apple II computers and supports 40 or 80 column displays. You can download a disk image of RAMWerks 2 from: https://henrylowe.net/ramwerks ..read more
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Wozamp – a music player for the Apple II
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by A.P.P.L.E.
3w ago
From Colin Leroy-Mira: Wozamp is a simple network music player for the Apple II. It can: Browse a network share (FTP only) and play sound media files. Play an entire directory Fast-forward and rewind Display cover art embedded in media files Display a VU meter Stream from online webradios Requirements: Wozamp should run on any 64k Apple II with a serial card. In addition to that, it requires a surl-server proxy to handle the transcoding and resampling. Screenshots: https://www.colino.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/MOV_2472.mp4 Playing « Jesus built my hotrod » from Ministry Bro ..read more
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