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APDA software library now available

Back when Apple Computer Inc. still supported the Apple II platform, the company released troves of utilities for end users and programmers alike — from the System 4.0.2 and System 6.0.1 operating systems, to SCSI card and Video Overlay Card utilities, to MPW tools and GS-Bug. These programs enabled users to make the most of their Apple II, providing the foundation for many impressive developments.

Today, Juiced.GS is excited to announce the immediate availability of dozens of these official programs, originally published by the Apple Programmers and Developers Association (APDA) and now collected into one original compilation. Whether you're looking for functional software such as HyperCard and HyperMover, which will convert HyperCard stacks from the Mac to the Apple IIGS, or historical curiosities like System 6.0, the penultimate GS/OS release, you'll find it on this single volume of APDA software.

APDA programs are copyrighted by Apple Inc. and can be distributed and sold only by authorized entities. We're honored to be publishing this collection in collaboration with The Byte Works, which is licensed by Apple Inc. to make these products available. We were further assisted by David Schmidt to ensure the programs of decades ago are formatted to work with modern Apple II computers and emulators.

The APDA Software Library is available at an introductory price of US$15 until December 1, 2022, after which the price will be $20.

We hope you enjoy these lost classics and find them as useful today as they were upon their release!

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Animasia 3-D now available

In 1995, Michael Lutynski wowed the Apple IIGS world with Animasia 3-D, a commercial product that Jerry Kindall of II Alive magazine called "a solid, usable 3-D animation tool" and "the most user-friendly 3D program I've ever seen".

Three years later, in 1998, Michael reclassified Animasia 3-D as shareware, making it available to Juiced.GS subscribers for only $10.

Fast forward almost a quarter century, and it was time for Juiced.GS and Animasia to renew their relationship. In our latest issue, editor Ken Gagne interviewed Michael, which revealed three surprises.

Animasia is now freeware

While chatting with Ken, Michael made the spontaneous decision to reclassify Animasia once again, declaring that the full product is now available for free.

The documentation had been lost — but now is found

The original printed manuals were produced using literal copy and paste, so though the Teach and GraphicWriter III documents still exist, they lack the many screenshots and other art that were inserted into the hardcopy — a loss that Michael lamented.

Upon hearing his regret, Ken and Juiced.GS associate editor Andy Molloy sprang into action. Scouring eBay, Andy managed to procure one of the Animasia manuals from a KansasFest alumnus; meanwhile, Ken got in touch with Ian Brumby of Australia, who had the other manual. Together, Andy and Ian were able to scan Animasia's complete documentation as PDFs.

A new version of Animasia is in the works

Although the next update has no ETA, we're excited that Animasia 3-D, last released as v1.1b1, will finally exit beta!

In the meantime, the Animasia 3-D v1.1b1 has been added with Michael's blessing to the Juiced.GS online store as one comprehensive package; and from the Internet Archive, where the software and documentation are available separately. Animasia is available at no cost from both sources. Please enjoy this recovered, repackaged classic!

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Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 27, Issue 3 (September 2022)

Juiced.GS Volume 27, Issue 3 (September 2022)
Juiced.GS Volume 27, Issue 3 (September 2022)

This issue features coverage of KansasFest 2022, both onsite and online; Micah Cowan's behind-the-scenes look at his winning HackFest entry, with judge's perspective from Melissa Rand; the second installment in Oliver Schmidt's A2Stream series; a guide to using the Arduino as an Apple II cable tester; an interview with Michael Lutynski of Animasia 3-D; and much, much more!

Check out this issue's index for full details, as well as links to online resources for more related content.

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Juiced.GS continues in 2023

Juiced.GS will continue to be the longest-running print publication dedicated to the Apple II in 2023, when it publishes its 28th volume.

"With fifteen consecutive years of growth, the annual decision to publish for another year was clear," said Ken Gagne, the magazine's editor and publisher. "We're thrilled to continue providing the Apple II community with this unique product. Whether you're looking for the latest emulation techniques, reviews of the newest hardware, or interviews with historical figures, Juiced.GS has something for everyone."

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We're bursting with excitement for our 28th year!

Existing subscriptions will automatically renew on January 1, 2023, at our same great prices: $20 in the United States, $25 in Canada & Mexico, and $28 everywhere else. New subscribers can sign up today for a subscription starting immediately or in 2023. Subscription status and shipping addresses can be confirmed by logging into your account in the Juiced.GS online store.

Want to catch up on our history of timeless content? PDF editions of our back issue bundles of volumes 1–10 and volumes 11–20 are each 20% off through the end of July. Each 10-year bundle includes 40 issues and over 800 pages of Apple II reviews, interviews, and how-tos for only $64.

If the magazine's wealth of programming tutorials has you eager to start coding, Kelvin Sherlock's Golden Gate is an essential tool. Get it this month only for 50% off — only $5!

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"As we approach another year of Juiced.GS, I asked Buzzfeed what will be so great about being 28. It said, 'You will have a renewed excitement in your life because you'll cram in new, exciting adventures before you turn 30'," said Gagne. "It's true! We have tons of great stories to tell in the coming issues, including how to detect a forged floppy, interviews with renowned graphics programmers, a continued look behind the scenes at A2Stream, and more Arduino tricks. There's plenty to be excited about!"

The staff of Juiced.GS looks forward to providing the Apple II community with another year of news, features, and tutorials. Apple II Forever!

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Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 27, Issue 2 (June 2022)

Juiced.GS Volume 27, Issue 2 (June 2022)

This issue features Oliver Schmidt's behind-the-scenes look at his audio-streaming app, A2Stream; Chris Torrence's development log of his Apple II emulator, Apple2TS; Craig Bradley's review of the Yellowstone universal disk controller; Antoine Vignau's interview with the founder of Ventura Educational Systems; and much, much more!

Check out this issue's index for full details, as well as links to online resources for more related content.

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