Volume 19, Issue 2 (June 2014)

Volume 19, Issue 2 (June 2014)
2My Home PageHandshake ProtocolKen GagneWhen it comes to meeting Apple II users, social networking and sales receipts are only part of the equation.
3-6MusinGSFlying SoloAntoine VignauAn interview with Ron Graff, creator of Supermath and founder of Magnemedia, Innerglo, and Innovative Computer.
7-9ConnectionsGiving your Apple the bootDavid SchmidtBehind the scenes on how ADTPro implements bootstrapping.
10-13,16Apple CoreThe Golden Age of BASICSteven WeyhrichOn the occasion of BASIC's fiftieth anniversary, Steven Weyhrich looks at what prompted the language's development, the role the Apple II played in its acceptance, and its evolution in the last half-century.
14-16Reel ][ ReelThis Is ChiptuneKen GagneReviews of two chiptune music documentaries: Reformat the Planet, about New York City's Blip Festival (or Blipfest) 2008; and Europe in 8 Bits.
17-20Tech-torialPrint on DemandCharles Mangin3D printing has become affordable enough that you can now model and create actual Apple II parts. Charles Mangin shows you how.
21,23Cover ][ CoverHigh ScoreAndy MolloyA review of the book Vintage Game Consoles: An Inside Look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the Greatest Gaming Platforms of All Time, by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton.
22DumplinGSSerial AddictionKen GagneKansasFest 2014 sessions are go; Vince Briel's Replica 1 Ten back in stock; ADTPro updated to v2.0.0; Antoine Vignau of Brutal Deluxe is recording Apple IIGS serial numbers; Dagen Brock releases Flappy Bird clone Flapple Bird; Brian Picchi ports Surf Shooter to Android.
23Random NumbersCode GenerationEric ShepherdHyperCard IIGS is the perfect program for introducing a new generation to the concepts of programming.
24AdvertisementKansasFestKansasFest 2014


Ron Graff
Retired pastor and Apple II programmer of Keyboard Organ and Supermath.

Apple cassettes
Antoine Vignau’s collection of cassette-based Apple II software, including that of Ron Graff’s companies: Innovative Computer, Magnemedia, and Innerglo.


Transfer physical disks and disk images between Apple II-era computers and the modern world.

Beneath Apple DOS
By Don Worth and Pieter Lechner.

Beneath Apple ProDOS
By Don Worth and Pieter Lechner.

Supplement to Beneath Apple ProDOS
For ProDOS 8, Versions 1.2 and 1.3 — by Don D. Worth and Pieter M. Lechner.

Apple Core

BASIC at 50
Dartmouth College’s official homepage for the fiftieth anniversary of their innovative programming language.

The History of Creative Computing
Creative Computing, Vol 10, No.11, November 1984, p 66.

How Steve Wozniak Wrote BASIC for the Original Apple II From Scratch
Steve Wozniak shares with Gizmodo’s readership his memories of BASIC.

Making Wizardry
Jimmy Maher’s history of the RPG.

Reel ][ Reel

ChatterBox Video Game Radio
Show #087 (2005) interview with 8 Bit Weapon.

Reformat the Planet
2 Player Productions’ documentary about the 2006 premiere of New York City’s Blip Festival of chiptune concerts.

Europe in 8 Bits
Turanga Films’ documentary about the chiptune scene in Europe.


MakerBot’s Bre Pettis: 3-D Printers Are for ‘Everyone’
MakerBot CEO references the Apple II to The Wall Street Journal‘s Geoffrey A. Fowler.

Autodesk 123D
Autodesk, makers of high-end CAD software, have released a number of apps for beginners and tinkerers under their “123D” brand, including the modeling software 123D Design.

Formerly owned by Google, SketchUp Make is a free 3D modeling program used to add buildings to Google Earth.

MakerBot’s Thingiverse is a site for uploading, sharing and remixing user-created models.

If you are looking for a place to build your project, 100kGarages can connect you to a local “fabber” that has the equipment or tools you need.

Upload your files to Shapeways to have them fabricated in plastic, ceramic, wax, or metal. The site is also a storefront for buying other users’ creations.

Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014
Make magazine published their results from putting 23 printers through their paces.

price compare 3D printers
3D printing news site 3Ders.org maintains this list of 200+ (and growing) printers, sorted by everything from price, resolution, build size and more.

With the goal of creating “humanity’s first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine” RepRap publishes open source plans for a variety of printers, capable of printing the parts necessary to make another 3D printer.

The leader in the “prosumer” market, MakerBot manufactures their Replicator line of printers as well as digitizers to scan objects into 3D files. They also maintain the Thingiverse sharing site.

Printrbot focuses on making their printers less expensive and a better value for the DIY consumer.

3D printed Apple II models and devices by Charles Mangin of Option8.

Option8 on Thingiverse
Download Mangin’s 3D models.

Instant 3D Gratification
An assortment of 3D-printed Apple II cases for sale.

Cover ][ Cover

Vintage Game Consoles
An inside look at Apple, Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, and the greatest gaming platforms of all time, by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton.


Annual Apple II expo held in Kansas City, Missouri.

Briel Computers
Vince Briel’s Replica-1 Ten.

ADTProTransfer physical disks and disk images between Apple II-era computers and the modern world.

Apple IIGS serial numbers
Antoine Vignau’s metadata collection of Apple IIGS production runs.

Flapple Bird
Dagen Brock’s port of the Flappy Bird game.

Brian Picchi’s Android games in the Google Play store.