Volume 19, Issue 4 (December 2014)

Volume 19, Issue 4 (December 2014)
2My Home PageGateway to GamingKen GagneGames resonate with this Juiced.GS editor, as reflected in this issue's content.
3Letters from the Land of ROMTom GalwayA reader with a dead RGB monitor asks if he can connect his Apple IIGS to a television.
4-8MusinGSReturn to ShadowgateKen GagneKarl Roelofs of Zojoi reflects on how his team took the classic point-and-click adventure game Shadowgate and updated it for a modern audience.
9,12Cover ][ CoverGrowing Up DigitalKen GagneA review of Breathing Machine: A Memoir of Computers, an e-book by Leigh Alexander.
10-12ProgrammingWho Needs Line Numbers?Ivan DruckerMake Applesoft BASIC line numbers obsolete with Magic Goto.
13-15ReviewA Geek's Gift GuideRetro Computing RoundtableThe cast of the RCR podcast offer their suggestions for the retrocomputing enthusiast in this holiday gift guide.
16-17Behind the ScenesA Solution for a SongJ. Eric SchonblomA visit to church inspires Song Board, a HyperCard IIGS numerical problem solver.
18-19DumplinGSFounding MemoriesKen GagneBob Bishop passes away; Iconic releases a second edition; Randy Brandt releases IO Silver for iOS; CFFA3000's fifth run delayed; Ben Heckendorn builds an Apple-1; another Apple-1 hits the auction block; Daniele Liverani releases Genius game; Andrew Kay passes away.
19Random NumbersBob's Apple VisionEric ShepherdBob Bishop's APPLE-VISION demo inspired a generation of coders, including the author.


A modern reimagining of the classic point-and-click adventure game.

Retro Shadowgate
The Apple IIGS and Mac editions of the game, now ported to Windows and Mac.

The crowdfunding campaign that made it all possible.

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Breathing Machine
Leigh Alexander’s memoir about growing up with computers.

Chapter 1 excerpt
Available free on Gamasutra.

Chapter 5 excerpt
As read by Leigh Alexander on SoundCloud.


Magic Goto
Ivan Drucker’s Magic Goto lets any ordinary Applesoft program GOTO or GOSUB to a text label instead of a line number.

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

10 floppy disks and a Flip’n’File Case
Store your data on actual disks, then store the disks in the case.

RetroConnector USB Joystick Interface
Use a modern USB game controller on your Apple II.

Raspberry Pi
A single-board computer with countless opportunities for Apple II integration.

Disk II-styled USB SD Card Reader
Read your SanDisk cards with this reader modeled after a Disk II floppy drive.

SDFloppy II
Lets your Apple II read disk images off an SD card.

Another SD card reader, but works on the Apple IIc.

Jordan Mechner’s journals
The making of Karateka and The Prince of Persia.

Sophistication & Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer
Steve Weyhrich’s hardcover book on the history of the Apple II.

Time-shifted subscription
Buy copies of defunct Apple II magazines here, then mail them to your geek once a month.

Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation
Jonathan Zufi’s photo book detailing the history of Apple II products.

Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple
Hartmut Esslinger’s book on the history of Apple design.

Retro floppy disk glitter hook earringsEtsy vendor BurntPixel’s earrings fashioned after 5.25″ floppy disks.

RCR Gift Guide
More selections from the cast and crew of the Retro Computing Roundtable podcast.


Bob Bishop
Homepage of the late co-founder of Apple’s R&D division.

Open Apple #41
Audio excerpts from Juiced.GS‘s interview with Bob Bishop.

Iconic second edition
Details about a revised edition of Jonathan Zufi’s photo book.

IO Silver
Randy Brandt’s iOS remake of Beagle Bros’ classic puzzle game.

Rich Dreher’s CompactFlash/USB interface card, the next run of which is delayed until Nov 2015.

Ben Heck’s Apple-1 Replica
Ben Heckendorn creates his own Apple-1.

Retro Computing Roundtable #88
RCR interviews Ben Heckendorn.

Bob Luther’s Apple-1 & Ron Wayne’s documents
Both sold for less than expected at a recent Christie’s auction.

Daniele Liverani’s new Apple II game.

Andrew Kay
Founder of Kaypro Corporation passes away.