Volume 20, Issue 1 (March 2015)

Volume 20, Issue 1 (March 2015)
2My Home PageIt's a Wonderful LifeKen GagneJuiced.GS hits 20; what would life be without it and the Apple II?
3-4Cover ][ CoverIvan DruckerReview of Assembly Lines: The Complete Book, based on Roger Wagner's Softalk column and compiled by Chris Torrence.
5-7ProgrammingXcoding on the IIJeremy RandUsing Xcode to cross-compile cc65 code.
8-10The Virtual GSThe Sincerest Form of FlatteryDavid SchmidtApple3rtr is an Apple III emulator far superior to Sara and MESS; here's how to get up and running with it.
11-13ConnectionsDon't Mind the GapPeter NeubauerGSport is an Apple IIGS emulator that Peter Neubauer has connected to an AppleTalk network.
14-15,19Apple MysteriesGhost in the MachineMartin HayeWhen Detective Hexings inherits his late brother's Apple II, he is haunted by mysterious and foreboding messages. What ghost lurks within this machine?
16RetrospectiveIt Only Takes a MomentQuinn Dunki, Stavros Karatsoridis, Michael SternbergWhat was your favorite year to be an Apple II user? For Quinn, it was 2014; Stavros, 1987; and Michael, 2013.
17-18DumplinGSHappy Pi Day!Ken GagneBecky Heineman to keynote KansasFest 2015; Oz KFest and VCF events to be held; Apple II Oz website launches; CiderPress updated; Electric Dreams podcast launches; Carte Blanche II in development; DiscoRunner allows BASIC editing from Mac/PC/Linux; Brutal Deluxe releases Merlin 32; Raspberry Pi and Ivan Drucker's A2SERVER, A2CLOUD & Raspple II updated; Brian Picchi releases Lamb Chops! source code; Bob Bishop's legacy preserved.
19Random NumbersAll Backed UpEric ShepherdDecades ago, a lack of backups lost Sheppy one of the first Apple II games he ever wrote.

Cover ][ Cover

Assembly Lines: The Complete Book
Roger Wagner’s Softalk series, collected by Chris Torrence into a hardcover book.

The Internet Archive
A free and legal PDF of, and video trailer for, Assembly Lines: The Complete Book.


Quinn Dunki’s tutorial
Original instructions for using Xcode to compile code and launch the executable in Virtual II.

Apple’s Mac OS X & iOS development environment.

Jeremy Rand’s Mac OS X installer package for cc65.

Apple Xcode template
Jeremy Rand’s Apple II build environment template for Xcode.

Virtual II
by Gerard Putter’s 8-bit Apple II emulator for Mac OS X.

Virtual II installation instructions
Necessary to run Virtual II.

Juiced.GS Concentrate: File Transfer
A five-part series outlining methods for transferring files between an Apple II and a modern machine.

My Retro-Computer Collection
Jeremy Rand’s homepage.

The Virtual GS

Chris Smolinsk’s Apple III emulator.

Apple3rtr documentation
By Egan Ford.

MESS Apple III demos
A YouTube video playlist by Egan Ford.

SDL 2.0.3
Simple DirectMedia Layer.

Multi-Emulator Super System.

Multi-platform Apple III emulator.


Ivan Drucker’s file server, for use with GSport.

A Windows- and Linux-based Apple IIGS emulator based on KEGS.

The industry-standard windows packet capture library.


Annual Apple II convention, held in 2015 on July 14–19 at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Rebecca “Burger Becky” Heineman to deliver keynote
27th annual KansasFest opens with speech by famed game developer.

Oz KFest
The third semi-annual Oz KFest, held April 17–17, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia.

Apple II Oz
The meeting place for Apple II enthusiasts Down Under.

Vintage Computer Festival
VCF in New Jersey, Georgia, and Illinois.

CiderPress 4.0
Andy McFadden’s Windows utility for accessing Apple II media, files, and archives.

Electric Dreams
A podcast about dial-up bulletin board systems (BBSes), hosted by Mike Whalen.

Carte Blanche II
A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board for the Apple II.

A BASIC interpreter for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Merlin 32
A cross-platform compiler for Merlin 16 source code.

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
A single-board computer, now with 1 GB of RAM and a 900 MHz quad-core CPU.

Ivan Drucker’s Raspberry Pi suite of utilities.

Lamb Chops!
The source code for Brian Picchi’s first assembly game.

Bob Bishop’s legacy
John Romero, Brenda Romero, and Gary Koffler save Bob Bishop’s estate.