Volume 21, Issue 3 (September 2016)

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 3 (September 2016)
2My Home PageA PEEK InsideKen GagneA look inside this month's issue.
3Letters from the Land of ROMKen GagneDavid Ciotti asks: how do humans print from Apple IIGS computers these days?
4-9Event coverageThat's Just How We RollCarrington VanstonIn his inimitable gonzo style, Carrington captures the highlights and essence of KansasFest 2016—from Sean Fahey's Garage Giveaway to Martin Haye's Ancient Legends to Quinn Dunki's MegaBeep and more.
10Behind the ScenesKreating Kaverns of KFestKay Savetz, Quinn DunkiKay Savetz documents how he created this year's winning HackFest entry: a scrolling game called Kaverns of KFest, his first Apple II assembly program.
11ReviewFast Draw on the Oregon TrailKate SzkotnickiA review of the Oregon Trail card game, published by Pressman Games and distributed by Target.
12-14ReviewFour can play with 4playMichael SternbergA review of Alex Lukacz's 4play joystick card, which enables multiplayer input and also serves as an adapter for digital controllers.
15-17Behind the ScenesNPC Pathfinding in Nox ArchaistMark LemmertA look at how non-playable characters (NPCs) traverse the world using the A* algorithm in Nox Archaist, an 8-bit tile-based RPG in development for the Apple II.
18-21,23MusinGSProDOS v2.4, at long lastKen GagneAn interview with John Brooks, CTO of Blue Shift Software and developer of ProDOS v2.4, an unofficial update to Apple's 8-bit operating system and its first update since 1993.
22DumplinGSGlobal InnovationKen GagneManila Gear releases Apple IIGS CGA Adapter and 4soniq-compatible NinjaTracker update; hardware developer a2heaven releases multiple products from Bulgaria; Call-A.P.P.L.E. releases Nibble Viewpoints book of Mike Harvey editorials; Jeremy Rand releases Bejeweled game for HackFest 2016; WozFest $04 is held, with WozFest 5 1/4" happening soon.
23A Word or IIBird is the WordKen GagneBeing present at KansasFest 2016 was great fun--but live-tweeting it made it even more fun.
24Wild ApplesKen GagneA contingent of KansasFest 2016 attendees made the journey to see Star Trek Beyond.


Daniel Kruszyna (krüe)’s GS/OS printer port driver that supports the AppSocket/JetDirect protocol.

Seven Hills Software’s file translation system for the IIGS.

Andy McFadden’s Windows utility for accessing, reading, and converting Apple II volumes and files.

A Java tool for creating, converting, and accessing Apple II disk images.

Event Coverage

Annual Apple II convention held at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Sean’s Garage Giveaway
An annual event at KansasFest wherein Apple II users can procure free hardware, software, and periodicals, courtesy Sean Fahey and James Littlejohn.

Nibble Magazine
One of the leading Apple II magazines of 1980–1992, published by KansasFest 2016 keynote speaker Mike Harvey.

Ancient Legends
A free 8-bit tile-based role-playing game (RPG) from the developers of Lawless Legends.

Quinn Dunki’s modified Apple IIc ROM.

4am’s automatic software deprotecting tool.

Behind the Scenes: HackFest

Kaverns of Kfest
Kay Savetz’s winning Hackfest entry, a vertical-scrolling game, complete with source code.

The Internet Archive
Play Kaverns of Kfest in your Web browser.

Review: Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Card Game
A card game for 2–6 players ages 12 and up.

The exclusive distributor of Pressman’s Oregon Trail card game.

Review: 4play joystick card

Alex Lukacz’s four-player expansion card and joystick adapter.

Behind the Scenes: Nox A*

Nox Archaist
An 8-bit, tile-based RPG being developed by the 6502 Workshop.


ProDOS v2.4.1
John Brooks’ unofficial update to Apple’s 8-bit operating system.


Apple IIGS VGA Adapter
Manila Gear’s external adapter to connect an Apple IIGS to a VGA monitor that supports 15kHz.

NinjaForce’s music player, modified for eight-channel support.

An Apple II hardware developer with several affordable cloned and unique expansion cards.

Nibble Viewpoints
A collection of Mike Harvey’s Nibble editorials, compiled by Call-A.P.P.L.E..

Jeremy Rand’s Apple II adaptation of Bejeweled, the classic match-three puzzle game.

WOzFest 5¼
Sean McNamara’s one-day gathering of Australia’s Apple II users, being held in Wollstonecraft, New South Wales, on November 19, 2016.

A Word or II

KansasFest’s official Twitter account, including hashtag #A2KFest.