Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)
2My Home PageOpening Up OnlineKen GagneGetting excited for KansasFest 2020 to be held virtually.
3-4Cover ][ CoverSteven WeyhrichA review of "Home Computers: 100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation", a book by Alex Wiltshire & John Short from MIT Press.
5-9Apple CoreConstructing The ComplexMike WhalenA retrospective on The Complex II, an online fantasy role-playing game (RPG) for the Apple IIGS by Sean Craig.
10-13Tech-torialFrom DOS to ProDOSPeter FerrieHow Peter Ferrie has adapted multiple DOS 3.3 games to fit into the smaller space of the ProDOS collection Total Replay.
14-16ReviewVoices from the PastKay SavetzA review of The Powersharing Series, a USB audio/video collection from Charles Mann.
17-19DumplinGSAdapting to the TimesKen GagneKansasFest 2020 to be held online; Sean McNamara to host WOzFest 16; Jordan Mechner appears on Ars Technica video "War Stories" & releases updated edition of Prince of Persia development journals; Nox Archaist adds features, on track for August 2020 release; scene from James Bond movie "A View to a Kill" recreated by Max Piantoni; Roby Sherman releases Blitterang; ReActiveMicro releases clone of Apple II Plus motherboard; Steve Chamberlin releases firmware updates to Floppy Emu and ADB-USB Wombat; Andy McFadden launches 6502 Disassembly Projects website; Hugh Hood releases TimeOut Edit BASIC for AppleWorks 5.1; Roby Sherman announces winners of two-line game programming competition; 8 Bit Weapon releases "Lost Bytes" album; Rocky Bergen releases Apple II papercraft model PDF.
19Simplicity NotesDelightedSteven WeyhrichSteve reflects on the delight that the Apple II brings, similar to the Apollo space mission and Heathkit radio.

Cover to Cover

Home Computers
100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation, by Alex Wiltshire.

Apple Core

The Complex II
Sean Craig’s online fantasy RPG, complete with user manuals and source code, available as a disk image in this ZIP archive.

Putting an Apple IIGS BBS on the internet
Andrew Roughan’s presentation at OzKFest 2015.


Total Replay
Hundreds of Apple II games in a single bootable program.

open/seek/read/write any binary file in ProDOS filesystem.


The Powersharing Series
A USB drive with hundreds of hours of audio and video from 134 presentations and interviews with computer industry luminaries 1981–1991.

Exclusive retailer of The Powersharing Series.


An annual Apple II convention, held online this year, July 24–25.

Sean McNamara’s occasional, informal gathering of Australia’s Apple II users, next being held July 25 in Sydney.

War Stories
Ars Technica interviews Jordan Mechner about how he overcame the Apple II’s hardware limitations while developing Prince of Persia.

The Making of Prince of Persia
A new hardcover illustrated edition from Stripe Press of Jordan Mechner’s original development journals and diaries.

Nox Archaist
Three preorder bundles for 6502 Workshop’s forthcoming Apple II fantasy RPG.

A View to a Kill
Max Piantoni’s re-creation of Stacey’s computer from the 1985 James Bond movie.

A high-performance machine language library for Applesoft BASIC and assembler by Roby Sherman.

Apple II Plus, Rev 7 RFI
An Apple II Plus motherboard clone from ReActiveMicro.

Floppy Emu
A firmware update for Steve Chamberlin’s disk emulator.

ADB-USB Wombat
A firmware update for Steve Chamberlin’s ADB-USB adaptor.

6502 Disassembly Projects
Andy McFadden’s archive of disassembly projects, mostly Apple II games.

TimeOut Edit BASIC
Hugh Hood’s AppleWorks utility for opening and editing Applesoft BASIC program files.

The winners of Roby Sherman’s two-line game-programming competition.

Lost Bytes
Four tracks from 32 previously unreleased projects by chiptune band 8 Bit Weapon.

Apple II papercraft
A printable paper model of the Apple II, by Rocky Bergen.