Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 4 (December 2020)

This is our 100th issue, with a whopping 28 pages of awesome articles! Read Ivan Drucker's reviews of 14 different Apple II emulators; Evan Koblentz's tutorial for connecting the Apple II to LEGO bricks; a guide for streaming from your Apple II to Twitch.tv and an interview with popular streamer LadyAiluros; an interview with Lee Fastenau, who's porting Tetris from the Game Boy to the Apple II; a celebration of the podcast Eaten By A Grue's completion of its original mission; a look behind the scenes of Kay Savetz's Apple II Twitter bot; a reflection on 25 years of Juiced.GS; original cover art by Krishna Sadasivam of PC Weenies — and much, much more!

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September 24, 2020 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 3 (September 2020)

This issue features coverage of KansasFest 2020; an interview with the KansasFest committee about how they transitioned this storied event to an online format; a behind-the-scenes look at the winning HackFest 2020 entry; an introduction to using modern 3D printers to print Apple II parts; an interview with Michael Carasik of Davka Software; and much, much more!

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July 25, 2020 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS to publish in 2021; more back issues as PDFs

We're continuing our KansasFest tradition of announcing that Juiced.GS will continue publishing for another year! Subscribers can look forward to another four issues of exclusive news, reviews, interviews, and how-tos in 2021.

We're back for year 26!

Existing subscriptions will automatically renew on January 1, 2021, at the same rates as this year: $20 in the United States, $25 in Canada & Mexico, and $28 everywhere else. Subscription status can be confirmed by logging into your account in the Juiced.GS online store.

Not yet a subscriber? Sign up for 2020 and be immediately be mailed this year's issues; or choose to start a new subscription in 2021.

But wait — there's more: for the first time ever, we've made volumes 11–20 available as PDFs! For over a decade, these forty issues from 2006–2015 have been available in hardcopy only. Now you can read 832 pages of Apple II content, with covers and interior photos all upgraded to full color, digitally for only $80 — that's $2 per issue! Or get the print editions for $120, or both print and PDF for just $150. Individual volumes are also available as PDF — normally $12 per year, now on sale through July 31 for just $10 each.

Volume 15, Issue 3 (September 2010)Volume 15, Issue 3 (September 2010)
Experience past issues — for the first time in color!

We've also combined two of our previous bundles, the "Early Years" and "Middle Years", into one streamlined collection of volumes 1–10. That's yet another forty issues and 876 pages from 1996–2005 at the same prices: $80 for PDF, $120 for print, or $150 for both! Also for the first time ever, individual volumes 1–10 can be purchased as a print & PDF bundle for $20 each.

Sophistication & Simplicity

In case you missed it, Steve Weyhrich's book, Sophistication & Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer, is on sale for another 48 hours. Get an autographed hardcover for just $10 — or, for the first time ever, download the ebook for $15.

And before you check out, add the completely free Esprit de Apple Corps to your cart! This two-disc collection contains tens of thousands of MOD music tracks, Apple II graphics and animations, games, utilities, and more. Download it today, or get it as two CDs for just $10.

Juiced.GS and its publisher, Gamebits, are excited to grow the ways and years in which to serve the Apple II community. Have any questions or suggestions? Drop us a line!

In the meantime, see you at KansasFest. Apple II Forever!

July 22, 2020 · Comments Off on Esprit de Apple Corps comes to Juiced.GS

Esprit de Apple Corp CD 1 labelBack in the mid-1990s, a GEnie user by the name of RUSSELLN12 had a vision: collect all the Apple II games, images, animations, and sounds he could, then make them available in a mass-storage format. The only problem: the mass storage of that era was Zip disks, which held only 100 MB each. Russell Nielson's collection spanned 24 disks, which he sold at roughly the cost of the media: $15 each, or $360 for the set.

In 2001, Nielson partnered with Ken Gagne, at the time a subscriber to Juiced.GS, to compile those Zip disks into CD-ROM format. The result was Esprit de Apple Corps, a two-disc compilation consisting of 4,500 MOD song files and 10,000 graphic files, as well as games, fonts, sounds, and animations. When Juiced.GS editor-in-chief Max Jones reviewed this multimedia set in Volume 6, Issue 4, he dubbed it "well worth the meager investment" of $25.

Esprit de Apple Corp CD 2 labelAt KansasFest 2008, EDAC was discontinued in print and was quietly released as a set of freeware disk images on the personal website of Gagne, who by then was himself editor-in-chief of Juiced.GS.

Finally, these two forces are joined, and Esprit de Apple Corps is now available from the Juiced.GS online store. Still a freeware product, the disc images are available as a free download — but for the first time in 12 years, they're again available as a pair of CD-ROMs, and again for just the cost of the media and shipping: only $10.

Due to the pandemic, Juiced.GS CD-ROMs are no longer able to be shipped outside the USA — a restriction that affects not only EDAC, but also Opus ][ and Friends For Life. But all these products are also available as downloadable disk images, available globally for immediate use in emulators and for burning to CDs!

July 20, 2020 · Comments Off on Sophistication & Simplicity ebook now available

Sophistication & SimplicityTwo years ago, we partnered with Steve Weyhrich to bring his hardcover book, Sophistication & Simplicity, to the Juiced.GS online store. Since then, many of you have enjoyed autographed editions of this comprehensive history of the Apple II computer.

Steve's chronicle spans multiple decades across hundreds of pages, making it the ultimate historical reference. Despite exhaustive footnotes and an index, we appreciate that finding just the right person, place, or moment in time in a hardcopy book can be difficult! And with global shipping now being delayed due to the pandemic, getting your hands on the book in the first place can take longer than desired.

That's why we're excited to announce the immediate availability of the ebook edition of Sophistication & Simplicity. The PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats are available as a single bundle for just $15.

Although the ebook edition does not come with the author's signature, the autographed hardcover is still available — on sale the week of KansasFest 2020 for $10, after which its new, permanent price will be $15.

Read what others are saying about Sophistication & Simplicity:

"This is a fabulous book. Written by a well-known expert in Apple II history, Sophistication & Simplicity is clear and insightful, full of interesting anecdotes and stories, and on top of everything is a beautifully-presented book. It's a great addition to my bookshelf." – Eric Shepherd

"Weyhrich's book is at its best when he is sharing little known behind-the-scenes stories about the history of the Apple II, its development, success, and decline." – Steve Sarrica

"A must-have for Apple II fans." – Mark Scheuern

Get your copy today!