December 23, 2014 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 19, Issue 4 (December 2014)

Volume 19, Issue 4 This issue features a Juiced.GS first: variant covers! Both "Fire" and "Ice" editions commemorate Shadowgate, the Apple IIGS point-and-click adventure that's been resurrected for a new generation of gamers. We spoke with original co-creator Karl Roelofs about how development team Zojoi updated this classic game with new art, user interface, puzzles, and challenges. Here's a video showing the new Shadowgate, as well as the new availability of the Apple IIGS version of the game in a Mac/Windows environment:

Also in this issue is the Retro Computing Roundtable's holiday gift guide for retrocomputing enthusiasts; Ivan Drucker's tutorial for using Magic Goto; a review of Leigh Alexander's e-book Breathing Machine; a behind-the-scenes look at the Song Board stack for HyperCard; and much, much more!

Check out this issue's index for full details, as well as links to online resources for more related content.

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December 21, 2014 · Comments Off on Volume 19, Issue 4 (December 2014)

Volume 19, Issue 4


2My Home PageGateway to GamingKen GagneGames resonate with this Juiced.GS editor, as reflected in this issue's content.
3LettersTom 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.

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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.

Cover ][ Cover

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.

COMPRISING: | Ancient Art & Antiquities Auction | Christie's">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.

October 4, 2014 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS now available in French

For almost as long as the Apple II has existed, French developers have pushed the machine to its limits. From the Free Tools Association (FTA) to Brutal Deluxe, the contributions of these elite programmers have benefitted the global Apple II community, both decades ago and today.

Juiced.FRThe Apple II is still strong in France, and Juiced.GS has eagerly covered many of its developments, such as last year's cover story about Zéphyr, a game developed by Froggy Software in 1987 and released by Brutal Deluxe in 2013. But it's not just editorial content that the country has contributed to the magazine: among Juiced.GS subscribers, France is the most represented country where English is not the primary language.

As a token of thanks for France's many years of support and community, Juiced.GS is pleased to announce that the September 2014 issue of Juiced.GS is now available in French. The entire 20 pages were translated from the original English by Antoine Vignau of Brutal Deluxe and has been made available in hardcopy at no additional charge to our native French speakers.

This one-time collaboration is not expected to be repeated for back issues or future releases, but collectors and francophiles can still get a copy of Juiced.FR from our online store. Once our limited quantities are exhausted, we do not expect additional copies to be made available for purchase ever again. Get yours today!

September 27, 2014 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 19, Issue 3 (September 2014)

Volume 19, Issue 3

This issue features coverage of KansasFest 2014; developer journals for both Lawless Legends and Apple2048; a tutorial for dealing with resource forks from an 8-bit environment; an interview with Robin Bailey, author of novels based on Infocom text adventure games; and much, much more!

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September 27, 2014 · Comments Off on Volume 19, Issue 3 (September 2014)

Volume 19, Issue 3


2My Home PageModerate SuccessKen GagneSuccess can be found in moderation of your commitments to the Apple II community.
3LettersMike Finger, David CiottiA reader shares his history with the Apple II and Retr0bright; where can we purchase 3.5" and 5.25" floppy disks these days?
4-8Event coverageExec KansasFestPaul HagstromMargot Comstock keynotes KansasFest 2014.
9Behind the ScenesSliding into First PlaceJeremy Rand, Michael J. MahonA port of the sliding tile puzzle game 2048 wins this year's HackFest entry, courtesy cc65 and GitHub.
10-12Behind the ScenesElements of AdventureMartin HayeCreating the world of 8-bit role-playing game (RPG) Lawless Legends using map editor Outlaw.
13-16MusinGSThe Book of InfocomRoby ShermanA text adventure-styled interview with Robin Bailey, author of novels based on classic Infocom games such as Enchanter.
16-17,19Tech-torialProDOS 8! Fork Yeah!Ivan DruckerIdentifying and handlng 16-bit resource forks in an 8-bit environment
18-19DumplinGSSong and DanceKen GagneOz KFest 2015 announced; updates to A2CLOUD, A2SERVER, Raspple II, and GSPort; Stavros Karatsoridis releases Nibble programs; Dagen Brock launches Apple IIGS programming website; Wade Clarke and Joe Ely release Apple II music albums; Maniac Mansion and Shadowgate get revisited by the original developers
19Random NumbersWhen Worlds CollideEric ShepherdA chance encounter with Jason Scott at KansasFest 2013 leads to a speed boost for JSMESS, courtesy JavaScript & Emscripten.
20Wild ApplesTHANKS DOUGPaul HagstromA tribute to Doug E. Smith (1960-2014), creator of Lode Runner

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"Park Muzakowski2". Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


The Computer Bargain Store
A source for 3.5" and 5.25" disks.

A source for 5.25" disks, without sleeves (ships from Germany), used for Drift in Juiced.GS Volume 17, Issue 2.

Another source of 3.5" and 5.25" disks, by Juiced.GS staff writer David Schmidt.

Behind the Scenes: 2048

Jeremy Rand's winning HackFest entry, a port of the sliding-tile puzzle game 2048.

Behind the Scenes: Outlaw

Lawless Legends
The 8-Bit Bunch's Western-based role-playing game (RPG).

GitHub's open-source home to the tools used to create Lawless Legends.


NuLib Library
NuFX and NuLib compression tools and libraries.

Ivan Drucker's ProDOS 8 program that will convert an extended (forked) file stored on a ProDOS volume.

Apple IIGS documentation
A comprehensive list of ProDOS file types and auxiliary types.

AppleCare Support—Older Software Downloads
Apple File Exchange (on the "Tidbits" disk of Mac OS 7.0.1), ProDOS File System (on the Apple IIe Card software disk), PC Exchange (installed by Mac OS 7.5), and ResEdit.

A Mac OS Classic utility for changing filetypes and auxtypes.


Oz KFest
A gathering of Apple II users occurring April 17–19, 2015, in Melbourne, Australia.

Updates to Ivan Drucker's A2SERVER, A2CLOUD, and Raspple II.

GSportVersion 0.31 of a cross-platform, open-source Apple IIGS emulator.

Twelve years of Nibble program listings, transcribed by Stavros Karatsoridis and published as freeware by Mike Harvey.

GS Programmer's Home
Dagen Brock's Apple IIGS programming repository.

A new music album featuring Apple II, by Wade Clarke, aka Aeriae.

An album by Joe Ely, with liner notes by Steve Wozniak.

Maniac Mansion
Original design notes for Lucasfilm Games' point-and-click adventure, courtesy Ron Gilbert, aka the Grumpy Gamer.

A Kickstarter-funded remake of the original Shadowgate, courtesy Zojoi.

Wild Apples

Doug E. Smith
A tribute from Tozai Games.

Lode Runner
A tribute from Paul Hagstrom.