March 27, 2020 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020)

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020)

This issue features an inside look at Vince Weaver's demakes of modern games onto the 8-bit Apple II; Jay Graham's roundup of Z80 hardware and software; Ivan Drucker's tutorial for relocatable machine language; a review of the book Cult of Mac, Second Edition; the debut of the Scantastix archival project; and much, much more!

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March 27, 2020 · Comments Off on Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020)
Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020)


2My Home PageA Community on the RoadKen GagneWhile traveling the country as a digital nomad, Ken visits with Apple II users and friends.
3-4Cover ][ CoverSteven WeyhrichA review of "The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition" coffee table book by Leander Kahney and David Pierini.
5-8Behind the ScenesDoing More with LessVince WeaverVince Weaver, aka deater, shows us his demakes of modern games Myst, Portal, Out of This World, and Kerbal Space Program for the 8-bit Apple II.
9-10HardwareEnter the ZilogJay GrahamA roundup of Z80 cards and software.
11-14,19ProgrammingAssembly on the MoveIvan DruckerA tutorial for using relocatable machine language routines.
15-16TidinGSIsn't It ScantastixKevin SavetzAnnouncing the Scantastix project, an initiative to scan Apple II software manuals into the Internet Archive.
16AdvertisementEaten by a Grue
17-18DumplinGSIn a World…Ken GagneRobert Woodhead to keynote KansasFest 2020; Mike Harvey of Nibble passes away; Chris Vavruska releases HTML+ and HTMLView; Apple-1 clone SmartyKit announced; A2osX updated to 0.93; Nox Archaist delayed until August 2020; Stefan Wessels releases Penetrator port; MacEffects launches Kickstarter for transparent Apple II case; Colin Fulton demos Ruby programming language for the Apple II; Ewen Wannop releases Check File; Jon Lasser announces microdrive program.
19Random NumbersTwenty-FiveEric Shepherd reflects on how much the world has changed since Juiced.GS debuted 25 years ago.

Issue Links

Cover ][ Cover

The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition
Leander Kahney and David Pierini's hardcover coffee table book, a follow-up to the original 2004 edition.

Behind the Scenes

deater's demakes
Kerbal Space Program, Portal, Out of This World, and Myst for the 8-bit Apple II, courtesy Vince Weaver.


Apple II CP/M Hardware and OSes
Software for various Z80 cards.

The Humongous CP/M Software Archives
A collection of CP/M repositories past and present.


Ivan X's Apple II Extravaganza
Home of Ivan Drucker's Magic Goto, NuInput, Pager, TextFileLoader, and Lammer utilities.

Apple II csa2 FAQ
A table of zero page locations in Apple II memory.

Apple II ROM
The source code for the Apple II ROM.

S-C DocuMentor: Applesoft
A disassembly of Applesoft ROM.


Hayden Software ORCA M Macro Assembler manual
A manual from 1983, weighing in at 450 pages.

Pillsbury Eat Smart Nutrition Program
A little-known nutrition education program for the Apple II.

Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Flyers, circulars, and advertisements preserved by American information technology pioneer Theodor Holm Nelson.

A group that has scanned millions of pages of tech material since the 1990s.

HACK42A group that has archived more than 1,000 items.

Museum of Computer Adventure Game History
High-quality images of games and books, including for the Apple II.

Everything scanned by Kevin Savetz and Jason Scott as part of the Scantastix project.

Donate to Kevin Savetz to support the Scantastix project.

Scantastix finances
A Google Sheet showing Scantastix's finances and up-to-date scan statistics.


An annual Apple II convention keynoted by Robert Woodhead and held at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, this July 21–26, 2020.

Nibble Magazine
Home of the magazine founded by the late Mike Harvey.

Tools by Chris Vavruska to view, render, and convert HTML files on the IIGS.

An upcoming Apple-1 replica kit.

Remy Gibert's multitasking operating system for the Apple II, now at v0.93.

Nox Archaist
An upcoming 8-bit fantasy RPG, now scheduled for release in August 2020.

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum by Philip Mitchell of Beam Software, ported to the Apple II by Stefan Wessels.

Injection Molded Clear Case for Apple IIe and IIGS
MacEffects' Kickstarter campaign for a transparent Apple II case.

nRuby & Fruity
Colin Fulton's Apple II programming language and presentation software.

Check File
Ewen Wannop's utility for users to determine if a new version of a program is available.

Jon Lasser's Mac utility for accessing ProDOS-formatted CompactFlash volumes.

March 24, 2020 · Comments Off on Volume 25 (2020)
July 30, 2019 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS to publish in 2020

JULY 19, 2019 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Juiced.GS, the world's last and longest-running Apple II print publication, will publish its twenty-fifth volume (issues #97–100) in 2020.

"We've enjoyed a lot of milestones over the years: our 1,000th article, our first full-color covers, a septupling of our subscriber base, and more," said editor and publisher Ken Gagne. "As we close in on our first quarter in publication and our one-hundredth issue, it was a no-brainer that we'd remain in publication through that landmark — and likely beyond!"

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly print issues in 2020 at the same prices as in 2019: $20 for customers in the United States, $25 in Canada and Mexico, and $28 for international.

Subscriptions and renewals for 2020 are available immediately. Customers who have previously purchased a subscription that automatically renews need to do nothing; their accounts will be charged on January 1. (An active subscription status can be verified by logging into one's online account.)

Apple II enthusiasts who are curious about Juiced.GS can subscribe to the free email newsletter to receive a free sample issue with twenty pages of content from the past six years of the magazine.

To commemorate the announcement of Juiced.GS's first quarter in publication, editor Ken Gagne debuted Juiced.GS Dark Mode, a limited print run of two issues with inverted colors. Tired of all that whitespace causing eye strain? All that glare keeping your partner up when reading in bed? Enjoy text on a black background, just like the monochrome monitors on which Juiced.GS is edited. This special edition sold out at KansasFest, though its popularity was noted as an indicator of consumer interest in other magazine variations currently being explored.

In the meantime, subscribers can look forward to the flagship product expanding in other ways. "Juiced.GS isn't just unique; it's important," said associate editor Andy Molloy. "The Apple II is growing not just in software and hardware, but in users and enthusiasts. Juiced.GS continues to evolve to represent all these voices, passions, and products throughout the community."

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