September 1, 2015 · Comments Off on The Byte Works' Opus ][ & Juiced.GS Concentrate: GSoft BASIC now available

The Byte Works

SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Gamebits, publisher of premier Apple II magazine Juiced.GS, is proud to announce its partnership with software developer The Byte Works to sell Opus ][: The Software and Opus ][: The Source. These products, which collect the majority of The Byte Works' products and source code, are available immediately on CD and USB and as downloadable disk images, starting at $25 each or $40 for both.

"Juiced.GS's collaborations with The Byte Works began when we bundled GSoft BASIC with our December 1998 issue," said magazine editor and publisher Ken Gagne. "We're thrilled to work with Mike Westerfield to again make his programming tools accessible to the Apple II community."

"The ORCA languages, including the assembler and development environment Apple shipped as APW, have always been the most complete and widely used tools for Apple IIGS programming," said Mike Westerfield, president of The Byte Works. "They have been hard to get for a few years. I'm delighted that Gamebits is making these programs easily available again."

To commemorate this release, Gamebits has released Juiced.GS Concentrate: GSoft BASIC, a PDF that collects Eric Shepherd's six-part programming tutorial series that was originally published in Juiced.GS from 1998 to 2000. This PDF is free when purchased with any Opus product, or it can be purchased separately, bundled with a free trial edition of GSoft BASIC, for $10.

Additionally, a related product, Juiced.GS Concentrate: Back to BASICs, has been reduced in price by 33%, from $12 to $8. A further $2 discount is applied when purchased with Juiced.GS Concentrate: GSoft BASIC.

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April 1, 2011 · Comments Off on Picturing Alan Floeter

When KansasFest committee member Peter Neubauer gave a well-received session on the Macrosoft programming language at KansasFest 2010, I almost immediately hit him up to provide some relevant content to Juiced.GS. Peter's response was creative, unexpected, and welcome: rather than rehash the programming tutorial he'd already given, why not interview the man behind the magic?

The resulting profile of Macrosoft creator Alan Floeter is one of the highlights of the March issue of Juiced.GS. Alan proved friendly and accommodating, providing the magazine with more content than we could hope to use. With his permission, we offer our online readers this photo gallery that offers an additional glimpse at the life and times of this Apple II legend.

My and Juiced.GS's thanks to Peter and Alan for this wonderful piece!