December 21, 2018 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 4 (December 2018)

Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 4 (December 2018)

This issue features a review of John Keoni-Morris' Applesauce floppy disk controller; five visitors' perspectives on the Living Computers: Museum + Labs; a tutorial for using Arduino with the Apple II; Kevin Savetz's adventure in reviving a laserdisc game for the Apple II; news of the discovery of MIT Logo's source code; reviews of The Bard's Tale Trilogy remastered and All About Applesoft: Enhanced Edition—and much, much more!

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December 21, 2018 · Comments Off on Volume 23, Issue 4 (December 2018)
Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 4 (December 2018)


2My Home PageLiving MemoriesKen GagneA visit to the Boston Museum of Science with Ryan Suenaga led to this month's coverage of the late Paul Allen's Living Computer: Museums & Labs.
3TidinGSPeter NeubauerThe source code for MIT Logo has been unearthed and published.
4-8ReviewAn Applesauce in FluxDavid SchmidtA review of John Keoni-Morris's Applesauce Floppy Disk Controller.
8AdvertisementRetro Roundup
9-11ReviewRemastering The Bard's TaleChris Freeman & Matt HerrickA rview of The Bard's Tale Trilogy, a remastering by inXile Entertainment and Krome Studios' remastering of Interplay's classic RPG series.
12Road TripReturn to the Velvet RopePeter NeubauerA visit to Paul Allen's Living Computer: Museums + Labs of Seattle, Washington.
13Road TripA Big Iron Bucket ListMike WhalenA visit to Paul Allen's Living Computer: Museums + Labs of Seattle, Washington.
14Road TripRetro RashomonRob McMullen, Kevin Savetz, Michael SternbergA visit to Paul Allen's Living Computer: Museums + Labs of Seattle, Washington.
15-17Tech-torialA Bridge Not Too FarCharles ManginHow to use Arduino to connect peripherals and computers of different eras.
17-19RetrospectiveMiracle on the MidwayKevin SavetzThe history of David Lubar's Adventures in Videoland, a laserdisc game based on the movie Rollercoaster, and how Kevin Savetz made it playable again.
20-21Cover ][ CoverTriple-A ApplesoftIvan DruckerA review of "All About Applesoft", an Applesoft BASIC programming anthology published by Call-A.P.P.L.E.
22-23DumplinGSWorking the NetKen GagneSophistication & Simplicity now sold by Juiced.GS: SCSI-2 audio CD drivers available from Brutal Deluxe; Charles Mangin releases DROPBLOCKS and BLOCKCHAIN games; a2heaven develops MEGA Audio sound card; Ewen Wannop releases NetWorker2; Jay Moore releases Drugwar//e game; Steve Chamberlin updates ADB-USB Wombat firmware; Retro Game Living Room interviews Trip Hawkins; Steve Wozniak interviewed by Michael Harrison.
23Simplicity NotesRock OnSteven WeyhrichKansasFest is the Woodstock of our generation.
24Wild ApplesKevin SavetzA visit to the Living Computers: Museum + Lab's "Totally 80s Rewind" exhibit.

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Living Computers: Museum + Lab
A museum in Seattle, Washington, founded by Paul Allen and dedicated to working, hands-on exhibits of classic computers.


MIT Logo
MIT Logo the Apple II (7/9/1981 version); written by S. Hain, P. Sobalvarro, and L. Klotz under the supervision of H. Abelson; original copyright (c) 1980, 1981 MIT; rereleased under the MIT License; recovered and reassembled from source by Lars Brinkhoff.

Review: Applesauce

Appleauce Floppy Disk Controller
John Keoni-Morris' floppy drive controller for connecting vintage Apple II 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drives up to your modern computer via a USB connection.

Review: The Bard's Tale

The Bard's Tale Trilogy
A remastering of Interplay's classic role-playing game (RPG) series, developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Krome Studios.

The Bard's Tale
A 2005 game that includes emulations of the original The Bard's Tale trilogy.

the Lost Sectors
Matt Herrick and Chris Freeman's video review of The Bard's Tale Trilogy.

Tech-torial: Arduino

TeensyAn Arduino clone from PJRC.

A source for Arduino project ideas.

Another source for Arduino project ideas.


Creative Computing
The January 1982 issue that includes Adventures in Videoland, a type-in text adventure game by David Lubar.

Adventures in Videoland
Kevin Savetz's GitHub repo with the original source code for Lubar's game.

A laserdisc player's PDF manual, including details of an unusual DB-15 connector compatible with the Apple II.

DB15 Male To DB25 Male
A ready-made cable compatible for connecting a laserdisc player to the Apple II.

Let's Play
Kevin Savetz's YouTube playthrough of the game.

Rollercoaster Online
Scott Lawrence's online playable version of Adventures in Videoland.

Commanding Laserdiscs
Scott Lawrence's blog post about his project.

Cover ][ Cover

All About Applesoft, Enhanced Edition
Call-A.P.P.L.E.'s remastered edition of the 1981 original BASIC anthology.

S-C DocuMentor
The most complete documentation of Applesoft internals available anywhere.


Sophistication & Simplicity
Steve Weyhrich's history of the Apple II, now available as a hardcover book from Juiced.GS publisher Gamebits.

SCSI-2 Audio CD driver
GS/OS drivers to play audio CDs from a SCSI-2 CD-ROM drive, courtesy Brutal Deluxe.

New action-puzzle games developed in assembly by Charles Mangin.

MEGA Audio
a2heaven's sound card.

Ewen Wannop's suite of Internet utilities, such as ping, traceroute, and WHOIS.

Jay Moore's Apple II port of John E. Dell's 1982 MS-DOS game.

USB Wombat
Steve Chamberlin's USB/ADB adapter.

Retro Game Living Room
An audio interview with former Apple employee Trip Hawkins.

The Michael Harrison Interview
A 1982 interview of Steve Wozniak by Michael Harrison on KMET radio.

December 23, 2017 · Comments Off on Volume 22, Issue 4 (December 2017)
Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 4 (December 2017)


2My Home PageExpanding the FamilyKen GagneRetro Roundup and were created to solve behind-the-scenes publishing problems at Juiced.GS--but now, anyone can make use of these retrocomputing resources.
3-4Cover ][ CoverAndy MolloyA review of Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution, a book by David Craddock.
5-7ReviewControl Your WorldChris TorrenceA review of the Game Port Interface Micro-Relay Isolation Board, by Andrew and Ivan Hogan.
8-11ReviewA Speed Demon from a2heavenDavid SchmidtA review of the FASTChip //e, an Apple IIe accelerator card by Plamen Vaysilov of a2heaven.
12-14Tech-torialThe Apple II in Your Apple IIIMartin HayeHow to activate "Satan Mode" aka "Funny Mode", a way to access the Apple III's unique features while running Apple II software.
15-18ConnectionsPreserving ProLineKelvin SherlockHow Morgan Davis's ProLine BBS software got ported to the cloud and became a telnet service.
18-21ProgrammingWriting Ampersand CommandsStavros KaratsoridisHow to write ampersand commands to extend Applesoft BASIC.
22-23DumplinGSA Plethora of PodcastsKen GagneInaugural Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest to be held Feb 2018; 6502 Workshop's Nox Archaist launches forum, with second Kickstarter coming in 2018; Benj Edwards launches The Culture of Tech podcast; Jason Scott launches Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It podcast; Paleotronic Magazine launches; Mike Westerfield of The Byte Works adds ORCA code to GitHub; CiderPress updated to v4.0.3; Daniele Liverani releases Genius 2: Into the Toy Caves; Chris Torrence of Assembly Lines podcast fixes 36-year-old Wizardry bug.
23Simplicity NotesBlinkenlightsSteven WeyhrichBig iron computers with lots of blinking lights on old science-fiction television shows are what got Steve Weyhrich into computers.
24Wild ApplesPeter NeubauerHappy holidays from Juiced.GS!

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Retro Roundup
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Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution
David L. Craddock's book, with free sample chapters available.

Review: Game Port Interface Board

Game Port Interface Board
Andrew and Ivan Hogan's circuit board for controlling external devices through the Apple II.

David Schmenk's Proto Language AsSeMbler for Apple.

Assembly Lines
Chris Torrence's video review of the Game Port Interface Board.

Review: FASTChip //e

FASTChip //e
An Apple IIe accelerator card by Plamen Vaysilov of a2heaven.

Speed test
John Brooks of ProDOS 2.4.x fame's code for benchmarking how fast Apple II computers can demonstrably count.


Apple III Satan Mode
Martin Haye's HackFest project from KansasFest 2018, which boots an Apple III directly to Satan Mode DOS 3.3 with a patched system monitor.

Apple II versus Apple III Hardware Architecture Comments
December 2002 email correspondence among Steven Weyhrich, Rick Auricchio (Apple), and David T. Craig.


ProLine 3.x BBS Unofficial Home Page
An archive of Eric A. Seiden's homepage for ProLine BBS, by Morgan Davis.

Kelvin Sherlock's source code for the headless KEGS emulator, the modem and serial modules, and other relevant items.

ProLine, ModemWorks, and other Morgan Davis products.


Assembly Lines
A compilation of Roger Wagner's Softalk articles, as updated by Chris Torrence.

"Applesoft Internal Entry Points"
An article by John Crossley, published in Apple Orchard.


Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest
The inaugural VCF PW, to be held February 10–11, 2018.

Nox Archaist forums
Community forums for Nox Archaist, an upcoming 8-bit tile-based RPG from 6502 Workshop.

The Culture of Tech
Benj Edwards' audio podcast in which he interviews tech luminaries, artists, and entertainers about their history with and contributions to culture and technology.

Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It
Jason Scott's monologic podcast of adventures and tales from his life and career preserving the history of computers and the Internet.

Paleotronic Magazine
A new digital and hardcopy magazine for all retrocomputing enthusiasts.

The Byte Works on GitHub
The source code to ORCA/C, an ANSI C compiler; ORCALib, libraries for the ORCA language suite (ORCA/C, ORCA/M, ORCA/Pascal); and ORCA Linker, a link editor for the object module format, all for the Apple IIGS.

v4.0.3 of Andy McFadden's popular Windows program for managing Apple II files and media.

Genius 2: Into the Toy Caves
Daniele Liverani's Apple II action-platforming game.

Assembly Lines #46
Chris Torrence fixes a 36-year-old bug in Wizardry.

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
A version of Wizardry patched by Chris Torrence.

December 23, 2017 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 4 (Dec 2017)

Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 4 (Dec 2017)

This issue features reviews of a2heaven's FASTChip //e accelerator card, the Game Port Interface Board, and the book Break Out; tutorials for expanding Applesoft BASIC by creating your own ampersand commands, and for activating the Apple III's "Satan Mode"; a look at how Kelvin Sherlock ported the ProLine BBS software to be a cloud-based telnet service; and much, much more!

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December 22, 2016 · Comments Off on Volume 21, Issue 4 (December 2016)
Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 4 (Dec 2016)


2My Home PageMes amis sont ma richesseKen GagneA trip to France introduces Juiced.GS editor Ken Gagne to Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini of Brutal Deluxe.
3-5ReviewEric ShepherdA review of Manila Gear's 4soniq sound card, which enables four-channel and even eight-channel sound for the Apple IIGS.
6-7Event coverageRetour de l'AppleAntoine VignauA day-by-day journal of the second annual Apple II Festival France.
8-10MusinGSProgramming GeniusAntoine VignauAn interview with Daniele Liverani, creator of the Apple II game Genius.
11-12Tech-torialInterviewing Computer HistoryKevin SavetzA guide to finding and interviewing historical figures in computer history, by the co-host of the ANTIC podcast.
13][ Be or Not to BeA Fork in the Oregon TrailKevin SavetzA review of The Oregon Trail, a live stage production performed at the Portland Center Stage theatre and coming soon to New York City's Fault Line Theatre.
14-16ReviewReturn to WolfensteinNew Game PlusA review of MUSE Software's Castle Wolfenstein, Silas Warner's classic stealth game, as played by the hosts of the New Game Plus podcast.
17Apple MysteriesThe Big AppleIvan DruckerA New York City consultant solves what ails a trio of Apple II clients in this noir mystery.
18-20Tech-torialA Buyer's & Seller's Guide to eBayDavid SchmidtHow to find authentic, functioning retrocomputing gear on eBay, and how to advertise, price, and ship your own collection.
21AdvertisementAuctionSieveeBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
22DumplinGSA Second LookKen GagneMichael J. Mahon releases Burroughs 220 emulator for the Apple II; Glenn Aveni completes Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for documentary about Steve Wozniak's 1982 Us Festival; Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston launch Eaten by a Grue, a podcast about Infocom text adventures; WozFest 5 1⁄4" re-releases Hans Coster's Caverns of Mordia; David Schmidt updates ADTPro to v2.0.2.
23Behind the ScenesMark LemmertThe solution to the Nox Archaist A* wayfinding puzzle from the previous issue.
23Random NumbersEric ShepherdAs his daughter watches Mythbusters, Sheppy reflects on lessons learned from experiments tried and failed.
24Blow the CartridgeCameron DavisSanta delivers a retrocomputing enthusiast's Christmas wish.

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Blow the Cartridge
Cameron Davis' webcomic about old video games.

Review: 4soniq

4soniq 4-Channel Sound Card
The 4soniq gives you four separate channels of sound for your Apple IIgs, instead of the usual one.

9.1 speaker placement
Dolby's guide for surround sound configuration.

AmperSound GS
A set of ampersand (&) commands for Applesoft BASIC to access and control the Ensoniq 5503 Digital Oscillator Chip (DOC).

Event Coverage

Apple II Festival France 2016
Annual gathering of Apple II users.

Videos of Apple II Festival France… in French!

Stéphane Briancourt's photos from the festival.

An online gathering of French Apple II users.


Daniele Liverani
Official homepage for Italian programmer and musician Daniele Liverani.

ZIP disk image of Liverani's action game for the Apple II.

Facebook page for Genius.

Tech-torial: Conducting interviews

Interviewing Technique Roundtable
A panel held by Ken Gagne and Kevin Savetz at KansasFest 2016.

Review: The Oregon Trail

Portland Center Stage at the Armory
Oregon theater to host The Oregon Trail (October 29–November 20, 2016).

Fault Line Theatre
New York City theater to host The Oregon Trail (January 13–February 12, 2017).

Bekah Brunstetter
The playwright's homepage.

Review: Castle Wolfenstein

New Game Plus
A weekly podcast where three guys spend seven days playing one old game.


Burroughs 220 Simulator
Michael J. Mahon's B220 emulator for the Apple II.

US Festival 1982: The US Generation Documentary
Facebook page for Glenn Aveni's documentary about Steve Wozniak's 1982 music festival.

Eaten by a Grue
Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston's new monthly audio podcast about Infocom text adventure games.

The Caverns of Mordia
Hans Coster's Apple II game, rereleased for WOzFest 5&188;.

David Schmidt's utility for converting and transferring floppies and disk images.