March 26, 2016 · Comments Off on Volume 21, Issue 1 (March 2016)

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 1 (March 2016)


2My Home PageHolding OnKen GagneMy father introduced me to the Apple II; after his passing, our original IIe serves as a reminder of him.
3LettersTom GalwayA reader receives Error $27 when trying to read a disk with an AppleWorks GS database. Tony Diaz recommends some ways to repair the volume.
4-6Behind the ScenesMastering a New LocaleIan JohnsonHow the author added support for Japanese to GS/OS and the Finder, and improved text selection tools for Roman characters.
7-11MusinGSEntertaining HistoryKen GagneJimmy Maher of The Digital Antiquarian discusses his ongoing chronicle of computer game histor;, his visit to the Strong Museum and ICHEG of Rochester, New York; and his Patreon crowdfunding campaign.
12AdvertisementAuctionSieveeBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
13-17,23ProgrammingDavid SchmenkUsing PLASMA to develop an Apple II chat chient.
18-19Reel ][ ReelThe Fact and Fiction of Steve JobsEric ShepherdA review of the movie "Steve Jobs", written by Aarok Sorkin, directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Michael Fassbender.
19-20TidinGSRevisiting Old LessonsKate SzkotnickiA high-school teacher uses real and virtual Apple II computers give her students a lesson in Oregon Trail, Number Munchers, Odell Lake, and The Factory.
21-22DumplinGSStarting the Year StrongKen GagneMike Harvey to keynote KansasFest 2016; Vintage Computer Festival (VCF) 2016 dates; Charles Mangin of RetroConnector releases the Uthernet II Light Pipe; UltimateMicro now shipping a Mockingboard clone and A2DiskController; Lucasarts' Macross 6502 assembler now open source; Steve Wozniak hosts a reddit AMA and stars in Formative video; Kelvin Sherlock releases Apple IIGS Image Viewer for Mac OS X; GDC 2013 hosts talk from Bill Budge and appears on Open Apple; Brutal Deluxe releases You, Dusthead! and update to i'm fEDD up; Robert Palladino, Wesley A. Clark, and Ray Tomlinson pass away.
23Random NumbersDecisions, DecisionsEric ShepherdHaving moved into a new house, Sheppy must now decide which computers in his classic Apple collection to set up, and which to leave in storage.

Issue Links

My Home Page

Edward F. Gagne
Running the family business on an Apple II in 1998.

Letters from the Land of ROM

Floppy Disks: It’s Too Late
Jason Scott reminds you to archive your floppy disks before they degrade to the point of being unreadable.

The Geeks Who Saved Prince of Persia's Source Code From Digital Death
How Jason Scott and Tony Diaz rescued Jordan Mechner's 5.25" floppy disks.


The Digital Antiquarian
Jimmy Maher's history of computer entertainment.

International Center for the History of Electronic Games
Part of the Strong Museum of Play of Rochester, New York.

Open Apple
Mike Maginnis and Ken Gagne's podcast interview with Jimmy Maher.

Maher's crowdfunding campaign.


Proto Language AsSeMbler for Apple, an Apple II programming language by David Schmenk.

Apple //jse
Will Scullin's Web-based Apple IIe emulator, in JavaScript.

KansasFest 2015
David Schmenk's evening session from July 16, 2015.

Steve Jobs
Eric Shepherd's review of the movie written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Danny Boyle, and starring Michael Fassbender.


An annual Apple II convention held July 19–24, 2016, with a keynote by Mike Harvey of Nibble magazine.

Vintage Computer Festival
VCF events being held across the country throughout the year.

Uthernet II Light Pipe
A peripheral from Charles Mangin for the Uthernet II networking card.

Developers of the Mockingboard clone card and A2DiskController.

Macross 6502
A compiler used by Lucasarts and released by The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (The MADE).

reddit ama
Steve Wozniak's Ask Me Anything, as well as his Formative video.

Apple IIGS Image Viewer
A Mac OS X utility from Kelvin Sherlock.

Classic Game Postmortem: Pinball Construction Set
Bill Budge's presentation from the 2013 Game Developers Conference (GDC).

i'm fEDD up
A disk-copying utility from Brutal Deluxe, compatible with the EDD card.

You, Dusthead!
A disk drive-cleaning utility from Brutal Deluxe (requires separate disk cleaner).

Robert Palladino
The Trappist monk and Reed College instructor who taught calligraphy to Steve Jobs, passed away in February 2016 at 83.

Wesley A. Clark
Inventor of DEC's Laboratory Instrument Computer (LINC), passed away February 22 at 88.

Ray Tomlinson
Inventor of email, died March 5 at 74.

March 25, 2016 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 1 (March 2016)

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 1 (March 2016)

This issue features a behind-the-scenes look by Ian Johnson at his work bringing Japanese language support to the Apple IIGS; an interview with Jimmy Maher of The Digital Antiquarian; David Schmenk's introductory tutorial for programming in PLASMA; a review of Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film; a reflection on lessons learned using the Apple II in a modern high-school classroom; and much, much more!

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Volume 20, Issue 1

This issue features the first chapter of a serialized Apple II mystery; a review of Assembly Lines: The Complete Book; a guide to compiling cc65 code in Xcode on the Mac; instructions for using the GSport emulator on an AppleTalk network; a review of the Apple III emulator Apple3rtr; reflections on the Apple II community's best years; and much, much more!

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March 27, 2014 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 19, Issue 1 (March 2014)

Volume 19, Issue 1

This issue features an interview with Al Lowe of Leisure Suit Larry; reviews of Option8's RetroConnector joystick adapters; a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Brian Picchi's Retro Fever game; musings on why the Mac's recent 30th anniversary matters to the Apple II; and much, much more!

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March 26, 2014 · Comments Off on Volume 19, Issue 1 (March 2014)

Volume 19, Issue 1


2My Home PageStories Worth TellingKen GagneWhen The Moth storyslam came to Boston, Ken began drawing connections to the Apple II throughout his life, making for some surprising stories.
3-5Behind the ScenesBrian PicchiThe development of a programmer, from Applesoft Action to the assembly-powered Lamb Chops to Retro Fever.
6-10MusinGSProgrammed for LaughsKen GagneAl Lowe, formerly of Sierra On-Line, reflects on developing the Leisure Suit Larry point-and-click adventure franchise and its return in 2013 via Replay Games and Kickstarter.
10AdvertisementOpen Apple
11-13ReviewThe Joy of SticksBrian WiserA review of the RetroConnector Joystick Shield and RetroConnector Joystick Interface adapters from Charles Mangin of Option8.
14-15Cover ][ CoverReviewing the PastPeter NeubauerA review of Sophistication & Simplicity, Steve Weyhrich's hardcover book detailing the history of the Apple II.
16,19TidinGSThe More Things Change...Ivan DruckerThe Macintosh, introduced in 1984, is not as different from the philosophy of the Apple II as pundits like to think.
17-18DumplinGSExpanded OpportunitiesKen GagneMargot Comstock of Softalk to keynote KansasFest 2014; VCF 9.1; Swyft, Drew ][ TDX, Nishida Radio VGA, Apple II Pi, and Uthernet II cards; Silvern Castle and Dangerous Dave; stitch; Electric Duet and Penguin Software; CiderPress; Patrick McGovern; Steve Jobs stamp
19Random NumbersYou Learn Something NewEric ShepherdVisiting Antoine Vignau in France revealed previously unknown Apple II software.

Issue Links

My Home Page

The Moth
A public radio and podcast storyslam.

Behind the Scenes

Brian Picchi
Official homepage of Brian Picchi, developer of Lamb Chops!, Retro Fever, and other games.


Al LoweFormer Sierra On-Line employee and creator of the Leisure Suit Larry franchise.

Make Leisure Suit Larry come again!
The 2012 Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to remake the original Larry game.

Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded
A 2013 remake of the original Larry game.

Adventure Gamers
An interview with Al Lowe by Ingmar Böke, referenced in Juiced.GS.

Al Lowe at the Music and Gaming Festival, held in National Harbor, Maryland, Jan 2–5, 2014.

Review: RetroConnector Joystick Shield & Interface

Charles Mangin's online store for RetroConnector keyboard and joystick adapters.

RetroConnector Joystick Shield documentation and source code
Hosted on GitHub.

Joystick Show
Chibata Creations' Mac app for testing and calibrating joysticks.

RetroConnector Joystick Interface source code & documentation
Hosted on GitHub.

Cover ][ Cover

Sophistication & Simplicity
Steve Weyhrich's history of the Apple II, published as a hardcover book by Variant Press.

Apple II History
Steve Weyhrich's website and the basis for his book.

Apple II History book musings
Steve Weyhrich's blog about adapting his website into a book.


Thirty Years of Mac
Apple's homepage dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the Apple Macintosh.


Annual Apple II convention, keynoted by Margot Comstock of Softalk and hosted July 22–27 in Kansas City, Missouri.

VCF East 9.1
The Vintage Computer Festival, held April 4–6 in Wall Township, New Jersey.

Mike Willegal's reproduction of Jef Raskin's Canon Cat predecessor.

Drew ][ TDX
Andrew Webber's stereo sound card.

Nishida Radio
Koichi Nishida's development of VGA adapters for the Apple IIe and IIc.

Apple II Pi
Developed by David Schmenk and sold by Ultimate Apple 2.

Home of the Uthernet II network card.

Silvern Castle
Jeff Fink's fantasy role-playing game.

Dangerous Dave
Sign-up list to test John Romero's iOS and Android ports of his classic Apple II game.

The Saga of Dangerous Dave
The history of Dangerous Dave, from UpTime to Softdisk and beyond.

Daniel Kruszyna's four-channel, 1-bit music tracker.

Paul Lutus
Developer of Electric Duet, whose music player routine is now available under GNU GPL.

Penguin Software
Now freeware, including games Transylvania and Spy's Demise.

Andy McFadden's Swiss Army knife for manipulating Apple II disk images and files in a Windows environment.

Pat McGovern
Founder of International Data Group, publisher of inCider/A+.

Steve Jobs postage stamp
Coming in 2015, as reported by The Washington Post.