June 27, 2018 · Comments Off on Volume 23, Issue 2 (June 2018)
Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 2 (June 2018)


2My Home PageCon EvolutionKen GagneKansasFest will be bigger and better than ever in 2018--and a large part of that is due to the organizing committee's efforts to evolve the event.
3-4TidinGSPeter Ferrie, Joseph Carter, David Schmenk, Andy McFadden, Kelvin SherlockOn Monday, June 4, 2018, Microsoft purchased online code repository GitHub for $7.5 billion. We asked several Apple II software developers for their take on Microsoft's acquisition and what it means for retrocomputing enthusiasts.
5AdvertisementAuctionSieveeBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
6-9Apple CoreVintage VerificationDr. Moritz Kütt, Dr. Alexander GlaserResearchers at Princeton University present the Information Barrier eXperimental II, or IBX II, used to obtain trusted gamma radiation measurements of nuclear weapons.
10][ Be or Not to BeYou Have Died of HilarityMark LemmertThe Over Our Head Players Theater of Racine, Wisconsin, presents 'Oregon Trail: The Play!' by A.J. Allegra.
11-13MusinGSKen GagneAn interview with A.J. Allegra, playwright of 'Oregon Trail: The Play!', about his comedic adaptation, inspiration, and creative license.
16-17Cover ][ CoverKate SzkotnickiA review of two graphic novels about Steve Jobs: 'Insanely Great' by Jessie Hartland, and 'Genius by Design' by Jason Quinn and Amit Tayal.
18-19DumplinGSKen GagneJohn Keoni Morris opens preorders for Applesauce; Remy Gibert develops multitasking environment A2osX; Ewen Wannop releases Undo Manager; David Schmenk adds TFTP to PLASMA; La Crapule releases for iOS and Android; Vince "deater" Weaver releases Mode7 demo; Melissa Barron sells giclée reproductions of Apple II acryllic paintings; Paleotronic Magazine website debuts with interviews with Jason Scott and 4am; KansasFest alumnus Charles Lott passes away.
19Simplicity NotesSteven WeyhrichAM radio and a Heathkit GR-64 laid the groundwork for a lifelong love of electronics.
20AdvertisementKansasFestCome celebrate the 30th KansasFest with a keynote speech by Roger Wagner of HyperStudio fame.

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TidinGS: Microsoft acquires GitHub

Microsoft purchases GitHub
For $7.5 billion.

Peter Ferrie
Author of ProBoot, Directi-DOS, ProRWTS, qboot, 0boot, Brainf^ck interpreter, 4LIVE, and Standard-Delivery; co-author of A2FC; and contributor to Passport, Lawless Legends, PLASMA, MouseII, Nox Archaist, A2Audit, Pitch Dark, and fhpack.

Joseph Carter
Current developer of a2cloud, a2server, Raspple II, and LinApple.

David Schmenk
Developer of Apple II Pi, PLASMA, Apple II Java VM, NTSC Artifact Colors on Apple IIGS, Apple ][ Character Generator, and LightCycles 3D.

Andy McFadden
Developer of CiderPress, NuLib2, fdraw, and fhpack.

Kelvin Sherlock
Developer of Silver Platter, Golden Gate, ProFUSE, WeeGUI, Shrink-Fit X, and GShisen, among others.

Migrating from GitHub to GitLab
Official migration tutorial by GitLab.

Apple Core: Vintage computing for trusted radiation measurements

Vintage Computing for Trusted Radiation Measurements and a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Talks, slides, and more resources by Drs. Moritz Kütt and Alexander Glaser.

IBX II hardware
GitHub code repository for IBX II schematics.

IBX II software
GitHub code repository for IBX II software.

The MOnSter 6502
A dis-integrated circuit project to make a complete, working transistor-scale replica of the classic MOS 6502 microprocessor.

Visual 6502
A visual simulator of the 6502 microprocessor.

A complete cross development package for 65(C)02 systems, including a powerful macro assembler, a C compiler, linker, librarian and several other tools.

Missile and Space Gallery overview
Original cover photo courtesy the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

][ Be or Not to Be

Over Our Head Players
Racine, Wisconsin venue for Oregon Trail: The Play!, performed May 18–June 2, 2018.

MusinGS: A.J. Allegra

Oregon Trail: The Play!
Paperback and Kindle editions of the script by playwright A.J. Allegra.

Social media home for the play.

Tech-torial: Scanning theses & dissertations

A global catalog of library collections.

Apple II theses
A Google Sheets spreadsheet documenting the locations and statuses of Apple II academic scans.

Cover ][ Cover

Steve Jobs: Insanely Great
A graphic novel about Steve Jobs by Jesse Hartland.

Steve Jobs: Genius by Design
A graphic novel about Steve Jobs by Jason Quinn and Amit Tayal.


The next generation in Apple II floppy disk digitization, by John Keoni Morris.

An in-development, 8-bit multitasking operating system by Remy Gibert.

Undo Manager
Ewen Wannop's Tool to add adds 32 levels of Undo and Redo to LineEdit, TextEdit, or Picture controls.

A TFTP server for David Schmenk's programming language.

La Crapule for iOS
An adventure game by Jean-Louis Le Breton of Froggy Software, ported by Pierre Durant.

La Crapule for Android
Also known as The Scoundrel and also ported by Pierre Durant.

Mode 7 demo
A self-running visual demo by Vince Weaver, aka "deater".

Melissa Barron
An Etsy store with giclée reproductions of her acrylic paintings of the Apple II.

"Glitchy Apple II screens inspire this artist’s work"
A Cult of Mac story by David Pierini.

Paleotronic Magazine
A website of Apple II news and interviews complementing the hardcopy magazine.

Charles Lott
News of the passing of a KansasFest 2015–2016 alumnus.

Dagen Brock
A KansasFest committee member tweets in remembrance of Charles Lott.


A free eBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux

Thirtieth annual Apple II convention, being held July 17–22, 2018, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 15, 2017 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 2 (June 2017)

Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 2 (June 2017)

This issue features Ninjaforce's first-hand account of the Revision demoparty; Mike Whalen's tutorial for hosting a telnet BBS; behind-the-scenes looks at Kelvin Sherlock's Golden Gate and the projectile animations of Nox Archaist; reviews of a2heaven's 8MBRAM/ROM card and Richard Garriott's Explore/Create memoir; and much, much more!

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June 15, 2017 · Comments Off on Volume 22, Issue 2 (June 2017)
Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 2 (June 2017)


2My Home PageA Division of RolesKen GagneWorking at Computerworld taught me my editors and publishers are separate roles--and how publishing Kelvin Sherlock's Golden Gate can be a conflict of interests.
3-4ReviewEvan BrewerA review of the Apple IIGS 8MBRAM/ROM Card from a2heaven.
5-7Event coverageA IIGS on the Big ScreenJesse BlueAfter 20 years, Ninjaforce returns to the demoscene by presenting Kernkompetenz at the Revision demoparty in Germany.
8-9Behind the ScenesMD-BASIC As A ServiceKelvin SherlockHow Morgan Davis's MD-BASIC became a cloud-based service, leading to the cross-platform compatibility layer Golden Gate.
10-14ConnectionsWarp Speed AheadMike WhalenMike Whalen details how to run Warp 6 BBS software on an Apple II and set it up to be accessed via telnet.
15-19Behind the ScenesLaunching Cows with PrejudiceMark LemmertHow 6502 Workshop developed animations for projectiles in their tile-based RPG, Nox Archaist.
20AdvertisementReActiveMicroThe Universal PSU Kit
21Cover ][ CoverFrom Ultima to Deep Under WaterKevin SavetzA review of Richard Garriott's memoir, Explore/Create
22-23DumplinGSKen GagneWOzFest #7 to be held this July; John Brooks releases View.Sector; Manila Gear releases the 2soniq audio card; Ninjaforce updates NinjaTracker; Stephen Heumann releases AFPBridge; Prince of Perisa level editor leapop released; Michael Packard releases Alien Downpour game; Behind the Scenes fixes Airwolf's BASIC code; Apple-1 sells at Breker auction house for only $130,000.
23A Word or IIMilestonesKen GagneThis issue marks Juiced.GS's one thousandth piece of editorial content.
24AdvertisementKansasFestKansasFest 2017 is full--see you next month!

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8 MB BRAM card with onboard ROM.


Annual demo party, held April 14–17, 2017, in Saarbrücken, Germany.

The Apple IIGS demo presented by Ninjaforce at Revision 2017.

Recorded demo
A recorded video of Kernkompetenz, running on an Apple IIGS.

Emulated demo
Dagen Brock's screencast video of Kernkompetenz, running on the GSplus emulator.

Behind the Scenes: Golden Gate

Morgan Davis' programming language.

MD-BASIC as a Service
Kelvin Sherlock's cloud-based MD-BASIC.

Golden Gate
Kelvin Sherlock's compatibility layer for ORCA and GNO/ME.


Pro System Software v2.14 and source by Kevin Smallwood.

Warp 6 BBS
BBS software by Jim Ferr, maintained by Scott Johnson.

Warp Six BBS's history
Jim Ferr's history of the Warp 6 software and first BBS.

Running a Telnet BBS On an Apple IIe Using a Raspberry Pi
Lon Seidman's YouTube submission to This Week in Tech's Weekly Gizwiz.

BBS disk images
Mike Whalen's disk images for following along with his tutorial.

Apple IIGS serial cabling parts

Apple IIe serial cabling parts

A modern, cross-platform program designed to call BBSs hosted on the Internet.

Maintain a static IP address, even when your BBS is dynamic.

A list of bulletin board systems accessible via telnet.

Vintage Computer BBS List
Maintained by Justin Scott.

The comp.sys.apple2 Usenet newsgroup.

Apple II Enthusiasts
A Facebook group.

Behind the Scenes: Nox Archaist

Nox Archaist
An 8-bit, tile-based RPG for the Apple II, in development by 6502 Workshop.

Cover ][ Cover

Explore/Create: My Life at the Extremes
Richard Garriott's memoir.


An informal gathering of Apple II users, held in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

John Brooks' utility for reading, dumping, and displaying DOS 3.3 sectors in both ASCII and hexadecimal.

2soniq Stereo Sound Card from Manila Gear, sold by ReActiveMicro.

Ninjaforce's music player, updated to support 4soniq.

An AFP-over-TCP/IP networking tool from Stephen Heumann.

A Prince of Persia level editor by Norbert de Jonge.

Alien Downpour
Michael Packard's 8-bit arcade shooting game.

Behind the Scenes
John Graham-Cumming fixes a bug in Airwolf code from 1984.

Breker auction
Apple-1 sells at auction for only $130,000.

Apple-1 registry
Mike Willegal's inventory of every known Apple-1.

June 17, 2016 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 2 (June 2016)

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 2 (June 2016)

This issue features coverage of WOzFest ///, where the 4play and 4soniq cards were revealed alongside an updated version of KABOOM!; reviews of the 1983 game Dino Eggs and its 2016 sequel, Dino Eggs: Rebirth; a review of Tulip House's VGA Adapter for Apple IIGS ROM 3; David Schmenk's tutorial on creating an auto-updating chat client using PLASMA and Python; Charles Mangin's detailed analysis of mice bearing the M0100 model number; and much, much more!

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June 16, 2016 · Comments Off on Volume 21, Issue 2 (June 2016)
Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 2 (June 2016)


2My Home PageII or MoreKen GagneThe work of Alex Lukacz, Jon Co, and Jesse Blue culminated in the release of the 4play & 4soniq cards and an updated KABOOM! at WOzFest ///.
3-4ReviewEric ShepherdA review of Dino Eggs, the classic 8-bit action game from 1983 by David H. Schroeder.
5ReviewReturn to the Land of the LostKen GagneA review of Dino Eggs: Rebirth, the sequel by David H. Schroeder and Eric Ferrot, released in 2016 for Steam.
6-7Event coverageA short history of WOzFestSean McNamaraIn the wake of the third Oz KFest, Sean McNamara created WOzFest. A year later, WOzFest /// was host to some major announcements.
8Behind the ScenesExpanded Blast RadiusJesse BlueHow Jesse Blue added 4soniq and 4play support to KABOOM v1.02 in time for WOzFest ///.
9-11,19ProgrammingPLASMA/Python: Client/ServerDavid SchmenkUsing PLASMA and Python to implement an auto-update feature to an Apple II chat client.
12-15HardwareUntangling the NestCharles ManginDeciphering the many models of Apple mice that all used the same model number.
16-17ReviewVGA: Very Good AdapterAndrew RoughanA review of the VGA Adapter for Apple IIGS ROM 3, by Koichi Nishida of Tulip House.
18DumplinGSThe Games People PlayKen GagneByteBoosters releases new 4MB RAM card; Kerbal Space Program gets ported to the Apple II; Structris hits iOS; 6502 Workshop developing Nox Archaist; audio from Juiced.GS interviews with Microzine alumnae Amy Kefauver & Lori Hopping, and Bob Bishop, now available online; RetroConnector releases M0100 mouse USB adapter.
19Random NumbersThe Smartest Home EverEric ShepherdWouldn't it be cool if the Apple IIGS could power a smart home?

Issue Links

My Home Page

Jon Co's card to give the Apple IIGS four sound channels.

Alex Lukacz's four-player expansion card.

Ninjaforce's four-player, four-channel Bomberman game for the Apple IIGS.

Review: Dino Eggs: Rebirth

Dino Eggs: Rebirth
David H. Schroeder and Eric Ferrot's sequel to the 1983 classic game.

Schroeder's developer diaries for Dino Eggs: Rebirth.

Event Coverage: WOzFest ///

WOzFest /// Recap
Sean McNamara's online summary of the event.

WOzFest /// Galleries
Photos by Sean McNamara.

WozFest /// photos
Jeremy Barr-Hyde's Flickr photo gallery.


David Schmenk's code for a PLASMA/Python chat client.


Charles Mangin's analysis of the many models of M0100 mouse.

Review: VGA Adapter for Apple IIGS ROM 3

Tulip House
Storefront for Koichi Nishida, developer of the VGA Adapter for Apple IIGS ROM 3.

VGA Adapter for Apple IIGS ROM 3
Use VGA monitors with the Apple IIGS ROM 3.

Apple IIGSTechnical Procedures
Instructions for removing the power supply.

Video demos
Watch demo videos of various IIGS graphic modes displayed with the VGA adapter in this YouTube playlist by Andrew Roughan.


eBay storefront for developers of Apple IIGS 4MB RAM card.

Kerbal Space Program
Vince Weaver's unofficial Apple II port of the popular space program simulator.

Martin Haye's public-domain Tetris variation, now for iOS.

Nox Archaist
An original 8-bit RPG, coming soon from The 6502 Workshop.

Computing Pioneers
Kevin Savetz's interviews with computer luminaries, in both audio and written transcript formats.

M0100 to USB Conversion
RetroConnector's USB adapter for the M0100 mouse.