Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 3 (September 2018)

This issue features coverage of two events: KansasFest 2018 and the Fourth Annual Oregon Trail Game 5K; reviews of two books: Tome of Copy Protection and A History of Video Games in 64 Objects; how to program for Applied Engineering's Phasor sound card; a behind-the-scenes look at HackFest winning entry Rush; and much, much more!

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September 19, 2018 · Comments Off on Volume 23, Issue 3 (September 2018)
Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 3 (September 2018)

Index

PagesTypeHeadlineAuthorSummary
2My Home PageContingency PlansKen GagnePlan a fate for your Apple II collection, digital presence, and online accounts, whether by using Dr. Stephen Buggie's Apple II Will or tools like the Google Inactive Account Manager. Also, welcome to new staff writer Mike Whalen!
3-5ProgrammingEric RangellHow to make music with the Applied Engineering Phasor sound card, backward compatible with the Mockingboard and available from ReActiveMicro.com.
6-10Event coverageIn Line for KansasFestChris TorrenceChris Torrence shares his account of KansasFest 2018, from keynote speaker Roger Wagner to the last Garage Giveaway.
11Behind the ScenesA Rush JobIvan Hogan, April Ayres-GriffithsHow Ivan Hogan became the youngest HackFest first-place winner with his game Rush, and one judge's perspective.
12Meet the StaffMike WhalenMike WhalenMike Whalen
13-14Event coverageRunning the Oregon TrailMarcus AdamsRunning the fourth annual Oregon Trail Game 5K in Oregon City, Oregon.
14AdvertisementRetro Roundup
15-16Cover ][ CoverThe Deprotection DictionaryAntoine VignauA review of the Tome of Copy Protection, by Bruce Jones and Lane Roathe and published by Call-APPLE.
16-17,19Cover ][ CoverA Slice of HistorySteven WeyhrichA review of A Histry of Video Games in 64 Objects, by the World Video Game Hall of Fame at the International Center for the History of Electronic Gaming (ICHEG) at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.
18-19DumplinGSKen GagneCharles Mangin patches Karateka to support two players; IRATA.ONLINE launches on PLATO emulator; NinjaForce released NinjaTrackerPlus; Jeremy Rand releases a2buildpipeline; Brutal Deluxe updates Snake Byte and releases Graffidisk; 8 Bit Weapon releases a USB-based MIDI adapter; Marinetti updated to v3.0b9.
19Random Numbers16-bit solutions for 64-bit problemsEric ShepherdWill the HTTP/2 protocol close the Internet to the Apple II?
20AdvertisementRetro Computing Roundtable

Issue Links

My Home Page

Dashlane
Password manager that allows trusted individuals to access your information in an emergency.

LastPass
Password manager that allows trusted individuals to access your information in an emergency.

Google Inactive Account Manager
Share parts of your account data or notify someone if you've been inactive for a certain period of time.

Facebook Legacy Contact
Someone you choose to look after your account if it's memorialized.

Programming

Phasor
ReActiveMicro.com's wiki about Applied Engineering's Phasor card.

Phasor software
Demo disks provided with the Phasor sound card.

Adventure
Crowther and Woods' text adventure game with speech support.

Code
Supplemental material, including copiable code from the article.

Behind the Scenes

RUSH
Ivan Hogan's winning entry in HackFest 2018.

Oregon Trail Game 5K
The fourth annual race is a fun run based off the 1980s classic computer game.

Cover ][ Cover

Tome of Copy Protection
Written by Bruce Jones and Lane Roathe and published by Call-A.P.P.L.E.

A History of Video Games in 64 Objects
Written at World Video Game Hall of Fame at the International Center for the History of Electronic Gaming (ICHEG) at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York.

DumplinGS

Karateka
Jordan Mechner's classic action game, patched by Charles Mangin to support two players.

Jumpy Guy
Charles Mangin's original action game for the Apple II.

Minesweeper
Charles Mangin's Minesweeper clone for the Apple II.

IRATA.ONLINE
An online service powered by a PLATO emulator.

PLATO
A terminal emulator for use with IRATA.ONLINE.

NinjaTrackerPlus
A music player for the Apple IIGS.

a2buildpipeline
Jeremy Rand's pipeline for building Applesoft BASIC, ca65 assembly, cc65 C and Merlin32 assembly projects in Xcode for MacOS.

Snake Byte
Brutal Deluxe's unofficial update to Chuck Sommerville's game.

Apple Time WarpA podcast interview with Chuck Sommerville of Snake Byte.

Graffidisk
Brutal Deluxe's tool for creating visual disk "images".

MIDI adapter
8 Bit Weapon and Charles Mangin's MIDI adapter for the Apple II.

Marinetti
v3.0b9 of the TCP/IP stack for GS/OS.

September 23, 2017 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 3 (September 2017)

Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 3 (September 2017)

This issue features Charles Mangin's coverage of KansasFest 2017; an interview with Sean Fahey of the Garage Giveaway; an overview of ampersand programming packages for Applesoft BASIC; reviews of Alien Downpour and Cyber Jack; a behind-the-scenes look at Fujirun, Rob McMullen's winning HackFest entry; and much, much more!

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September 22, 2017 · Comments Off on Volume 22, Issue 3 (September 2017)
Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 3 (September 2017)

Index

PagesTypeHeadlineAuthorSummary
2My Home PageGiving BackKen GagneDonations to Sean Fahey and James Littlejohn's Garage Giveaway and the Ryan Suenaga Scholarship demonstrated the generosity of KansasFest 2017 attendees.
3,23Apple MysteriesIvan DruckerThe mysterious case of the serial cable that wouldn't communicate.
4-9Event coverageCountdown to KansasFestCharles ManginCharles Mangin shares his highlights of KansasFest 2017, including the weeks of preparation and anticipation beforehand and acclimating back to the real world afterward.
10-13MusinGSChristmas in JulyKen GagneAn interview with Sean Fahey, founder of the Garage Giveaway, an annual tradition that delivers literal tons of Apple II hardware, software, and documentation to KansasFest attendees for free.
14Behind the ScenesComparing Apples and AmidarRob McMullen, Paul HagstromRob McMullen details how he won HackFest 2017 with Fujirun, an Apple II port of the Atari game Amidar, while Paul Hagstrom provides a judge's perspective.
15-16ReviewA Downpour of DelightMartin HayeA review of Alien Downpour, a new action arcade game from Michael Packard.
16AdvertisementEaten by a GrueA podcast of Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
17-20ProgrammingExpanding ApplesoftStavros KaratsoridisAn overview of popular ampersand packages with which to extend Applesoft BASIC programming.
20-21Cover ][ CoverA Synergistic HistoryWade ClarkeA review of the book Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, written by Robert Clardy and published by Call-A.P.P.L.E.
22DumplinGSOnce More Unto the BreachKen GagneKansasFest 2018 dates announced; Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Nox Archaist launched; Froggy Software's La Crapule game published by Brutal Deluxe; GBBS Pro made open source and manual published; Michael Sternberg's Infocom/Inform presentation from KansasFest 2017 published; Ian Kim's CP/M Turbo7 + VDP-1000 card for SG-1000 and ColecoVision games released.
23Simplicity NotesEmulation MagicSteven WeyhrichMarveling at Tom Phelps' Apple II emulator, Aiiee.
24Wild ApplesA photo by Jason Scott of KansasFest 2017 attendees celebrating the Apple II's 40th birthday.

Issue Links

KansasFest 2017

KansasFest
Annual Apple II convention held at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

YouTube playlist
Session recordings from KansasFest 2017.

HackFest 2017
Video demos of programming competition entries.

"Rockhurst"
Parody music video by Steve Weyhrich.

Class Apples
Chiptune band 8 Bit Weapon's album of classical tunes, scored entirely on an Apple II.

MusinGS

PayPal
Donate to offset expenses of Sean Fahey and James Littlejohn's Garage Giveaway.

Behind the Scenes

Fujirun
Rob McMullen's winning HackFest entry, an Apple II port of the classic Atari game Amidar.

Review

Alien Downpour
Michael Packard's original shoot-em-up game, in the style of Alien Rain and Galaxian.

Programming

Beagle Bros Software Repository
Home of ampersand command packages Beagle Graphics, Big U, and Extra K.

Apple2Online.com
Home of Penguin Software ampersand command packages CAT Graphics and Short Cuts.

Cover ][ Cover

Cyber Jack
The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software.

DumplinGS

Nox Archaist
A Kickstarter campaign for an 8-bit RPG by 6502 Workshop.

La Crapule
A graphical text adventure from Froggy Software, sold by Brutal Deluxe Software.

GBBS Pro
A popular multiline BBS software program for the Apple II.

GBBS Pro 2.2
A physical manual for the upcoming v2.2 release of GBBS Pro.

An Apple II Build Chain for Inform
Michael Sternberg's KansasFest 2017 dissertation on using Inform to create Z-machine text adventures for the Apple II.

VDP-1000 Plus and CP/M Turbo7
Ian Kim's boards to run SG-1000 and ColecoVision games on the Apple II.

November 7, 2016 · Comments Off on John Brooks of ProDOS v2.4 on Open Apple

When the September issue of Juiced.GS shipped, it featured a fast-breaking story: an interview with John Brooks, who just that month had released ProDOS v2.4, the first update to the operating system since Apple's last official release on May 6, 1993. In the interview, which was recorded on Sunday, September 18, Brooks and Juiced.GS editor Ken Gagne discussed the impetus for this update; why it's called v2.4 and not v2.0.4; how this 8-bit operating system benefits 16-bit Apple II users; the potential for copyright infringement; the significance of its release in a year that also saw the debut of Windows 10 and iOS 10; and much, much more. The conversation ran a half-hour long and was published as a 4.5-page, 3,627-word transcript.

ProDOS 8

Like many Apple II users, the staff of Juiced.GS never throws anything away. Though the magazine is available in hardcopy only, it seemed a waste to let the original audio recording of Brooks' interview sit unheard in our vault. So, with Brooks' permission and in collaboration with Quinn Dunki and Mike Maginnis, an excerpt of that interview can now be heard in episode #64 of the Open Apple podcast:

Knowing that both Juiced.GS readers and Open Apple listeners alike would benefit from an easy-to-remember Web address at which to find Brooks' updated ProDOS, we registered this URL, which will always point to the latest ProDOS release at Call-A.P.P.L.E.:

http://prodos8.com/

Open Apple's excerpt represents ten minutes, or one-third, of the entire discussion between Brooks and Gagne. To learn more about Brooks' work and methodology with ProDOS, pick up the September 2016 issue of Juiced.GS!