June 24, 2020 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)

Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)

This issue features a retrospective of the Apple IIGS online multiplayer RPG, The Complex II; Peter Ferrie's method for porting DOS games to ProDOS for Total Replay; reviews of the book Home Computers and the audio archive The Powersharing Series; and much, much more!

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June 20, 2020 · Comments Off on Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)
Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)

Index

PagesTypeHeadlineAuthorSummary
2My Home PageOpening Up OnlineKen GagneGetting excited for KansasFest 2020 to be held virtually.
3-4Cover ][ CoverSteven WeyhrichA review of "Home Computers: 100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation", a book by Alex Wiltshire & John Short from MIT Press.
5-9Apple CoreConstructing The ComplexMike WhalenA retrospective on The Complex II, an online fantasy role-playing game (RPG) for the Apple IIGS by Sean Craig.
10-13Tech-torialFrom DOS to ProDOSPeter FerrieHow Peter Ferrie has adapted multiple DOS 3.3 games to fit into the smaller space of the ProDOS collection Total Replay.
14-16ReviewVoices from the PastKay SavetzA review of The Powersharing Series, a USB audio/video collection from Charles Mann.
17-19DumplinGSAdapting to the TimesKen GagneKansasFest 2020 to be held online; Sean McNamara to host WOzFest 16; Jordan Mechner appears on Ars Technica video "War Stories" & releases updated edition of Prince of Persia development journals; Nox Archaist adds features, on track for August 2020 release; scene from James Bond movie "A View to a Kill" recreated by Max Piantoni; Roby Sherman releases Blitterang; ReActiveMicro releases clone of Apple II Plus motherboard; Steve Chamberlin releases firmware updates to Floppy Emu and ADB-USB Wombat; Andy McFadden launches 6502 Disassembly Projects website; Hugh Hood releases TimeOut Edit BASIC for AppleWorks 5.1; Roby Sherman announces winners of two-line game programming competition; 8 Bit Weapon releases "Lost Bytes" album; Rocky Bergen releases Apple II papercraft model PDF.
19Simplicity NotesDelightedSteven WeyhrichSteve reflects on the delight that the Apple II brings, similar to the Apollo space mission and Heathkit radio.
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Issue Links

Cover to Cover

Home Computers
100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation, by Alex Wiltshire.

Apple Core

The Complex II
Sean Craig's online fantasy RPG, complete with user manuals and source code, available as a disk image in this ZIP archive.

Putting an Apple IIGS BBS on the internet
Andrew Roughan's presentation at OzKFest 2015.

Tech-torial

Total Replay
Hundreds of Apple II games in a single bootable program.

ProRWTS2
open/seek/read/write any binary file in ProDOS filesystem.

Review

The Powersharing Series
A USB drive with hundreds of hours of audio and video from 134 presentations and interviews with computer industry luminaries 1981–1991.

Amazon.com
Exclusive retailer of The Powersharing Series.

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KansasFest
An annual Apple II convention, held online this year, July 24–25.

WOzFest
Sean McNamara's occasional, informal gathering of Australia's Apple II users, next being held July 25 in Sydney.

War Stories
Ars Technica interviews Jordan Mechner about how he overcame the Apple II's hardware limitations while developing Prince of Persia.

The Making of Prince of Persia
A new hardcover illustrated edition from Stripe Press of Jordan Mechner's original development journals and diaries.

Nox Archaist
Three preorder bundles for 6502 Workshop's forthcoming Apple II fantasy RPG.

A View to a Kill
Max Piantoni's re-creation of Stacey's computer from the 1985 James Bond movie.

Blitterang
A high-performance machine language library for Applesoft BASIC and assembler by Roby Sherman.

Apple II Plus, Rev 7 RFI
An Apple II Plus motherboard clone from ReActiveMicro.

Floppy Emu
A firmware update for Steve Chamberlin's disk emulator.

ADB-USB Wombat
A firmware update for Steve Chamberlin's ADB-USB adaptor.

6502 Disassembly Projects
Andy McFadden's archive of disassembly projects, mostly Apple II games.

TimeOut Edit BASIC
Hugh Hood's AppleWorks utility for opening and editing Applesoft BASIC program files.

Two-Liners
The winners of Roby Sherman's two-line game-programming competition.

Lost Bytes
Four tracks from 32 previously unreleased projects by chiptune band 8 Bit Weapon.

Apple II papercraft
A printable paper model of the Apple II, by Rocky Bergen.

June 26, 2019 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2019)

Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2019)

This issue features a look at PLATO, a 1960s mainframe program being used to create a modern online retrocomputing community; a comparison of BASIC alternatives to Applesoft; reflections on an interview with Steve Meretzky of Infocom fame; a tutorial for converting MP3s to Apple IIGS rSound format; and much, much more!

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June 26, 2019 · Comments Off on Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2019)
Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 2 (June 2019)

Index

PagesTypeHeadlineAuthorSummary
2My Home PageBalancing ActKen GagneKansasFest can be exhausting if you don't know how to say no to things you want to do.
3Letters from the Land of ROMBrian MilesAn editorial about Mammoth Cave brings back memories of a childhood school assignment.
4-7Apple CoreBuilding with PLATOPeter NeubauerThom Cherryhomes has build IRATA.ONLINE, an online, cross-platform community based on PLATO, a mainframe computer system that was ahead of its time.
8-9Event CoverageA Real-Life Infocom AdventureKevin SavetzKevin Savetz reflects on Game On: The Great Quest for Imagination, a GitHub-sponsored event at which he interviewed Steve Meretzky of Infocom fame.
9AdvertisementEaten by a GrueA podcast of Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
10-14ProgrammingA Flight of BASICsMichael SternbergA comparison and contrast of three Applesoft BASIC alternatives: Integer BASIC; Blankenship BASIC, and Micol Advanced BASIC.
15-17ConnectionsIt Sounds So GoodGeoff WeissHow to convert MP3 and WAV files to the Apple IIGS rSound format.
18-19DumplinGSRummaging for ReleasesKen GagneKansasFest 2019 sessions are go; Chris Vavruska releases GSummer; Ewen Wannop releases Versions; Andy McFadden releases 6502bench; Nox Archaist meets its Kickstarter crowdfunding goal; Jesse LaFleur releases Raccoon City; John Romero interviews Jordan Mechner on the Apple Time Warp podcast; Kevin Savetz opens the Vintage Tech Stickers store; Mark Munz updates the Deja IIx website.
19Pop the StackThe Library RulesKevin SavetzThe library was a haven of novels for Kevin as a kid and a source of retrocomputing theses as an adult.
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Issue Links

Apple Core

IRATA.ONLINE
Thom Cherryhomes' PLATO-based online, cross-platform retrocomputing community.

Cyber1
A mainframe-based CYBIS system.

Event Coverage

Game On: The Great Quest for Imagination
Kevin Savetz interviews Steve Meretzky of Infocom fame at GitHub HQ.

Historical Source
A GitHub repository of Infocom source code.

ZILF
A Z-Machine compiler.

Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It
The Infocom Source Code Episode.

Infocom: The Documentary
Excerpted from Jason Scott's GET LAMP documentary.

Programming

Integer BASIC
Steve Wozniak's own BASIC for the Apple II computer.

Apple-1 Basic Manual
A manual for Integer BASIC on the Apple-1.

Apple II BASIC Programming Manual
A manual for Integer BASIC on the Apple II.

Apple Commands
Beagle Bros' reference poster for Integer BASIC commands.

Blankenship BASIC
A disk image of Prof. John Blankenship's BASIC.

Blankenship BASIC manual
A paperback manual sold by Call-A.P.P.L.E.

A2Sieve
Michael Sternberg's implementation of the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm in various languages, used as a benchmarking tool.

Micol Advanced BASIC 4.5
Micol Systems' BASIC for the Apple IIe/IIc.

Micol Advanced BASIC
A PDF manual.

Connections

sox
Sound eXchange, for converting sound files on modern computers.

LAME
An MP3 encoder library.

AudioZap 2.0
Ian Schmidt's audio editor for the Apple IIGS.

rSounder
Paul Benson's sound conversion utility for the IIGS.

bvi
A display-oriented editor for binary files (hex editor).

LongPlay
A IIGS program that can play audio files larger than the available RAM.

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KansasFest
The annual Apple II convention, occurring July 15-21, 2019, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri.

GSummer
Chris Vavruska's MD5 checksum utility for the IIGS.

Versions
Ewen Wannop's version tracker tool for IIGS applications.

6502bench
Andy McFadden's disassembly tool.

Nox Archaist
6502 Workshop's original 8-bit RPG that recently succeeded in its Kickstarter crowdfunding.

Raccoon City
Jesse LaFleur's game of exploring Toronto at night as a raccoon.

Apple Time Warp
John Romero's podcast interview of Jordan Mechner.

Vintage Tech Stickers
Kevin Savetz's new online store, with Elephant Memory Systems and Beagle Bros Software logo reproductions.

Deja IIx
Mark Munz's AppleWorks Classic emulator.

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

Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 2 (June 2018)

In this issue, researchers from Princeton University present the Information Barrier eXperimental II — original Apple II software and hardware used for nuclear warhead verification. Also in this issue is a review of Oregon Trail: The Play! and an interview with its playwright; reviews of two graphic novels about Steve Jobs; a tutorial for procuring and digitizing academic dissertations about the Apple II; how Microsoft's purchase of GitHub will affect Apple II programmers; and much, much more!

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