March 30, 2018 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 1 (March 2018)

Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 1 (March 2018)

This issue features reviews of the WiModem232 modem emulator and the Oregon Trail electronic handheld game; Quinn Dunki's tutorial for using git and GitHub version control with Apple II source code; an interview with Robert Freedman of HLS Duplication; coverage of the inaugural Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest; a day in the life of an Apple II detective; and much, much more!

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March 28, 2018 · Comments Off on Volume 23, Issue 1 (2018)
Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 1 (March 2018)


2My Home PageFake It 'til You Make ItKen GagneWorking outside the technology industry left me feeling out of place at KansasFest; but working in the tech industry underscores how much I still have to learn.
3-4ReviewKen GagneA review of the electronic handheld Oregon Trail game, developed by Basic Fun! and available exclusively from Target.
5-7ReviewCarrier DetectedMike WhalenA review of the WiModem232 modem emulator by Jim Drew of CBMStuff.
8-9Event coverageGleaning ApplesKevin SavetzA chat with Jason Howe about his alphaSyntauri synthesizer exhibit and with Lath Carlson about the Apple-1 at Vintage Computer Festival Northwest.
9-11ProgrammingGitHub for RetrocomputingQuinn DunkiAn introduction of how to use git and GitHub for version control when programming the Apple II.
12-15MusinGSA Duplication of EffortAntoine VignauAn interview with Robert Freedman, formerly of HLS Duplication.
16-17Apple Mysteries6,502 Things Gone WrongIvan DruckerLila Stafford wants to learn assembly programming; Manning LeConte is having CATAKIG issues; and what's up with Doug Bishop's keyboard?
17AdvertisementEaten by a GrueA podcast of Infocom games, text adventures, and interactive fiction.
18-19DumplinGSOperating UpdatesKen GagneKansasFest 2018 to be keynoted by Roger Wagner; WOzFest DB9 announced; Eamon ported to the Web; Virtual ][ updated to v8.1; ProDOS updated to v2.4.2; DOS 4.4 proof of concept announced; AppleWorks InitPack 2017 released; Clip Copy Plus NDA released; PLASMA updated to v1.1.
19Random NumbersUnforgettable IIEric ShepherdAcronyms have many meanings.
20AdvertisementKansasFestCome celebrate the 30th KansasFest with a keynote speech by Roger Wagner of HyperStudio fame.

Issue Links

My Home Page

Anna Garvey's "The Oregon Trail Generation: Life Before and After Mainstream Tech"
A 2015 article that defined a synonym for Xennials.

Review: Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail handheld game
A handheld electronic version of the classic edutainment title, available exclusively from Target.

Review: WiModem232 Modem Emulator

An Internet modem that emulates a standard Hayes compatible modem; works with any computer with an RS-232 interface port.

Installation and usage manual for the WiModem232.

User and support forum for the WiModem232.

VCF Pacific Northwest

Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest
Seattle's inaugural VCF.

Living Computers Museum + Labs
Venue for the VCF Pacific Northwest.

Charlie Kellner
Creator of the Syntauri alphaSyntauri synthesizer.

Programming: GitHub

A web-based hosting service for version control using git.

A commercial git client for Mac and Windows.

An introduction to git!

MusinGS: Robert Freedman

Protection check for 3.5" disks
A track-length protection scheme for the Apple IIGS.

Prince of Persia source code
Featuring copy protection by Robert Freedman.


Annual Apple II convention held this July 17–22, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, with a keynote speech by Roger Wagner.

WOzFest DB9
Informal gathering of Australia's Apple II users on April 28, 2018.

Eamon Remastered
The classic text adventure game engine Eamon, ported to the Web.

Virtual ][
Gerard Putter's Windows-based Apple II emulator.

ProDOS 8
John Brooks' v2.4.2 update to the 8-bit operating system.

DOS 4.4
A proof of concept by Brutal Deluxe.

AppleWorks InitPack 2017
Ten enhancements and extensions to AppleWorks v5.1, courtesy Hugh Hood.

Clip Copy Plus
Chris Vavruska's Finder extension to enable the cutting, copying, and pasting of files.

David Schmenk's Proto Language AsSeMbler for Apple, now at v1.1.

Random Numbers

Browser Compatibility Data
Mozilla's project to collect detailed data about what version (if any) of each browser added every feature and subfeature of every Web technology.

JavaScript Object Notation is a data-interchange format.

Binary-coded decimal
A class of binary encodings of decimal numbers where each decimal digit is represented by a fixed number of bits, usually four or eight.

March 1, 2017 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 1 (Mar 2017)

Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 1 (Mar 2017)

This issue features a tutorial for telnetting to bulletin board systems from your Apple II; reviews of the AP40 wireless Bluetooth game controller and the Floppy Emu storage device; an interview with Joe Santulli, co-founder of the National Videogame Museum of Frisco, Texas; a behind-the-scenes look at ProRWTS, the filesystem controller by Peter Ferrie being used in the game Nox Archaist; and much, much more!

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March 1, 2017 · Comments Off on Volume 22, Issue 1 (March 2017)
Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 1 ( 2017)


2My Home PageThe Host of KansasFestKen GagneIn memory of Steve Gozdziewski, former Grand Gouda committee chair of KansasFest, who passed away Dec 31, 2016, at 69.
3LettersJohn Valdezco & Jon CoThe developers of Manila Gear's 4soniq card respond to Eric Shepherd's review in the December 2016 issue.
4-7ConnectionsNO CARRIER? No Problem!Mike WhalenHow to use ProTERM or Z-Link to telnet to a classic BBS being run on an Apple II.
7-10ReviewLong in the BluetoothChris TorrenceA review of the AP40, an Apple II-themed wireless game controller, and the Retro Receiver, a Bluetoom receiver for the Apple II, both from 8bitdo.
11-13ReviewThe Floppy Emu Fits a NicheEvan BrewerThe Floppy Emu by Steve Chamberlin is a mass-storage device for the Apple II that doesn't require an expansion slot.
14-17MusinGSAnd the Game Played OnKen GagneAn interview with Joe Santulli, co-founder of the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas, which includes an Apple IIe.
18-21Behind the ScenesImproving the ArcaneMark Lemmert & Mike ReimerThe upcoming 8-bit RPG Nox Archaist uses ProRWTS, Peter Ferrie's file-system driver.
22-23DumplinGSForty Years of HappeningsKen GagneWOzFest #6 and Oz KFest are scheduled in Australia, as are VCF East, Southeast West, and Midwest in the USA; Vince Weaver ports Portal to the Apple II; System 6.0.4 now available; ReActiveMicro begins selling a DB15-to-DB9 joystick adapter; Dagen Brock releases GSplus emulator and KSYNTHED music editor and player; Jack MacDonald's internal Apple memos about SSAFE DRM found at a Seattle Goodwill and scanned.
23Random NumbersRe-imaging Our PastEric ShepherdWhat if Apple Inc. were to develop a new model of Apple II today? Eric Shepherd postulates what this hardware would consist and be capable of.
23AdvertisementThree BBSes to telnet to.
24AdvertisementKansasFestCome celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apple II with a keynote speech by Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini of Brutal Deluxe.

Issue Links

Letters from the Land of ROM

Manila Gear
Downloads for the 4soniq card, including a PDF manual.


David Schmidt's bootstrap file transfer utility.

Installing Raspbian with NOOBS
How to set up your Raspberry Pi for telnetting to an Apple II BBS.

BBS disk images
ProTERM 3.1 and Z-Link preconfigured for telnet access.

Telnet BBS Guide
A list of bulletin board systems that support access via telnet.

ProTERM manual
The exhaustive, 334-page manual for ProTERM 3.1.

Review: AP40

Developers of retro-themed game controllers and peripherals.

Online retailer of 8bitdo's AP40 game controller and Bluetooth receiver for the Apple II, the Retro Receiver.

Crowdfunding campaign for AP40 that ran Sep 26–Oct 26, 2016.

Gamepad off which the AP40 was modeled, using same documentation and firmware updates.

Assembly Lines
Author Chris Torrence's video podcast unboxing and review of the AP40.

Review: Floppy Emu

Big Mess o' Wires
Homepage of Floppy Emu developer Steve Chamberlin.

MusinGS: Joe Santulli

National Videogame Museum
An interactive museum of electronic entertainment, opened in Frisco, Texas, USA, in April 2016.

The Videogame History Museum
Mid-2011 Kickstarter crowdfunding project for what eventually became the NVMUSA.

PAX East 2013
The NVMUSA's Apple IIe at the Penny Arcade Expo East 2013 in Boston, Mass., USA.

Behind the Scenes: ProRWTS

An improved file-system driver by Peter Ferrie (aka qkumba).

6502 Workshop
Developers of the upcoming 8-bit tile-based RPG, Nox Archaist.


WOzFest #6
A one-day gathering of Apple II users on April 29, 2017, in Wollstonecraft, NSW, Australia.

Oz KFest
A multi-day gathering of Apple II users on August 30–September 3, 2017, on Bribie Island, QLD, Australia.

Vintage Computer Festival
The 2017 schedule for VCFest East, West, Midwest, and Southeast.

Vince Weaver's Apple II port of platform-puzzle game Portal.

System 6.0.4
Unofficial update to the Apple IIGS operating system.

Joystick adapter
ReActiveMicro's IBM 15-pin to Apple 9-pin joystick adapter

Apple IIGS emulator forked from KEGS and GSPort by Dagen Brock, still in alpha.

Dagen Brock's 8-bit music player and editor.

Apple memos
Jack MacDonald's internal Apple memos about Software Security from Apples Friends and Enemies (SSAFE) DRM.

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 Aaron 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.