March 23, 2019 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 1 (March 2019)

Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 1 (March 2019)

This issue features a review of the VidHD card; a tutorial for exporting Apple IIGS files in PostScript format; a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Kickstarter for Nox Archaist; an interview with Randy Ubillos, developer of the II in a Mac emulator; a comparison of the Apple-1 to the Apple II; and much, much more!

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March 23, 2019 · Comments Off on Volume 24, Issue 1 (March 2019)
Juiced.GS Volume 24, Issue 1 (March 2019)


2My Home PageCave of WondersKen GagneA trip to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky brings to mind Colossal Cave Adventure and the Apple II community.
3Letters from the Land of ROMMark DeckerWhen teachers and parents didn't have Mark's back, the Apple II provided a way out.
4-6ReviewRedefining VideoAndrew RoughanA review of the VidHD HDMI card by Blue Shift Inc.
7-9Tech-torialLaser TransmutationGeoff WeissHow to export Apple IIGS files as PostScript and open/convert them using Ghostscript.
9AdvertisementGamebitsSophistication & Simplicity by Steve Weyhrich.
10-11RetrospectiveBetter With AgeVince BrielA breakdown of the many ways the Apple-1 evolved into the Apple II—and some surprising features that were better in the original.
12-14MusinGSEmulation's First CutAndy MolloyAn interview with Randy Ubillos, developer of II in a Mac as well as later programs such as Final Cut Pro and iMovie.
15-16Behind the ScenesFantastical InvestmentChris TorrenceWhat 6502 Workshop learned in their failed Kickstarter for Nox Archaist, and how the second crowdfunding campaign coming in May 2019 will be even better.
17-19DumplinGSA Cold Day in Kansas CityKen GagneMark Pelczarski of Polarware & Penguin Software to keynote KansasFest 2019; VCF announces 2019 event dates; GORF, WOzFest, and QFest come to Australia; 8bit-Dude releases Slicks 'n' Slide; Vince "deater" Weaver releases Out of This World 8-bit demake; Steve Chamberlin updates Floppy Emu to Model C; ReActiveMicro partners with Fabien Bénattou to sell Disk ][+ kit; Michael Packard announces Darkstar Unhinged game; Roby Sherman releases The Sparkstone: Tales of Florb, an Interchoice game; 4am releases Anti-M; Antoine Vignau patches WordPerfect GS to v2.1b; Ewen Wannop announces end of Spectrum Internet Suite (SIS) support; Chris Torrence releases Motter Tektura font.
19Random NumbersSeptember 1986Eric ShepherdSheppy recalls the day he met Greg Templeman and John Dukehart and was introduced to the Apple IIGS.

Issue Links

Review: VidHD

The official page for manuals and firmware for Blue Shift Inc.'s HDMI card.

Ultimate Universal Power Supply
ReActiveMicro's PSU for IIGS computers with power-hungry accessories.

Michael Guidero's Apple II port of the late Lee Davison's EhBASIC.

Pitch Dark
4am's frontend for exploring and playing Infocom text adventures on an 8-bit Apple II.

Mind Blown
A video demo by Charles Mangin.

Tech-torial: PostScript

An interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF, for modern computers.

An office suite that can be used for editing PDFs on modern computers.

A professional vector graphics editor for Windows, macOS and Linux.

LaserWriter driver
An updated GS/OS driver released at KansasFest 2018.

MusinGS: Randy Ubillos

II in a Mac
Disk images, user manuals, and archived articles about the first Apple II emulator.

Behind the Scenes

Nox Archaist
Homepage for an original 8-bit RPG, launching on Kickstarter on May 2, 2019.


Apple II convention being held in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 15–21, 2019, and keynoted by Mark Pelczarski of Penguin Software and Polarware.

Vintage Computer Festival
A series of retrocomputing events being held across the USA in 2019.

The premiere Great Oz Retro-Technology Festival, being held April 24–28 in Melbourne, Australia.

An Apple II gathering being held May 25 in Sydney, AUstralia.

An Apple II gathering being held May 25 in Brisbane, AUstralia.

8-bit Slicks
An Apple II port of the classic MS-DOS game Slicks 'n' Slide.

Out of This World
Vince "deater" Weaver's 8-bit "demake" of the Apple IIGS game.

Floppy Emu
Model C of Steve Chamberlin's floppy and hard disk emulator.

Disk ][+ Kit
Fabien Bénattou's hardware kit, now sold by ReActiveMicro.

Darkstar Unhinged
The latest game from Michael Packard of Snacking On! Software.

The Sparkstone: Tales of Florb
An Interchoice game by Roby Sherman of Infinite Blern.

4am's bootloader for copyrighted games.

Spectrum Internet SuiteSIS, a IIGS graphical web browser no longer supported by Ewen Wannop and Geoff Weiss.

Motter Tektura
Apple's font, recreated by Chris Torrence of the Assembly Lines podcast.

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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