Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020)

This issue features an inside look at Vince Weaver's demakes of modern games onto the 8-bit Apple II; Jay Graham's roundup of Z80 hardware and software; Ivan Drucker's tutorial for relocatable machine language; a review of the book Cult of Mac, Second Edition; the debut of the Scantastix archival project; and much, much more!

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March 27, 2020 · Comments Off on Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020)
Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 1 (March 2020)


2My Home PageA Community on the RoadKen GagneWhile traveling the country as a digital nomad, Ken visits with Apple II users and friends.
3-4Cover ][ CoverSteven WeyhrichA review of "The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition" coffee table book by Leander Kahney and David Pierini.
5-8Behind the ScenesDoing More with LessVince WeaverVince Weaver, aka deater, shows us his demakes of modern games Myst, Portal, Out of This World, and Kerbal Space Program for the 8-bit Apple II.
9-10HardwareEnter the ZilogJay GrahamA roundup of Z80 cards and software.
11-14,19ProgrammingAssembly on the MoveIvan DruckerA tutorial for using relocatable machine language routines.
15-16TidinGSIsn't It ScantastixKevin SavetzAnnouncing the Scantastix project, an initiative to scan Apple II software manuals into the Internet Archive.
16AdvertisementEaten by a Grue
17-18DumplinGSIn a World…Ken GagneRobert Woodhead to keynote KansasFest 2020; Mike Harvey of Nibble passes away; Chris Vavruska releases HTML+ and HTMLView; Apple-1 clone SmartyKit announced; A2osX updated to 0.93; Nox Archaist delayed until August 2020; Stefan Wessels releases Penetrator port; MacEffects launches Kickstarter for transparent Apple II case; Colin Fulton demos Ruby programming language for the Apple II; Ewen Wannop releases Check File; Jon Lasser announces microdrive program.
19Random NumbersTwenty-FiveEric Shepherd reflects on how much the world has changed since Juiced.GS debuted 25 years ago.

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Cover ][ Cover

The Cult of Mac, 2nd Edition
Leander Kahney and David Pierini's hardcover coffee table book, a follow-up to the original 2004 edition.

Behind the Scenes

deater's demakes
Kerbal Space Program, Portal, Out of This World, and Myst for the 8-bit Apple II, courtesy Vince Weaver.


Apple II CP/M Hardware and OSes
Software for various Z80 cards.

The Humongous CP/M Software Archives
A collection of CP/M repositories past and present.


Ivan X's Apple II Extravaganza
Home of Ivan Drucker's Magic Goto, NuInput, Pager, TextFileLoader, and Lammer utilities.

Apple II csa2 FAQ
A table of zero page locations in Apple II memory.

Apple II ROM
The source code for the Apple II ROM.

S-C DocuMentor: Applesoft
A disassembly of Applesoft ROM.


Hayden Software ORCA M Macro Assembler manual
A manual from 1983, weighing in at 450 pages.

Pillsbury Eat Smart Nutrition Program
A little-known nutrition education program for the Apple II.

Ted Nelson's Junk Mail Cartons
Flyers, circulars, and advertisements preserved by American information technology pioneer Theodor Holm Nelson.

A group that has scanned millions of pages of tech material since the 1990s.

HACK42A group that has archived more than 1,000 items.

Museum of Computer Adventure Game History
High-quality images of games and books, including for the Apple II.

Everything scanned by Kevin Savetz and Jason Scott as part of the Scantastix project.

Donate to Kevin Savetz to support the Scantastix project.

Scantastix finances
A Google Sheet showing Scantastix's finances and up-to-date scan statistics.


An annual Apple II convention keynoted by Robert Woodhead and held at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, this July 21–26, 2020.

Nibble Magazine
Home of the magazine founded by the late Mike Harvey.

Tools by Chris Vavruska to view, render, and convert HTML files on the IIGS.

An upcoming Apple-1 replica kit.

Nox Archaist
An upcoming 8-bit fantasy RPG, now scheduled for release in August 2020.

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum by Philip Mitchell of Beam Software, ported to the Apple II by Stefan Wessels.

Injection Molded Clear Case for Apple IIe and IIGS
MacEffects' Kickstarter campaign for a transparent Apple II case.

nRuby & Fruity
Colin Fulton's Apple II programming language and presentation software.

Check File
Ewen Wannop's utility for users to determine if a new version of a program is available.

Jon Lasser's Mac utility for accessing ProDOS-formatted CompactFlash volumes.

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.

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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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