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.

March 25, 2016 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 1 (March 2016)

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 1 (March 2016)

This issue features a behind-the-scenes look by Ian Johnson at his work bringing Japanese language support to the Apple IIGS; an interview with Jimmy Maher of The Digital Antiquarian; David Schmenk's introductory tutorial for programming in PLASMA; a review of Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film; a reflection on lessons learned using the Apple II in a modern high-school classroom; and much, much more!

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June 27, 2015 · Comments Off on Volume 20, Issue 2 (June 2015)

Volume 20, Issue 2


2My Home PageI'll Be Seeing YouKen GagneIt's harder now to meet everyone at KansasFest, but that's a good thing; this issue features pieces by Bill Loguidice and Michael Mulhern.
3-4ReviewDavid SchmidtReview of GGLABS' RAMGS-A01 memory expansion card.
5-7Event coverageReturn to OzMichael MulhernCoverage of Oz KFest, the third semiannual gathering of Apple II users, this one in Keysborough, Melbourne
8-9ReviewThe Mad BomberBill LoguidiceReview of KABOOM!, a Bomberman adaptation for the Apple IIGS from Ninjaforce, which spent twenty years in development.
9-11Apple MysteriesDeadly ChecksumsMartin HayeHugo Pomme and Charles Hexings make a startling discovery when they delve into the haunted IIGS of Hexings' long-dead brother.
12-13RetrospectiveThrough the YearsJesse Blue, Ewen Wannop, Tim Kellers, Randy Brandt, Seth Sternberger, Steve CavanaughWhat was your favorite year to be an Apple II user? For Jesse, 1992; Ewen, 1982; Tim, 1994; Randy, 1985; Seth, 2005; and Steve, 1993.
14-16Tech-torialProDOS BossIvan DruckerBreaking down how ProDOS formats disks and stores and manages files.
17-19DumplinGSUnearthed ArcanaKen GagneKansasFest 2015; Apple II Festival France; Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter; Ninjaforce released NinjaTracker; Brutal Deluxe releases Tool221; Ewen Wannop releases BrkDown, et al; ReActiveMicro and Ultimate Apple II merge into UltimateMicro; Uthernet II nearing release; MobyGames games database; Apple legacy software directory removed; Wade Clarke releases old text adventures; The Bride of the Wizard King e-book's failed Kickstarter; Codes that Changed the World podcast
19Random NumbersUnder ConstructionEric ShepherdBuilding a new house is like approaching an Apple II project.

Issue Links

Review: RAMGS

4MB memory expansion for the Apple IIgs

Geoff Weiss's RAM test utility for the Apple IIGS.

Event coverage: Oz KFest

Oz KFest
Semi-annual gathering of Apple II users in Australia

Fairy IC test card.

Alex Lukacz's blog
Lukazc's prototype USB video streamer allows Apple IIc video to be displayed on a modern computer.

Aggregated social media posts about Oz KFest 2015

Review: KABOOM!

Four-player explosive fun for the Apple IIGS, courtesy Ninjaforce

A quick look at utilizing Apple IIGS upgrades (photos and video)
Bill Loguidice prepares his computer to review KABOOM!

Cover artwork
Original Bomberman art by Kyle Merriman, aka antonio-panderas

Tech-torial: ProDOS

Block Warden
A disk editor which understands blocks rather than tracks and sectors; included on Disk 1 of ProSEL 8.

Sector Inspector
A block editor for enhanced IIe, IIc, and IIGS computers.

Sample disk
A ProDOS disk image for testing purposes.

Removes resource forks from Macintosh and Apple IIGS files to make them usable with standard Apple II programs.


27th annual Apple II convention held in Kansas City, Missouri; keynoted by Rebecca "Burger Becky" Heineman.

Apple II Festival France
held August 3–9 at Castera-Verduzan in Gers.

The Bard's Tale IV
Brian Fargo's Kickstarter — closes on July 10, 2015, at 9 PM EDT.

The music player used in both KABOOM! and Ninjaforce's MEGADEMO; includes source code and MODConvert II.

Brutal Deluxe's System Tool based on NinjaTracker.

A desktop disassembler for the Apple IIGS.

ReActive Micro and join forces.

Uthernet II
A new model of Ethernet card, coming soon.

A database of all Apple II games and their metadata.

Apple legacy software
The Internet Archive's mirror of Apple's now-defunct directory of legacy software.

Dungeon of Death
Classic text adventures from Wade Clarke, complete with design notes.

The Bride of the Wizard King
Myles Stonecutter's failed Kickstarter for an e-book novel featuring illustrations composed on an Apple II.

Codes that Changed the World
The BBC's five-part audio podcast series on historical programming languages.

Volume 20, Issue 1

This issue features the first chapter of a serialized Apple II mystery; a review of Assembly Lines: The Complete Book; a guide to compiling cc65 code in Xcode on the Mac; instructions for using the GSport emulator on an AppleTalk network; a review of the Apple III emulator Apple3rtr; reflections on the Apple II community's best years; and much, much more!

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