December 22, 2016 · Comments Off on Volume 21, Issue 4 (December 2016)
Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 4 (Dec 2016)


2My Home PageMes amis sont ma richesseKen GagneA trip to France introduces Juiced.GS editor Ken Gagne to Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini of Brutal Deluxe.
3-5ReviewEric ShepherdA review of Manila Gear's 4soniq sound card, which enables four-channel and even eight-channel sound for the Apple IIGS.
6-7Event coverageRetour de l'AppleAntoine VignauA day-by-day journal of the second annual Apple II Festival France.
8-10MusinGSProgramming GeniusAntoine VignauAn interview with Daniele Liverani, creator of the Apple II game Genius.
11-12Tech-torialInterviewing Computer HistoryKevin SavetzA guide to finding and interviewing historical figures in computer history, by the co-host of the ANTIC podcast.
13][ Be or Not to BeA Fork in the Oregon TrailKevin SavetzA review of The Oregon Trail, a live stage production performed at the Portland Center Stage theatre and coming soon to New York City's Fault Line Theatre.
14-16ReviewReturn to WolfensteinNew Game PlusA review of MUSE Software's Castle Wolfenstein, Silas Warner's classic stealth game, as played by the hosts of the New Game Plus podcast.
17Apple MysteriesThe Big AppleIvan DruckerA New York City consultant solves what ails a trio of Apple II clients in this noir mystery.
18-20Tech-torialA Buyer's & Seller's Guide to eBayDavid SchmidtHow to find authentic, functioning retrocomputing gear on eBay, and how to advertise, price, and ship your own collection.
21AdvertisementAuctionSieveeBay monitoring and bidding tool for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
22DumplinGSA Second LookKen GagneMichael J. Mahon releases Burroughs 220 emulator for the Apple II; Glenn Aveni completes Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for documentary about Steve Wozniak's 1982 Us Festival; Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston launch Eaten by a Grue, a podcast about Infocom text adventures; WozFest 5 1⁄4" re-releases Hans Coster's Caverns of Mordia; David Schmidt updates ADTPro to v2.0.2.
23Behind the ScenesMark LemmertThe solution to the Nox Archaist A* wayfinding puzzle from the previous issue.
23Random NumbersEric ShepherdAs his daughter watches Mythbusters, Sheppy reflects on lessons learned from experiments tried and failed.
24Blow the CartridgeCameron DavisSanta delivers a retrocomputing enthusiast's Christmas wish.

Issue Links

My Home Page

Blow the Cartridge
Cameron Davis' webcomic about old video games.

Review: 4soniq

4soniq 4-Channel Sound Card
The 4soniq gives you four separate channels of sound for your Apple IIgs, instead of the usual one.

9.1 speaker placement
Dolby's guide for surround sound configuration.

AmperSound GS
A set of ampersand (&) commands for Applesoft BASIC to access and control the Ensoniq 5503 Digital Oscillator Chip (DOC).

Event Coverage

Apple II Festival France 2016
Annual gathering of Apple II users.

Videos of Apple II Festival France… in French!

Stéphane Briancourt's photos from the festival.

An online gathering of French Apple II users.


Daniele Liverani
Official homepage for Italian programmer and musician Daniele Liverani.

ZIP disk image of Liverani's action game for the Apple II.

Facebook page for Genius.

Tech-torial: Conducting interviews

Interviewing Technique Roundtable
A panel held by Ken Gagne and Kevin Savetz at KansasFest 2016.

Review: The Oregon Trail

Portland Center Stage at the Armory
Oregon theater to host The Oregon Trail (October 29–November 20, 2016).

Fault Line Theatre
New York City theater to host The Oregon Trail (January 13–February 12, 2017).

Bekah Brunstetter
The playwright's homepage.

Review: Castle Wolfenstein

New Game Plus
A weekly podcast where three guys spend seven days playing one old game.


Burroughs 220 Simulator
Michael J. Mahon's B220 emulator for the Apple II.

US Festival 1982: The US Generation Documentary
Facebook page for Glenn Aveni's documentary about Steve Wozniak's 1982 music festival.

Eaten by a Grue
Kevin Savetz and Carrington Vanston's new monthly audio podcast about Infocom text adventure games.

The Caverns of Mordia
Hans Coster's Apple II game, rereleased for WOzFest 5&188;.

David Schmidt's utility for converting and transferring floppies and disk images.

December 22, 2016 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 4 (Dec 2016)

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 4 (Dec 2016)

This issue features coverage of Apple II Festival France; an interview with Italian programmer Daniele Liverani; reviews of the 4soniq sound card from Manila Gear, the classic stealth game Castle Wolfenstein, and a stage production based on The Oregon Trail; a tutorial for finding and interviewing historical figures in the computer industry; a guide to buying and selling on eBay; a day in the life of an Apple II consultant; and much, much more!

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November 7, 2016 · Comments Off on John Brooks of ProDOS v2.4 on Open Apple

When the September issue of Juiced.GS shipped, it featured a fast-breaking story: an interview with John Brooks, who just that month had released ProDOS v2.4, the first update to the operating system since Apple's last official release on May 6, 1993. In the interview, which was recorded on Sunday, September 18, Brooks and Juiced.GS editor Ken Gagne discussed the impetus for this update; why it's called v2.4 and not v2.0.4; how this 8-bit operating system benefits 16-bit Apple II users; the potential for copyright infringement; the significance of its release in a year that also saw the debut of Windows 10 and iOS 10; and much, much more. The conversation ran a half-hour long and was published as a 4.5-page, 3,627-word transcript.

ProDOS 8

Like many Apple II users, the staff of Juiced.GS never throws anything away. Though the magazine is available in hardcopy only, it seemed a waste to let the original audio recording of Brooks' interview sit unheard in our vault. So, with Brooks' permission and in collaboration with Quinn Dunki and Mike Maginnis, an excerpt of that interview can now be heard in episode #64 of the Open Apple podcast:

Knowing that both Juiced.GS readers and Open Apple listeners alike would benefit from an easy-to-remember Web address at which to find Brooks' updated ProDOS, we registered this URL, which will always point to the latest ProDOS release at Call-A.P.P.L.E.:

Open Apple's excerpt represents ten minutes, or one-third, of the entire discussion between Brooks and Gagne. To learn more about Brooks' work and methodology with ProDOS, pick up the September 2016 issue of Juiced.GS!

September 28, 2016 · Comments Off on Enjoy Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 3 (September 2016)

Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 3 (Sep 2016)
This issue features Carrington Vanston's coverage of KansasFest 2016; an interview with John Brooks of ProDOS v2.4; behind the scenes with the programmers of Nox Archaist and Kaverns of Kfest; reviews of the 4play multiplayer expansion card and the Oregon Trail card game; and much, much more!

Check out this issue's index for full details, as well as links to online resources for more related content.

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September 27, 2016 · Comments Off on Volume 21, Issue 3 (September 2016)
Juiced.GS Volume 21, Issue 3 (September 2016)


2My Home PageA PEEK InsideKen GagneA look inside this month's issue.
3LettersKen GagneDavid Ciotti asks: how do humans print from Apple IIGS computers these days?
4-9Event coverageThat's Just How We RollCarrington VanstonIn his inimitable gonzo style, Carrington captures the highlights and essence of KansasFest 2016—from Sean Fahey's Garage Giveaway to Martin Haye's Ancient Legends to Quinn Dunki's MegaBeep and more.
10Behind the ScenesKreating Kaverns of KFestKevin Savetz, Quinn DunkiKevin Savetz documents how he created this year's winning HackFest entry: a scrolling game called Kaverns of KFest, his first Apple II assembly program.
11ReviewFast Draw on the Oregon TrailKate SzkotnickiA review of the Oregon Trail card game, published by Pressman Games and distributed by Target.
12-14ReviewFour can play with 4playMichael SternbergA review of Alex Lukacz's 4play joystick card, which enables multiplayer input and also serves as an adapter for digital controllers.
15-17Behind the ScenesNPC Pathfinding in Nox ArchaistMark LemmertA look at how non-playable characters (NPCs) traverse the world using the A* algorithm in Nox Archaist, an 8-bit tile-based RPG in development for the Apple II.
18-21,23MusinGSProDOS v2.4, at long lastKen GagneAn interview with John Brooks, CTO of Blue Shift Software and developer of ProDOS v2.4, an unofficial update to Apple's 8-bit operating system and its first update since 1993.
22DumplinGSGlobal InnovationKen GagneManila Gear releases Apple IIGS CGA Adapter and 4soniq-compatible NinjaTracker update; hardware developer a2heaven releases multiple products from Bulgaria; Call-A.P.P.L.E. releases Nibble Viewpoints book of Mike Harvey editorials; Jeremy Rand releases Bejeweled game for HackFest 2016; WozFest $04 is held, with WozFest 5 1/4" happening soon.
23A Word or IIBird is the WordKen GagneBeing present at KansasFest 2016 was great fun--but live-tweeting it made it even more fun.
24Wild ApplesKen GagneA contingent of KansasFest 2016 attendees made the journey to see Star Trek Beyond.

Issue Links


Daniel Kruszyna (krüe)'s GS/OS printer port driver that supports the AppSocket/JetDirect protocol.

Seven Hills Software's file translation system for the IIGS.

Andy McFadden's Windows utility for accessing, reading, and converting Apple II volumes and files.

A Java tool for creating, converting, and accessing Apple II disk images.

Event Coverage

Annual Apple II convention held at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Sean's Garage Giveaway
An annual event at KansasFest wherein Apple II users can procure free hardware, software, and periodicals, courtesy Sean Fahey and James Littlejohn.

Nibble Magazine
One of the leading Apple II magazines of 1980–1992, published by KansasFest 2016 keynote speaker Mike Harvey.

Ancient Legends
A free 8-bit tile-based role-playing game (RPG) from the developers of Lawless Legends.

Quinn Dunki's modified Apple IIc ROM.

4am's automatic software deprotecting tool.

Behind the Scenes: HackFest

Kaverns of Kfest
Kevin Savetz's winning Hackfest entry, a vertical-scrolling game, complete with source code.

The Internet Archive
Play Kaverns of Kfest in your Web browser.

Review: Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail Card Game
A card game for 2–6 players ages 12 and up.

The exclusive distributor of Pressman's Oregon Trail card game.

Review: 4play joystick card

Alex Lukacz's four-player expansion card and joystick adapter.

Behind the Scenes: Nox A*

Nox Archaist
An 8-bit, tile-based RPG being developed by the 6502 Workshop.


ProDOS v2.4.1
John Brooks' unofficial update to Apple's 8-bit operating system.


Apple IIGS VGA Adapter
Manila Gear's external adapter to connect an Apple IIGS to a VGA monitor that supports 15kHz.

NinjaForce's music player, modified for eight-channel support.

An Apple II hardware developer with several affordable cloned and unique expansion cards.

Nibble Viewpoints
A collection of Mike Harvey's Nibble editorials, compiled by Call-A.P.P.L.E..

Jeremy Rand's Apple II adaptation of Bejeweled, the classic match-three puzzle game.

WOzFest 5¼
Sean McNamara's one-day gathering of Australia's Apple II users, being held in Wollstonecraft, New South Wales, on November 19, 2016.

A Word or II

KansasFest's official Twitter account, including hashtag #A2KFest.