Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)

This issue features a retrospective of the Apple IIGS online multiplayer RPG, The Complex II; Peter Ferrie's method for porting DOS games to ProDOS for Total Replay; reviews of the book Home Computers and the audio archive The Powersharing Series; and much, much more!

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Juiced.GS Volume 25, Issue 2 (June 2020)


2My Home PageOpening Up OnlineKen GagneGetting excited for KansasFest 2020 to be held virtually.
3-4Cover ][ CoverSteven WeyhrichA review of "Home Computers: 100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation", a book by Alex Wiltshire & John Short from MIT Press.
5-9Apple CoreConstructing The ComplexMike WhalenA retrospective on The Complex II, an online fantasy role-playing game (RPG) for the Apple IIGS by Sean Craig.
10-13Tech-torialFrom DOS to ProDOSPeter FerrieHow Peter Ferrie has adapted multiple DOS 3.3 games to fit into the smaller space of the ProDOS collection Total Replay.
14-16ReviewVoices from the PastKay SavetzA review of The Powersharing Series, a USB audio/video collection from Charles Mann.
17-19DumplinGSAdapting to the TimesKen GagneKansasFest 2020 to be held online; Sean McNamara to host WOzFest 16; Jordan Mechner appears on Ars Technica video "War Stories" & releases updated edition of Prince of Persia development journals; Nox Archaist adds features, on track for August 2020 release; scene from James Bond movie "A View to a Kill" recreated by Max Piantoni; Roby Sherman releases Blitterang; ReActiveMicro releases clone of Apple II Plus motherboard; Steve Chamberlin releases firmware updates to Floppy Emu and ADB-USB Wombat; Andy McFadden launches 6502 Disassembly Projects website; Hugh Hood releases TimeOut Edit BASIC for AppleWorks 5.1; Roby Sherman announces winners of two-line game programming competition; 8 Bit Weapon releases "Lost Bytes" album; Rocky Bergen releases Apple II papercraft model PDF.
19Simplicity NotesDelightedSteven WeyhrichSteve reflects on the delight that the Apple II brings, similar to the Apollo space mission and Heathkit radio.

Issue Links

Cover to Cover

Home Computers
100 Icons that Defined a Digital Generation, by Alex Wiltshire.

Apple Core

The Complex II
Sean Craig's online fantasy RPG, complete with user manuals and source code, available as a disk image in this ZIP archive.

Putting an Apple IIGS BBS on the internet
Andrew Roughan's presentation at OzKFest 2015.


Total Replay
Hundreds of Apple II games in a single bootable program.

open/seek/read/write any binary file in ProDOS filesystem.


The Powersharing Series
A USB drive with hundreds of hours of audio and video from 134 presentations and interviews with computer industry luminaries 1981–1991.

Exclusive retailer of The Powersharing Series.


An annual Apple II convention, held online this year, July 24–25.

Sean McNamara's occasional, informal gathering of Australia's Apple II users, next being held July 25 in Sydney.

War Stories
Ars Technica interviews Jordan Mechner about how he overcame the Apple II's hardware limitations while developing Prince of Persia.

The Making of Prince of Persia
A new hardcover illustrated edition from Stripe Press of Jordan Mechner's original development journals and diaries.

Nox Archaist
Three preorder bundles for 6502 Workshop's forthcoming Apple II fantasy RPG.

A View to a Kill
Max Piantoni's re-creation of Stacey's computer from the 1985 James Bond movie.

A high-performance machine language library for Applesoft BASIC and assembler by Roby Sherman.

Apple II Plus, Rev 7 RFI
An Apple II Plus motherboard clone from ReActiveMicro.

Floppy Emu
A firmware update for Steve Chamberlin's disk emulator.

ADB-USB Wombat
A firmware update for Steve Chamberlin's ADB-USB adaptor.

6502 Disassembly Projects
Andy McFadden's archive of disassembly projects, mostly Apple II games.

TimeOut Edit BASIC
Hugh Hood's AppleWorks utility for opening and editing Applesoft BASIC program files.

The winners of Roby Sherman's two-line game-programming competition.

Lost Bytes
Four tracks from 32 previously unreleased projects by chiptune band 8 Bit Weapon.

Apple II papercraft
A printable paper model of the Apple II, by Rocky Bergen.

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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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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.

Issue Links

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.

Remy Gibert's multitasking operating system for the Apple II, now at v0.93.

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.

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