Interview: Rebecca Heineman & Jennell Jaquays

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At KansasFest, I had the pleasure of interviewing two game industry veterans – Rebecca Heineman and Jennell Jaquays with John Leake of the RetroMacCast.  The interview is also part of RetroMacCast episode 375. Rebecca has authored over 200 games and played a key role in many noteworthy companies like Interplay Productions.  Some of her most popular Apple II game credits […]

RetroMacCast Episode 377 Posted

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John and James have posted the latest episode of the RetroMacCast.  This episode, number 377, includes their EBAY finds which include a laser Beach Towel and an interesting collection of Apple memorabilia.  They also take a look back atht eh August 1985 edition of MacWorld Magazine. To listen to the podcast, check out the RetroMacCast […]

New Visual Studio Language Service for Merlin32 Coming Soon

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Oliver Guinart has announced a new Visual Studio language reference for the Merlin32 Assembler.  The announcement appeared in Oliver’s twitter feed last last night and promises some big things for the future of Apple IIgs programming. Prototype of a Visual Studio language service for Merlin32. Similar to the CC65 integration I demo’ed in France. pic.twitter.com/oZ2b2kBmzd […]

Option8’s Apple II Audio Connectors Shipping

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Option8 has announced that the Audio Connectors for the Apple II are now shipping.  Introduced by Option8 owner Charles Mangin at Kansasfest 2015, the Audio Connector allows the user to connect headphones or external speakers to the Apple II series computers. For more information, check out the Option8 website on Tindle at: https://www.tindie.com/products/option8/speaker-connector-for-apple-ii/ You can […]

A2Sudoku Version 1.3 Supports Real Time Clocks

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From Jeremy Rand via the Kansasfest List: Today, I received the new No Slot Clock from Ultimate Apple 2 as found here on their store: https://www.ultimateapple2.com/catalogzen154/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_16&products_id=70 This inspired me to do some coding to try to use my new toy.  It turns out that cc65 will use a real time clock if one is present […]