Retro computing event in Melbourne Australia April 2019

The Great Oz Retro-Fest, (GORF) is a multi-day event celebrating the personal computing platforms of the 1970s, 80s and 90s including the Apple, Microbee, Commodore, Atari, Sinclair and other 8- and 16-bit computer lines. GORF is being produced by Teaching Electronics and Computing History (TECH) Inc. which is an Australian not-for-profit association. GORF is happening […]

QFest 12 Announcement

From the europlus zone blog: From our Northern Apple ][ Compadres comes the following announcement: I am very happy to announce QFest 12, to be held in Brisbane on Saturday 27 April 2019, concurrent with WOzFest 12:00 and GORF, starting around midday Brisbane time (UTC+10:00). As with previous QFests, there will be projects to work on, and an Applesauceon hand. […]

WOzFest 12:00 Announced for 29 April 2019

From the europlus zone blog: I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest 12:00 – Saturday 27 April 2019, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+10:00). The primary theme for WOzFest 12:00 is “time” – encompassing, among other things, time-related hardware and software, the ravages of time and what we might (or might not) do about them, and strategies […]

Apple-1 ETDS Emulator Updated

The Apple-1 Emulator That Doesn’t Suck or ETSD has been updated. The project receivd a bit of an update this week with the v6502 getting a submodule bump and the Apple-1 Emulator Xcode project file getting a version update. The Apple-1 ETDS is an Apple-1 emulator by Daniel Loffgren and uses curses for output. The […]

Virtual II 9.1.2 Released

Gerard Putter, author of the Virtual II Emulator, has announced another patch release. Version 9.1.2 is set to address a few issues according to the author: It appeared that ProDOS diskette access often failed. This was due to the rewrite I did of the disk head stepper motor (to implement quarter-track access). In the new […]

Virtual II 9.1.1 Released

The Virtual II Emulator has been updated. Version 9.1.1 of Virtual II is intended to address a couple of issues that came up in version 9.1. It is recommended that all users update their emulator with this patch version. Also, for those users who are having problems with the ROM not being found by the […]