Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has released a manual for the Apple II copy protection program The Scrambler by Jerry Jongerius. The software was originally published in 1983 by A.P.P.L.E., but no manual was released at that time.
The Scrambler, which also includes Fast Disk Check and Password, is a suite of DOS 3.3-based utilities that enable users to copy protect 5.25″ disks and data, set a password for disks, and verify the integrity of disks. If you work in an environment that requires protection for your Apple II data, then this is the program for you.
The Scrambler is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com. A disk image for the programs is available on the Apps page.
• Error Checking of 5.25″ disk media.
• Copy Protection of data on a disk, preventing basic copy schemes.
• DOS 3.3 system-level Password Protection of your floppies.
• Data Disk creation for protected data-only floppies.
• Works with multiple Slots and Disks.
• A complete Protection Suite for your Apple II.
Jerry Jongerius is a programmer who has been writing software since the 1980s. He has published a number of software packages including The Scrambler for the Apple II, and several Windows titles like Patented Mappable VR, PhotoFinder, and Autorun Slideshow. He is also the author of the book, Writing Bug Free C Code for Windows, which delves into the realm of writing software that is bug free out of the box in the modern era of many companies releasing buggy software, leaving customers to debug the packages. Jerry is also the founder and owner of Duckware – a Java specialist company which produced Java-based software. He also has a patent for the PMVR/FloorPlan technology he created (May 13, 2003, patent #6,563,529). He was the creator and curator of Jag’s House, a Mac-based freeware and shareware site for many years.
Brian Wiser — Producer of books, films, games, and events, as well as an Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Designer, editor, and co-producer of dozens of books including: Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition, What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition, and The WOZPAK Special Edition – an important Apple II historical book with Steve Wozniak’s restored original, technical handwritten notes. Producer/Director of the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity“, his Browncoat Cruise convention with Firefly cast, and an extra in the movie “Serenity.” Co-producer of Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering websites, the retro iOS game Structris, and co-producer/writer for CallAPPLE.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. Brian is also the author of The Etch-a-Sketch and Other Fun Programs.
Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, and books like: Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris. Bill is the author of ApPilot/W1, Beyond Quest, The Anatomy of an EAMON, and multiple EAMon adventure games. He is a systems engineer specializing in office infrastructures and has been programming since 1976. And he is the production editor for the A.P.P.L.E. website CallAPPLE.org, writes science fiction novels in his spare time, and is a retired semi-pro football player.
Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985. Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced dozens of new book titles since 2013 and over 100 Apple software titles.
A.P.P.L.E. published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as forewords from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also publish books such as: Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition by Mark Pelczarski, Tome of Copy Protection, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 magazine Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.
Press information is available at: www.callapple.org/press