The Scrambler – New Manual

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.

Availability

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.

 

 

Software Features

•    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.


Author

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.


Producers

Brian Wiser — Apple consultant, historian and archivist.  Designer, editor, and co-producer of several books including: Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution, The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition.  Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity, Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering webmaster.  Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris, and is a co-producer/writer for CallApple.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.

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, 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.

 

Publisher

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 over a dozen new book titles since 2013 in addition to over 100 Apple software titles.

A.PP.L.E. produced and 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 a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also published:  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, The A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.

Press Information is available at:  www.callapple.org/press

About the Author

Brian Wiser

Brian is an A.P.P.L.E. Board member and Managing Editor of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. He is a long-time Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Brian designed, edited, and co-produced several books including: "Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software", "Synergistic Software: The Early Games", "Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution", "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 as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game "Structris." Brian was an extra in Joss Whedon’s movie “Serenity,” leading him to being a producer/director for the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity.” He brought some of the Firefly cast aboard his Browncoat Cruise and recruited several of the Firefly cast to appear in a film for charity. Brian speaks about his adventures at conventions around the country.