What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition released by A.P.P.L.E.

Seattle, Washington — July 22, 2016 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and Robert Tripp are proud to announce the immediate availability of the book What’s Where in the Apple – Enhanced Edition: A Complete Guide to the Apple II Computer.

And now on November 23, 2020, due to popular demand, What’s Where in the Apple is available in additional versions and formats!  First and foremost, our “Enhanced Edition” has more design readability enhancements, a few small corrections, and new ProDOS 2.4/2.5 content, increasing the page count by four, totaling 600 pages.

Beyond that complete book, What’s Where in the Apple is also available as two separate books:  Volume 1 (The Guide, 382 pages, Blue cover) and Volume 2 (Atlas & Gazetteer, 259 pages, Green cover) – in Coil Bound, Paperback, and Hardback formats.

Produced in coordination with original publisher Robert Tripp and last published in 1984, this new Enhanced Edition is the most complete and accurate edition ever created, featuring improved readability, new coverage of the Apple IIe and Apple IIc, and a forward and historical perspective by Robert Tripp.  It was over a two year project of correcting countless legacy mistakes, adding new content, and dramatically improving formatting and readability.

A comprehensive guide to the hardware and firmware organization and architecture of the Apple II computer, What’s Where in the Apple discusses concepts and programming techniques useful for mastering the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the Apple II.  The numerical Atlas and alphabetical Gazetteer guide you to over 2,700 memory locations of PEEKs, POKEs, and CALLs in DOS and ProDOS. The names and locations of various Monitor, DOS, Integer BASIC, and Applesoft BASIC routines are listed, and information is provided on their use.

Applesoft and Integer BASIC users will learn how to speed up and streamline programs. Assembly language users will discover routines that simplify coding and interfacing. All users will find this book helpful to understand the Apple II and essential for mastering it!


Availability

What’s Where in the Apple – Enhanced Edition 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.

What’s Where in the Apple – Enhanced Edition – Volume 1 (The Guide) is available in three formats:


What’s Where in the Apple – Enhanced Edition – Volume 2 (Atlas & Gazetteer)
is available in three formats:

Features

  • Table of Contents – Enhanced Edition
  • Table of Contents – Volume 1 (The Guide)
  • Table of Contents – Volume 2 (Atlas & Gazetteer)
  • The definitive guide to the Apple II computer encompassing 600 pages and updated in 2020.  With over 4,000 hours of editing, restoration, formatting, and new features, this new Enhanced Edition is the most complete and accurate edition ever created.
  • New Forward and The Evolution of WWA by original publisher Robert Tripp.  Article by William F. Luebbert about WWA that originally appeared in MICRO.  Introduced and produced by two long-time Apple historians, Brian Wiser and Bill Martens.
  • All Apple IIe and Apple IIc models are covered for the first time in two Chapters and the Atlas/Gazetteer.  More new features include:  Chapter 1 describing Apple computer models, Appendices, Glossary, and Index.
  • 23 Chapters encompassing a comprehensive guide to the hardware and firmware organization and architecture of the Apple II computer to help BASIC and Assembly language programmers through clear tutorials and examples.
  • Over 2,700 memory locations of PEEKs, POKEs, and CALLs in DOS and ProDOS, detailing routines and use.
  • All complete programs in the book are available on an Apple II DSK image.


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Producers

Brian Wiser — A 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.  Brian is also the author of The Etch-a-Sketch and Other Fun Programs. 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 Joss Whedon’s “Serenity.” Producer of Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering web sites, co-producer of the retro iOS game Structris, and 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. He is the author of ApPilot/W1, Beyond Quest, The Anatomy of an EAMON, and multiple EAMon adventure games.  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 publish: Tome of Copy ProtectionCyber 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

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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.