Apple II Passport Updated

The Apple II based Passport, a disk cracking package, has been updated — release dated 04-21-2021. The latest version of the Mark Pilgrim and Peter Ferrie produced software package has been released with the following changes: – NEW: patchers/harvey.a (Buzz Bang Harvey, Harvey by Primes) – NEW: patchers/jmp2012.a (BackAid) – NEW: patchers/pdi.a (Leadsheeter, Polywriter) – […]

37 Years of Emulation on the M1 Mac

For those who love emulation, especially Macintosh Emulation, this one will be right up your alley. Kyle Fox has posted a picture of Shadowgate (Mac 68K version) running on the M1 Macintosh. In order to get there, he had to jump through a few hoops and architectures. The game Shadowgate itself was released in 1987 […]

The End of Ten-Four-Fox

Cameron Kaiser has announce the end of development on the Ten-Four-Fox application, which provided users of G4 machines with Firefox Browser capabilities. As he mentions in his writeup, the costs of the operation are a huge item with about $600 per month in accruing by providing the application. To read further, check out Cameron’s article […]

WOzFest 19 Announcement

From the europlus zone blog: Hot on the heels of WOzFest 18 I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest: WOzFest 19 will be held on Saturday 1 May 2021, starting at midday Sydney time (UTC+10:00). The theme for WOzFest 19 is “Freedom” – a good friend and frequent WOzFest attendee retires the day before, so I thought what […]

Apple ][/][+ Motherboard Test Sheets

From the europlus zone blog: [I’m happy to announce] four test sheets covering the major revisions of Apple ][ and ][+ motherboards: WOzFest Labs Apple II Motherboard Test Sheet – Revision 0 WOzFest Labs Apple II Motherboard Test Sheet – Revision 1-4 WOzFest Labs Apple II Motherboard Test Sheet – Revision 7 WOzFest Labs Apple II Motherboard […]

Update to TXTRIS

Mario Patino, author of the TXTRIS text based Tetris clone, has released a new update to his game which is one of the entries for this years Apple II Software enthusiasts (A2SE) programming contest. The update includes a nifty little intro tune in the program. Play of the TXTRIS game is nearly true to the […]

Wade Clarke’s Memoir Site

Wade Clarke has in recent years become known for his interactive fiction game, Leadlight Gamma, including a version for the Apple II computer. Now he has put all of his apple II forays on his website including a fun look back at piracy in the Apple II world. Check it out at:https://wadememoir.wadeclarke.com

The Usborne 1980’s Computer Books

Many kids in the 1980’s began programming computers using the USBORNE computer books, which were very colorful, step by step books that were appropriate for any age in reality. These books took you through the stages of creating programs from the idea creation, the design, the programming, modifications, and quite literally, all the way to […]

New Apple II Game — Archer

If you have ever wanted to take part in a programming contest, the annual BASIC 10-Liners Programming Contest is a good one to start with. Each year, the best and brightest programmers in the retro computing community test their metal against the rest of the world. One of the first Apple II submissions this year […]