Identify ][, the Hardware identification software by Marc Golembeck has been updated. Version 2.0 and the subsequent 2.02 include a host of new features with version 2.02 being a bug fix release. According to the website, :
BugFix: The Saturn Card detection code lead to an unwanted “flying” disk write on Disk II controllers and connected drives to it. Hence booting the tool from floppy disk lead to a destruction of a disk track and leaving the disk partially unreadable and destroying the program on disk. Other drive types, floppy emulators or emulators itself were not affected only Disk II controller. This bug has been fixed now in V.2.02.
Thx to Daniel Henderson’s comprehensive beta testing we are able to release now the first version of Identify ][ into the wild.
Identify ][ is a simple tool that let’s you scan and analyse any of the computers of the Apple II family in less than 20 seconds and gain some insight in installed features. Emulators are supported as well.
- V.2.02: Download a DSK-image (DOS 3.3) or this DSK-image (ProDOS) of the new Identify ][ automatic hardware detection tool for the Apple ][ family of computers.
- Detects now a VidHD-card.
Features of Identify ][:
- Machine detection
- CPU detection
- RAM detection (supports: RamWorks and Saturn memory expansion boards as well as Language Card detection)
- Screen refresh rate detection
- FastChip //e and ZIPChip detection
- Emulator detection
- Joystick detection
- Z80 detection
- Slot scanning and identification of known interface cards
Known Limitations of the software:
- No RAM-disk support yet (to be included)
- No detection of modern video cards or monitors
- No detection of TransWarp GS and ZIPgsx yet (to be included)
- A Saturn Card in Slot #0 can mess up correct RAM detection
- No detection of Apple II clones yet (to be included)
- And a lot of not yet known side effects and bugs…