Tag: Charles Mangin

SIM8800 Now Runs BASIC and Chess

Charles Mangin has announced an update to his SIM8800 Altair Emulator for the Apple II. SIM8800 is a graphical version of the Apple80 Altair Emulator by Dann McCreary and shows the standard Altair “lights” in low resolution graphics on the Apple II screen. The Update to SIM8800 includes the a menu giving the emulator ability […]

Option8 Releases BlockChain Game

Option8 also known as Charles Mangin has released a new Apple II game, BlockChain.  Fresh off his recent success of his new game DropBlock which came in two flavors, single and double player, he now has released a game which gives a new twist to the idea of placing falling blocks. One of the twists […]

The Disk II Blu-Ray

Charles Mangin of RetroConnector fame has been working on an interesting conversion project.   He has converted an Apple II Disk II drive to a Blu-Ray drive.  This particular hack is being done by Charles as a  special order item. For more on this hack and to view the photos of the hack, check out Charles […]

Option8’s Apple II Audio Connectors Shipping

Option8 has announced that the Audio Connectors for the Apple II are now shipping.  Introduced by Option8 owner Charles Mangin at Kansasfest 2015, the Audio Connector allows the user to connect headphones or external speakers to the Apple II series computers. For more information, check out the Option8 website on Tindle at: https://www.tindie.com/products/option8/speaker-connector-for-apple-ii/ You can […]

A.P.P.L.E. Negotiates Discount for Option8 Joystick Shield

A.P.P.L.E. has negotiated a discount for A.P.P.L.E. Members who purchase Option8’s Joystick Shield or the Joystick Shield Kit.  These connectors allow users to utilize their original Apple II series joysticks with their current Mac or PC.  Many emulators will also recognize the Joystick Shield. The discount code is available to A.P.P.L.E. members only through their […]