ActiveGS Plugin 3.3.303 Available for Download

The latest version of the FreeToolsAssociation’s ActiveGS plugin is now available for download and installation.  The new plugin includes a number of improvements and is now more in tune with the mobile versions of the application.  Items fix or improved include:

  • * [osx] Fix browser crash at plugin startup (in some special occasion)
  • + [ios] External keyboard support on iPad (still fuzzy due to a bug in the iOS SDK!)
  • + [ios] Added option menu to control runtime parameters (speed, framerate, …)
  • + [ios] Added spinning loader when thumbnails are being downloaded
  • * [ios] Fix paddle button detection (cf. dig dug)
  • + [ios] Added “Zoom Lock” option (to prevent the zoom from interfering with the inputs)
  • + [ios] 60hz refresh on iPad and iPhone4 : scrollings are now smooth!
  • + [ios] Emulator screen is refreshed even during zooming
  • + [ios] tweak the zoom command in order to be able to easily return to default view
  • + [ios] FTA Database updated to 1.12
  • * [ios] Fixed: list could be corrupted after an update
  • + added “sendkey” commmand to simulate keyboard entries : ^ctrl; ^alt; ^option; ^reset
  • * Removed memory leaks in XML parsing
  • + Added savestate status in “runtime” command
  • + Added “defaultOption” command to restore the emulator to default options
  • + Added vbl count of the latest savestate
  • * Discard save state on disk configuration change (to maintain the emulator integrity)
  • * Fix some XML Parsing issue
  • * Memory limit restored to 2MB to run the MegaDemo!
  • + [win32] Switched to QueryPerformanceTimer for better timing accuracy
  • + [osx] Using synchronous refresh when possible for smoother animation
  • + [ios] Implemented Update Mechanism in list management (deleting former versions in Cache)
  • + Added “pauseresume” command to toggle emulator state accordingly
  • + [win32] nicer error message when multiple instances are running
  • * Fix possible crashes when multiple instances have been run

ActiveGS is a multi-platform, multi-browser emulator written by Oliver Goguel of the FTA.  You can download the plugin from the FTA’s ActiveGS website at:

To try out the latest version of the program, head on over to Virtual Apple ][ where it is implemented in full at:

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A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.