Write-A.P.P.L.E. — Squirt – The File Selector

Dear A.P.P.L.E.

Here is the final version of the Program Launcher “SQUIRT”.  This version has some additions, corrections and added a launcher when you type “BYE”.  The previous version was called just “FileSelector.po”.

SQUIRT directions
Squirt can navigate directories with ease and minimum keystrokes.
Squirt can launch system, binary and Applesoft programs.
Squirt can view text, source and Mousetext screen files.
Squirt can view bitmap fonts.
Squirt can view hi-res and dbl-hi-res graphics screens.
Squirt can automatically recognize the difference between a binary graphics
file, a binary text file, a binary program file and a binary font file.

The maximum size of a binary game that can load at $800 is $B2FF (45823 bytes).

When viewing a dbl-hi-res graphics screen, and the screen does not look right,
press Ctrl-A to switch Main and Aux screen memories.

A binary file that has text may be recognized as a graphics screen file if the
start address is $2000 or $4000 and the file size is $1FF8 or $2000.  To view
as a text file, save the file with a different file size.


Rob in Saskatchewan

To download Squirt, go to http://www.callapple.org/soft/ap2/misc/Squirt_FS.PO

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About the Author

Bill Martens

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.