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For those of us whose tastes trend towards the foundation of Mac - the Apple, Apple ][, Apple ][+, Apple ///, Apple //e, //c, //gs, Lisa and other older machines that influenced the sublime.

Members: 70
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2017

Apple II Community Resources

Expect me to update these links soon...

Kansas Fest 2013! The KFest committee has announced NOTHING for KFest 2013 - yet!  We have every expectation that KFest 2013 dates will be announced in the "near" future. ("Near" being relative to a user of a 30+ year old machine)  Given the incredible success of the last few events and the great speakers and vocal community members, it's got to happen.  They even let a (gasp) Commodore lover speak last year.

Online Resources

A2Central Your Total Source for Apple II Computing
Apple II History Recently received a facelift!
Apple2Online
Mac GUI Apple II Vault A large collection of 20,000+ Apple // related files

Retro Vendors - Special thanks go to all our really helpful people out there keeping these old machines ticking and making our old dogs do new cool tricks!
16 Sector - Now the source for Syndicomm stuff as well
Reactive Micro - (On sabbatical)
a2RetroSystems
R & D Automation - Now selling CFFA 3000's with USB storage support

If you have any in particular you think would be useful (I'd like to keep it under 7-10 links) let me know!

Discussion Forum

Troubleshooting Apple IIgs monitor 1 Reply

Started by Bill Davis. Last reply by Rick Nov 18, 2017.

ActiveGS Apple IIgs emulator for iOS source code released

Started by Blake Patterson Mar 28, 2016.

Apple make a mistake?

Started by Wholly Mindless Mar 12, 2015.

Classic Apple logo 8 Replies

Started by Lim Thye Chean. Last reply by applefreak Jul 31, 2014.

Speech Synthesis Software for Apple II 7 Replies

Started by Lim Thye Chean. Last reply by applefreak Mar 30, 2014.

A2Central.com - Your Total Source for Apple II Computing

Juiced.GS Volume 23, Issue 3 now available

Volume 23, Issue 3 (Sep 2018) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped. This issue features coverage of two events: KansasFest 2018 and the Fourth Annual Oregon Trail Game 5K; reviews of two books: Tome of Copy Protection and A History of Video Games in 64 Objects; how to program […]

Open Apple #78 (September 2018) – Retro Antic Assembly Chicken Missile Talks Our Way Out Of It

This month on Open Apple, we bring you the traditional big group podcast that we record every year at KansasFest. Tune in for a casual chat with your favorite retro podcasters, and get a behind-the-scenes peek at what makes KansasFest special.

Apple VHS Archive: Patents at Apple

The excellent Apple VHS Archive YouTube channel continues to unearth analog video gold. The latest update is a nine and a half minute company internal video featuring, among others, a beardless(!) Woz – by then an “Apple Fellow” – talking up the benefits and general warm fuzzies of hardware and software patents. Watching Apple patent […]

BrutalDeluxe announces Graffidisk

From Antoine Vignau’s post at comp.sys.apple2 on August 17: Graffidisk is a new kind of software for the Apple II. Its limit is your imagination: enter text or draw a GR picture on your Apple II and let Graffidisk tag your 5.25″ floppy disks. See the results of your piece of art with John Morris’ […]

Another Apple-1 up for auction

British technology news and opinion website The Register reports that another Apple-1 is about to hit the auction block. Says The Reg: This Apple-1 was acquired from Adam Schoolsky, a friend of Apple founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, for $3,500 in 1994 by David Larson, a former professor at Virginia Tech. Gets your wallets […]

Comment Wall

Comment by Lim Thye Chean on September 8, 2008 at 11:23pm
GScript BASIC 1.4.2 uploaded. This is now becoming the Applesoft BASIC for the web - with Applesoft BASIC syntax but modernized for the new generation.

You can check out the new GScript BASIC here: http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/

Apple ][ Forever source code:
http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/scripts/apple.js

Duet source code:
http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/scripts/duet.js

Birthday source code:
http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/scripts/birthday.js
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on September 15, 2008 at 12:15am
Happy Birthday Apple IIGS!

A simple wish:
http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/run.html?file=gsbirthday
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on September 27, 2008 at 10:28am
My Apple IIGS ported Simple Paint has been featured in Apple web site: http://www.apple.com/webapps
Comment by Wholly Mindless on September 27, 2008 at 5:30pm
Congratulations!
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on September 30, 2008 at 10:22am
Thanks. Right now Simple Paint is rated as the most popular Apple web app as of today (http://www.apple.com/webapps/index_top.html).
Comment by Wholly Mindless on October 4, 2008 at 3:00pm
Anyone else get their copy of JuicedGS this week? (Be quiet Ken. ;) )
Comment by Timbotronik on October 26, 2008 at 10:49pm
This is really incredible, some hardcore Computer Archaeologists have reverse engineered several versions of ye olde Microsoft 6502 Basic (Applesoft, Commodore Basic etc) using cc65. They put together a new source code package that can rebuild these Basic images verbatim. Wow.

http://www.pagetable.com/?p=46

They are discovered some very interesting findings lurking deep inside this code...
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on October 31, 2008 at 12:03pm
This is a good port of the Apple II game Lemonade Stand for iPhone. I just bought a copy!

http://toucharcade.com/2008/10/30/lemonade-stand-now-available-in-app-store/
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on November 4, 2008 at 6:46pm
If for some reasons you wanted to do some Lores programming on the go - point your iPhone to http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic and have fun!
Comment by Timbotronik on November 13, 2008 at 6:13am
HOORAY I finally caught Carmen Sandiego! She was hiding out in the Maldives CLEVER GIRL

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