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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

Virtual ][ v8.0 goes 64-bit

Thanks to a message posted by David Finnigan on comp.emulators.apple2, please note that Gerard Putter has just released v8.0 of his Apple II emulator for Mac OS.   For more information, please visit virtualii.com   This version contains extensive behind-the-scenes updates and rewrites to remain compatible with new versions of macOS, forming a basis for further […]

Open Apple #75 (October 2017) – Seth Sternberger, Class Apples, GS Graphics

We’re baaaack! Sorry for the unscheduled hiatus folks, but your intrepid hosts had some family matters to attend to. This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Seth Steinberger of 8-bit Weapon. We talk about their new album Class Apples, which was made entirely on an Apple II. Yes, every sound on the album […]

Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 4 now available

Volume 22, Issue 4 (Dec 2017) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped. This issue features reviews of a2heaven’s FASTChip //e accelerator card, the Game Port Interface Board, and the book Break Out; tutorials for expanding Applesoft BASIC by creating your own ampersand commands, and for activating the Apple III’s […]

Oz KFest 2017 Recap

From the europlus zone: As I’ve previously alluded to, there was an Oz KFest this year, held on Bribie Island, which is an hour’s drive north of Brisbane, Queensland. I didn’t spend the time blogging from the event as I had originally intended to (those following my Retrochallenge entries will know where my intentions sometimes […]

Andy McFadden releases CiderPress v4.0.3

Andy McFadden announced today, on comp.sys.apple2, the release of version 4.0.3 of CiderPress, his (more than) disk image utility for Windows. If you want to know more about the update, click the second link!   CiderPress v4.0.3 has been released.  This is functionally the same as v4.0.3-a3, but with the version number changed to make […]

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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