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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.

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Latest Activity: Nov 18

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.

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

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 […]

WOzFest 8-bit Announced for 18 November 2017

From the europlus zone blog: I’m very happy to finally announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest 8-bit – Saturday 18 November 2017, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+11:00). The theme for WOzFest Slot 7: Your Card was the Apple IIgs, Apple’s only non-8-bit Apple ][. It therefore seemed appropriate to set the theme for […]

Orca/C, Linker & library source released on GitHub

Mike Westerfield of The Byte Works recently announced on the Facebook Apple II Enthusiasts group that he had made the source code to Orca/C, the Linker and the OrcaLib library available on GitHub. Mike retains copyright of the code and rights to distribution, but is making it available on GitHub to accept contributions of fixes […]

Juiced.GS Volume 22, Issue 3 now available

Volume 22, Issue 3 (Sep 2017) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped. This issue features Charles Mangin’s coverage of KansasFest 2017; an interview with Sean Fahey of the Garage Giveaway; an overview of ampersand programming packages for Applesoft BASIC; reviews of Alien Downpour and Cyber Jack; a behind-the-scenes look […]

Nox Archaist Kickstarter is Live!

6502 Workshop announced today that their Kickstarter Campaign for Nox Archaist has been launched! Nox Archaist’s Kickstarter Collector’s Edition recaptures the immersive 8-bit RPG experience of the 1980s with its full color game box stuffed with feelies including fabric map, printed manual, and game artifacts – all with custom, professional artwork. Listen to this episode […]

Comment Wall

Comment by Lim Thye Chean on June 23, 2008 at 11:07am
I wrote a Flash program that shows Apple TV style screensaver but showing real Apple IIGS super hires images, floating in the air. If you have Flash 9 - http://virtualgs.larwe.com/ActionScript/GSPics/
Comment by sunder on July 14, 2008 at 5:00pm
Any Franklin Ace owners out there?

I picked one up - a 1200 over the weeked from a friend who is selling his house to live on his boat and travel the world. It came with the original boxes and the original monitor, but no software. I had some fun playing around with the built in BASIC in ROM, but would be nice to use the floppy drives too. :-)
Comment by Wholly Mindless on July 23, 2008 at 8:30am
Sunder, Most Apple 2 software will work on your 1200. The first thing you need to get running is ADTPro, it can even jumpstart your machine and get a dos disk working for you. (of course much of the post '88 software all required 64k or more so you might get caught there. Let us know how it goes!
Comment by sunder on July 23, 2008 at 11:10am
sweet! I'll try that out. Thanks Wholly.
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on August 20, 2008 at 11:05pm
I have wrote a set of JavaScript library for Applesoft programmer, to allow them to code in Applesoft style for web and iPhone/iPod touch. If you like retro programming on the new platform, try this out: http://virtualgs.larwe.com/GScript/

I have also written a blog on this, check out my blog "Apple II Programming for the Web"
Comment by Wholly Mindless on August 21, 2008 at 8:54am
Juiced GS Magazine has announced that it will continue being published through 2009! Order now to ensure you don't miss an issue at Juiced GS
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on August 29, 2008 at 10:16pm
I have uploaded GScript BASIC 1.2.7 - a recreation of Apple IIGS and Applesoft BASIC programming environment for the web - now including Lores mode! Many Super Hires and Lores demos are available for playing.

If you have never tested GScript BASIC before, please have a look at: http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/ - I hope
you like it!

You can also download GScript BASIC as a standalone product here:
http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic.zip

Have fun programming!
Comment by James on September 6, 2008 at 11:04am
Awesome stuff! Check the hyperlink for the Duet. It should be:

http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/run.html?file=duet
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on September 8, 2008 at 11:16pm
Thanks James. Here's the updated links:

If you have Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome, here's 2 retro music with Lores animation:

Apple ][ Forever:
http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/run.html?file=apple

Duet:
http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/run.html?file=duet

Enjoy!
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on September 8, 2008 at 11:20pm
This is the birthday song to my daughter Xin Quan (I originally heard it in Diversi Tune). Graphics and animation done by Alice.

http://virtualgs.larwe.com/gsbasic/run.html?file=birthday

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