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Pre-Mac Goodness

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

NumberCruncher Reloaded is on sale!

Axel Muhr has just released a Floating Point Unit interface card for the Apple IIgs and Apple IIe (enhanced and unenhanced). The NumberCruncher Reloaded is a peripheral card for the Apple II series that features a math co-processor, often also called a Floating Point Unit (FPU) which is specialized on, well, floating point calculations. Doing […]

Juiced.GS Volume 26, Issue 2 now available

Volume 26, Issue 2 (June 2021) of Juiced.GS, the longest-running Apple II publication in print, has now shipped. This issue features an inside look at the Apple II emulated in Joshua Weier’s Unreal game, zero_page; a tutorial for using ham radio with your Apple II; reviews of the ROMX and MacEffects’ transparent case; an Apple […]

Pre-order your copy of Attack of the Petscii Robots

You can pre-order up to four different editions of Attack of the Petscii Robots, the new Apple II arcade style game by the 8-bit Guy and his team at http://www.the8bitguy.com/product/petscii-robots-for-apple/ A IIgs specific version will be available in a couple of months.

KansasFest 2021 open for registration

KansasFest 2021, the 33rd annual Apple II convention, is open for registration. Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retrocomputing enthusiasts are invited to gather virtually from Friday, July 23, through Saturday, July 24, for two days and one night of sessions, demos, announcements, contests, and camaraderie. We will make the best of the virtual arrangement and return […]

Welcome to Full Metal Planet for the Apple IIgs

8th/Apr/2021 – Brainstorm Software and Brutal Deluxe Software are proud to announce the release of Full Metal Planet for all Apple IIgs users. That great strategy game is now available in English @ http://www.brutaldeluxe.fr/products/thirdparties/fmp/ – You can play against the computer, or against other persons through an AppleTalk network with players running an Apple IIgs or […]

Comment Wall

Comment by Wholly Mindless on April 10, 2008 at 6:59pm
More great news from A2Central.com has caused me to put up an RSS feed on the Pre-Mac Goodness group.

Announcements of 4 meg GS memory cards, Uthernet network cards and an update to Virtual ][ all announced this week.

I just can't keep up!
Comment by Wholly Mindless on April 18, 2008 at 8:05am
Now there's a PS/2 keyboard mod for Apple ][s, a VGA card AND a superdisk controller on the way. CRAZY stuff in the A2 world. Check out the A2Central.com news feed!
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on April 23, 2008 at 1:33am
Hi, for all Apple II lovers who like to see some pictures, I have some photo albums in this site:

1) Apple IIGS (for images of my 2 Apple IIGS in my house)
2) Apple IIGS Applications (screenshots of various applications shown on LCD TV)
3) The Best of Apple IIGS (my personal favourite Apple IIGS photos)

Have fun!
Comment by Ken Gagne on April 23, 2008 at 12:47pm
I outlined Five reasons why GS/OS beats Vista and OS X. Some of its readers aren't quite sure what to make of it... ;-)
Comment by John on April 24, 2008 at 9:51pm
Poster-ee Goodness! I just found the IIGS poster on eBay
http://cgi.ebay.com/GREAT-APPLE-COMPUTER-INSIDE-STORY-APPLE-IIGS-POSTER_W0QQitemZ290225548376QQihZ019QQcategoryZ80074QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Comment by Wholly Mindless on May 5, 2008 at 8:45am
That was a pretty cool looking poster. I don't remember having seen one of them before. It ended up going for $31.

For those that want to try to see it before eBay archives the transaction follow this link
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on May 16, 2008 at 9:31pm
I have added the amazing jazz song from the Apple IIGS Sales Demo in 1986 in my page. The song can be downloaded and I also add the screenshot of the demo as the album art.
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on May 29, 2008 at 11:07am
I added a video capture of AppleVision. Probably the first music demo for Apple II computers (written in Integer BASIC + assembly). However, I am not able to capture the sound of this program.
Comment by Lim Thye Chean on June 10, 2008 at 12:50am
If you have Firefox running on your PC, and you are willing to install a plugin called ActiveGS, you are welcome to test drive a GS on the web - http://virtualgs.larwe.com/ActiveGS/
Comment by Wholly Mindless on June 18, 2008 at 8:51am
Not long until KFest!

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