April 7, 2019
I found the original DinoGolf on a site a few years ago. The course was very busy with so many trees you literally couldn’t see where to play.
So, starting with it, I’ve created this course which I hope you’ll find fun. My goal was to create a playable course but still incorporating all the elements of the original. I’ve added more doglegs, options for cutting the doglegs, real opportunities for reaching par 5s in 2 strokes, special labeling features along he way, etc. and in some instances you’ll need to hook or slice your drive around a dinosaur or a tree. It’s not hard but you need to get the hook/slice right. A few pictures below.
Here is the link to it on my Dropbox site.
Lastly, I have a Scart hdmi Adapter connected from my IIGS to my Toshiba HDMI tv.
The pictures below are the widescreen on the HDMI. Not sure which I prefer. Widescreen or Original.
Near the End.
April 3, 2019
Trying the SIM8800 Altair Emulator for the Apple II from a call-apple.org post. The links to the site are at the following link:
The link to the MicroChess manual is here:
Microchess: A Chess playing program for the 8080 Microcomputer, written by Peter Jennings in 1977.
More information and a complete manual can be found here:
This is the grid for making moves.
March 31, 2019
I started playing with BeagleWriteGS 3.2 and found it very interesting. To start, I opened an AppleWorks 5 file with BWGS. It handled the import flawlessly. The document is 15 pages, so I was expecting some surprises.
One of the first things I tried was the Load Picture feature. I was able to load numerous pictures. I only saved two pictures within the document, as you’ll notice in the first picture. You can resize the pictures. But you can not word wrap.
BeagleWriteGS was created from the former MultiScribeGS.
I do like the Load Picture feature. It handles a number of formats. You can resize the images. However, there is no word wrap.
The Spell Check feature operates just like the other IIGS Word Processors of this ilk. However, there was a bug. Although you can run BeagleWriteGS from the Hard Drive, the Spell Check will not function without the program disk in a 3.5″ Drive.
I copied the files from the Hard Drive to a new 3.5″ disk. Disk is named bwgs.
Once you do this the spell checking runs flawlessly. Even the add the word to the User.Dictionary works. If you try to spell check without the 3.5 disk the program will either crash (on making changes) or go into a loop, from which you can not break out. You’ll need to reboot.
The BeagleWriteGS is found on the Hard Drive image.
The last two pictures are from Alex Lee’s website:
March 15, 2019
Received my new FloppyEmu Model – C from BigMessoWires.com and plugged it into my IIGSs. I’ve been using the Model – B for a couple years now. I’ve posted a number of blog entries on the Model – B during that time. Have a look if interested in my experiences. The features are describedthe following link.
The Model – C has a much larger screen and also supports WOZ files. Here are a few pictures.
The Model-C arrived with Firmware 0.2f, 21.
Everything ran great. But, to use WOZ files I needed to upgrade the Firmware to 0.2G, 23.
Upgrading the Firmware was very straightforward. I downloaded the file, read and followed the instructions and completed in about 5 minutes total.
Now, WOZ is good.
Here are a couple screen shots WOZ images running on my IIGS. I connect the FloppyEmu to the SmartPort and in the IIGS Control Panel I Set the boot slot to 6.
The following is a picture of the Error Message before I upgraded The Firmware. It didn’t recognize WOZ file type.
Lastly is a picture of the 32MB image available when the FloppyEmu is set to SmartPort vs, 5.25, 3.5 or UniDisk 3.5.
An 800k 3.5 Image.
I bought the Bundle but I haven’t put the acrylic case together yet. Soon.
March 13, 2019
I just found out you can drag and drop disk images on to the microM8 Emulator. Drag to the left side is drive 1; drag to the right side is drive 2.
The first image is the 800K disk. The second is the 143K data disk.
The Paleotronic site, the maker of the micro8M.