More ManilaGear VGA Adapter Screen Pictures

December 14, 2017

These are pictures of the settings on use on the Samsung Syncmaster 710N connected to the IIGS Rom 01 with ManilaGear VGA adapter. Plus some pictures of various programs.

This next picture the Apple Writer menu illustrating text.

The following pictures show jpg images converted to various resolutions and sizes by the jpegGS program. The first image has no reduction and you using the mouse to scroll up and down to see it all.

The next image is converted to grayscale.

Grayscale of first image with size reduction to fit on screen.


Crickety Manor – Microzine Jr. #2 Apple IIe plus Extras

December 3, 2017

A little fun today with Microzine Jr. Magazine Disks. Program is Crickety Manor.

It’s on Issue#2. Available with other Microzine disk images at link below.

Pictures from Other disks.

FASTChip //e for Apple IIe – Accelerator Card

November 20, 2017

Just installed my FASTChip //e In italics are the notes from the website.

The FASTChip //e accelerates the Apple //e™ by replacing the on-board microprocessor with a much faster one. Because the memory on the Apple //e™ can only run at a 1 MHz speed maximum, faster memory (SRAM) must be provided to increase performance and allow the 65C02/65C816 CPU to run at full speed. To do this, the FASTChip //e contains 512KB/1024KB of fast SRAM memory. The clever design allows the acceleration of programs running in both main and auxiliary memory. The additional FASTChip //e memory can emulate both 192/448 KB fast RamWorks  compatible RAM and 256/512 KB fast RamFactor (slinky) compatible RAM.

FASTChip //e features

  • Easy to install card, installable in slot 1-7 of the Apple //e™, or Enhanced //e.
  • Does not mechanically interfere with the 80 column card in slot 3.
  • 65C02/65C816 microprocessor running at a clock rate of more than 16 MHz .
  • External Hardware Control Panel with controls and LED display.
  • CPU frequency can be changed real-time via rotary knob (0.2Mhz to 16.6Mhz).
  • Stop/Pause and Status buttons for easy control.
  • 4 digits x 7 segment LED display.
  • Built in 192/448 KB fast RamWorks compatible RAM.
  • Built in 256/512 KB fast RamFactor (Slinky) compatible RAM.
  • Low power design for cool operation.
  • Acceleration of programs running in both main and auxiliary memory.
  • Compatible with most interface and expansion cards for the Apple II/IIe.
  • Transparent operation with all Apple II software.
  • An easily accessed built-in software control panel lets you control processor speed, memory, joystick, speaker sound quality and many other options.

My actual //e Setup with FastChip//e, RamWorks8M card and SDFloppy II installed.

FastChip//e videos of PublishIT version 4 at 10 Mhz. A program essentially unusable on a IIe at 1 MHz.

[Note: I’m running PublishIt from a SCSI drive, not a floppy, unidisk 3.5, or SDFloppy, although programs ran fine from all three devices. But obviously SCSI is the fastest ] : unless you have a CFFA or MicroDrive Turbo.

VisiCalc v1.37 and v2.08 for Apple ll

November 10, 2017

I’ve been experimenting with VisiCalc on the Apple IIe and Franklin Ace500. I also ran it (v2.08) on the IIGS, the TransWarpGS, from the floppy. VisiCalc was the first really super Spreadsheet program for desktop platforms. It came out in 1979 developed by Dan Bricklin. It has a very interesting command structure as every row/column action or save/load action begins with a ” / “. The trickiest thing was learning how to control the movement up/down and right/left until I found the Reference Guide. You need to tap the space bar each time you want to switch between x and y axis. Also, you still use the ß à arrows whether going sideways or up down. Here is a link to the program and reference card.

Below: version 2.08 running on Virtual ][ Emulator. You can see the VC-208 in entry line.

This is a template I picked up with a few other Apple IIe templates. 

AceCalc v2.0 by Franklin on Apple lle

November 7, 2017

I’m playing with AceCalc by Franklin from 1983. Operates in a similar fashion to VisiCalc. Here’s a link to the download and manuals.

I’ll post some additional pictures later today.

These are screenshots using Virtuall ][ emulating Apple //e.    Notice the mouse text characters.   If you know how to configure the Virtual //e to not display these let me know.

Where in Americas Past is Carmen Sandiego – Apple II

October 23, 2017

This is one tough game.  The YouTube video is a great how to play.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego – Answer Sheet Apple II

October 21, 2017

Introduction: Well, this is just as its title says a Cheat Sheet. It includes most of the Questions that will appear every time you are going to earn a promotion. Why I’m doing this? Well because it’s just
annoying not being able to answers the questions t “succeed” in the
game, and I suppose that I’m not the only one with this problem. Well here you have most of the questions, now
Good Luck people!! Fiji became independent in _______. (1970) The
Stamp Act required _______ stamps to help defray the costs of royal
troops. (revenue) In 1821, Emma _______ founded Troy Female
Seminary. (Wilard) The image that appears on the flag of Bhutan is a
______. (dragon) Tennessee was admitted to the Union in ____. (1976)
Katherine Hepburn was born in ________, Connecticut. (Hartford) In
the year 2000, Easter Sunday will fall on April __. (23) ____ is the
exact geographic center of Rhode Island.(Kent) In 1962, Rachel
Carson’s book, ______ Spring, launched the environmentalist
movement. (Silent) The United States Mint was created by an act of
Congress on April 2, ____. (1972) The most abundant mineral in the
body is _______. (calcium) Robert Penn ______ was awarded the
Pulitzer Prize for fiction and poetry twice. (Warren) Mount
Kilimanjaro in ________ is 19,340 feet high. (Tanzania) Idaho is also
known as the ___ State. (Gem) The Golden Gate Bridge, the second
longest suspension bridge in the world, was built in ____. (1937)
______ Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. (Crater) The
1908 Olympics were held in ______. (London) Pedro Alvares Cabral is
credited as being the first european to reach Brazil in: ______. (1500)
Ray Ewry, a notable sports personality, won _______ gold medals. (8)

Valentina V. Tereshkova became first woman in space in the year

_______ (Space Develpoments). (1963) The Erastus Corning II tower

in Albany, N.Y. is _______ feet tall. (Buildings/tall) (589) How many

stories does the Chicago Sears Tower have? (110) This last two I

never seen it before but I read in the Internet that exists, they are:

The Main export of Belize is sugar. Patty Berg was Woman Athlete of
the Year 3 times.