Original Dinosaur Golf for Mean18 on IIGS

July 26, 2022

This is the original version of Dinosaur Golf from which my versions are derived [ DinoGolf2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 ]. Many of the holes in the original are overcrowded with growth and you can not see the pin. But there are some very nice hole designs. Like number 9, where you can’t just whack the driver. You have to select the right club or end up in the water. And no.4 hole par 5 which can be reached in two if you do it just right. See pics below. I’ve posted the link to the disk image below. Also the link to the disk image of all 5 DinoGolf versions. The original course disk is renamed Dino1989. The back nine is a real bear, especially 12, 13, 14. I still can’t break par after 5 years.

August 11th 2022 – Took years to break par. Really need to calculate your efforts.
Overview #1

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/190O7eiwcD-3D4bdzdI7iWuAQ4v_dYdl3

Tee #1
Approach #1

The back nine is a real bear, especially 12, 13, 14. I still can’t break par after 5 years.


Mean18 2 New Courses Tornado and Pithy Par 4s

July 23, 2022

Here are my mid 2022 Mean18 Course releases. There are 2 new courses. Tornado, the name pretty much tells you the challenge. And Pithy Par 4s. Pithy is super fun as you can drive nearly all the par 4 holes and reach the par 5s in 2 shots. The courses are on a single 800k 2mg disk image. I build my courses on a IIGS running everything from a FloppyEmu. After testing there I test in the Sweet16 IIGS emulator.

Enjoy. Leave me any comments.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JhcVzD73NvImzxQRFUaiL7k8zs7yjOxG/view?usp=drivesdk

If you would like some additional homemade courses go to this link below at macgui.com. These courses are made by many people. Mine are not included in the set. You can find the rest of mine by searching on Mean18 on this site.

https://www.macgui.com/downloads/?mode=category&cat_id=60&sort_method=file_name&sort_order=ASC&pp=50&start=200


The Game Show for Apple II

July 23, 2022

Fun little Q and A Game Show program. running it from my DuoDisk on Apple IIe which also has a FastChip and MacEffects Mouse Card and a couple other A2Heaven cards. The virtual disk images are at the link below.

https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/educational/


Better Working Word Processor for Apple II

April 17, 2022

A very nice early Word Processor.

The SPELL CHECKER on the disk image is for 40 cloumn mode only.
I works nicely. But isn ́t that strange. Haven’t found one that is
80 column mode.
It ́s actually called Spell 40.

https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/productivity/word_processing/

Boot Screen

https://www.apple.asimov.net/images/productivity/word_processing/

40 Column Mode
Print Out from the Virtual II Emulator
Nice


One-Armed-Battle (Bandit) for Apple IIGS

April 9, 2022

Fun Game.

https://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/one-arm-battle.html

Play others and or the IIGS.

Mouse Card by MacEffects for IIe IIGS

March 30, 2022

MacEffects – Works Great

MacEffects-new bitMOUSE card for the Apple II, II Plus, IIe and IIgs. This card allows you to use standard PC Serial mice (DB9) with your Apple II. This mouse features switchable slow and fast tracking as well as a switch to adjust for processor upgrades (above 5mhz). This card is fully socketed with all through hole components for easy repairs and modification.

https://maceffects.com/products/maceffects-bitmouse-serial-mouse-card-for-the-apple-ii

The Card
Close Up
MacEffects Mouse Card and FastChip//e. Starting PublishIt 4 at 10 MHz


DinoGolf 2022 and 2021 for Mean18 Golf IIGS

February 25, 2022

Here is this years DinoGolf 2022 course. The course has been updated throughout and a new terror has been added. In addition to the terrors on the ground there is now a pterodactyl in the air. You may need to hook or slice around it. Or, if you like, select a less lofted club and go underneath. The link to this new 2022 course is below. There is also a link to all the 2021 courses at the end.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ezq2OOfS236pzb-KTAW4gkjAirHtK3tm

Here are some pictures of DinoGolf 2021. The link to it and the other 2021 courses is below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ylrOAr6OjPCixw0oktx6CpZQmreCC9NK/view?usp=drivesdk


Apple II Desktop 2022 v1.2-Alpha38 and 41

February 9, 2022

The Apple II Desktop is still being enhanced. Here’s the 2022 and the late 2021 version running in Virtual ll on my MacBook. Latest version. Link to it is below.

https://github.com/a2stuff/a2d

https://github.com/a2stuff/a2d/releases/download/v1.2-alpha41/A2DeskTop-1.2-alpha41-en_800k.2mg

The Desktop

ThunderClock – New Batteries

February 5, 2022

After 5 years finally had to install new batteries in the ThunderClock Plus. Using it in my Platinum Apple //e. You can look up my original entries on this blog for more fun details from years ago. Links are below.

https://vintagegeek.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/thunderclock-plus/

https://vintagegeek.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/thunderclock-apple-iie-mousedesk-unidisk-3-5-and-scsi-drive/


TimeMaster II H.O. Clock for Apple II

January 24, 2022

Installed the TimeMaster II H.O. card in my IIe today. The card is made by a2heaven. I have numerous cards from them. Terrific stuff.

http://www.a2heaven.com/webshop/index.php?rt=product/product&product_id=168

Full Day Month Year display.
Here is the time stamp on the AppleWorks 5 file running from 32MB on my BOOTi drive. I use Super Selector as the program selector.
Here is the TimeMaster software running from the wDrive. Excellent device.
wDrive
Disk Contents
Both Drives
Had to update the version of ProDOS in order to get it to display the year correctly.
Battery From Amazon
Description of components.
Here is the light show on bootup.

Here’s a link to site describing the wDrive.

https://ct6502.org/product/wdrive/

Here is a link to my original install of wDrive.

https://vintagegeek.wordpress.com/2019/10/05/wdrive-apple-ii-floppy-drive-emulator-by-kboohk/

Nice Image

Notes: The manual for the TimeMaster says you need to have switch #1 on, CLOSED to perform setup. This is how it’s displayed in the manual. The newer, green pcb, card is the opposite. The switch #1 must be down. This was actually the way it arrived. But I changed it per manual. Once I switched it back it setup readily.