SoftDisk 33 37 38 39 40 41 42

May 30, 2016

SE 42 Blast

SD 41 Breakout II


IIGS Floppy EMU and MicroDrive Turbo Together

May 25, 2016

Here is the IIGS booting from the Floppy Emu on the smartport with the MicroDrive Turbo also set to be recognized. I set the boot drive to slot 6 to pick up the Floppy Emu. It is GS/OS 6.02 by the way. Here you see the GSOS forced me to rename the HDs on the Floppy Emu since they were already in use on the MicroDrive Turbo CF Card. 

Beagle Brothers Apple II 

May 24, 2016

Vintage programs.

Creative Computing Software – Apple II Cassettes

May 22, 2016

Apple II – Create .do files from .wav cassette files

May 21, 2016 has many of the old Apple Cassette programs on it’s site.

They are in wav file format compatible with playing them from your computer directly into your input port of your Apple II, Apple II+, and Apple IIe via the [LOAD and [RUN commands.

However, you can convert these wav files to .do images which can be played in an Apple II emulator such as Virtual II. I run Virtual II on my MacBook Pro.

The program you need is called CiderPress. It runs under Windows. I run Windows XP under Parallels on my MacBook Pro to perform these conversions.

The following are the sequence of pictures for creating the .do from .wav file.

As you can see from the pictures I didn’t spefically name any of the basic programs and just let the default From.Tape. However, on subsequent imports I name the program on one of the basic tracks…like Lunar, or Maze which are just two of the 20 or so files I’ve converted.

Cassettes – Loaded to Apple IIe from Audio output on MacBook 

May 17, 2016

The wav files downloaded from are loaded into my Apple IIe from my MacBook. Output from earphone jack to input port on back of IIe. In put port on back of IIe is the one closest to the joystick connect port. I had to keep the volume high on the player on the MacBook for this to work. It worked on a number of wav files. Others not so much. Here are a few.

SoftDisk Floppies 

May 14, 2016

SoftDisk volumes 78, 79, 80. Games, educational, utilities, and more.