SoftDisk No. 62 Volume Game Apple ][

July 23, 2016

A game to test your knowledge of English and Metric volumes.

SoftDisk No. 62 Volume Game

July 23, 2016

A game to test your knowledge of English and Metric volumes.

Apple II Australian User Group – Sydney – (see link below)

July 16, 2016

July 15, 2016.  Today I downloaded files from the Apple User Group of Sydney Australia. There are 52 disks. They were archived into a series of 2mg files with ShrinkIt 3.4. This version is the ProDOS 8 version of ShrinkIt. You can not use ShrinkItGS. Here are the steps in the Sweet16 Emulator. During this process I had to make some additions to GSHardDrive. I copied the ShrinkIt 3.4 program to it. I also mounted other hard drive images to copy some standard programs to the GSHardDrive, like AppleWorksGS. I also copied over a few CDAs and NDAs.

Macintosh Quadra 660AV

July 12, 2016

My Quadra 660AV would turn on, chime, but no video. Tested everything. Then I remembered older Macs may not work if PRAM BATTERY dead. Checked . New battery. Works like new.Floppy Drive note: since I hadn’t used it in a while the floppy had decided not to accept disks. After removing cover, I noticed the control lever wasn’t coming out all the way upon disk insertion. So, some silicon spray on the lever mechanics, and things started to work. While I had it removed I did some cleaning with Q-tips and isopropyl alcohol. So much dust.

IIGS ROM 3 AppleWorksGS 

July 12, 2016

Some checking out of AppleWorksGS on one of the hard drive images. 

Here I was typing in option-key combinations and then control-option-key combos for special characters. This done in courier font.

IIGS Rom 3 w/ Floppy EMU

July 11, 2016

Took my Floppy EMU and attached to the Smartport on the IIGS. I switched the EMU to boot from the hard disk images. Very nice. Booted 6.0.2 from HARDDISK and I ran Mean 18 Golf from the G hard drive image.


July 9, 2016
  • Picked up this Apple IIGS Rom 3 for nice price. They’re hard to come by. Plugged in 3.5 drive, monitor, keyboard mouse and gave it a whirl. So far A-OK. Ran Where in the USA IS Carmen Sandiego an GSOS 6.01 system disk. Rom 3 comes with 1 meg ram standard vs 256k on Rom 1.
  • Added 4 meg of ram with C V Technologies GS Memory card Rev B
  • Booted up GEOS, Ran GeoWrite updating mini Journal. It was run from 3.5 floppy created from HDV image downloaded from Open-Apple podcast site
  • Created 1 meg ram drive
  • Replaced Battery with brand new one. Old battery dated 8-89

a little dirty

Don’t know what that is on the game port.