December 30, 2017
Great. More info shortly. Purchased from ReactiveMicro. Played Christmas and Classical Diversi-Tune disks and Sound is awesome !!
Purchase site: https://www.reactivemicro.com/product/2soniq-stereo-sound-card-from-manila-gear/
User Manual: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3oJ2sC90wLwbktlVWEwVW9DZk0/view
2soniq card is it slot 4. Nishida DVI Adapter is center under power supply. A2Heaven 8MB IIGS8MRAM Card lower left. BigMessOWires Floppy Emu attached to SmartPort.
December 24, 2017
I downloaded the Diversi-Tune Program and Archive from Alex Lee’s site, plus the two cover pictures. Link is below. I was unable to make it work my Sweet16 Emulator. It would freeze trying to play the music. So I loaded it on to my FloppyEmu, plugged into my IIGS Rom3 and it ran perfectly. See link to my YouTube video below.
December 22, 2017
I downloaded a number of BXY files (filename.bxy) that contained Christmas art for Apple II Programs. In the example below I used PublishIt4 to import the individual pictures.
Anyway, the bxy files contained 24 pictures each but only 8 can fit on a 5.25 disk image. Here is a picture in CiderPress. You can also create a .2mg file containing all 24 files if you want. I created all 24 on a 800k.po file and then converted it to the 2mg. Works perfectly fine in the Virtual II Emulator as long as you configure Virtual II with SCSI drives. See earlier blog post on doing this. I think you can search on OmniDisk.
I used File, Open dropdown to view contents. Then, I selected the pictures I wanted. Next, go to Actions, Convert to disk archive. Following usual CiderPress actions, Name the volume, click OK, and then save file, use same name or different name. This gives you a filename.po image which I loaded to my Virtual IIe Emulator. Below is a snapshot of PublishIt4 printout of some of the pictures.
December 22, 2017
Today, I retested the IIGS8MRAM 8MB RAM Card from a2Heaven in Bulgaria. When I tried it last year at this time I could not get it to boot to the hard drive image on the FloppyEMU from http://www.bigmessowires.com web site. It would only boot to the ProDos 2.4.1 unless I had a 3.5 Drive attached to the SmartPort.
Today, I did one change by setting the boot device in the IIGS Control Panel to slot 5, the SmartPort. The hard drive booted fine and the IIGS reported all the memory and the 2.4.1 Drive. I ran AppleWorksGS and GraphicWriter III, updating documents, spell checking, saving, and rebooting.
Listing of programs in ROM.
The card inserted. Note small size.
The GSHardDrive as boot device, with other devices on screen too.
The About Screen with memory allocations.
The Floppy Emu with the 4 drives listed.
GraphicWriter III Title Screen
Running GraphicWriter III Spell Check.
The GraphicWriter III Directory with updated dates.
Accessories on screen.
December 17, 2017
I’ve been working with the Super Selector v3.2.2 on the Hard Drive (Virtual and Real) on the Apple IIe. I wanted to change some of the “Quick-Keys” which startup programs you assign to them. It turns out the entry of the information is easy. However, the saving your entry process is has an extra step not noted in the screens process. Quick-Key Setup.
1) You use the Open-Apple-Q to bring up the Menu of Quick-Keys.
2) From there you select the Quick-Key you’d like to change by scrolling to it
and hitting the Return Key. This brings up the edit menu for that item.
3) You change the Title of the Quick-Key on the top line and the path on the
4) Then you select Open-Apple-A to Accept.
[ the Accept box disappears ]
5) Lastly, you a) hit esc to go back to the Main Menu b) Then type Open-
Apple-O to go to the Options Screen and then c) you save permanently with Open-Apple-S. You’ll see the box blink a little.
On the Save screen there are other configuration options. See below:
[ Super Selector 3.2.2 ].
Not only are you saving the Quick-Key you just Setup, but also the location. In my case I run from a Hard Drive (OmniDisk in the Emulator as well as SCSI Drive in real lle) so Slot 7 Drive 1 is the selection. When you use Open-Apple-S to Save the Config you’ll see the Box with “Save Copy” change to semi-solid background until save is completed.
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.
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.