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.

http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/educational/where_in_americas_past_is_carmen_sandiego/

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

October 21, 2017

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO CHEAT SHEET
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. 


GraphicWriter 3 for Apple IIGS

October 9, 2017

GraphicWriter 3.0 for the IIGS

October 15, 2017
UPDATE.  I was running GW3 v1.1 in the previous examples.   Below are the pictures of GW3 v2.0, which I added to the
GSHarddrive image today.    GW3v2 is in a separate folder on the GSHarddrive. I updated
the previous word processing file, which is illustrated  

GW3 V2.0Updated file.Older v1.1 The PDF.  

Main Text:

This is a nice program for the IIGS. You can download this program from the link below. The download includes a number of files and versions of the program including some  picture disks. You can also grab the manual which is very extensive. The program disks are 2mg files. The manual says you can load the program to the hard drive which I did and it works perfectly fine. I use it under a subdirectory GW3 on my main 32 MB hard drive. The program seems to come with the graphical and pseudo-graphical program features of this era. You have the font and formatting capabilities with multiple columns for text. and the ability to draw or have some type of image on the screen. A couple key things that I did, which I liked, was the ability to import AppleWorks files and also Bank Street Writer files. As you can see in the examples below I did both. [ I wonder if I ran the Spell Check in GW3. I’ll need to verify. ]

http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/graphic-writer-iii/

This one picture of v2.1 was taken from the Internet.

Import file options screen.

Below is a picture of the screen where I imported the AppleWorks file. This is actually the National AppleWorks User Group file that was on one of the disks I had. The funny thing that occurred is I enhanced the title of the page as you can see with the shadows around the letters but when you try to print that to a PDF out of the Sweet16 IIGS Emulator the shadow font does not translate and you get nothing but a big black space at the top of the very first page. I confirmed this by changing the font back to something more natural and it output the PDF just fine.

Here is a example of importing the Bank Street Writer Plus file from my disk. I try to keep mini-journals in all the different word processors I have, and their versions. This Bank Street Writer Plus file shows the embedded text formatting controls.

Spell Check


Here’s an example of importing one of the picture images that came on the disks with the program. As you can see I set the text to wrap around the image completely.

Lastly, here is a group shot of all four pages that printed including the header where I changed the font to not be shadow font, included the logo, the AppleWorks file, and the Bank Street Writer file.


AE IIc System Clock (CPU-Computer Peripherals Unlimited)

October 3, 2017

September 30, 2017AE IIc System Clock (CPU-Computer Peripherals Unlimited) . There were some discussions on the Apple II forum on FaceBook after I posted
the picture of the AE IIc System Clock. I asked if anyone actual had one.  It turn out a number of people had them. One said he was willing
to part with his and sold it to me.  He tested it with new batteries (using the test button-not hooking it up). While waiting for delivery I downloaded a copy of the AE System Clock Utilities disk and burned the image to a 5.25″ floppy.  After receiving I installed the 3 AA batteries and I attached the Clock Device to the Modem
port on the Laser 128 trying to follow the AE manual (downloaded from Archive.org)

The manual does not mention the Laser 128 but advertisements do. The program does ask you to select computer type (picture below). The manual seemed to flow easily but it took me a while to realize what I was doing. After you Set Switch, Set Time and then “Hit Return at Exact Time” nothing happens on the screen… leading you to believe it didn’t work. But it does and you then just need to use the Install option to get the Clock.System on another ProDOS Program Disk. The manual does not explain this either. When I was having difficulties I had the AE Device connected to the Modem Port. I tried the Parallel Port too with same results. So I moved it back.

Eventually, I set the Clock Date, Month, Day, and Time and when booting the
AE disk it displayed the Date, Month, Day and Time accurately (see picture).
However, when I install the Clock.System from the Install Disk on to other
ProDOS Disk programs the Time, Day and Year appear correctly, but the Month is off
by 6 months (see SystemSelector, System Utilities 3.1, ProDOS 2.4.1 and
CopyIIPlus pictures).

I will try to install it on an AppleWorks 2.1 Startup/Program and see how it acts. I think AppleWorks Displays both the Data and Time on the Screen.
I am also going to try the programs using the same version of ProDOS, version 1.1.1 from 1984, used by the AE Clock Install disk. Perhaps it only works with
the earlier versions. [well I did install on AppleWriter v1.5.7 which uses the same ProDOS. No difference. I even copied the ProDOS from the AE Disk to other program disks. No difference]. There are a number of basic programs on the AE disk. Now, I’m wondering if one of those is running to display date time accurately. Might move it/those to another disk with Clock.system to see what happens.




MultiScribe 3.01c for Apple II ProDOS 8

September 7, 2017

Here is the MultiScribe program that became BeagleWrite. I didn’t have a MultiScribe Desk Accessory disk image so I just inserted the BeagleWrite Desk Accessory version and worked like a charm.

Some of the programs on the 32MB OmniDisk.Selecting file.inserted fonts disk.selecting fonts with spacebar.The GRIMM font.Using the BeagleWrite Desk Accessory disk BBW.Catalog of the subdirectory.

Lots of fun font play and different justifications. The justifications are controlled by inserting rulers.


BeagleWrite for Apple II – ProDOS 8

September 6, 2017

BeagleWrite was formerly MultiScribe. I’m giving this version 3.3 a try out. I downloaded the zip file (see link below) and started playing with it here in Virtual II Emulator. I tested the actual program disk, etc and then copied it to a subdirectory on the OmniDisk 32MB .2mg drive which I use as home base for many programs. [ note: I convert the .po files to .2mg and .do so they’ll run in the Emulator. I use the Wine version of CiderPress to do that on my MacBook ]. I have AppleWorks v2,3,4,5, PublishIt4, Copy II+ v9.1, Apple System Utilities 2.1 and 3 plus others (picture of them at bottom). 

BeagleWrite ran fine from the OmniDisk “hard drive”. But I had to put the Accessories.dsk in the Floppy drive for them to work. I couldn’t find a option to change the path to the hard drive for them. Data disk path change was relatively straight forward. Enough here…more notes with the screen shots.

ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/productivity/word_processing/beagle_write/

About 8 fonts. You adjust pretty readily.

There are rulers you can use which allow you to change justification.
Accessories 

Running the Spell Check accessory.

Setting the pathnames for the dictionaries.
Spell Checking

When spell checking it doesn’t give you intuitive corrections for misspelled words. Example: I spelled Spetember and it began making suggestions at “Sp”. Once you realize this things went very well. Nice Dictionary. 
Calendar.

For some reason it starts the calendar at September 1918. You can quickly correct by grabbing the scroll down button.

Italicised date tells you it has a note.

Entered a note.
Clock good.

Calculator good.

Printer options. I always use ImageWriter and Super serial while using the Virtual II emulator.

This is an actual screen shot on my MacBook of the PDF Virtual II creates.

Programs on the OmniDisk. 

This is before I added BeagleWrite and MultiScribe.


Beagle Brothers 3.5″ Disk Collection – TimeOut Disks

September 2, 2017

Picked up a batch of the Beagle Brothers 3.5″ disks to go with some others. This batch had one Demo and one Beagle Buddy disk. These aren’t listed anywhere online among all the sites. But I’m still researching. 

Two Beagle Brothers disks Disk Demo and Beagle Buddy seem pretty rare. They verify and copy just fine as you can see below in the pictures of the desktop. [there are some duplicates here, but in some cases there two different version by checking creation dates ]

1) I couldn’t find their disk images online anywhere so I’ll upload to Asimov and/or Internet Archive (unless someone can point me to an image).

2) the Beagle Buddy is Disk #2. Anyone have Disk #1 and able to upload an image.

3) Anyone know of any other Demo Disks?


These are the 3.5″ disks I’ve collected along the way. Only one is non-readable. It’s marked with an X on tape attached to side of disk.

TimeOut PowerPack

Clip Art Volume 1

TimeOut UltraMacros

TimeOut SuperFonts 

TimeOut Graphs

TimeOut FileMaster 

TimeOut ReportWriter

Super MacroWorks

TimeOut TextTools

TimeOut Graph

TimeOut QuickSpell

TimeOut SideSpread