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.
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.
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.
For some reason it starts the calendar at September 1918. You can quickly correct by grabbing the scroll down button.
This is before I added BeagleWrite and MultiScribe.
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.
Clip Art Volume 1
TimeOut Paint comes with the SuperFonts disks. It allows you to insert graphics into your AppleWorks file. The disk comes with a number of sample pictures like the picture I’ll post here. I’ve added text [ VintageGeek ] to the Picture as that’s one of the tools that comes with To.Paint. In the other picture you’ll see how the picture insert is done. It’s the same manner as the SuperFonts.
Printed with 3 different fonts and the picture. Plus italics, shadow and outline.
I’ve managed to install four versions of AppleWorks on my OmniDisk in Virtual II Emulator. I’ve also been testing various TimeOut Applications. AppleWorks 5.1 and 4.3 come with many of the TimeOut functions built in. So I’ve been trying lots of the other add-ons published separately to see what is out there. Here’s a link to startup video:
Here is a link to lots of the stuff:
Here is my OmniDisk 32 MB HardDrive in Virtual II. This Super Selector is a pretty nice text based Launcher. It has Quick-Keys you can set up. You can see Closed-Apple-F is for AppleWorks 5.1. There’s an extra step to setting up the Quick-Keys which isn’t noted in the process. Easy, once you know. I’ll post the Steps at the End.
In Virtual II Emulator I always had the No-Slot Clock selected but I wasn’t seeing the time-stamps showing up on files. Then a light bulb finally went on. I had to Install it on the Boot Disk and run the Setup. So I downloaded the ProDOS version:
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:
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.