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.
I downloaded the PRODOSMASTER32.2mg hard drive image created by John M. Holmes Jr. and posted on his DropBox site via the FaceBook Apple II Enthusiasts Forums (search on ProDOS32). The image is a ProDOS image and boots to ProDOS 2.4.1. The disk contains AppleWorks 4 and 5, many Utilities and many many Games.
I loaded it into to Virtual II and proceeded to exercise the various launchers, utilities, plus games like Beer Run, Moon Patrol and Donkey Kong. In running AppleWorks 5.1 I had to reset all the Directory specifications. This included the AW.Inits, TimeOut Applications and the Data Disk directory. The best and really only way to accomplish this is through the Other Activities menu item in AppleWorks 5. In AppleWorks 2 or 3 this only allowed you to set the Data Disk path.
In AppleWorks 4 and 5 you can set numerous paths. [ In the original version of ProDOS32 image the pathnames were so long I couldn’t access the TimeOut apps or Inits. So, I moved these folders to the root directory and reset their paths via the options, as seen below, and everything was good. I let John know about this and I believe he reorganized things in the next iteration of ProDOS32. ]
In this case: /PRODOSMASTER2MG/APPLEWORKS/AW5/Data or TimeOut or AW.Inits/
Also, if you exercise the print Name and Address Macro from within AppleWorks 5.1 you see John’s address printed out. I could not find a way to update this NAME.ADDRESS.bin file from with the AppleWorks 5.1 program or TimeOut options. So I replaced the file with my copy of the file from another disk image. It worked fine. The NAME.ADDRESS is created when you actually install AppleWorks 5.
In the Games Directory I just figured out I can jump to the proper game alphabetically by typing the first letter of its name, e.g. P for Pacman. There are so many games this is handy on each reboot. With the PacMan.Atari game it is best to select Joystick and then set the Virtual II emulator to used Arrows as Joystick.
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.