Fishies for the Apple II – ScreenSaver

January 7, 2018

Here’s a nifty little program to lighten your day. Nice to have it running to “sea” something bright. This is running on my IIGS with ManilaGear VGA Adapter to Samsung SyncMaster 710n. It runs nicely in Virtual II Emulator. Then I used ADTPro to write a 5.25 Floppy disk.

https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/games/simulation/fishies.dsk

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2soniq Stereo Card from ManilaGear for Apple IIGS Rom3

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.

Diversi-Tune Disks: http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/diversi-tune-v1-1/


More ManilaGear VGA Adapter Screen Pictures

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.


TIVO – Perform Show Transfers to MacBook via Elgato Video Capture

July 7, 2017

I bought the Elgato Video capture package a few years ago to convert my home movie VHS tapes to digital. It worked great. But, today my Tivo Transfer App on my MacBook was having issues. It would only transfer 10% of each file. I had four files I tried. So, in searching the Internet I ran across a forum entry where they attached the Elgato to the composite output of the Tivo, just like a VCR or a video camera and captured the program file that way. It worked very nicely. It converts the file on the fly so you have a iPhone, iPad, ATV file without having to perform a separate conversion from Tivo format. [ These are not my screen captures. These are from the Internet. I forgot to take pictures along the way. Bad scientific methodology, I know.]   The Elgato and similar brands are readily available on the net.  One note: if it’s a 30 minute show it takes 30 minutes, unlike a file transfer in 5-10 minutes. But as I mentioned, it converts to compatible format on the fly. 






SoftDiskGS 64

May 6, 2017

I acquired some thirty plus original SoftDiskGS 3.5″ disks. On Disk 64 was this calendar template for AppleWorksGS. It worked nicely but took forever to load, even on my TransWarpGS. However, once loaded it would recalculate quickly for the month and year you enter. These are the two variable entries at the top of the page. Here are some pictures and printout from my LaserWriter II. It took 10-15 minutes to print one month.

I use the manilaGear.com IIGS VGA adapter on my Rom01 IIGS. 


IIGS Rom3 – Wheel of Fortune w DVI Adapter

February 13, 2017

The 1988 Wheel of Fortune. ProDOS 8 version running on my IIGS Rom3. It runs from a 3.5″ Disk.  This version makes use of the mouse for everything. Pretty nice version overall. The DVI Adapter is from Nishida Radio. 

https://www.facebook.com/nishidaradio

http://tulip-house.ddo.jp/digital/english.html

A different mono version.


IIGS to DVI Adapter

October 31, 2016

DVI adapter for Apple IIGS. 

I received the IIGS DVI adapter from Nishida Radio. I’ve installed it in my IIGS ROM 3. 

At first I booted from a 3.5″ drive. 

Then I connected my floppy EMU device to it. When the floppy EMU was connected to the SmartPort directly it booted to the hard drive image on the EMU. 

When I placed the floppy EMU behind either one or two of my daisy chained 3.5 Apple drives it would not boot from it.

However the floppy EMU and all the loaded hard drive images mount when I boot GS OS 601 from the first 3.5″ Apple Drive.