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. 


PublishIt 4 on the Rom3 IIGS with DVI video adapter

October 20, 2016

You can compare to the previous post where I used the VGA video.

Preview mode

Preview mode


PublishIt v4 on IIGS ROM01 with VGA Adapter on TransWarpGS

October 18, 2016

I was copying a number of print shop images from various SoftDisks to a single floppy. I was able to get 105 images on a single DOS 3.3 floppy. I then decided to test importing them to a PublishIt 4 document. Below are a couple pictures. The second picture is the print preview mode. This was running on my IIGS which has the VGA adapter from ManilaGear.com. 

PublishIt 4 VGA adapter and Monitor

PublishIt4 Preview Mode

Packed with Print Shop Graphics



RamKeeper on IIGS Rom 3

October 14, 2016

I’ve been wanting to use my RamKeeper as a ROM Boot disk on the IIGS Rom 3 computer since I don’t have a spare SCSI drive or MicroDrive Turbo. This is the same IIGS with the new DVI adapter. 

I installed the Ramkeeper in the IIGS Rom 3 but the IIGS wouldn’t boot. I would get a RK 102 error which meant incompatible memory configuration. 

After many efforts with different memory configurations including with and without the SlotMover I checked the Internet. 

I found an old forum thread that talked about Rom 3 IIGS not working with earlier versions of the Ramkeeper. 

So, I installed the other Ramkeeper I had which had a rev 1.6 Rom chip. My other one was rev 1.3. The rev 1.6 version worked nicely. They only issue with this card was the wires connecting it to its transformer were loose so it would not keep configuration after I turned off the IIGS. 

So, I pulled the rev 1.6 chip from that one and installed it in the RamKeeper with the original ribbon cable to the transformer. It works nicely. 
I see the Ramkeeper with a 1.2 meg Rom Drive to hold GSOS and CDAs and NDAs. 

I also gave it a Meg of Ram Drive for loading programs or Mean18 golf courses. 

The latter do run much faster from the Ram Drive. 

I have the 1.25 meg of Ram on the IIGS motherboard and a 6 meg GS-Ram Plus.
After copying various NDAs and CDAs to the Rom GSOS I copied that set to a 3.5″ drive.

I labeled it LoadRom.
Now, the RamKeeper can only handle 4 disk drives in the chain including Rom and Ram drives.

So, I have the following:

Rom Drive

Ram Drive

3.5″ Drive

And the Floppy Emu with number of Hard Drive images reduced to one. 

I started with GSOS on the floppy emu.


IIGS using VGA Adapter from ManilaGear

September 4, 2016

Bought a IIGS to VGA adapter from manilagear.com. Also picked up a Samsung Syncmaster 710N LCD. Only certain model LCDs will work. They have to accept 15 kHz. Here are after and before pictures. One using composite connection and then the IIGS to VGA.

With the new VGA Adapter from ManilaGear.

Below is Mean 18 in Composite.  


AppleWorksGS.        Really nice.

Pretty nice text screen.