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.
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.
A different mono version.
October 20, 2016
You can compare to the previous post where I used the VGA video.
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
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:
And the Floppy Emu with number of Hard Drive images reduced to one.
I started with GSOS on the floppy emu.