Where in Americas Past is Carmen Sandiego – Apple II

October 23, 2017

This is one tough game.  The YouTube video is a great how to play.



Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego – Answer Sheet Apple II

October 21, 2017

Introduction: Well, this is just as its title says a Cheat Sheet. It includes most of the Questions that will appear every time you are going to earn a promotion. Why I’m doing this? Well because it’s just
annoying not being able to answers the questions t “succeed” in the
game, and I suppose that I’m not the only one with this problem. Well here you have most of the questions, now
Good Luck people!! Fiji became independent in _______. (1970) The
Stamp Act required _______ stamps to help defray the costs of royal
troops. (revenue) In 1821, Emma _______ founded Troy Female
Seminary. (Wilard) The image that appears on the flag of Bhutan is a
______. (dragon) Tennessee was admitted to the Union in ____. (1976)
Katherine Hepburn was born in ________, Connecticut. (Hartford) In
the year 2000, Easter Sunday will fall on April __. (23) ____ is the
exact geographic center of Rhode Island.(Kent) In 1962, Rachel
Carson’s book, ______ Spring, launched the environmentalist
movement. (Silent) The United States Mint was created by an act of
Congress on April 2, ____. (1972) The most abundant mineral in the
body is _______. (calcium) Robert Penn ______ was awarded the
Pulitzer Prize for fiction and poetry twice. (Warren) Mount
Kilimanjaro in ________ is 19,340 feet high. (Tanzania) Idaho is also
known as the ___ State. (Gem) The Golden Gate Bridge, the second
longest suspension bridge in the world, was built in ____. (1937)
______ Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. (Crater) The
1908 Olympics were held in ______. (London) Pedro Alvares Cabral is
credited as being the first european to reach Brazil in: ______. (1500)
Ray Ewry, a notable sports personality, won _______ gold medals. (8)

Valentina V. Tereshkova became first woman in space in the year

_______ (Space Develpoments). (1963) The Erastus Corning II tower

in Albany, N.Y. is _______ feet tall. (Buildings/tall) (589) How many

stories does the Chicago Sears Tower have? (110) This last two I

never seen it before but I read in the Internet that exists, they are:

The Main export of Belize is sugar. Patty Berg was Woman Athlete of
the Year 3 times. 

ProDOS32 MB Image Loaded with Stuff

June 16, 2017

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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 this case: /PRODOSMASTER2MG/APPLEWORKS/AW5/Data or TimeOut or AW.Inits/

Other Activities

Select Standard Settings for AppleWorks

Options – for entering proper path

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.

SoftDisk #146 Star Trek Crossword Puzzles

June 3, 2017

The SoftDisks for Apple IIs starting around number 73 had themed crossword puzzles. One of my favorites is the Star Trek crossword puzzles here on SoftDisk number 146. It’s too bad the SoftDisks are not in the Public Domain.

I think I have #1 Across figured out.😀

Command Precision Joystick – Apple II

April 8, 2017

Picked up this Command Precision Joystick via eBay. Has a 16 pin plug connector. I already had a RetroConnector Adapter that I use with my Kraft 9 pin D connector and Virtual II Emulator. The Command Precision Joystick works very well playing SeaDragon, both x and y axis and fire buttons too.  http://retroconnector.com/products/apple-ii/joystick-shield/

I added this picture so people would see orientation of pins cable on Apple II.

Advantage Computing Top 100 for Apple II

March 14, 2017

Six disks of early Apple II productivity tools, utilities and games. The Wheel of Fortune was interesting. Very functional but no graphics. See picture. Double sided disks. I don’t know if they’re on Asimov or Internet Archive sites. I’ll check and report. https://archive.org/search.php?query=Advantage&and%5B%5D=mediatype%3A%22software%22

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. 



A different mono version.