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. 

https://www.facebook.com/nishidaradio

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

A different mono version.


OmniDisk SCSI Hard Drive Image in Virtual ][

December 24, 2016

A SCSI Hard Drive in Virtual ][. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v2p6xqtqnh93b6k/OMNIDISK.2mg?dl=0

This is a 2mg image I created in Virtual ][. It boots to Super Selector v3.22 which is a text based Program Selector. It works with a mouse or keyboard. I’ve also installed System Utilities v3.1, MouseWrite v2.6.8 and MouseCalc. I’ve already set the default startup subdirectories for MouseWrite, including Accessory and Speller (which you get to via Accessory). I have some Christmas greetings docs you can open for starters.

I have Super Selector on an actual scsi drive connected to my real lle.

The original 32 MB image supplied by the group.

Per Facebook Apple ll Enthusiasts forum.     I have a question. Virtual II on my Macbook Pro has trouble with a 32Mb .po disk image (unrecognized format, it says). I imagine I will be able to use it with the Apple II emulator on Win, but I wanted to ask if anyone knows how to make Virtual II open such files. After all, I bought this software… Thanks!!!

Courtesy of Mark Pilgrim who illustrated how to do this. You need to convert it to a .2mg image with CiderPress, then go to Virtual II configuration and set up a SCSI II Card with an OmniDisk. Then you can “Insert OmniDisk Image…” (under Media menu) to mount the .2mg image.


Sea Dragon for Apple II W/CHEATS

December 21, 2016

Tough game, even with a joystick. I asked about cheats. I’m going to try them.

I never did get theses cheats to actually work. I tried 3 different versions of Sea Dragon (different cracks) and none restarted the game from the monitor * prompt. I’m attaching the 3 version startup screens…note cracker names.

The control-J does get you 9999 units of air instead of the default 6000.