Virtual II Emulator v8.6 – my upgrade from 7.4

August 11, 2018

I finally upgraded from Virtual II v7.4 to 8.6. It seemed to reach that critical mass of new features and fixes. I downloaded the new app, moved the old app version out of its directory and copied the new app in its place.

From there I just began starting my saved Virtual II sessions. Here are a few in the list:

Prodos32 ✔️, OmniDisk Hard Drive versions of AppleWorks, Copy II+

Fishies ✔️, AleClock, ✔️ MouseDesk2 ✔️, GEOWrite ✔️, GEOPublish, ✔️ pfs:Write, ✔️PublishIT4, and many others.

There were some instances of crashing but once I rebooted the session everything thereafter was fine.

Here are some pictures:

[ Note: check out the comments for Todd Holcomb’s follow-up on bug with the Devices not being displayed in – you just need to go to drop down in top menu and select show devices ]

The screen below illustrates the variety of saved sessions I play with.

One significant difference I noticed was in the increase print quality of GeoWrite and GeoPublish apps. Here are the afters and before pictures:

This is the whole 1st page which I just updated. I did NOT bold the entry of August 11, 2018 so you can see difference.

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GEOS GEOPublish GEOWrite – Drivers Apple II, IIGS, LASER128EX

January 29, 2018

This is just a variety of screen shots I pulled from my library of pictures associated with GEOS applications. They are running on IIGS or Apple IIe, or Laser128EX.

One note: after you select drivers to add they are saved to the GEOS application disk. You’ll see a screen shot of this below. The drivers to be selected.

This is the screen where you select the location for the drivers to be saved.


GEOCalc on OmniDisk on Virtual ][ Apple IIe Emulator

January 12, 2017

GEOCalc is quite fluid in the Emulator at 2x or 3x speed. It must have been terribly slow at 1 MHz with disk drive access too. It reprints whole screen quite often.

ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/productivity/spreadsheet/

Pretty nice once you understand the functioning.



GEOS as OmniDisk on Virtual ][ Apple IIe Emulator

January 5, 2017

The Virtual ][ with GEOS on OmniDisk. Here’s a link to a great discussion.

http://www.open-apple.net/2015/10/31/show-052-robert-bowdidge-geos-geos-and-more-geos/

Link to hard drive image for Apple II. SEe below for my Setup in Virtual II Emulator.

http://www.open-apple.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GEOS.hdv_.zip


The second image is the GEOWrite application.

The third image is GEOS Desktop.


GEOS on IIGS

May 1, 2016

Running GEOS on my Apple IIGS from a 3.5″ disk. Pictures illustrate GEOWrite with different fonts, layout and importing print shop graphics of letters.

The Virtual ][ with GEOS on OmniDisk. Here’s a link to a great discussion.

http://www.open-apple.net/2015/10/31/show-052-robert-bowdidge-geos-geos-and-more-geos/

Link to hard drive image for Apple II. SEe below for my Setup in Virtual II Emulator.

http://www.open-apple.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/GEOS.hdv_.zip


The second image is the GEOWrite application.

The third image is GEOS Desktop.