CiderPress – Creating Disk Images from BXY Files

December 22, 2017

I downloaded a number of BXY files (filename.bxy) that contained Christmas art for Apple II Programs. In the example below I used PublishIt4 to import the individual pictures.

Anyway, the bxy files contained 24 pictures each but only 8 can fit on a 5.25 disk image. Here is a picture in CiderPress. You can also create a .2mg file containing all 24 files if you want. I created all 24 on a 800k.po file and then converted it to the 2mg. Works perfectly fine in the Virtual II Emulator as long as you configure Virtual II with SCSI drives. See earlier blog post on doing this. I think you can search on OmniDisk.

I used File, Open dropdown to view contents. Then, I selected the pictures I wanted. Next, go to Actions, Convert to disk archive. Following usual CiderPress actions, Name the volume, click OK, and then save file, use same name or different name. This gives you a filename.po image which I loaded to my Virtual IIe Emulator. Below is a snapshot of PublishIt4 printout of some of the pictures.

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More ManilaGear VGA Adapter Screen Pictures

December 14, 2017

These are pictures of the settings on use on the Samsung Syncmaster 710N connected to the IIGS Rom 01 with ManilaGear VGA adapter. Plus some pictures of various programs.

This next picture the Apple Writer menu illustrating text.

The following pictures show jpg images converted to various resolutions and sizes by the jpegGS program. The first image has no reduction and you using the mouse to scroll up and down to see it all.

The next image is converted to grayscale.

Grayscale of first image with size reduction to fit on screen.


Publish It Easy v2.1.9 on Macintosh PowerBook 165c

September 1, 2017

In addition to my Apple II Collection, which comprises nearly all my posts, I have a few PowerBooks and iBooks. Here is my PowerBook 165c running Publish It Easy. It’s made by Timeworks who produced the PublishIt series for the Apple II. The PowerBook version is much more powerful, which you’d expect. The Spell Checker is super fast.

Here’s a link to download it.  http://macintoshgarden.org/apps/publish-it-easy-v219

Standard two column mode with text wrapping around some imported graphics.


Selected 4 column mode; imported ms-word file; adjusted font type and size. Basic stuff.

Overlaying picture, actually a screen snapshot. Different fonts.

Spell Checking.

Graphic overlay. Automatic word wrap.

Manuals.


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.