Case for WiModem232/OLED Arrived

April 30, 2018

This corei64 folk produce custom 3D printed items, many of them are cases for small cards like the WiModem(s). Below is the link and some pictures of mine.

Here is the case and little Allen wrench you use to open and put back together the case.

Here is the case in action. I put a piece of paper over the light to reduce the glow for the picture. YELLOW light ready; GREEN light connected.


WiModem232/OLED V2 – ProTERM 3.1 – FrontEnded BBSs

April 24, 2018

I had an issue connecting to but thanks to Mike Whalen’s article in Juice.GS March issue it is resolved.

As it turns out a few BBSs front end their systems with code to make sure you’re not a bot. DJs Place above is one of those.

To handle this you need to enter the AT*T1 telnet command at some point before dialing. Below you’ll see the series of screen shots I go through as it takes a few steps. First go to Online mode via Apple or Option-T and issue the AT*T1 command. Then go offline the same way. You’re now at this screen (I’d already issued the command earlier).

Now, go to your stored entry and select the BBS like Impakt BBS.

Your dialing screen will pop up, you click on dial.

In my case it actually does connect. You can see it on the OLED. But ProTERM doesn’t think so. And the screen says your still OFFLINE. Cancel out of those two screens.

Enter Apple or Option-T to go back ONLINE. Hit the enter key and you’ll get the screen below. Then you’re on your way.

There may be a faster way, like entering the BBS name from the command line itself. I’ll have to play with that.

Telnet to BBSs via MacBook

April 5, 2018

I’ve been reading so much about reaching BBSs via Apple IIs i thought I’d start trying using my MacBook before checking out the WiModem232 or Uthernet II. Also, I use to run a BBS in the late 80s and early 90s so I wanted to take in a little nostalgia. Note in the Terminal entry it’s “telnet bbsname”. No // or anything else. It was great to check out the Bulletins, Doors to Games, etc. [ Note: if you click directly on a link at it will open a Terminal window and take you to the site. ]

To get a proper ansi display I had to set Terminal language encoding to Latin 1 Dos. This is done in the Terminal preferences.

The A 80s Apple BBS actually runs on an Apple II.

ScrapBook v2.0 NDA for Apple IIGS (a multi-item clipboard)

March 18, 2018

ScrapBook v2.0 is in the NDA folder in the Systems.Addons 32MB image from Alex Lee’s site (link below). It is terrific for copying numerous items to clipboard and being able to retrieve. I was looking for an NDA that would allow me to cut images out of screen shots using Platinum Paint v2.0 and paste them into GraphicWriter 3 without exiting in and out pasting one at a time.

I copied numerous screenshots to the clipboard and into the scrapbook and pasted to GraphicWriter3. Also, did the same with text. Here’s a picture of Calendar NDA image on screen and in the Scrapbook. Directions for using ScrapBook pop up at launch.

One note: ScrapBook 2.0 stores the items within the NDA itself, not in a separate file. The NDA increased in size from 44k to 64k with 4 images and a couple text items added.


Connectors when hooking Apple IIs to LCDs

March 9, 2018

These 90°, 270° adapters came in very handy on the smaller LCDs since the cables connect to the bottom of the LCD.

Scart Adapter and RGB Cable to IIGS w/8″ Eyoyo LCD HDMI

February 25, 2018

I’ve been using the adapter for HDMI connection from my IIGS to my Toshiba TV. [ Pictures of Scart Adapter and RGB Cable are in earlier post ]

I tried it on my Eyoyo 8″ LCD connected to HDMI Port. Here are some pictures. First picture is from Amazon.×768-Resolution-Portable/dp/B01FHDL1DE/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1519520970&sr=1-3&keywords=Eyoyo

Scart HDMI Adapter for Apple IIGS w special RGB Cable

February 13, 2018

Just a quick start to this entry. More details later. This is my Toshiba TV. The presentation is very very good and the text display is the best yet.

Scart Device at Amazon

Cable order site in Spain. These are made to order…not a stock item. Took about 2 1/2 weeks from order date to receive it here in the states from Spain. Delighted.