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 https://www.telnetbbsguide.com 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.

https://www.telnetbbsguide.com

https://www.cbmstuff.com/proddetail.php?prod=WiModem232OLED

https://www.telnetbbsguide.com

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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.

http://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/files/System_Addons.zip

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.

Pi-Day.


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.

https://smile.amazon.com/Eyoyo-Monitor-1024×768-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

https://smile.amazon.com/CiBest-Converter-Adapter-Support-Set-top/dp/B06Y43RVLH/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1518226955&sr=8-3&keywords=scart+to+hdmi

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.

http://retrocables.es/tienda/index.php?id_product=607&controller=product&id_lang=4


2soniq Stereo Card from ManilaGear for Apple IIGS Rom3

December 30, 2017

Great. More info shortly. Purchased from ReactiveMicro. Played Christmas and Classical Diversi-Tune disks and Sound is awesome !!

Purchase site: https://www.reactivemicro.com/product/2soniq-stereo-sound-card-from-manila-gear/

User Manual: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3oJ2sC90wLwbktlVWEwVW9DZk0/view

2soniq card is it slot 4. Nishida DVI Adapter is center under power supply. A2Heaven 8MB IIGS8MRAM Card lower left. BigMessOWires Floppy Emu attached to SmartPort.

Diversi-Tune Disks: http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/diversi-tune-v1-1/


Diversi-Tune for Apple IIGS

December 24, 2017

I downloaded the Diversi-Tune Program and Archive from Alex Lee’s site, plus the two cover pictures. Link is below. I was unable to make it work my Sweet16 Emulator. It would freeze trying to play the music. So I loaded it on to my FloppyEmu, plugged into my IIGS Rom3 and it ran perfectly. See link to my YouTube video below.

http://whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/diversi-tune-v1-1/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70vsLXP_ml4&feature=share

My pictures:

The End