November 10, 2017
I’ve been experimenting with VisiCalc on the Apple IIe and Franklin Ace500. I also ran it (v2.08) on the IIGS, the TransWarpGS, from the floppy. VisiCalc was the first really super Spreadsheet program for desktop platforms. It came out in 1979 developed by Dan Bricklin. It has a very interesting command structure as every row/column action or save/load action begins with a ” / “. The trickiest thing was learning how to control the movement up/down and right/left until I found the Reference Guide. You need to tap the space bar each time you want to switch between x and y axis. Also, you still use the ß à arrows whether going sideways or up down. Here is a link to the program and reference card.
Below: version 2.08 running on Virtual ][ Emulator. You can see the VC-208 in entry line.
This is a template I picked up with a few other Apple IIe templates.
October 21, 2017
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO CHEAT SHEET
Introduction: Well, this is just as its title says a Cheat Sheet. It includes most of the Questions that will appear every time you are going to earn a promotion. Why I’m doing this? Well because it’s just
annoying not being able to answers the questions t “succeed” in the
game, and I suppose that I’m not the only one with this problem. Well here you have most of the questions, now
Good Luck people!! Fiji became independent in _______. (1970) The
Stamp Act required _______ stamps to help defray the costs of royal
troops. (revenue) In 1821, Emma _______ founded Troy Female
Seminary. (Wilard) The image that appears on the flag of Bhutan is a
______. (dragon) Tennessee was admitted to the Union in ____. (1976)
Katherine Hepburn was born in ________, Connecticut. (Hartford) In
the year 2000, Easter Sunday will fall on April __. (23) ____ is the
exact geographic center of Rhode Island.(Kent) In 1962, Rachel
Carson’s book, ______ Spring, launched the environmentalist
movement. (Silent) The United States Mint was created by an act of
Congress on April 2, ____. (1972) The most abundant mineral in the
body is _______. (calcium) Robert Penn ______ was awarded the
Pulitzer Prize for fiction and poetry twice. (Warren) Mount
Kilimanjaro in ________ is 19,340 feet high. (Tanzania) Idaho is also
known as the ___ State. (Gem) The Golden Gate Bridge, the second
longest suspension bridge in the world, was built in ____. (1937)
______ Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. (Crater) The
1908 Olympics were held in ______. (London) Pedro Alvares Cabral is
credited as being the first european to reach Brazil in: ______. (1500)
Ray Ewry, a notable sports personality, won _______ gold medals. (8)
Valentina V. Tereshkova became first woman in space in the year
_______ (Space Develpoments). (1963) The Erastus Corning II tower
in Albany, N.Y. is _______ feet tall. (Buildings/tall) (589) How many
stories does the Chicago Sears Tower have? (110) This last two I
never seen it before but I read in the Internet that exists, they are:
The Main export of Belize is sugar. Patty Berg was Woman Athlete of
the Year 3 times.
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.😀
April 12, 2017
This version, downloaded from Apple Users Group Sydney is surprisingly good. Here it is running in my Virtual II Emulator. I even ran a basic program by double clicking on the icon and after I quit it and received the basic prompt ] I typed “bye” and it took me back to the GUI interface. You can see one of the disk images is 32mb. I was pleased you could drive down through the folders without issue. [ April 13, 2017: added a short video of booting ] [April 14, 2014 Added some pics of it running on my Laser128EX] [April 30, 2017 You’ll see I run it on Speed setting #2 in Virtual II. When set on #3 the mouse double-clicked open folder is not recognized. ]
Play the video to see the boot process.
Using drag and drop to copy AppleWorks 3 folder from one Drive to another.
Created a physical 3.5″ disk using ADTPro from my MacBook to IIGS. Then booted on Laser128EX.
Mouse Desk makes itself RAM resident so almost all the functions can be
completed if you remove the MouseDesk disk.
I was able to copy a AppleWorks 3 folder from one hard drive image to another with
the folder containing 100 files. I was also able to format another 3.5 disk in the
same slot where I removed the MouseDesk disk.
I did latter on a Laser128EX after I made a physical 3.5″ disk of the MouseDesk 2
image. I ended up making a couple back ups of the disk.
MouseDesk 2 was even smart enough to get you back to the booting image after
you quit a program. I double clicked on a basic program to run it and when I quit it,
arriving back at a basic prompt [ I typed “bye”. It returned me right back to
October 20, 2016
Running a Floppy EMU connected to Laser128:I can get both 3.5″ and 5.25″ EMU images to run just fine on the Laser128. The Laser128 will actually boot from a 3.5″ EMU image, just as it does with a real 3.5″ drive attached. Will not boot from a 5.25″ EMU image, which is normal. But I did run the 5.25 EMU MouseWrite image from the command line once I exited system utilities, with which I booted up the Laser128..
The floppy emu is from bigmessowires.com