November 26, 2018
My previous post for MouseDesk 2 dealt with the IIe and Laser. This post has some pictures and details on my experience on the Apple IIGS. The previous post was on April 1, 2018.
The IIGS is a Rom01 with a TransWarpGS, and for this experience a 3.5 with a FloppyEmu attached. In the final couple pictures I boot GSOS from the SCSI Drive and then invoke MouseDesk 2. [ It’s really rather redundant, but fun to see ].
Above I tried to run AppleWorks with Pinpoint Accessories but pathname was too long for AppleWorks / Pinpoint to deal with.
Here I started PublishIT4 and ran with no issues.
Below, I booted from the SCSI Drive. It’s partitions are Geek1 and Geek2.
The FloppyEmu partitions are all the other disk icons. Note, they are represented by 3.5″ floppy images. I suppose since the FloppyEmu boots off the SmartPort.
From the desktop I drilled down in GSharddrive and started up the GSOS App called Write Away. When I exited Write Away back to the GSOS Desktop. I was able to SAVE the document I created in Write Away.
April 1, 2018
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
April 27, 2018 -Some additional Accessories for MouseDesk or Apple Desktop
July 11, 2017
ProDOS version of ThunderClock Installed on UniDisk 3.5″ Disk/Drive. I wanted to run the ThunderClock Setup from ProDOS but only had the DOS version. I found I had saved a number of their dsk’s on a 3.5 Floppy and assumed the Thunder2P.DSK was the ProDOS version. I created a 5.25 floppy from it using Asimov on my IIGS and then copied the actual programs to ProDOS 3.5″ disk. Ran the Setup and it worked fine. Now I can install it on the SCSI hard drive. I like to copy as many Utilities to the SCSI drive as I can. There’s a few other pictures of the Setup operation I want to add.
The ThunderClock programs now on 3.5 disk. Running Set to set date and time. Note the keys used.
Run Clock. The analog version. The DOS version has a digital clock too. I didn’t see it on the ProDOS version. The Super Selector launcher with time date display.
Showing the Volumes of the DRIVES on the system. ThunderClock is in UniDisk 3.5 in Slot 6 Drive 1. Copying files from ThunderClock disk to hard drive.
ThunderClock Directory on H1 partition. MouseDesk now in UniDisk 3.5 Drive.
Launching MouseDesk from the 3.5 disk. Everything looks ok.
Creating MouseDesk Directory on H1 partition. Using CopyII+ v9.1 to copy MouseDesk files from 3.5 disk to hard disk.
Going to MouseDesk on SCSI drive to launch it from there.
Launched. Inserted 3.5 disk in UniDisk that contains the new ProDOS 2.4.1 and all it’s other Utilities.
Running AppleWorks 3 via MouseDesk.
Saving the AppleWorks changes to make sure the save process is ok.
MouseDesk displaying the Christoph2 file with today’s date, except for the year.
The. ThunderClock Plus card.
MouseDesk seeing opening the drives/partitions. The LCD is the small Night Owl LCD. Since the IIe doesn’t have a black & white vs color control I turned the LCD’s color down to 10%.