IIGS Desktop with TransWarpGS Art

April 22, 2019

I wanted to reflect the TransWarpGS on my Desktop in some way. I’ve created a variety of desktops with TransWarpGS and IIGS pictures. I’ve copied the variations on to a 2mg 800k disk image you can download from my Dropbox site.


FYI: I used the Deskmaker IIGS Desktop Accessory to move my images to the desktop.

These pictures are from my Scart and HDMI Toshiba Monitor ­čô║. The actual pictures show considerably better than the iPhone pictures below. Maybe I’ll do some screen snapshots from Sweet16 Emulator and Post those too.

My TransWarpGS 16MHz now has wings (April24, 2019) ­čśÇ.

Most of my Graphical work was done using Platinum Paint application.

Also, there’s a nice Desktop Accessory called ShowMe that you can use to view many image types without opening a program. You can review the files on the IIGSGREEN Image one after another. It and Deskmaker can both be found on the Systems Add-Ons hdv Image On Alex Lee’s site:


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BeagleWriteGS 3.2 formerly MultiScribeGS for IIGS

March 31, 2019

I started playing with BeagleWriteGS 3.2 and found it very interesting. To start, I opened an AppleWorks 5 file with BWGS. It handled the import flawlessly. The document is 15 pages, so I was expecting some surprises.

One of the first things I tried was the Load Picture feature. I was able to load numerous pictures. I only saved two pictures within the document, as you’ll notice in the first picture. You can resize the pictures. But you can not word wrap.

BeagleWriteGS was created from the former MultiScribeGS.

I do like the Load Picture feature. It handles a number of formats. You can resize the images. However, there is no word wrap.

The Spell Check feature operates just like the other IIGS Word Processors of this ilk. However, there was a bug. Although you can run BeagleWriteGS from the Hard Drive, the Spell Check will not function without the program disk in a 3.5″ Drive.

I copied the files from the Hard Drive to a new 3.5″ disk. Disk is named bwgs.

Once you do this the spell checking runs flawlessly. However, it appears the add word to the User.Dictionary does not work, nor the Edit User Dictionary. I even started the program from the 3.5 and it did not work. If you try to spell check without the 3.5 disk the program will either crash (on making changes) or go into a loop, from which you can not break out. You’ll need to reboot.



The BeagleWriteGS is found on the Hard Drive image.


The last two pictures are from Alex Lee’s website:



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Quick Click Calc for IIGS – QCCalc – QCalc Spreadsheet

March 5, 2019

This is a nice Graphical Spreadsheet with Charting features for the IIGS. Here are some pictures. I’ve run it under Sweet16 Emulator and from my CFFA3000 in my IIGS.


Here is a review in II Alive Magazine:

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SuperConvert4 for IIGS – Convert Graphics

March 1, 2019

I use GraphicWriter3 for publishing on the Apple IIGS. It allows you to use graphics and control their placement, wrap-around functions very nicely. However, it requires a 640×200 image. Since many (most) of the early Apple ll images are 320×200 you need to convert. Here are some screen shots. Set one is converting PrintShop B&W images. Set two is higher-res llGS pictures from various sources. This first picture is page one of my journal. It’s 19 pages. Helps to have a TransWarpGS to make this move along.

The SuperConvert4 app and GraphicWriter3 app can be found on Alex Lee’s site. Productivity’s and Visually Creative Image.


I’ll be adding more details but wanted to publish this is for now.

Select picture to convert.

Set Two


CoolWriter 3.1 Word Processor for IIGS

January 31, 2019

I came across this nifty word processor in //Alive Magazine from 1996. Very flexible and really small footprint. I created a 2mg file as original was a shrinkitGS which some folks may have issues with.


CFFA3000 Drive on IIGS plus Large Volume GSOS Installation Kit

December 19, 2018

I just got around to installing my CFFA3000 Card in my IIGS Rom03 as I also just received my new TransWarpGS from ReactiveMicro (separate blog post). The focus of this post is the Large Volume Installation Kit. You really “Level Up” dramatically with this kit. It’s worth every penny.

The link to the CFFA site:


The link to large volume installation kit which describes it’s contents and features in detail. Below the link is a snapshot of that page.


This kit is worth every cent. With the included CF Card, the USB drive and the USB Cable you’re all set. No hunting around for things.

Once you increase the number of SmartPort Assignments (just a menu change) you’ll see the HFS Drives, and be able to assign the other images. Here are a few pictures of that effort. Most of the images are from Alex Lee’s IIGS site. But a couple are images I made in my Virtual II Emulator.


The Santa Trashcan icon is on the System.Addons image on Alex’s site.

Here is the OMNIDISK image I made in my Virtual II Emulator. You’ll see all the AppleWorks versions. I copied these over to one of the CF card “hard drives”.

Below are pictures from the Kits Setup and Installation Guides.

AppleWorks 2.0 with Pinpoint Accessories┬áin Virtual IIe

October 27, 2018

Updated October 27, 2018

I created a 32MB Hard Drive image of AppleWorks II w/PinPoint installed in Virtual IIe Emulator . It boots directly to AppleWorks. There’s nothing exotic. Just AppleWorks and Pinpoint. I was working through the Spell Checker, for the most part.

The link to the image is below:


Plus some screen shots:

A video of Spell Checker running:

Original post below. From June 2017:

These were a favourite of mine back in the late 80’s. Link to manuals and disk images is below:

Booting after installing.

Running it all on UniDisk 3.5″ Drive attached to Liron card in IIe.

Solid-Apple-P pulls up Applications.

Entries to Calendar. I had to scroll down with arrow key to get to 1990, which is the equivalent to 2018.


Some screenshots from the manual.