ProDOS32 MB Image Loaded with Stuff

June 16, 2017

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I downloaded the PRODOSMASTER32.2mg hard drive image created by John M. Holmes Jr. and posted on his DropBox site via the FaceBook Apple II Enthusiasts Forums (search on ProDOS32). The image is a ProDOS image and boots to ProDOS 2.4.1. The disk contains AppleWorks 4 and 5, many Utilities and many many Games.

I loaded it into to Virtual II and proceeded to exercise the various launchers, utilities, plus games like Beer Run, Moon Patrol and Donkey Kong. In running AppleWorks 5.1 I had to reset all the Directory specifications. This included the AW.Inits, TimeOut Applications and the Data Disk directory. The best and really only way to accomplish this is through the Other Activities menu item in AppleWorks 5. In AppleWorks 2 or 3 this only allowed you to set the Data Disk path.

In AppleWorks 4 and 5 you can set numerous paths. In this case: /PRODOSMASTER2MG/APPLEWORKS/AW5/Data or TimeOut or AW.Inits/

Other Activities

Select Standard Settings for AppleWorks

Options – for entering proper path


Also, if you exercise the print Name and Address Macro from within AppleWorks 5.1 you see John’s address printed out. I could not find a way to update this NAME.ADDRESS.bin file from with the AppleWorks 5.1 program or TimeOut options. So I replaced the file with my copy of the file from another disk image. It worked fine. The NAME.ADDRESS is created when you actually install AppleWorks 5.

In the Games Directory I just figured out I can jump to the proper game alphabetically by typing the first letter of its name, e.g. P for Pacman. There are so many games this is handy on each reboot. With the PacMan.Atari game it is best to select Joystick and then set the Virtual II emulator to used Arrows as Joystick.


To.Paint for AppleWorks 3, 4, 5.1 from Beagle Brothers

May 25, 2017

TimeOut Paint comes with the SuperFonts disks. It allows you to insert graphics into your AppleWorks file. The disk comes with a number of sample pictures like the picture I’ll post here. I’ve added text [ VintageGeek ] to the Picture as that’s one of the tools that comes with To.Paint. In the other picture you’ll see how the picture insert is done. It’s the same manner as the SuperFonts.

Printed with 3 different fonts and the picture. Plus italics, shadow and outline.


SuperFonts for AppleWorks from Beagle Brothers 

May 25, 2017

Running on Virtual IIe Emulator in AppleWorks 3 and AppleWorks 5.1.

Using PickFonts to insert in the AppleWorks document. Venice.14.

Actual PDF output from Virtual IIe.

Font disks.

These are Printing to Screen output.  


AppleWorks 5.1, 4.3 3.01, 2. No-Slot Clock in Virtual IIe plus TimeOut Apps Yearly Calendar 

May 17, 2017

I’ve managed to install four versions of AppleWorks on my OmniDisk in Virtual II Emulator. I’ve also been testing various TimeOut Applications. AppleWorks 5.1 and 4.3 come with many of the TimeOut functions built in. So I’ve been trying lots of the other add-ons published separately to see what is out there. Here is a link to lots of the stuff:

ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/productivity/integrated/appleworks/timeout/


Here is my OmniDisk 32 MB HardDrive in Virtual II. This Super Selector is a pretty nice text based Launcher. It has Quick-Keys you can set up. You can see Closed-Apple-F is for AppleWorks 5.1. There’s an extra step to setting up the Quick-Keys which isn’t noted in the process. Easy, once you know. I’ll post the Steps at the End.


In Virtual II Emulator I always had the No-Slot Clock selected but I wasn’t seeing the time-stamps showing up on files. Then a light bulb finally went on. I had to Install it on the Boot Disk and run the Setup. So I downloaded the ProDOS version:  

https://ultimateapple2.com/forums/forum/main-forum/no-slot-clock-goes-under-the-ram-chip/250-no-slot-clock-software

https://mirrors.apple2.org.za/Apple%20II%20Documentation%20Project/Chips/SMT%20No-Slot%20Clock/Manuals/No-Slot%20Clock%20-%20User%27s%20Manual.pdf




Time stamps finally showing up.


Also, I grabbed the TimeOut TO.ABOUT.TIME application (from link at top) because it has yearly calendars for every year. It turns out there are 14 types of years. The Calendar.A turns out to be 2017.

I’ve been working with the Super Selector v3.2.2 on the Hard Drive (Virtual and Real) on the Apple IIe. I wanted to change some of the “Quick-Keys” which startup  programs you assign to them.  It turns out the entry of the information is easy. However, the saving  your entry process is has an extra step not noted in the screens process. Quick-Key Setup.

1) You use the Open-Apple-Q to bring up the Menu of Quick-Keys.  

2) From there you select the Quick-Key you’d like to change by scrolling to it
and hitting the Return Key. This brings up the edit menu for that item.  

3) You change the Title of the Quick-Key on the top line and the path on the
second line.  

4) Then you select Open-Apple-A to Accept.
[ the Accept box disappears ]

5) Lastly, you a) hit esc to go back to the Main Menu b) Then type Open-
Apple-O to go to the Options Screen and then c) you save permanently with Open-Apple-S. You’ll see the box blink a little.

On the Save screen there are other configuration options. See below:

[ Super Selector 3.2.2 ].

Not only are you saving the Quick-Key you just Setup, but also the location. In my case I run from a Hard Drive (OmniDisk in the Emulator as well as SCSI Drive in real lle) so Slot 7 Drive 1 is the selection. When you use Open-Apple-S to Save the Config you’ll see the Box with “Save Copy” change to semi-solid background until save is completed. 


AppleWorks 5.1 in Virtual IIe Emulator 

May 10, 2017

Thought I’d try it out. Downloaded AW5 from Apple2Online.com and unzip to Install and Program 2mg images. I ran the install to put it on my 32MB ProDOS drive where AW2 and AW3 also reside. Install front-end program is very different. See the 3 screen shots at the end.


By default it comes with a bunch of macros loaded at startup. The Print Name & Address writes it to the document as you can see. Image adjusted for privacy.


Ran Spell Checker.


Loaded up a bunch of TimeOut Applications. It comes with some TimeOut Apps but I added some from DeskTools I and DeskTools II. Some peculiar results when running some of those older versions.



Calculator a little funky.


Note Pad behaved nicely.



This is a snapshot of the PDF created in the Virtual II Emulator. These are raw notes I made as I went along. There are typos below since I hadn’t run Spell Check yet. 


WordStar and SpellStar – more CP/M Fun on Apple IIe

May 7, 2017

I’m still intrigued by WordStar and SpellStar. So, I installed my MicroSoft SoftCard CP/M card. (March 28, 2017 post) Here I’m running it on my Apple //e using both drives of my DuoDisk. I did a short post last August when running on my Virtual ][ Emulator.  So, I created so floppies from downloaded images and used ADTPro from my MacBook Pro to my IIGS. The display is on the NightOwl. Also, some of my comments in the text are before I read a WordStar manual. Sometimes you just need to RTFM.



New Battery for Brother SuperNoteBook Graphic – GEOS

May 6, 2017