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R&D Automation Updates CFFA Project

February 17, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Rich Dreher, owner of R&D Automation LLC which produced the CFFA 3000 card has released a new update on the next run of the cards.  According to his website, Rich says: The first 500 boards have arrived back from the assembler! I have just tested 3 boards and they all …

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Applewin Updated to 1.27.0.0

February 3, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Tom Charelsworth has updated the Applewin Apple II Emulator.  Version 1.27.0.0 includes a host of changes and fixes including: Full release that rolls-up all the changes and fixes from the 1.26.2 & 1.26.3 experiment builds. Changes to the system include: [Change #428] Added Config Input option to use PC Joystick …

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CFFA 3000 Run # 5 Now in Production

January 30, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

The CFFA 3000 card Run # 5 is now in progress.  The CFFA 3000 card, produced by R&D Automation LLC is an Apple II series card which allows users to use Compact Flash or USB thumb drives in their machines as a mass storage device.  According to the R&D Automation …

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PLASMA 1.0 Developer Preview # 2 Released

January 20, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

David Schmenk has released a second developer preview of PLASMA 1.0.   This release includes a number of minor fixes and optimizations including a bevy of them from Peter Ferrie.   The PLASMA Preview #2 1.0 System disk has been updated and is available for download from the PLASMA website. For more …

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Update on Run #5 of the CFFA 3000 Project

January 19, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Rich Dreher, owner and operator of R&D Automation LLC, has posted an update on the next run (RUN 5) of the CFFA 3000 project. According to the R&D Automation website, Finally the remainder of the parts are on their way, via FedEx, to the assember. They will conduct an inventory …

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Drum8 – A Pattern Sequencer for the Apple II

January 19, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Ricardo Macri’s Drum8 project.   The program which runs on an Apple II computer, is an 8 bit drum machine which allows real time graphics based editing using either single or quad channel DAC configurations. To use Drum8, you will need an Apple …

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Announcing ProDOS 2.4.2 for all Apple II computers

January 18, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

      ProDOS 2.4.2 is a minor release with bug fixes and updates. It replaces ProDOS 2.4 and ProDOS 2.4.1.   Bugs fixed:  1. If a directory with more than 255 files was used, and then a different disk was used, a Bad Dir Error $51 was reported.  2. Bitsy Bye was not …

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WOZ Format updated to version 1.0 and officially released

January 18, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

The WOZ format, the mainstay of the Applesauce project by John Morris, has been officially released.  Version 1.0 of the format document is now available for download to developers via John’s website at: http://evolutioninteractive.com/applesauce/woz_reference.pdf     …

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Plasma 1.0 Developers Preview Released

January 17, 2018 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

David Schmenk has released his long awaited PLASMA programming language for the Apple II series computers.   Under development since 2006, version 1.0 of PLASMA  can be run both from floppy as well as from hard disk.   It includes a bevy of improvements and enhancements with a number of people from …