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Updating a Vulcan Drive

November 23, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

A few months ago i acquired an Apple IIgs, and to my surprise it had a Vulcan drive inside. The Vulcan was an internal combo of hard drive/power supply with a controller card. At that time, the only hard drive options were an external drive or an IDE card. The …

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Applewin 1-26-3-4 Experimental Version Released

November 14, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

The Applewin Apple II emulator has been one of the longest surviving of the Apple II Emulators and this year has seen a particularly large amount of work on the program.   Driven by Tom Charlesworth, there have been a number of experimental releases including the latest 1.26.3.4 which contains a …

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Passport Disk Cracking Utility V20171114 Released

November 14, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

The Apple II hacker, 4am (@a2_4am) has announced that the Apple II Disk Image cracking utility Passport has been updated.  Passport is a utility for the Apple II computer which automatically removes the disk protection schemes from the original disk, leaving the program completely unprotected. Passport v20171114 includes a host …

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Ciderpress AW5 and Mousetext Support Added

November 14, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Ciderpress 4.0.3 a2 is now available from the Ciderpress releases page.   Ciderpress allows users to manipulate disk images and hard drive images on a windows machine. This update to the program in this minor alpha release ncludes the following changes: Added support for MouseText and inverse text in AppleWorks 5 …

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Ciderpress Updated to Version 4.0.3 a1

November 8, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

A new release of Ciderpress is now on the GitHub repository for the application.   Version 4.0.3 alpha 1 contains fixes for a 64-bit math issue which was causing problems with disk partitions over 4gb in size. This version and other previous releases are available for download from the GitHub Ciderpress …

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Nox Archaist Kickstarter (New Apple II RPG)

September 21, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

6502 Workshop, LLC announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Nox Archaist on September 16, 2017! http://kickstarter.noxarchaist.com Nox Archaist is an Ultima inspired 8-bit fantasy role-playing game with a classic Apple II look and feel, set in a world ruled by sorcery and swords. Players will explore a robust …

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John Brooks Releases Bitsy Rip V.0.4

August 10, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Brutal Deluxe Software have announced that Bitsy Rip, a new low-level copy program for the Apple II is now available.   According to the announcement by Antoine Vignau of Brutal Deluxe Software: Bitsy Rip is a low level disk imaging software using an Apple IIgs and a standard 5.25″ disk drive, …

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Fast Chip IIe: First Look

July 2, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

– One of the simplest cards I’ve ever used, just connect and run! For a long time, the Apple II has enjoyed a plethora of hardware that extends, connects, and enhances it. Among them, accelerators have been sought and venerated. The Apple IIe had a few of them: the TransWarp, …

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Marco Verpelli Created Complete MECC Volume

May 8, 2017 Call-A.P.P.L.E.

Marco Verpelli has created a volume of the MECC titles on a single hard disk image.  The volume which is the complete collection (Well, 158 titles is a mostly complete collection anyways), contains the available Apple II titles from 1980 to 1999 and is on two digital format .2mg floppy …