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Total 4play – Leveraging Total Replay's amazing ifrastructure

October 16, 2020 Lukazi's Loot

¬† ¬†Total 4play is a hard drive based collection of arcade style games which have been modified to support digital joystick gameplay, specifically via the 4play card. This compilation has only been made possible due to an amazing bit of infrastructure, called Total Replay, which is what Total 4play is …

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Modern Monitor Solutions – Display Lag

August 23, 2020 Lukazi's Loot

Early home computers were built around the concept of using televisions for a source of display. As monitors became more affordable, monochrome and then colour monitors became the norm. These solutions rely on CRT technology but as time goes on it becomes harder and harder to support, in terms of …

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Apple II 4joy – Serial interfacing through the game port

August 21, 2018 Lukazi's Loot

The Apple II 4Joy is an adapter that lets you connect four digital joysticks to the Apple II via the game port.

In my last blog I looked at running a digital joystick interface via the IIc’s serial port. Technically I wasn’t correct in saying that the serial interface is the …

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Apple II 4serjoy – Gaming through the serial port

July 4, 2018 Lukazi's Loot

The 4Serjoy is a device that allows you to connect four digital joysticks to an Apple II computer using a serial port.

With the release of the 4Play card, the Apple II models now have a great option for multiplayer gaming using digital joysticks. But what about the poor ole Apple …

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CHECKPOINT

August 22, 2017 Lukazi's Loot


Experience it at :-

Oz Kfest 2017
31 August – 3 September 2017
Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia …

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Apple II 4play Joystick Card – Software Resource

August 21, 2017 Lukazi's Loot

I recently noticed that the software which supports the 4play card is scattered about in various locations. I have also been contacted by a few members of the Apple II enthusiast community who have graciously sent me their software conversions. I figured that this might be a good time to …

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Double High Resolution Graphics (DHGR) – Pushing Limits

April 10, 2017 Lukazi's Loot


These title pictures are photos taken of a composite monitor attached to a standard Apple IIe with an 80 column card.

Double High Resolution Graphics (DHRG) is the highest resolution of graphics that is natively supported by the 8bit Apple II line of computers. DHGR mode is not …

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Apple II 4play Joystick Card – Joyport Conversions

January 15, 2017 Lukazi's Loot

From the time I recreated the Sirius Joyport device (the digital joystick part of the card) in 2009 I have wondered if producing a Sirius Joyport clone would have been a good idea. Several people have asked me about it but I have turned them down. The Joyport works well …