Why did you choose to start aggressively de-protecting, archiving and re-distributing Apple II software?
It’s tempting to rewrite history and give myself some noble purpose for starting this hobby, but in this case the truth makes for a better story. My parents bought themselves an Apple //e when I
First demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in 1982, the Compact Disc was an evolution of the optical LaserDisc format created by Philips and MCA. Philips partnered with Sony to develop the new disc, initially intended for digital audio storage. It met with steady success, eventually supplanting cassette and
Any computer that was going to use a command line interface desperately needed a character set, and despite their ultimate monstrous graphical capabilities, Commodore’s machines were no exception.
As was usually the case (cf. SHARPSCII, ATASCII) they adopted a flavour of the venerable ASCII character set standard (oddly choosing
A little while back we implemented a “virtual modem” that allows users to telnet to a large directory of Internet-connected BBSes from inside Apple II terminal programs. However, we didn’t emulate enough of the Apple Super Serial card for the only Apple II terminal program to support ANSI, ProTerm 3.1,
.woz is a new file format that recreates an accurate representation of a copy-protected Apple II disk, and can allow it to be used in an emulator (when the emulator supports it.)
microM8 now supports both reading and writing to .woz images, allowing for the original un-cracked software experience. Our
“Jamie! Where on Earth has he gone now?”
The not-quite-a-teenage boy subsequently materialised out of nowhere, panting. “They have a million games in the Nintendo booth!” To Jamie Silicon, anything over ten was “a million”. His older sister (by two years!) Sarah glowered at him. “This is no place to
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