Apple // Questions
Vintage Computer Festival
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Fri Apr 22 19:28:09 CDT 2005
On Fri, 22 Apr 2005, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> It's been a *LONG* time since I had any of my Apple //'s running. I've got
> the following:
> Apple //+
> 2 or 3 Apple //e's
> some Apple //c's, including 2 of the little greenscreen monitors
> 2 Apple //gs's (one has a SCSI adapter)
> I've also got various floppy drives.
> What I'm not sure of is the state of my software. Currently all of my 5.25"
> Apple // software is on loan to a friend (I don't have much, it's only one
> small box). I've got a bunch if //gs software, but I'm not sure where. I
> also have a Powerbook 520c that I can use to read and write 3.5" ProDOS
> floppies. I think I can also use it to make new System 6 floppies if I
> can't find the ones I have.
> I'm trying to figure out what on earth I should setup. My real goal is to
> run the following game, on real hardware:
> I'm guessing my best bet, from a space related point of view is to use one
> of the //c's and the small monitor that goes with it.
The Apple //gs has backward compatibility with all the previous Apple ][
models and takes up the same footprint of the Apple //c, plus it's just
the nicest system to have hooked up out of all three. You can play all
the old stuff and all the new (GS-specific) stuff.
> The question then
> becomes, how on earth does one write emulator images back to real 5.25"
> floppies these days? I'm guessing my best bet might be to setup a //gs long
> enough to write the floppies. ISTR, there is a program to transfer them
> over a serial line, but you need a boot floppy for the Apple // to start the
> process (as well as a Super Serial card, which I believe is built into a
Look for Apple Disk Transfer or ADT. There are DOS and Windows versions.
Very nice software. Transfers via serial port to/from Apple ][ (disk
image from Apple to PC or disk image from PC to Apple disk). The //gs has
a built-in serial port. The //c does also but depending on what revision
you have it may be buggy (can't go over a certain baud rate).
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