An Apple-1 playing music

While most people think of the Apple-1 as a novelty of the past, there are people like Claudio Parmigiani who are taking the machine to points never realized when it was in its heyday. Claudia has managed to get his Apple-1 to not only play SID Tunes but also to run a simulated graphics sprite […]

CiderPress Bug Fix Release

Andy McFadden has released an update to the CiderPress Disk Management Utility for Windows. The release addresses a bug which occurred with scaling in the Windows environment. CiderPress is a Windows based program and allows users to create and manage Apple II digital file archives and disk images. This update, CiderPress Version 4.4.1-d1 is designed […]

Virtual II Emulator Updated

The Virtual II Apple II Emulator for MacOS has been updated. Virtual II Version 10.6 includes a slew of user requested additions to the emulator including the following items: Improved the unshrink feature. The extracted files are assigned the metadata stored in the archive: ProDOS file type, aux type, file creation date, as well as […]

The Northern Spy — Annus Horribilis == Annus Spei

The Northern Spy

On the world stage, 2021 started with the failed violent coup attempt against the government in Washington, proceeded through an assortment of bad to worse COVID-19 news, the Afghanistan fiasco, deepening hostile divisions in the formerly more temperate and tolerant United States, worsening political situations in many parts of the world, the first potential breezes […]

VT100 Emulation for the Apple IIgs

itty-bitty-vtty is a vt100 emulator for the Apple IIgs developed by Kelvin Sherlock which provides an operating system free, accurate vt100 emulation. itty-bitty-vtty uses the modem port at 9600 baud and the standard 8-N-1 transfer settings, which is also the MAME Emulator defaults for those who wish to use it in coordination with the MAME […]

ProDOS ROM-Drive Version 3

Terence Boldt has been a busy man lately with his fixes to the ProDOS ROM-Drive Card. He has created a version 3.0 or the card and is currently finalizing the firmware of it, with changes and fixes coming in the past few days. The ProDOS ROM-Drive card is a solid state 1mb card for the […]

PunyInform 3.3 Released

The latest version of the PinyInform Library has been released. Punyform 3.3 includes host of changes and bug fixes including the following items: Changes in functionality: Implemented ChooseObjects entry point routine. Added a ‘score’ verb for games with no score, which just prints a message saying there is no score in this game. Added an […]

Applewin Apple II Emulator Updated

The Applewin Apple II Emulator for Microsoft Windows has been updated. Applewin Apple II Emulator is a full featured emulator managed by Tom Charlesworth. Applewin Version 1.30.7 includes a number of fixes and changes including the following items: [Bug #997] Support VidHD card for IIgs Super Hi-Res (SHR) video modes, eg. for Total Replay box art. […]

Applesauce Client 1.57 Released

John Morris has announce the availability of the version 1.57 of the Applesauce Floppy Disk Controller Client Software. According to the release, The new version of the Applesauce Client includes the following changes: New Features Official support for 8-inch drives is here! You can now specify them in the Drive Configuration screen. If you were […]

ColdMac 2022 is now online

The latest rendition fo ColdMac from Mac Fixer is online. The annual startup of the annual test of the 2009 iMac has been upgraded a bit this year with some addition caching and query optimizing according to the owner. According to the ColdMac website, ” ColdMac is an old Apple computer that lives in my […]

8-Bit Unity SDK Version 0.5

Release 0.5 of the 8bit-Unity SDK is ALMOST ready!!! This version includes support for the NES/Famicom and Atari 400/800 (48K of RAM). As always, the API and Asset packager are compatible with all systems, making multi-platform 8bit game development a breeze!For now, I have uploaded the Tech-Demo disc which show the various features available in […]