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Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:23 PM
Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:09 PM
Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:24 PM
Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:25 AM
I've opened up my original IIc and put it back together with out any trouble. Don't know about the IIc+, haven't had a reason to open it up yet. If you seriously want the stand for the IIc monitor I've got one and don't plan on using it any time soon. There was a version of the Mockingboard designed for the IIc but good luck finding it, they are just about as rare as unobtanium. It's too bad someone hasn't tried to clone that like they have the Mockingboard itself.
Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:38 PM
Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:52 PM
Posted Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:00 PM
The ][, ][+ and the first model or two of //e had stock 6502s. The //c line and the last 2 or 3 models of //e (the beige ones noted usually by an "Enhanced" mark on the power light, and all with a boot banner of "Apple //e" instead of "Apple ][") all have 65C02s.
In particular, my //e has a GTE G65SC02P-2.
Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:55 AM
Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:13 PM
No, I don't really want to make music with it, since the same kind of music can be made on other machines I own... I am mostly just trying to find my Ultima-fanboy-urges. Ultima V is the big reason I'd want the mockingboard, but I don't know if it's worth it considering I have the DOS one w/ MIDI...
There were only a few titles that used the Mockingboard. If you want to play with one to create music, get one; otherwise, the vast majority of Apple gaming is not impacted.
All depends on what you want to do. Fixing the C might be a fun project too. It probably is the RAM.
Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:08 PM
Edited by Keatah, Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:09 PM.
Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:27 PM
Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:34 PM
If Ultima V music is giving you a hard-on, then just test it out in the Applewin Emulator, configure it for a Mockingboard A in slots 4 and 5. Or a Phasor. Both give similar results.
This is pretty accurate emulation and will give u your jollies. It will let you decide if you want to spend money on two boards, or one, or none. This sounds different than general midi on the PC. Quite different. It has the tonal qualities of some arcade music, Gyruss and Tron come to mind right away.
Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:44 PM
Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:17 PM
Not especially. If someone were to offer one for the right price, I'd probably buy it though.
I don't know.. DO you want to spend the time and money putting it together?
Well you've finally confirmed my suspicions that you're a frigging moron with no gaming sense. Congrats.
IMHO anything to do with Ultima is waste. It's a slow, plodding, pedestrian exercise in time wasting. It's a game for 14 year olds to get off on.
The mockingboard music will sound like any other hardware that uses the same sound chip. Little difference.
Will it come close to MT-32? uhm, no..
Posted Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:09 PM
Posted Thu Mar 1, 2012 11:37 AM
Maybe I should change this topic to "I need an Apple II Joystick".
Thanks to everyone who helped get this going. I found a sealed box of 5.25" disks, and also found some useless Sharp utility programs for DOS. AKA: free 3.5" disks.
edit: eBay Auction -- Item Number: 320840091211
I couldn't pass up this. I hope it works out.
It looks sweet, so *fingers crossed*.
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