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upgrading an Apple //e to a Apple IIGS

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#1 JamesD OFFLINE  



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Posted Thu May 4, 2017 12:29 AM


#2 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 4, 2017 7:52 AM

I talked about this back in the day with my friend who had a IIe. It didn't make much sense because the cost then was almost the same as getting a IIGS on its own, and you still didn't quite have the same functionality. It was an usual upgrade to say the least. The modern version you linked to looks like a hassle as well.

#3 c0op3r OFFLINE  


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Posted Thu May 4, 2017 11:50 AM

Apple offered a kit for this called the II3 to IIgs Conversion. 




It was not a popular seller as it was very close to the cost of a complete IIgs, and you still needed to buy a mouse.


I always thought it was cool so I build what I wished HAD existed:


I used an original IIe to IIgs Kit

Replaced the IIe upper case with a IIe Platinum setup

Installed an UltimateMicro Power Supply upgrade

Paint the pan bottom Platinum


Added some cards:

CFFA 3000

Transwarp GS

A2Heaven 8m Ram/ROM Card














#4 JamesD OFFLINE  



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Posted Fri May 5, 2017 12:26 AM

I have a working IIgs motherboard with a 4MB RAM upgrade, a CFFA3000, and a IIe I got for free.
I can buy a PC case and mod it for the IIgs, or mod the IIe..

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