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Byte Knight

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Byte Knight last won the day on March 15 2014

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    Intellivision / Apple II
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    Waconia, MN
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  1. The $1 shipping is a deal-breaker for me...
  2. It should only take a few seconds to init. Try this copy. PT3.1.zip
  3. Were you able to get to this screen? If so, just go to Online and try your AT commands with different baud settings. If not, I'd try another copy of ProTERM 3.1 - there are a lot of bad ones out there...
  4. I'd use a one of the Hayes modem drivers, and make the init string blank. Once you get in, hit option-t (closed apple-t) to get into terminal mode and see if you can issue some at commands. Make sure that your baud rate in your Online Parameters match your modem settings.
  5. Here's the latest version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tvu5w7fzw0v45tf/ufb25.zip?dl=0
  6. I first saw a IIe in a computer store while on a family trip when I was in about 8th grade. I begged my parents to stop there and remember playing a demo that had a rabbit moving around a maze to get a carrot. I begged my parents incessantly to get one and eventually they caved, buying one from a local Team Electronics store. I had a few games, but couldn't afford much so I played around with BASIC programming. Once I got my 300 baud Hayes MicroModem II and discovered pirate BBS's and AE Lines, my game library increased exponentially! We also got IIe's in our high school and traded a ton of games there. For me, the IIe was all about getting and playing games, and Broderbund games were my favorite - Karateka, Prince of Persia, and Wings of Fury. AutoDuel by Origin Systems was also a favorite. For two player games, I liked Hardball and Mario Bros, which of course my friend and I only played in deathmatch mode! I ran a BBS / AE Line of my own on and off for several years and revived it a couple of years ago, so I'm having a blast reliving my Apple II days. And it's so cool that all these great games are now being converted to ProDOS by qkumba so we can play massive collections of games, like Total Replay, right from our hard drives!
  7. Not me - way too hard... Super Pro Tennis is much more fun.
  8. ProTerm 3.1 is the way to go. You'll have to hit Option-T to get into the terminal where you can enter AT commands. And make sure your terminal and modem are set to the same baud rate under the options. Spectrum is another option but it's slow if you don't have an accelerator. Hope to see you on CQ!
  9. Nice job! A more expensive but easier way to get things from a modern computer to your IIgs is by using the Floppy Emu from BMOW which can emulate both a 3.5" disk drive and a HD. You can also use a HD emulator like the Booti, and even copy individual files by mounting the HD image in an emulator like Sweet16 on a modern Mac. And if you really want to get into it, get an Uthernet II card and set up A2SERVER on a Raspberry Pi (or get on my server below) which the Apple IIgs and modern computers can connect to.
  10. $600 now - what a deal! I guess bidding on his own item didn't work...
  11. I've got this version of OT in my collection and got it for less than a tenth of that price.
  12. This must be a joke - somebody actually bid $800 on a boxed Oregon Trail on eBay?! https://www.ebay.com/itm/233583698592 And that person still has to pay for shipping!
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