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  1. I got into the Apple II+ back in 1981. Bought the computer at the stores price, they had a sale going on, also a single disk drive, and an rf modulator to hook the computer up to my small color tv, I didn't have the money for a monitor. Also bought a few games. I never really tinkered with the insides, other than adding a 16k expansion card. I used it as a gaming machine, until I bought a copy of Newsroom and a printer, in 1984. Then the II+ became more of a personal/home computer. I ran a newsletter for the military air traffic control facility I worked in, and later a newsletter for a Star Trek fan club. In 1985 I bought a decked out //e. It came with 128k RAM, 2 disk drives, amber monitor, printer and printer interface card, and a 300 baud modem! That was a big change. Suddenly I was able to dial into BBSes, talk to people across the country via Usenet(this was prior to IRC), play BBS games and download stuff. I eventually bought Appleworks and upgraded my newsletter program to Publish It!. I had tried GeoPublish, but didn't like having to import Appleworks files into GeoWrite before I could use them in GeoPublish. With Publish It!, the very first version, I was able to import Appleworks files directly into my newsletter, use Dazzle Draw, Mouse Paint and Beagle graphics, besides its' own. So, at least IMHO, I'd say the Apple II is a home/Personal computer.
  2. For some reason the link on this page to the GS version of MAB doesn't work any more. Here is a link to the latest version of MAB along with the documentation: https://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/micol-advanced-basic.html
  3. I just clicked on the link and got to the site, and not with my Discord log in.
  4. Draxxon, Thanks for all your work on the packs for the FB 9. I've downloaded your latest and installed itand am enjoying playing it!
  5. I realize I'm late to this thread but thank you Draxxon very much for all your work you've done on the rom packs. I just downloaded your latest pack and will be adding it to the SD as soon as I can. Thanks again for all your work.
  6. Just logged in there. Looks interesting.
  7. Just recently found another Apple II racing program. Formula 1 Racer, it's sort of similar to Speedway Classics. You can find a copy of it here: http://www.virtualapple.org/formula1racerdisk.html or https://jbretro.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/formula-1-racer-gentry/ the second link you can find the simple directions for plating the game.
  8. I guess I'm one of the old coggers here. Back in 1980, when I was in the Air Force, I got stationed in Southern California, at George AFB, about 90 miles from home. A high school friend of mine that was in the Navy had a TRS-80. He convinced me to buy one and I played several games on it that came on cassette tape. In 1981 another friend told me about a computer store that had a sale going on the Apple ][+. I went and bought it and a disk drive and several games. I couldn't afford to buy a monitor so got an rf modulator and used my small color tv as a monitor. Eventually worked my way up to a GS which I ended up killing the motherboard on, so just tossed all my ][ games and hardware (stupid move I know). I had a Mac so I was content with it. In fact found Apple ][ emulation and downloaded and played the old stuff that way. In 2005 went to an estate auction an picked up an Apple //e system for $5. Currently have a GS (with 8 MB of ram), a CFA3K, 2 Disk ][ drives and 2 3.5 drives. Also have a //c+. Glad to be back in the Apple // world with real hardware again.
  9. Easiest way to test this out is here: http://www.virtualapple.org/2listR.html just scroll down the list to Rescue Raiders. Make sure you have your computer set up to use the online emulator. magnus
  10. Got my first GS back in 95 from another member of the Southern Nevada user group. Managed to burn up the motherboard while I was in Wyoming in 98. Finally got another GS, about 2008, 8MG of Ram, GS monitor, CFFA 3000.
  11. There is a game for the Apple II where you attack a tank, but you can also bomb a radar and a few other things. It's called Star Blazer and here is the link to a zip file of it: ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/games/action/starblaz.zip
  12. There is another first person racing game for the Apple II. Formula Nibble, a type in program from Nibble magazine, puts you behind the wheel of a gran prix race car. Your car is the only car but there are several options you can set and three tracks to race on. The disk image can be found here: ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/games/driving/formula nibble.dsk I have the Dec 86 issue this came out of and can type up the instructions for this if anyone is interested. magnus
  13. Here"s a link to several Compute disks on the Apple II Asimov archive: ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/magazines/compute/ This might be duplicating what you've typed in so far, but it might save you typing in the programs. magnus
  14. Any idea when you'll get the shape capture and shape draw routines added into it? Graphics look impressive. magnus
  15. As far as I'm concerned Sweet 16, by Sheppy, is the best GA emulator. You can download it from here: http://www.sheppyware.net/software-mac/sweet16/it's freeware and Sheppy is always updating it, unlike Bernie2TheRescue, which hasn't been updated in quite a while. magnus
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