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Your personal Whiz-Bang moments in Apple II computing, what were they? What made you stand up and go ohhh wowwww! What totally amazed you about the Apple II in its day & age? One of my moments was plugging in setting up my a Sider HDD. A whopping 10Meg jobber too! I was quite taken with how fast all my single-file "brun" games loaded. And I didn't have to swap floppies to do it either! I could put millions of these games on it and have room to spare!! I swear I was entering into the realm of mainframe computing back then. After the gaming stint, and less "oh wow" but equally impressive was transferring BBS operations to a fixed disk. This opened up enormous speed improvements in log processing and program editing. I'm one to make 20 changes to program then save it. And repeat. So the savings in load/save times were great. Another magic moment in Apple II computing was adding in a clock card. After hours and hours (no pun intended) of fussing and mussing I decided on the Applied Engineering TimeMaster II H.O. I felt (however stupid it might seem) that I increased the intelligence factor of my rig. It was now aware of the passage of time. And incorporating it into BBS activities was a real hoot! I had time and date stamps everywhere it seemed. And a user could now only spend X amount of time in this or that section unless they upload to gain more time. Great stuff! But I mostly let that slide when I tallied up the logs. I always wondered where the H.O. (high-output) designation came from. I understand it was a generic marketing term used by General Motors to trump up anemic V6 or V8 engines in the Camaro lineup. The Ford Taurus IIRC went beyond that with S.H.O. So what were your magic moments?
I remember being 2 years old and my parents came home with a box and I was kinda curious. So my dad opened the box and there was the intellivision and he hooked it up, popped in Star Strike, powered on the console and WOW I thought! Great titles and lots of fun. I was hooked instantly on video games and began the journey. Eventually I got older and my intellivision disappeared and then Atari came into my life, then Nintendo, etc. But I own an intellivision once again and this time its gonna last and I can relive old memories again.
This is a small release that improves support for a few bankswitching schemes: Added support for CDFJ bankswitching type (Galaga, Wizard of War, etc). Allow the DPC+ scheme to not enable playfield 'jitter' effect for certain older DPC+ driver versions; this allows 'Epic Adventure' ROM to finally work in Stella. Note that this release is based on code older than the recent 6.1 betas. Many bugfixes and new features have been done for 6.1, but none of these are included here. This is simply version 6.0 with the above two changes back-ported from 6.1. As for why we would do this, I leave it to your imagination As usual, you can download from here, and if you like make a donation here.
http://www.gamegavel.com/item.cgi?show_item=0000555227 The only reason I kept it was because it looks great on the shelf, with the fancy printing and flashy colors. But it's time to let it go. Never used and has all the numbers inside, disks are pristine. Thanks for looking!