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Development => PC, Mac & Vintage Computers => Topic started by: Juju on January 07, 2019, 06:51:26 am

Title: Apple II thread
Post by: Juju on January 07, 2019, 06:51:26 am
My brother cleaned his room and this thing ended up on my desk.



It's an Apple IIc, complete with a green monochrome screen, a printer and a bunch of floppies. (Yes, the screen is actually plugged to a DVD player, but I'm surprised how watchable my DVDs are on that :P)

Todo list:

- Learn Applesoft BASIC (I did a circle wow)
- Build a serial cable for communication and ADTPro. I contacted the guy who maintains ADTPro and sells those cables and shipping is prohibitively expensive (as usual) so better make my own, so more updates on that soon.
- Watch some DVDs
- Figure out what's going on with the floppy drive?
- Try this thing (http://www.6502workshop.com/p/nox-archaist.html) out, if and when it's gonna come out. A friend of mine is planning to back their Kickstarter thing when they're going around to make it, so yeah, we're planning to have some fun with that.

So yeah. @Caleb Hansberry I know you like this, so Apple II thread.
Title: Re: Apple II thread
Post by: Caleb Hansberry on January 07, 2019, 07:01:36 am
Yeet

Yes, I think vintage computers are very cool! Nice looking game demo. Considering how restrictive the graphics hardware is, my favorite part is the sound (about on par  with any 6502 system unless you have a mockingboard).
Title: Re: Apple II thread
Post by: Juju on January 07, 2019, 07:16:31 am
It's a DVD player >.> I like the trail it leaves behind, though.

But yeah, that's what my friend told me about today, sound should be pretty good.
Title: Re: Apple II thread
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on January 24, 2019, 08:35:50 pm
I am definitively curious about what a movie looks like when watched on this <.<
Title: Re: Apple II thread
Post by: Jean-Baptiste Boric on January 24, 2019, 09:54:48 pm
Quote from: xlibman on January 24, 2019, 08:35:50 pm
I am definitively curious about what a movie looks like when watched on this <.<


Probably not a whole lot better than 8088 Corruption:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6CkYou6hYU
Title: Re: Apple II thread
Post by: Juju on January 25, 2019, 01:49:47 am
Yeah, it's pretty low resolution and the screen I have for it is monochrome, but I'd like to see something like the Bad Apple MV running on it.

But I wonder if I plug a modern computer in high resolution, it'd be surprisingly legible?