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kb2syd
March 25th, 2008, 04:56 AM
I spent last night getting one of my apple ][e machines running. Let me say that ADT is great. I had to make the cable for my super serial card, but other than that it was just following a few directions and I was able to transfer disk images with ease.

This is a stock ][e (as far as I can tell), with the 80 column card, a joystick, currently one floppy, and a CFFA from:
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php

So, what are the "must have" disks for a ][e?
Where is the best archive of software?

I found Asimov, but it is really flaky. I could download from the .za mirror, but not from the US based one at all.


Next on to the GS...

david__schmidt
March 25th, 2008, 06:52 AM
So, what are the "must have" disks for a ][e?
I guess that depends on what you want to do with it. I like to have a selection of operating systems to boot from - DOS 3.3, ProDOS, etc. And then there's games...

Where is the best archive of software?
Asimov.

I found Asimov, but it is really flaky. I could download from the .za mirror, but not from the US based one at all.
It may be flaky, but it's authoritative. You might try again later, or use the various mirrors. Other download sites have come and gone, but so far, Asimov has been the most widely maintained/used.

Next on to the GS...
See: http://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/the_ring/index.html

kb2syd
March 25th, 2008, 09:04 AM
I guess that depends on what you want to do with it. I like to have a selection of operating systems to boot from - DOS 3.3, ProDOS, etc. And then there's games...


I agree about the different OSs. The first computer I ever worked on was an Apple ][c. I have a strong affinity. However, all we had to use were ProDOS and basic.

I kind of like adventure games so I guess I'll grab a few of these. I'd like something to "show off" the graphics for people. I guess I'll just look around.


Asimov.

It may be flaky, but it's authoritative. You might try again later, or use the various mirrors. Other download sites have come and gone, but so far, Asimov has been the most widely maintained/used.


That is what I guessed from reading around. Thank god for ADT though. I went from bare silicon to a booting system while I was cooking dinner last night.


See: http://www.whatisthe2gs.apple2.org.za/the_ring/index.html
I have a ROM0 GS. Not the sexiest unit, but something to play with. I just have to get it connected to a monitor. I have a 1084s and a Multisync II to choose from. I think I'll try the NEC.

Thanks,
Kelly

tezza
March 26th, 2008, 12:20 AM
Kelly, I had the same experience as you. Long live ATD!