View Full Version : My Apple II

October 8th, 2006, 03:27 PM
I finally got my apple II original.:D
I ran into a few problems with the mother board, but its working fine now.
I just picked it up today, from a guy that I bought it from off of eBay.
It is one of the classic one's, with the risen power light, green slots, Sup 'R' Mod II, Original "Gold Rams," and some 16k RAM blocks. It has this weird card called "The Digital Video Multiplexor," It is made to connect to a special type of monitor. It also has some daughter boards that attach to the motherboard, and some soldered wires.
Here are some pictures:


The computer even came with the original manuals and documentation!
It turns out the manuals are very rare too!

October 8th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Yes, if you still have the apple II stuff you were going to sell to me, I am still interested.
I might be able to send the $25 for all of it tomorrow.
PM me back.
Thank you.

October 8th, 2006, 08:03 PM
need apple II app's & info ?

great ftp sites, like asimov ....

October 9th, 2006, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the sight. It's got a lot of cool links.
I was just wondering, but does anyone know of any troubleshooting for the apple II?
Any tips or suggestions for what is wrong with it, or how to make it stop going down on me?
Thank you.

October 9th, 2006, 04:50 PM
That link has REALLY old stuff up!

Check THIS guy's place:


The link you posted, still has Nathan Mates as the FAQ maintainer, and that chump-stick hasn;t touched it in at least 7-8 years.
He was a really cocky idiot - most people hated him, but put up with him, because he maintained it, and he did do SOME good for the A2 community.

I got tired of all the bickering about 5 years ago. I had a REALLY nice setup:

4MB GS-RAM board
Second-Sight video card, with a VGA monitor
HS SCSI card
200MB SCSI with GS/OS 6 (also with HFS partitions, as GS were too small!)
the standard 2 x 5.25" and 2 x 3.5"

I STILL think, a GS, with 4MB RAM, Hard disk, and GS/OS, is a REALLY cool setup! You get to use the advanced GS/OS stuff, GS stuff, and you can also access the HUGE I/II+/IIe library!

Not bad, for a Mac Stepchild!


October 9th, 2006, 05:54 PM
the emulator i use :
Virtual ][

on mac os 10.4

October 9th, 2006, 06:31 PM
The web sight has some interesting stuff on it. I have not gone threw the whole sight yet, but It has a lot of FAQ.
I wish I had an New Apple so I could use the Virtual II!!! I have seen this sight before and found It only works on apple computers.:mad:
I almost got an Mini mac for my new computer, but instead I got an HP.
Thanks anyway.

October 9th, 2006, 09:59 PM
There's a Mac emulator for the PC (I forget the name - someone help me here? PearPC?) that will boot and install OS X.

And it works pretty well - TCP/IP and all!

For XP and emu'ing a GS, XGS isn't bad...well, I haven;t used it in a few years. Still have a copy on my hard disk, though.


October 10th, 2006, 01:45 PM
I think, and hope I found what is wrong with the apple II.
See apple II problem help me!!! for more Information.

October 10th, 2006, 04:45 PM
I wish I had an New Apple so I could use the Virtual II!!! I have seen this sight before and found It only works on apple computers.:mad:
I almost got an Mini mac for my new computer, but instead I got an HP.

Apple IIe emulator for Windows

October 10th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Oh wow... this brings back memories from about twenty minutes ago.:p
That Is just plain cool.:cool: I just downloaded It, and I love It!!!
I like the part where you can switch from an II+ to a IIe.
Thank you.
I wonder how long It took him to program that thing! It takes every single command and display It just like the real apple II! If you type in DRAW 4 AT 50,100, It will do the same thing on an real apple II. Cool.

October 26th, 2006, 12:30 PM
My favorite emulator is AppleWin - the one linked to at http://applewin.berlios.de/

This has excellent peripheral support, esp. Mockingboard which I had privilege to help Tom with a couple years back. Ultima III, IV, and V sound just grand with this.