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david__schmidt
June 21st, 2007, 01:12 PM
Just dug your old Apple II out of the garage? Great! All your floppies disintegrated into non-magnetized particles? Not so great! No serial card either? Worse yet!

The ADTPro project officially released version 1.0.0 today after a year's worth of beta. ADTPro has two main purposes in life:

Transferring disk images
Bootstrapping Apples when boot diskettes are long gone

As an added bonus, you don't actually need to have a serial card to get going. For those in dire need... all you need is an audio patch cable and a lot of patience.

See the ADTPro project page for all the details, tutorials, etc.:
http://adtpro.sourceforge.net

chuckcmagee
June 22nd, 2007, 12:21 PM
Wow, looks like this stuff should be fun. Better see if I have a serial card around, that audio deal might be toooo much fun.

NobodyIsHere
June 22nd, 2007, 01:53 PM
Hi,
I am not an Apple II guru but I remember using them when they first came out.

You may be interested in a similar project used to bootstrap NorthStar Horizons written by Dave Dunfield. I use this toolset daily. It can be hand keyed into a NorthStar Horizon manually and create working boot disks when none exist.

http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/img/

It is a very powerful concept. There may be ideas in it you can use on the Apple II.

Thanks!

Andrew Lynch

david__schmidt
June 23rd, 2007, 03:44 AM
You may be interested in a similar project used to bootstrap NorthStar Horizons written by Dave Dunfield. I use this toolset daily. It can be hand keyed into a NorthStar Horizon manually and create working boot disks when none exist.

That is cool. Completely different details, but exactly the same concept. Another thing they have in common: they take a zillion steps when you write them all out!