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08/02/2015: Lots of Contributors Contributing Manual and Box Scans as well as Missing Software!

This update has involved more volunteers for new content than any other update! Thanks to everyone involved to help keep plugging the gaps in the archive!

Antoine Vignau has provided documentation scans for Solitaire Royale, Pick 'n Pile and MathTalk Fractions (along with the box scan as well).

Herbert Fung has provided manual scans for Ancient Glory, Perfect Image (which can double for a box scan) and the 32k cache upgrade for the TranswarpGS. He's also managed to find some really cool rarities - official clue books for Dragon Wars and The Immortal. I never knew there was a clue book for The Immortal!

Robert Spitz let me know that I'm missing a specific CDEV on the System Add-ons volume - Transwarp GS Reporter will allow you change speeds and other settings from the graphical control panel. This now provides another option apart from the TWGS ‘Speed' CDEV for playing around with your TranswarpGS graphically. Check out the CDEVs folder for this new inclusion on the System Add-ons volume.

Alexander Crouzen dug up his useful 1991 memory comparison utility, DoubleDump v2.0, on the Apple II Enthusiasts Facebook group. I've added it to the Audio and Utilities 32meg volume - look in the ‘SW.Utilities' folder for it (that's where I include all collected shareware utils).

Karl Horster has submitted the full Programmers Online Companion for the IIGS. This has until now been in the Publications > Books section, because I thought it was a book. More important than its printed pages is the Classic Desk Accessory contained within - it provides access to Toolbox calls that you can search, as well as copy to the clipboard for pasting into your code. Pretty nifty if you're still using the IIGS as your primary coding platform. Keep in mind that Brutal Deluxe is inching ever closer to a full development environment outside of the IIGS.

Andrew Roughan has submitted the very comprehensive Teacher's Guide to 8/16 Paint, written by Roberta Swartz and Michael Callery, who were behind the regular ‘Speaking of Graphics' column in A+ magazine, which I simply loved. I wonder if they still have all the graphics that were submitted to appear in their monthly galleries? This addition has also made me realise we don't have a scan of the actual 8/16 Paint manual! And I own a boxed copy! Shame on me! I'll try and correct that soon.

Last but certainly not least, Matt Reichert has been able to submit box scans for Arthur: Quest for Excalibur, Centauri AllianceJourneyKnights of Legend and Zork Zero from his personal collection. Nice one!


10/01/2015: Merlin 32 Released for Easy Cross Platform Development! Tarot Added to the Archive!

Antoine Vignau, the most upstanding citizen of the Apple IIGS community, has been able to provide a disk image, box scan and complete manual (in French) for the rare card game Tarot. There's no known English version of this game, which is a shame because the game looks interesting to play and has nicely rendered card artwork, but if anyone wants to translate with a sector editor, be sure to send on an updated disk image ;-)

Antoine's also recently got hold of the equally rare IIGS version of the strategy game Gold of the Americas, so we've now got an official vesion of the box art and the manual as well.

Saving the best until last, Antoine and Olivier have officially released Merlin 32, a cross assembler for use currently on Windows and others are working on getting it up and running on Mac OS X and Linux. This will enable you to write, test and run code super fast and more conveniently on modern platforms for your IIGS and Apple II development projects as part of Brutal Deluxe's Cross Development Tools.

04/01/2015: Happy New Year! RAM Pro Scan Acquired

Happy New Year everybody!

Following another discussion on the Facebook Apple II Enthusiasts group, Steve Eggers shared his joy and woe of obtaining a IIGS, but the monitor dying on him. Showing everyone what was part of his system Andrew Roughan spotted that the RAM card, a RAM Pro IIGS, hadn't been archived on this site. So I asked Steve if he could scan or photograph it, and he's kindly been able to add it to the archive. Looks like a clone, but I'm not sure which one it's based on.

UPDATE: Again, thanks to the lively discussion that goes on at the Facebook Apple II Enthusiasts group, Robert Spitz reminded me of a RAM card he submitted to me a few years ago and not having been able to identify it, I kept it on the backburner and forgot about it. I've now included this Sequential Systems 4meg RAM card clone as part of the archive - if anyone has any information about its name, producer, or anything else, let us know about it.

From the last news article of 2014, I promised I would include archives for Homeworker and Classmate. They're now in place.

Speaking of older news, we're facing the same year on year issue that the buttons down the right hand side for News don't include years beyond 2009. Fear not, as you can revise all previous years' news from the links below: