I found floppies....where do I send them?

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I had an Apple IIe in the 90's and it brought me many hours of amusement. Eventually I got a "real" computer and donated the IIe to my little cousin (I wasn't that generous; it was on its last legs and the disk drives only worked 25 percent of the time). He also inherited all the floppy disks I'd gathered, including one disc full of programs I'd written myself that I probably shouldn't have given him, if I'd known Apple emulation was in the future. When I asked about those disks years later, I found out they were now at the dump.

But unrecoverable personal work aside, almost every Apple II game I had I have now found in DSK form, except one. It was a special version of the BASIC text game Hunt The Wumpus, or Wumpus II specifically, which according to the credits page was "GREATLY IMPROVED BY KEVIN WACKNOB AND WILLIE KWONG." I'm hazy on the first name but I know the second person was "WILLIE KWONG."

What was so special about this version of Wumpus? For one thing, it allowed you to kill other players by shooting an arrow into their rooms. There was also a number key you could hit to climb out of a pit. If you weren't in one, the game would tell you "YOU ARE NOT IN A PIT....BUT IT CAN BE ARRANGED. YOU ARE IN A PIT!"

I've seen Hunt The Wumpus, Wumpus, and other versions of Wumpus II, but I've never found this version. It would seem, somehow, I had the only copy and it was now lost....BUT WAIT.

It turns out I didn't give every floppy I had to my cousin after all. I found a container in the basement recently with about ten floppies, some marked with what is on them and others with vague labels like "COOL GAME LIBRARY." It's possible Wumpus II is on one. There are also a couple self-made programs on them, but they're early ones when I didn't know what I was doing.

So my question is, since I don't have the equipment to do it, where do I send these floppies so they can be converted into DSK files and uploaded to Apple Asimov?

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Re: I found floppies....where do I send them?

Here is one way:

http://www.retrofloppy.com/

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Re: I found floppies....where do I send them?

I sent you a private message, via Applefritter, volunteering to make .dsk images from your disks, if no once else wanted to.

Dean

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Re: I found floppies....where do I send them?

I've had several offers, and I picked one. Thanks for all the help.