Apple II Emulator and Your Apple II

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Hi,
m trying to get interested In a Piece of software that's the best Apple II emulator you'll ever use. The Emulator is for Mac OS X and it's called Virtual ][. The Developer, Gerald Putter used his own Apple II computer, along with his Mac to create It! And You can Download it for Free! It has realistic drive drive sound effects, Full Mockingboard emulation, even Full Printer Emulation! The Best Part though, is you can transfer your own Apple II Disks to Virtual ][ using your Apple Serial Cable, and Your Mac!! There's even a way to run 5.25" disks, it's an imaginary disk drive called ommidisk. But, it has the old black Disk][ Drives, not the beige "5.25" UniDisks.

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Does anybody have the "5.25" Beige Unidisk Floppy disk drive drives, the ones that came with the Apple II computers in 1985? If you do, maybe you can me.
The Developer, Gerald Putter Told me that there is a special diskette for your Apple II that he can send to you. What it Does, is it analyses your Apple II disk drives, gathers the drive's Technical Specs, and captures each individual sound of your Disk Drive. Then, you can send everything to Gerald Putter, then he will be able to add Unidisk "5.25" Floppy Disk Drive Emulation!

I know that a lot, but if anybody has the "5.25" Unidisk Floppy Drives, Let me know as soon as possible.
Thanks

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Unidisk 5.25

Greetings,

I've got two of those drives hooked up to my Apple IIGS.

Dean

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Re: "5.25 Unidisk

Great do you think you can email Gerald Putter and ask him to give you that Special Floppy Diskette for your Apple II, so that way he get your Disk drive sounds and data?
That Would Be Great?
Here's The Site:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~gp/VirtualII/
Click On Virtual ][ Help Page, and then click on Getting Support. There's is a link to his email right there.
Keep In Mind, that this is a regular Apple II Floppy Disk.
I would really appreciate it if you could do this.
Thanks Very Much

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RE; Unidisk 5.25

I've just e-mailed him, so now we'll see what happens.

Dean

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Thank you hopefully we'll get an answer.
Please let me know when he does.
I really appreciate it, I can't thank you enough for doing this.

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Got The email?

did you get and email from gerald yet?
Let me know.
I'm really excited!

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Got The email?

did you get and email from gerald yet?
Let me know.
I'm really excited!

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Got The email?

did you get and email from gerald yet?
Let me know.
I'm really excited!

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Re: Got The email?

macman223 wrote:

did you get and email from gerald yet?
Let me know.
I'm really excited!

Nothing yet, I'll let you know as soon as I hear something from him.

Dean

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Re: Got The email?

macman223 wrote:

did you get and email from gerald yet?
Let me know.
I'm really excited!

Got an e-mail from him today, and his name is Gerard by the way, he says he doesn't have any disk that will analyze the drive. He also says it would be a simple cosmetic job to add the Unidisk to Virtual ][, all he needs is pictures, which I told him I'd be willing to take.

Also the Omnidisk in Virtual ][ is NOT a 5.25 drive. It supports disk images of 3.5 disk or hard disk images (.2mg or .hdv). So anything from a 400k 3.5 disk image to a 32meg hard disk image can be mounted in Virtual ][ using the Omnidisk drive.

Now I'm waiting to hear back from him about taking pics of the Unidisk for him.

Dean

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Great

You are Awesome!
Thank you so much
It's really nice of you to do that
Just Curious, What Program Disks do you have for your Apple II?
Thanks again!

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Re: Great

macman223 wrote:

You are Awesome!
Thank you so much
It's really nice of you to do that
Just Curious, What Program Disks do you have for your Apple II?
Thanks again!

You're welcome. I've had other people help me since I got back into the Apple II community, so I try to do what I can to help others also.

I've downloaded all the games from Asimov, plus the programming, productivity and utility images. Then I've also downloaded disk images from several other web sites that have Apple II software available.

Dean

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Please notify

Will You please let me know when you hear from Gerard
I'm really excited about this.
I used to have the Doudrive which is similar to the Unidisk Drive
I also remember with an Apple IIe at school that had A Unidisk Drive.
I just love it!
So, please let me know when you hear from Gerard.
I really appreciate
Thanks

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Did you take the pictures yet

Hi Dean,
Did you take pictures of the "5.25" Disk drive to submit to Gerard yet.
Please Let Me Know
Thanks

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Re: Did you take the pictures yet

macman223 wrote:

Hi Dean,
Did you take pictures of the "5.25" Disk drive to submit to Gerard yet.
Please Let Me Know
Thanks

I'm still waiting for him to let me know exactly what pictures he needs taken. When I have the info and the pics are on the way to him I'll let you know.

Dean

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