Fortran for Apple II

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Fortran for Apple II

Hello! As my title says, I'm looking for a Fortran (any version) in DSK image to transfer to my Apple II. Reading at some places, like Wikipedia, I discovered this programming language was made for our dear computer... but I can't find nothing at internet!

Any help?

Thanks in advance Smile

Regards, Luis

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Re: Fortran for Apple II

Can you use CPM? Asimov has Fortran and Fortran80:
pub\apple_II\unsorted\CPM_Fortran.dsk
pub\apple_II\unsorted\CPM_Fortran80.dsk

(any version)

You said, "any version!"

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Re: Fortran for Apple II

Hello! As my title says, I'm looking for a Fortran (any version) in DSK image to transfer to my Apple II. Reading at some places, like Wikipedia, I discovered this programming language was made for our dear computer... but I can't find nothing at internet!

Any help?

Thanks in advance Smile

Regards, Luis

Here's a link to a couple disk images in the Unsorted folder at Asimov for Fortran for the II:

http://www.apple2.org.za/mirrors/ftp.apple.asimov.net/unsorted/

you'll have to scroll down a ways. The disk images you want are Fort1.dsk and Fort2fixed.nib

just my two cents worth,
Dean

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Re: Fortran for Apple II

Thanks Dean, that's exactly what I was looking for! Now I have a little problem... I'd like to convert that "nib" file to "dsk", to transfer with ADTPro (or is it possible to transfer directly?).

David, thanks too for those CP/M files, now I don't have a CP/M card, but I purchased one and it's on the way Smile I made a little "experiment", trying to run fortran 80 at my Amstrad CPC6128 (with CP/M), but at the transfer program (amstrad DSK to disks) I have a "ERROR DSK signature not found"... Well I supposed it wouldn't work but now I'm curious about what that signature is Wink

Again, thanks to both

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Re: Fortran for Apple II

Now I have a little problem... I'd like to convert that "nib" file to "dsk", to transfer with ADTPro (or is it possible to transfer directly?).

Unfortunately, .NIB is a "lossy" means of capturing a disk image. It is not straightforward (or even necessarily deterministic) to get it written back out to a physical floppy.

You're going to want to have a good, deep read of this:
http://www.apple2.org.za/gswv/a2zine/Docs/SaltinesSuperTranscopyDocs.txt

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Re: Fortran for Apple II

Now I have a little problem... I'd like to convert that "nib" file to "dsk", to transfer with ADTPro (or is it possible to transfer directly?).

Unfortunately, .NIB is a "lossy" means of capturing a disk image. It is not straightforward (or even necessarily deterministic) to get it written back out to a physical floppy.

You're going to want to have a good, deep read of this:
http://www.apple2.org.za/gswv/a2zine/Docs/SaltinesSuperTranscopyDocs.txt

Another possibility, if the .nib image isn't copy protected, would be to use an emulator to copy the nib image to a dsk image using something like Copy ][+. I was able to do that with Might and Magic II.

Dean

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The Apple II Fortran did empl

The Apple II Fortran did employ some sort of copy protection, which is why you can only find a NIB of it. It actually ran under the UCSD p-System, generating p-code instead of 6502 machine code. An interesting compiler that, unfortunately, didn't seem to get much support. I would be interested in hearing any success with creating a working floppy.

Dave...

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Disks are made!

Little update, finally I received that z80 card and could make disks with Fortran and Fortran 80, CP/M version. They both work great!

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