Apple II Early Disk Files

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Apple II Early Disk Files

I have updated my web site apple1notes.com (moved from the old iWeb to Wordpress) and I have added about 40 Apple II .dsk files.  These are mostly early programs from 1977 to 1980 and mostly Integer Basic.  They are primarily of historic interest and show the kinds of programs early Apple II owners were writing before there was much commerciallty available.  There are some early programs by Bill Budge, Bill Adkinson, and Bob Bishop.

 

There is also the compiled Startrek disk.  You can get a real comparison of compilers and interpreters from comparing the Integer Basic version to the Compiled version.  The compiled version does not need Integer or Applesoft Basic to run since it is a binary program after compiling.

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Thanks for sharing. Got a question...

Thanks for sharing.  Got a question...

Are these on 13 sector disk images or 16 sector?  Thanks in advacnce.

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Thanks Wendell for sharing.

Thanks Wendell for sharing.  The "new" Website looks great !!!

Cheers,

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A few started as 13 sector but I converted them all to 16 before saving.

 

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Compiled Startrek

I would encourage trying the compiled startrek program.  It works really well. Note that it does not require any Basic program since it is compiled into Binary.

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Hi Wendell, Thanks for

Hi Wendell,

 

Thanks for Sharing.  

 

It brings back memories.  I remember contacting Tog just a few years ago when I found out that he wrote the "Great American Probability Machine" that I enjoyed so long ago.   He indicated that Steve Jobs hired him when he saw that program.  I also spent a lot of time playing the Apple II version of  StarTrek.  

 

Finally, there is an Integer BASIC compilier freely available on my website in case someone wants to experiment.  This is different than the compilier than Wendell used, but it may be of interest.  I found that code compilied with this tool runs about six times faster than the interpreted version.

 

http://www.willegal.net/appleii/IBC.html

 

regards,

Mike Willegal

 

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Telepong

I read your Apple II page, and I am wondering if you wrote the ROM code and Telepong, since you don't metion who it was.

 

 

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Com Card

Yes I wrote the Com Card ROM code and Telepong. I also designed the Com Card hardware based on a prototype by Woz. 

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