I am trying to find a site or list that tracks all new apple ii games that have been released. Maybe going back 10years or so. Descriptions and screenshots would be nice. I feel i have very little info on new games released for the system and id like to delve into whats out there.
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I only know of one game for Apple II released recently:
And Nox Archaist, if you like Ultima style RPGs.
These two examples are software striving for a retail type release as you would have seen back in the 80's. So they got a lot of media attention. I'm sure along the way, other people have made smaller games with less fan fare.
But I'm not aware of any central repository for this kind of info. Google will probably be your best bet in this case. Or asking on the Apple II subreddit. There seems to be a bit more activity than there is here.
Michael Packard of Snacking On! Software has released a few games over the past several years...
Alien Downpour, Trader Invader and Darkstar Unhinged. He has a couple coming soon.
Guys I assure you there have been plenty of small releases in the past 10 years.. That is what I am getting at. Very few have the clout of nox archaist and the 8 bit guys.
---By the way I own both of those games and according to the 8 bit guy he has lost alot of money on his release of Petsci robots on the Apple II. I was one of the first to buy it, have you guys not?!
Anyway, there really needs to be a tracker for new games,. IT supports independent developers and helps the smaller guy get seen.
Please refrain from assuming what we have or have not bought.
And if you feel so strongly about the need for some kind of public tracker, feel free to do so yourself. Sitting here complaining about the lack of one isn't going to get you one.
Your an odd guy. Im not complaining nor am I assuming I was only asking. so maybe take your hostility elsewhere as nothing I said instigated any of that.
Thats great thanks, I will check out his site.
I bought Petscii Robots just this weekend at VCFMW (to go with the IIe Platinum I bought). Needed something to test/play with :-)
I would have bought it sooner, but this weekend was my first foray getting into retro computing. So far, loving getting back to a system I grew up using.
Thats great! Welcome to the hobby! Beware the addiction and compulsion of buying mroe and more stuff and more and more vintage computers.....
Did you buy the IIe at the show as well?
Enjoy the game and your stroll down memory lane. There are plenty of new boards and addons for the Apple II at this point so check out all you can on it.
Yes, I did buy the IIe at the show.
I've resisted for years, but have been intereted for several years watching various retro channels. I think what I'm most looking forward to is learning more about what the system can really do. Just getting it running over the weekend, I realize how narrow my understanding was at 13 what the capabilites were. Getting to see it with adult eyes should be a lot of fun.
Oh a platinum! Very nice. Your better judgement was defeated in the end by your need to play eh? My only recommendation is learn ADT Pro fast and get a super serial card so you can make limitless amounts of disks. Its easy and plenty of videos out there can walk you through it. Very nice!
Was Clint from LGR there, I see the sticker. Big Fan of LGR's videos but he doesnt do much Apple II stuff it seems. His IIgs video was made forever ago.
You probably want to get some kind of floppy replacement like a FloppyEmu. It is fun to hear the whirring and clacking of a vintage drive... but modern solid state devices sure are nice.
Oh yes the Floppy Emu is fantastic (especially since I own a LISA, Apple II, Apple III, and original MAC) Plus there are great addons like the Daisy Chainer to hook it up with your real floppy drive and this thing that makes noise to emulate a floppy disk drive...
I plan on buying a model C soon to replace my model B.
Yes, Clint was there. I actually spent a fair amount of time talking to him; super nice guy. I talked to David a bit as well. I bought the games and stickers mostly to help support them. Both channels have been huge in getting me back into this after 35 years.
What has proven very helpful so far was the Apple Disk Server website. Most instructions for setting ADT Pro and other tools up start with "Insert your ProDOS disk..." which is hard when you don't have any OS media. I happened to have an old box of floppies I got at a hamfest 6 years ago sitting in a drawer, so using the cassette port connected to my laptop to download and decompress an image to a floppy got me rolling.
I'm definitely planning on a floppyEMU at some point, but I need to get/build a D25 gender-changer or swap it for a D9 so I can connect to the SuperSerial card. So many options... :-)
you don't need a disk to load adtpro. you can bootstrap it from your modern computer easily.. then start making disks.
you can bootstrap it from the cassette port or super serial card. as is much faster easier and more reliable of course.