Apple II Educational Program Series

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Hi,
When I was 3, I had and Apple//e. I had A huge bin of Apple II
educational Games, Like Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiago, along
with many others.
Now I know this might sound crazy, but I used to have a series of
Educational Programs for the Apple II, and two of the titles in that
series were, "Where's Puff", and "Insy Weensy Spider"
Now, I don't remember the name of that Educational Series for the
Apple II that I used To have. Do any of you know what I'm talking
about, and can you find me the name of the "Educational Series" That
those two programs were in? I think they have The David-Dos Loading squence, but I'm not sure
I would really appreciate it if you could help me.
Thanks

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Perhaps MECC ?

(by quantity of titles) I think that MECC was the largest publisher of Apple II educational games. I'm not sure if those titles were in their catalog, but I'm guessing that you can find it online with searches. I'll look more closely at my own references and see if I have that info.

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No, It wasn't MECC

No, It wasn't MECC

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You can check, but I don't kn

You can check, but I don't know if ic was MECC.
It didn't have The MECC Loading screen.

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Well it could have been Subur

Well it could have been Suburst or Hartely or another producer of software.

Part of the problem the one's you mentioned might have been part of one disk? That is early rhymes, early learning, or titled to something like that. Even the Mecc ones sometimes have more than one program the earlier Mecc ones have a black white like start up screen for a second.

If I run across it while trying to sort and check disks I will set it aside.

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A discrption of the disks

From I recall they were Sepeaete Disks,
Each one would Boot up with David Dos, and then ater about 11 seconds of loading, a picture of a computer in a tan background would show up, displaying the name of the educational series. Then I would press return, and the screen would show infomation in black & white whle the disk would continue with the loading process. On the Insy Wennsy Spider disk, after the screen turns black and the disk is loading the program, a picture of an orange spider, would appear while the disk drive was still loading the program. Then The game would appear.In "Where's Puff?", the same loading squence would happen, only it's not the spider pcture its something else. And I had a third disk that was part of the series, with a similar loading sequence.
I hope this helps

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Hi, Had a few minutes to lo

Hi,
Had a few minutes to look it up on Google. It appears to be from ABLEDATA. $6.00 for the disk as per 1999. Not sure if they still offer it in an Apple II 5.25 formatt. I appears you needed and Echo card to work with it.

http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=113583&top=0&productid=92329&trail=0

Here is another link that talks about it. After you bring up the page use your search to find the word WHERE in the text.

Hope this helps.

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That's It!!!

That's what I was looking for, Thank you.
But here's another crazy question.
Do you know where I can find A disk image Download Eensy Weensy Spider and where's puff along with the others in that series? I want to be able to play on an Apple II emulator that I have for Mac OS X. I want to be able to show my little sister these programs, so that she can see what educational software I had with my Apple IIe, 15 years ago.
I love to share those kinds of things with her, and she liked the ones I showed her as well.
So, if you could find me a download, or disk image of Eensy Weensy Spider, Where Is Puff?, and the other programs from that series I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for your tremendous help.

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That might be a quite a bit

That might be a quite a bit harder to find. Early Educational, were out grown rather quickly. So they they weren't ones the made the rounds. Same with special needs. These will be hard to come by.
I am not sure how many ABLEDATA made. These might be copy protected, the ones you had might have been cracked copies. Then again they might have been easily copied.
If you find the disks I can make disk images of them. I do not seem to remember any of them ever showing up on EBay either. Not on Asimov FTP site.

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Does anybody have the disks

Does anybody have the Eency Weensy Spider disk, or any of the other disks in the series?
If you have them, can you please make download disk images of those programs for me to use on my Apple II emulator? Please let me know.
Thanks.

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