Just curious , what are some of your guy's favorite Programs written by the users in the Apple II community? I know that there were tons and tons of appz made for everything from Modem Programs , especially designed for the famous Apple Cat Modem or programs that were designed to help aid in making custom title screens for your games and appz?
There was a user back in the day that created some very cleaver programs for the Apple Cat , one was a nifty little program called The Cat's Meow. Now for those of you who are not familure with this program , let's just say it did some things that were not on the legal side. When used correctly , this was a very strong and powerfull program. It gave the user Phone Operator controlls! For instance , one would be able to perform a 2600 MHZ tone , which back then , when using such a Tone , would be able to Disconnect a caller off of a phone line! Also , it had built in Tones , such as :
.25 Cent sounds! When you would pick up the phone in a conferance call , and you would here on the other end , the caller was on a Pay Phone , and hear that voice recorded message saying that you had to insert more money to continue the call! Well , that's were this program cam into play , all the person had to do was press a key and it would send out the .25 Cent tone! And the payphone would pick up on it as an actual coin being inserted!
But beyond that , The Cat's Meow was more or less a Conference Call maker! I can remember being on such calls that at one time or another up to 20 people were on! It was great to chat with people that you would normally just post on their BBS's , and now were able to put a voice to their name and talk to them! All I remember about this user that created The Cat's Meow was a fellow that went by the handle The Tempest! And he made some really kewl programs. To this day the programs still work! It's amazing too boot these programs up and watch them run. Although Sprint , MCI and Metrophone are a thing of the past when using Codes to make long distance calls , is now a but a distant memory :O(
But other great programs still came out. Like.. The Pirate's Signature by Johnny Apple Seed , and others that helped aid a user in a particular Game that needed some , well let's just say , some added help in making their characters in Wizardry super hero like!
So if you have any good memories of programs from the past that you had delt with ,
weather it was in work with your Modems , or anything else , I think it would be fun to
read about them again! Long live Beautiful Boot Maker! Thanks Mini Appler for a great program!