I was born in 1982, and as far as I can remember we had an Apple IIgs in our house. We had two 5.25" floppies, a 3.5" floppy, an Image Writer II, and a stock "Woz" IIgs. It never had fancy RAM upgrades, or anything. We just used it. Some of my favorite things to do with the machine was to run "Dungeon Master" on it, or "The Last Ninja" or play around with "Music Studio". I learned how to spell using "Speller Bee" in fact I still clearly remember starting up Speller bee, and hearing it say: "Speller Bee, by First Byte" in that weird computerized voice that it did. We used the IIgs up-until about 1993. It was about that time that we had migrated almost entirely onto macs. In 1994 we moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, and the IIgs never got set up in the new house. It just sat in the garage doing nothing. My last two years of High School I had a teacher, Mr. Bright, He was an english teacher, who had an affection for the old IIgs' he still requested stay in his class. Mind you this was 1998-1999-2000, so the IIgs being used in a classroom was not the most commonly seen thing. He was happy with the systems, but wanted a system he could do work with at home. My parents, being the nice people they are "gave" the whole kit and caboodle software and all, to him for $20. Here it is, more than 5 years after the fact, and I want my system back. after a long 10 year stint in the dark side (win-tel) I've come home to Apple. I own numerous macintosh. I have a 1.25GHz eMac, a 500MHz G3 B&W PowerMac, I have a PowerMac 6500/225 soon to be 300MHz! And I have three PowerBook 540c laptops and I have the new fourth generation iPod 20GB. I'm thoroughly planted as a full apple enthusiast, and plan on staying this way for quite possibly the rest of my life. But like in the Movie, Citizen Kane, I wanted my RoseBud. I wanted my old IIgs back, I want to play the game I grew up on. So I went to eBay, where a man could find anything in the world, and found a IIgs system. I'm usually a careful ebay purchaser, but I was so caught up in the moment that I bid on the first system I came across. This is what I won:
What you see there is the extent of what I own. Although I have not received it yet. I am now in the search for many other items that would improve upon the system's performance. I downloaded from Apple GS/OS 6.0.1, and I've found my way to the fairway, where I downloaded a ton of games that I remember as a youth. But I'm interested in expanding memory, getting a 3.5" drive, maybe even getting a hard drive. I'd love to hook it up to my mac net somehow. I have a couple mac's with apple talk ports, so I think I may be able to hook it up that way. I'd love to soupe it up too. So any help from you guys would be greatly appreciated. I'm extremely novice when it comes to the IIgs. I just remember putting in a disk, and playing the game! Maybe if you guys had some hardware that was available for sale it would be cool too! Thanks for the help you guys will undoubtedly give me in the near future!