After many years of faithful service (18 years to be exact), my beloved IIe is beginning to die on me (the monitor jack is starting to break off from the board and causes the monitor to go out if bumped), so I decided to 'upgrade' to that shiny new IIgs I always wanted. I found a wonderful setup on ebay which includes:
Apple IIGS ROM 3 CPU with 1MB on system board with another 4MB Expansion Card in Memory Expansion Slot Apple High Speed SCSI Card is installed in Slot 7
Apple Color RGB Monitor for the Apple IIGS
2 - 3 1/2 Disk Drives
1 - 5 1/4 Floppy Drive
Apple IIGS ADB Keyboard and Mouse
Kensington System Saver IIGS
100MB Microtech External Hard Drive (formatted for the IIGS with System 6.0.1 installed)
CD - Rom Drive
Everything is great except for the fact that it's ROM 03. The problem with ROM 03 is that some of the best IIgs games won't play on it (most notably Shufflepuck and Captain Blood). However I just happen to have a spare IIgs sitting here that is ROM 01. I believe I could easily take all the cards from the 03 IIgs and stick them in the 01 IIgs.
My question is what does ROM 03 offer over ROM 01? I know it has more RAM/ROM, but if that's the main difference then I'm perfectly happy to give it up (I'm not going to be running any major programs on my IIgs anyway). I heard that there were some bug fixes and some improvements to the graphics/sound, can anyone elaborate on this?
Is it worth keeping ROM 03? Will the above configuration even work on 01?