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Upcoming Apple II emulation fun and a little business

MAME’s Apple II and IIe emulation soon will be able to run at 3.6 times normal speed, because we’re emulating the TransWarp accelerator card from back in the day.

MAME: where Spelunx is in color

The Internet Archive may use a less-capable Mac emulator, but you don’t have to. Here’s how to use their HyperCard stacks on MAME:

Initial setup
Download the HyperCard startup image from this page. Click “Download ISO Image” to get HyperCardBootSystem7.img.

跟猴子比丟屎

No, Google Translate will not render that title as anything worthwhile. It’s a line from Firefly.
Anyway, the fine folks at the Internet Archive recently surfaced a ton of materials relating to the China Educational Computer I, or CEC-I. The CEC-I was an almost chip-for-chip clone of the Apple //e (including the MMU and IOC custom chips), but the aux side is devoted to a bunch of new ROM containing Chinese fonts, a built-in LOGO interpreter, and who knows what else (there’s 384K of extra ROM in this thing compared to a real //e).

Skinning a game?

It’s not quite ready to be playable yet in 0.176, but Ted Green has been chipping away at Midway’s Zeus-2 graphics chip, with particular emphasis on Midway Skins Game (but it’s helping Cruisin’ Exotica too, and should eventually help The Grid as well).
Here’s a few screenshots to whet your appetite for the future.

Thanks, Jason!

For this lovely promotion of our Apple II and /// work. (We’ve done some things with the Mac, too, and someday Lisa will fall).

Thanks, Jason!

For this lovely promotion of our Apple II and /// work. (We’ve done some things with the Mac, too, and someday Lisa will fall).

Thanks, Jason!

For this lovely promotion of our Apple II and /// work. (We’ve done some things with the Mac, too, and someday Lisa will fall).

Thanks, Jason!

For this lovely promotion of our Apple II and /// work. (We’ve done some things with the Mac, too, and someday Lisa will fall).

0.174 Apple notes

Not much this time, but what’s there is important. Hardware hacker Ian Kim from Korea recently started selling his “Mockingboard 4C” add-on boards for the Apple IIc. This gives the IIc a real Mockingboard in slot 4, just like the slotted Apple IIs could have. There was a specific IIc Mockingboard made back in the day that hooked up through the serial port, but nearly no games supported it.

What’s new for Apple II?

MAME 0.173 is out and there are some notable Apple II improvements: