It’s been oddly difficult to find an Enhanced (or elsewhere, 65c02 marked) Apple //e. I have several Apple //e’s (PAL) but i’ve not come across but only one, enhanced one so far. The one i got this year, was indeed marked “65c02” and not “Enhanced”. Apple marked their enhanced units outside English speaking countries as “65c02” as it would indicate the upgraded processor inside. Not everybody understood wording “enhanced”.
The keyboard was… well, what you expect? Dirty. It needed complete teardown and cleanup before even touching. This unit must have been in factory production premises somewhere..
The baseplate was rusty from the corners… in this point i started to worry if this find would ever actually work.. if the motherboard would be in same condition.
Luckily not. Not a spot nor any leakage. Good to go.
Too an change with alternative method of removing rust. CocaCola and Sugarcube. It actually worked quite ok. Of cos, used suitable sandpaper to finish it off as much as it was possible.
Painted it matteblack to cover the rusty places and it came out quite nice.
As the closeup shows. Not bad i would say.
Indeed, it did have the NCR 65c02 processor.
So i just *had to* install an Applied Engineering’s black colored PSU (they are nice, better built AND they are 115/230v models). That’s an half B&W color-scheme there.. i *was* tempted to paint the whole //e to black but as it’s my only “65C02” Apple //e i would not do it. If had an extra Apple //e case, i’d consider it. Anyone?
Recently (well, this summer) i bought an ZipChip 4000 accelerator chip from a friend (who bought it originally used in 90’s) and installed it to my Apple //e (NTSC) unit.
ZipChip is great help if you do tasks like reading floppies to .edd files. The process is (well, 1mhz vs. 4mhz) quite a bit faster.
Installation itself is quite easy. You just need to be *carefull* when lifing the original CPU off and installing the ZipChip itself back into. The ZipChip have long legs so extra carefullness is needed. No, not really the Instruction manual is needed but i just happened to have one.
Received some floppies along with some Apple ][ unit i got (most likely an Europlus). The original boxes (of DOS 3.2.1) were nice touch to it, rarely seem to come across of those.
More about software preservation later.
This Apple ][+ had an owner’s tag added to it. Softeam KY did software developement in Hamina, Finland for Apple ][ (briefly to Apple ///) and later to IBM PC.
Apple ][ europlus units had unique label over the SLOT #7 indicating the usage of PAL/SECAM-color card installation. Nice to see one untouched.
Mikrobitti-book serie book with 6502 assembly programming inc. some software for Apple ][.
The Game Station / Computer Station – was one of the very BEST computer stores (for gamers) in downtown Helsinki, Finland. They had lots of games for different platforms, you could try them out and put your quarters to coinups. They had atleast what i remember, Gauntlet, Space Ace and such.
Apple IIc Käyttäjän käsikirja (User’s Manual). This i have only seen like this, A4 photocopy-form. Have few of these.
Also have an “Apple IIc peliohjelmisto” (Apple IIc gamesoftware) floppy, but i am not completely sure if the contents of the floppy is real. It’s been imaged however.
Apple IIc käyttäjän käsikirja (pdf):
Apple //c peliohjelmisto (.dsk):
Kalle Kotipsykiatri (“Galle Mindhelper”) was an home-psychology software written for Apple II by Pekka Tolonen in 1984. It was based on Eliza by Joseph Weizenbaum (1966).
Later he translated the software to VIC-20 and Commodore 64 version was done by Jyrki J.Kasvi. The Commodore 64 version was censored by local Micro-Computer magazine “Mikrobitti” due use of cursewords, so the basic listing on the magazine never really worked. They had to update the listing several times to get it fixed. It was later also converted to Spectravideo SVI-328 by Mikroilijat Ry – and possibly other platforms as well.
Other programs based on “Kalle” were “Yrtsi” (Punk Rocker) and “Lulu” (Exotic). Lulu was introduced in Scienece-Center Heureka in Vantaa, Finland, in “Do computers think?”-exibition and demonstrated the possibilities of interactive picture/voice/synthesis on Atari computer.
Apple ][ (.dsk) image: