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Apple II finds:

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Just for the sake of history:
I got these parts locally from a guy i once bought Apple II europlus several years ago. These belonged to his father who passed a way few years ago. He was real electronics professinal and hobbyist. He’s house was covered with all kinds of electronics stuff from tubes, amps, guitars, computers, you name it – he had it or could build or repair it. I’ve never seen so much electronics in one place. Not even in shops.

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I was lucky to get the MicroProfessor III (MPF-III) keyboard (localized, Swe/Fin) and hope he’s able to find the whole unit as well someday. MicroProfessor was made by Multitech (later known as ACER) and it was close to, but not, 100% clone of Apple II+ or //e (48k(64k). I really hope to get complate working set of this model to my collection!

 

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Common Atari-styled paddles. What makes it interesting for me, is that they have stickers from “Bebek” on them. Bebek was and still is, electronics shop operating since 1970’s. They sold some Apple II clone products back in the 1980’s. The owner of the Bebek-stores was family friend of the owner of these Apple II materials.

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Nice set of original Apple and ITT, tapes.

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Slim, half-height floppy drive, controller card and some (CP/M i believe) floppies. I have few of these drives and they are nice and quiet when operated. Specially nice for the clone modes if you have such.

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There were LOTS of photocopied manuals, books and schematics. This is for MPF-III-310 model.

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Chinese pirated games on tape! How cool is that? They might have sold these back in the 80’s quite openly in electronics stores..

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Appears to be ALF MC16 -music card clone.

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Corvus interface card (for hdd?).

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All that there were:

Apple II+ clone case with lid
Several binders full of Apple II-documentation
Radio Shack Catalog – 1990
Slim floppy 5.25″-drive
Disk II interface-card (clone)
Paddles (Bebek-labeled)
Joysticks (2 pcs) of different condition
Some 5.25″ floppy disks (CP/M software)
The Apple II Circuit Description-book
ALF MC16 -sound card (clone)
Corvus interface card (HDD?)
Few Apple stickers
Macintosh 512k keyboards (3 pcs)
Multitech MPF-III keyboard Swe/Fin 
Synthetizier cable for Apple II 
Software tapes:
Apple:
-Renumber/Append | Alignment Test Tone (600-2024-00)
-Color Demosoft | Little Brick Out (600-2023-00)
ITT:
-Basic Test Program 16K | Ram Test
Chinese pirated tapes:
-Catch | Star Avenger
-Choplifter | Sea Fox

FinApple 2019 (c)
Apple II Forever.

Lucky bid, Apple /// manuals!

books_top_of_apple3_sAtleast once i had luck with the ebay and won some interesting and missing manuals from my collection. Especially i was after the “Apple Business Basic Refence Manuals”.

All of them are in English expect the “Apple /// Handboek voor de gebruiker” that is in Dutch. That’s very interesting and needs to be scanned. Will do that when i get the new book scanner sometime in early, i hope, 2019.

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Apple Business Basic – Reference Manual – Volume 1
Apple Business Basic – Reference Manual – Volume 2
Pascal Programmer’s Manual – Volume 1
Pascal Programmer’s Manual – Volume 2
Pascal Program Preperation Tools
Pascal Introduction, Filer, and Editor
Pascal 11 Update
Apple /// Owner’s Guide
Apple /// Handboek voor de gebruiker (Dutch)
Universal Parallel Interface Card Manual
Apple Writer /// Operating Manual (no floppy)

FinApple 2018 (c)
Apple /// Forever.

 

BASIC Programmierhandbuch Applesoft BASIC

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I recently found one nice early BASIC programming book in German language, “Apple II Plus – BASIC Programmierhandbuch Applesoft BASIC” from 1978.

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It was printed in Switzerland that was kind of strange but maybe they printed these for the German language area there. Interesting however in European Apple II collector/preservation’s view point. Not sure if this has been scanned, but if not, i’ll get it done when i receive the new book scanner in 2019.

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German vs. English versions.

FinApple 2018 (c)
Apple II Forever.

Apple II – Chinese Game Manuals online

Finally, i got the remaining Chinese game manuals scanned! These are now all available at: https://archive.org/details/AppleII-ChineseGameManuals

They are scanned either 300 or 60dpi, black&white and some have box pictures and floppy labels scanned, if available. The quality of the originals wasn’t that great sometimes, but i did what i could. Important is, that they are now been saved up in digital form.

 

Chinese Apple II game manuals

Got an nice donation from Simon Ng all the way from Hongkong. He was kind enough to donate all these  for archiving. Even all of them might not be totally original, preserving these will serve the common good and preserving the history of Apple II in Hongkong/China/Taiwan.

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-The Dam Busters (Accolade) – Chinese manual
-Project: The Space Station (HesWare) – Chinese manual
-The Halley Project: A Mission in our solar System (Mindscape) – Chinese manual
-Thunderchopper (ActionSoft) – English manual
-Ticket to Hollywood (BlueLion Software) – English manual
-Shard of Spring (SSI) – Chinese manual
-Rampage (Activision) – English manual
-Roadwar Europa (SSI) – English manual
-Techno Cop (U.S. Gold) – English manual
-Hacker II (Activision) – Chinese manual
-Strike Feet (EOA) – English manual
-Paperboy (Mindscape Inc.) – English manual
-The Seven Cities of Gold (EOA) – English manual
-Maniac Mansion (Lucasfilm Games) – English manual
-Alice in Wonderland (Windham Classics) – Chinese manual

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These games have either original Taiwanese gamebox or game manual (English/Chinese) and have Taiwanese  “Pirate” company TERMINATOR-badge on them.

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I’ll scan the boxes, disk labels and the game manuals (when in Chinese) for archiving and they’ll be  available at http://www.archive.org > “Apple II Chinese Collection” and Asimov-archives.

Some of the English language manuals (or disk images) are already available but the missing ones, will be scanned and uploaded to Archive.org & Asimov-archives.

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The disk images will be available as well in Asimov. Most are cracked already, some are been cracked now in 2017 by talented crackers.

I’ll possibly crack these with the help of “Hardcore Computist”/”Computist” magazine just for the learning  purposes and as well, the FUN of it.

Beneath Apple DOS (Don Worth & Pieter Lechner (1981) Quality Software ISBN 0-912985-00-3)

I just had to share this. I was so happy few years ago to receive the classic Apple ][ – manual “Beneath Apple DOS” from Don Worth himself with an signature. The book is essential for understanding Apple DOS (there’s also an book about ProDOS).

Don loves Finnish Metal music, as you can see 🙂

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OCR’d PDF available at:
https://archive.org/details/Beneath_Apple_DOS_OCR

Article about Don Worth:
http://apple2history.org/spotlight/worth/

And Don Worth’s own personal webpage:
http://worth.bol.ucla.edu/

 

 

Some German technical manuals scanned to PDF+OCR

Scanned some German-language technical manuals to PDF with OCR and are downloadable at Archive.org and also in Asimov.

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Apple II – Disk II Laufwerk – Technische Verfahren (Rev. 31.8.82-German)
https://archive.org/details/AppleIIDiskIILaufwerkTechnischeVerfahrenRev.31.8.82GermanOCR

 

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Apple III – Technische Verfahren (Rev. 12.23.82-German)
https://archive.org/details/AppleIIITechnischeVerfahrenRev.12.23.82GermanOCR

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Apple III – Technische Verfahren – Externes Diskettenlaufwerk III (Rev. 28.3.83-German)
https://archive.org/details/AppleIIITechnischeVerfahrenExternesDiskettenlaufwerkIIIRev.28.3.83GermanOCR

 

Applied Engineering System Clock

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Fully Pro-Dos compatible.
• Automatic time and date stamping
• Easy to use from BASIC
• Battery operated, uses 3 “AA” batteries (will last 1-2 years before simple replacement)
• Date has year, month, date and day of week
• Time has hou’rs, minutes and seconds
• The only clock for the Ilc that displays the date and time on the Appleworks screen,
• Will time and date stamp Appleworks files.
• Auto access from Appleworks data-base (just use a time and date field)
• Pass through serial port – The Ilc system clock can plug into either the modem or printer serial port, then the modem or printer plugs into the clock.

Few pictures of the unit i have:

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It’s small and light and designed to fit the //c style nicely. Wonder how many of these Applied Engineering actually sold?

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The switches on the back.

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Inside, it uses reqular 3x AAA batteries to keep the date/time.

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The battery holder.

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Serial?

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Software:
http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/images/hardware/clock/AE_Apple_IIc_System_Clock- Clock_Utilities.DSK

Manual:
http://mirrors.apple2.org.za/ftp.apple.asimov.net/documentation/hardware/clocks/IIc%20System%20Clock %20-%20User%20Manual%20v2.0%20(Applied%20Engineering).pdf

Info:
http://ae.applearchives.com/apple_c/c_system_clock/iic_system_clock_brochure.pdf