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Open Apple #62 (August 2016) : Mark Pilgrim, Passport, Ancient Legends

This month on Open Apple, we sit down with Mark Pilgrim, one of the most active software preservationists in the Apple II community. Mark has been spending his free time working on Passport, an automated cracking tool. It automatically detects and defeats copy protection schemes on Apple II disks, producing copyable disks that are otherwise completely intact. This is a boon for preservation of software that has only been (poorly) cracked by hoodlums of the past, or is previously uncracked. The latter is very common with educational software, business packages, and other things that the old crackers weren’t interested in. Mark’s skills and perseverance are making it possible to use more and more Apple II software on sites like Archive.org and VirtualApple.

KansasFest 2017 will be July 18th-23rd at Rockhurst University!

Meanwhile, tune in to this show and listen to Quinn and Mike bumble through news of various festivals, discuss lots of new hardware, and utterly fail to be respectful of the passing of a computer science legend. We’re sorry, Mr. Papert- you will be missed, and Logo touched all our lives.

There are a record number of amazing announcements of hardware and software this month. You won’t want to miss Passport, Ancient Legends, 4soniq, CP/M Turbo 7, SD-MIDI, and more. It’s an incredible month for spending money on your Apple II.

Go download Passport and archive all your floppies. Start now, or you’ll be up very late.

More information on everything discussed in this episode, after the jump.

 

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Show #8 (October 2011) eBay auction results

In the October episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below, in the order in which they ended. Some “Buy It Now” auctions with no end dates are not included.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Metal Gear Solid 3 soundtrack$12.99 + $4.95 S&H;(Buy It Now)Sep 28, 2011 16:33:58 PDT2 units left unsold
Karate Kid soundtrack$3.99 + $3 S&H (Buy It Now)Sep 22, 2011 5:55:22 PM PDTSold
Microzine lot$23.99 (Buy It Now)Sep 08, 2011 13:02:40 PDTSold for $22.49
A2MP3 auction to benefit @rsuenaga fund$0.99Sep 20, 2011 14:36:23 PDT12$237.06 + $4 S&H
DRALS's CP/M card$50.00Oct 04, 2011 10:50:56 PDT8$101 + $35 S&H
AutoArk$8 + $4 S&H (Buy It Now)Oct 30, 2011 15:19:45 PDT2 units left unsold
Ultima IV$125.00Sep 30, 2011 19:00:48 PDTDid not sell
Apple IIGS crystal paperweight$19.99Sep 22, 2011 15:58:39 PDT40$315
Electric car with on-board Apple IIc$10.00Sep 26, 2011 16:26:19 PDT20$2000
Boston Computer Society newsletter$9.99Oct 07, 2011 11:33:42 PDT1$9.99 + $4.82 S&H

Show #8 (Oct 2011): Kelvin Sherlock, Kickstarter, BASIC, and BCS

Kelvin SherlockThis month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken talk with Kelvin Sherlock, prolific Apple II programmer of GShisen, Silver Platter, ProFUSE, and more. Ken builds the suspense before revealing the identity of KansasFest 2012’s keynote speaker before we look at the latest Kickstarter fundraising projects that appeal to Apple II users. We ask ourselves, “Why are Apple II users different?” when sharing knowledge, products, and magazines. On eBay, we’re looking at soundtracks, CP/M cards, compression software, and defunct user group newsletters, before engaging in a smackdown of BASIC programming languages. Finally, we enjoy classic Apple II games on iOS and challenge Kelvin to explain why we can’t port Portal to the 6502.

Congratulations to Sal Bugliarisi, who named the game as Choplifter! He won a $20 credit to the Juiced.GS store, courtesy publisher Gamebits. Our next winner gets an autographed copy of Bob Bishop‘s Bomber on cassette.

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