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Open Apple #31 (Oct 2013): Brendan Robert, Lawless Legends, Texas, and Wayne Green

Brendan RobertThis month on Open Apple, Mike and Ken chat with Brendan Robert of the Java Apple Computer Emulator (JACE) and Apple Game Server. Innovative cross-platform tools are being used to bring Lawless Legends, an original 8-bit RPG, to the Apple II and Commodore 64; as part of the programming team, Brendan takes us behind the scenes. He lives in a lawless land himself — the Old West of Texas, where gaming icons Ion Storm, Zynga, Lord British, and Rooster Teeth reside. But when it comes to games, sometimes you can’t do better than Tetris, of which there are many new and devious deviations. We get rid of old toys, like a SCSI CD-ROM 7-disc changer and a LANceGS card, so we can all have room for new toys, like A2CLOUD, Apple2Pi, BenchmarkeD, AppleIIWorks Envoy, and Final Cut Pro X. And sadly, Wayne Green of InCider and Byte has passed away; we remember his magazines fondly.

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Show #22 (Dec 2012) eBay auction results

In the December 2012 episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay lots. The results of those auctions are below.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Androbot Topo II robot, Apple IIe, sending unit, Toposoft software$9.98Nov 18, 2012 11:40:08 PST22$1,836 + $119 S&H
Ken's new Microzines, complete with case!$15 (Buy It Now)Nov 14, 2012 07:16:51 PST$15 + $11.35 S&H

Show #10 (December 2011) eBay auction results

In the December episode of the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken reviewed several eBay auctions. The results of those auctions are below.

TitleStarting bidEnd date# BidsSold
Lot of Microzine lot$120 + $6 S&H (Buy It Now)Mar 25, 201205:54:03 PDTSold
Steve Jobs and Woz phreaking blue box$990.00Nov 03, 2011 11:26:36 PDT2$1,025
Apple II computer sells for $6,100$2,499.00Nov 13, 2011 13:00:52 PST6$6,100 + $19.32 S&H
1978 Apple II$3,000.00Nov 26, 2011 12:17:18 PST1$3,000 + $60 S&H
1978 Apple II sells for $5,995$5,995 + $50 S&HNov 27, 2011 15:44:08 PSTDid not sell
Australian lot of Apple hardware & softwareThis listing ... has been removed, or this item is not available.

Rob KenyonThis month on the Open Apple podcast, Mike and Ken are joined by Rob Kenyon, a two-time KansasFest attendee as well as a professional programmer and 30-year veteran of the Apple II. We talk about how great it is to be a part of the international community of Apple II users, even if none of us can afford to buy Apple’s founding contract in a Sotheby’s auction. Rob asks, did Steve Jobs purposely kill HyperCard to turn the Mac into a more closed environment? We congratulate Wade Clarke and Andrew Schultz on their showing in the 17th annual Interactive Fiction Competition. Plenty of original Apple II computers are selling on eBay, with Mike and Rob discussing how to distinguish an authentic classic from a modified one. We share our wishes for the holiday season, including for an affordable accelerator card and a CFFA3000, before signing off for the calendar year. Please take our listener survey, and see you in 2012!

[Please note: technical difficulties have resulted in a low volume on Ken’s track, and a loud volume for Rob. Our apologies for the inconvenience.]

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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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Open Megahertz album artIn this episode of Open Megahertz, KansasFest attendees Mike Maginnis, Ken Gagne, and Carrington Vanston join forces to reflect on the world’s greatest Apple II convention, as well as review a classic edutainment title.

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Guest voiceovers by Melissa Barron.

Brian WiserThis month in Open Apple, Mike and Ken are joined by Brian Wiser, an unsung hero of the Apple II archivist movement, as well as a director and producer of films related to Joss Whedon’s Firefly television show and Serenity movie. Ken reports on his trip to the Vintage Computer Festival East 7.0, Mike notes the changing of the guard at Syndicomm, and Brian brags about the Apple employees he’s met and the museums he’s visited, after which Mike and Brian chat about their favorite Apple II publications. We all lusted after the Ultima trilogy on eBay but were dismayed by two other auctions that were not what they seemed. Classics that need to be remade, those that are being remade, and those that were and failed are our gaming topics of the month.

Congratulations to Brian Sturk, who named the game as Lode Runner! He won a 20% or $50 discount off one ReactiveMicro.com order. Next month’s winner gets a $20 credit at the RetroFloppy store, courtesy David Schmidt.

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