Welcome to the new Lost Classics Project, an Apple II Software Repository.
The Lost Classics Project was originally established in the mid 1990s’s within the GEnie A2 RoundTable and has transitioned along with the A2 crew, making it’s first web appearance in 2001 along side of the then newly formed A2Central.com, and is now available under the Apple2.info/org group banner.
Our goals for this site are any and all Apple II software that has been officially reclassified to be listed here, either in announcement form or direct hosting.]]>
Legend Industries made it’s mark with RAM Cards, in many ways they were a Legend in RAM cards.
Each of their cards had a uniqueness, like the 18SRC, in many ways it could be considered the first “Thumb Drive” in that it retained it’s content when the power was removed and the card could be transported to another Apple II and the content retrieved. Sure, it was only 18K – but think of the possibilities. ..and people sure did. Like other Slot 0-7 Legend cards, the S Card functioned as a Language Card except that the extra 2K could be used for stashing small routines, boot routines, ROM patches, etc. Combining an S Card with a Wild Card or other “Crack Card”, hardware and you had a platform that aided you well in foiling any protection routine.
The 64KC, their first RAM card is like having four Language Cards in one slot. Use 16K for the Apple II and 48K as RAM drive .. move content in and out of RAM areas similarly to that of the S Card.
The 128DE was designed primarily as an additional disk drive, size wise- without the DOS storage, but could also be used as a Language Card, too.
The S Card took all of this even further by using either 64K or 256K DRAM to offer a full 1024K when using four banks of 256K DRAMs.
The C Card is is a 1024K piggyback expansion for the Apple //c and it even works in the IIc Plus, introduced many years later! As with the other Legend RAM cards, the C Card functioned much in the same way but instead of being built around the Language Card, it was designed to bring the new Apple //e type of bank switching expansion to the //c, and that pretty much sparked the AppleWorks revolution. Since the //c didn’t have the slot, or any slots, but the hardware was largely the same – adding expansion to the //c meant piggy backing them to the motherboard and the MMU and IOU IC’s provided the perfect way to do it. Almost as if Apple intended this from the onset.
The E Card is feature equivalent to the C Card only it’s for the Apple //e Auxiliary Slot and has RGB Video Support added to it. RAM Cards such as these helped pave the way for AppleWorks to become it’s own sprawling industry within the confines of the Apple II.
All of Legend’s RAM cards were compatible with their many software offerings for Apple DOS 3.3, ProDOS, CP/M and Pascal, as well they also created some of their own software products to go along with their hardware. One example is the Pascal Super Emulator which allowed the Slot 0-7 RAM Cards to function as disk drives supported by Pascal for super-fast access, and the Super Emulator that added similar ability for DOS 3.3.
Even with AppleWorks being designed for the Apple //e & //c, that didn’t stop the industry from bringing it to the Apple ][ Plus, and the Legend RAM Cards were a part of that success. MouseWorks / Desktop Mouse is a software enhancement that provides the missing link allowing the Apple Mouse // to be used with AppleWorks.
Some other products are the Slot 8 and Soft 8, which helped you re-locate some of those cards you may have had to move out of the way to add these great RAM cards. With the Slot 8 you could swap between one of two cards in Slot 7 and reboot the computer. With the Soft 8, you didn’t have to flip a switch- it was done completely within software.
Another product meant to take up the slack was the multifunction P Card. So if you didn’t want to get a Slot 8 or Soft 8, you could double up on functionality with the P Card, and still have room to put that music card in.
All of the Legend Products have been reclassified as Freeware, through the generosity of Dave Heiden, of Legend Industries, Ltd., are being made available here at the Lost Classics Project. All Rights are being retained, and this release is for non-profit, private enjoyment only.
As we get more items, they will be added, as the entire Legend product library is not yet present here. If you have something you would like to add, drop us a line, you can mail anything, scan and upload, or whatever is easiest. Donations of hardware and software are gracefully accepted, and will help build the library even further, or the items can be returned once we have scanned and/or duplicated them.]]>
SSII was published bi-monthly in newsletter form, with each issue packed full of tips, resources, tutorials and more, SSII is an invaluable reference for the new and experienced Apple II user alike, and now it is available in electronic form. Discover the Apple II like you never knew before, experience the legacy that started as a regular feature in the Apple IIgs Buyer’s Guide and continued on for three years as a feature in inCider/A+ when the IIgs Buyer’s Guide ceased publication.
While the content in the pages of these issues may contain contact information to vendors or individuals, it should be expected that the great majority of this is outdated, and presented purely for historical reference and completeness. These issues are presented here in platform independent native PDF format. They are 100% searchable and printable. The whole collection comes in at just under 6 Megabytes.
22 Issues of SSII were published from 1993 through 1998, each issue focuses on a theme but also builds on past issues.
Shareware Solutions II was created, edited and published entirely on the Apple IIgs primarily using AppleWorks GS. In doing so, Joe probably made AppleWorks GS do things in ways that the original programmers never thought about. Bringing SSII to you electronically and preserving it’s original look and feel was a bit of a challenge, more so than I thought it would be. I’m sorry it took significantly longer than I anticipated. It was worth every second spent on it, and the least I could do to ensure Joe’s legacy lives on and showcases each issue in the very best possible way for every new reader and discover new things about the Apple II. So, come join us on An Exciting Apple II Journey Into The Future.
Shareware Solutions II is available from the Lost Classics Project right now at http://lostclassics.apple2.info]]>
After a nearly 23 year run as the premier Apple II Communications package and after collecting accolades, including two Awards of Excellence for the Best Apple II Software, of which ProTERM won this award twice and no other Apple II software ever took the trophy, and the best now gets even better!
Starting with the release of the Terminal program that set standards and took the Apple II community by storm in 1987 when Greg Schaefer of GBBS fame brought us ProTERM 1.0, ProTERM continued to set standards with constant releases through version 2.1. In the Spring of 1990, ProTERM changed publishers to InSync Software, they were in-sync with what Apple II users demanded when they delivered an improved ProTERM 2.2. Many asked why 2.2, and not 3.0? Well, this was just a teaser of things to come. In the Fall of 1991 after an intense 18 month development, InSync proved once again that the best can be made better and ProTERM 3.0 was released to rave reviews.
It didnt stop there. After yet another 15 months of fine tuning, and after InSync became InTrec, ProTERM 3.1 was released to keep up with then current technology. InTrec and Greg may have outdone themselves with that release as it lasted all these years and was able to adapt to all the modem changes over the years.
Today, with the warmest regards to the entire Apple II community of both then and now, from InTrec Software, Jerry Cline, Greg Schaefer, Tony Diaz, Dave Miller, that we bring you ProTERM A2 version 3.1, for your everlasting enjoyment.
ProTERM has enjoyed tremendous support from the community throughout its entire existence. It was even said that Nine out of Ten Pirates preferred ProTERM. So while Talk is Cheap, ProTERM is now Free. ProCOMM? No, ProTERM is the real Pro. So quit MouseTalkin around, click on over and discover the end all, get all, premier Apple II Telecommunications package today!
ProTERM will be available soon via the newly returning Apple II Lost Classics Project repository. An online support forum has been created at http://16sector.com/forum/
Along with the application itself, the 340 page users manual has been converted to PDF, and released alongside ProTERM. The ProTERM manual alone was worth the price of the entire package, and in that, I mean even just the chapter on modem configuration and commands alone was worth the entire price. InTrec really put out a prime publication.
With the change of status to (C) Freeware, please realize that InTrec can not give one on one support for ProTERM any longer and that support has now been transferred to the community at large.
I am proud to have been able to arrange for, and prepare ProTERM 3.1 and its 23 years of history for release to the Apple II Community. Please enjoy it.
Tony Diaz/16 Sector
ProTERM 3.1 is (C) 1991-1993 Greg Schaefer, and the ProTERM package and documentation are (C) 1991-2009 InTrec Software.
ProTERM may be distributed on disks and other media as long as this original archive is used and it is of course, complete with this notice. With regard to electronic distribution please link right here to the Lost Classics Project site (http://lostclassics.apple2.info) to always have the latest release available. Yes, ProTERM is pretty well vested, but even as ProTERM is released this 15-April, 2009, things have been changing and folks have been doing updates. It’s our intention to work these into the archive and make updated releases. By linking or referring to the Lost Classics Project, you will be assured of always receiving the latest availalble archive and it’s associated items.
Did you know you can change file types with ProTERM?
Yes, you can. You can use ProTERM to fix the $E0 file type on downloaded Shrinkit Archives that have had their file type lost.
ProTERM also has an excellent text editor integrated right into it. Everything except the actual packing of the archive, having to do with the Apple II specifics of releasing ProTERM was done with ProTERM itself. Files copied, this information file created, etc.
Once again, Enjoy ProTERM- It’s for all of you.
Thank you for all the years of honoring the distribution. This is your reward.Note: There is a rating embedded within this post, please visit this post to rate it. ]]>
QLabs & FTA Titles need to be cataloged and uploaded. As well, the Glen Bredon titles will be added.
What else are we missing? Tell us!]]>