Carrington Vanston reviews vintage Apple II games and goodies.
1 MHz episode 16
The box is not really a box, and the chess board is not really a chess board. Can you get your head around that? If so, then you too might be ready to do (relatively) mighty battle in Archon: The Light and The Dark for Apple II.
1 MHz episode 15
A special episode where 1 MHz collides with the Open Apple podcast at KansasFest. Featuring Ken Gagne, Mike Maginnis, and the special guest voice of Melissa Barron. So many hosts, so much to discuss. It's like a steel cage match, except without the steel cage. Or the match. But otherwise, it's just like that. Let's get ready to rrrrrrecord!
1 MHz episode 14
1 MHz is back to shout a quick hello before KansasFest 2011. Meanwhile, Anthony Martino and Henry Courbis say their goodbyes as UltimateApple2 and ReactiveMicro both go on hiatus. But then Henry Courbis says hello again almost immediately by scanning the Apple Service Technical Procedures Manuals and tossing them to apple2scans.net for hosting. I also take a quick gander at AppleIIGo, a new Apple II emulator written in Java that can run on (among other things) mobile phones and modern web browsers. Then I go in search of the poetic and lyrical in video games with Chris Lepine's Artful Gamer. Finally, I get tangled in hilarious red tape with Douglas Adams and Infocom's oh-so-funny and oh-so-difficult game Bureaucracy.
1 MHz episode 13
There's a new Apple II podcast on the block, as well as a new podcast for vintage computer enthusiasts: I lend my ear to Open Apple, and lend my voice to the Retro Computing Roundtable. KansasFest 2011 registrations kick off with the announcement of a cool hands-on session to build your own Apple II MP3 card with the help of Vince Briel. Ewen Wannop reclassifies his aptly named NiftySpell NDA as freeware. And finally, I go In Search Of The Most Amazing Thing...twice!
1 MHz episode 12
Krue releases the TreeHugger GS/OS Printer Port driver, but will you dare to install version 0.0? The daredevilry continues as you risk blowing your mind when you view the Visual 6502 emulator. For less risky but no less enjoyable online ogling, check out Dr. Matt Barton's book excerpt about LucasArts adventure games called The Maniac in the Mansion. And then come with me on a journey to the post apocalyptic world of Wasteland where we'll fight mutants, build robots and learn to repair toasts. Finally, I track down the rare and elusive Wasteland Survival Guide for the Apple II, which just makes me want to play Wasteland one more time.
1 MHz episode 11
How much is a new, unopened IIc worth...and would you open it once you got it home? For Dan Budiac the answers are "more than $2,600" and "yes" respectively, which is why his purchase (and unboxing) of an Apple IIc made headlines this month. Also in this episode, a web server hosted on an Apple IIe, plus a list of servers on other ancient Apple hardware. Also, I reminisce about the AppleCat modem, and point you to a pair of Apple II articles by Ken Gagne for Computerworld. And just as I recorded this episode Reactive Micro announced a new service to upgrade your Transwarp GS to as fast as 18.75 MHz. Finally, I play the graphical adventure game The Curse of Crowley Manor, and I do indeed feel cursed while I play it.
This needs a comeback
There's so many great Apple // games to discuss. I wish this podcast would make a comeback.
Only One Thing Would Make It Better...
New Episodes. He's threatened them on his other podcasts. He's said that they've been recorded.
But I think that's all lies. I think he's covering up for something.
The world needs more Carrington, but not by weight or volume. Well, maybe volume.
Great Podcast. Great host, informative, witty, comical, and very entertaining. Need more