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Charles Faust
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Echoes of the past lend themselves to the future. - Charles C. Faust
Echoes of the past lend themselves to the future. - Charles C. Faust

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First game I set up to play on the Apple IIgs after getting her going, was Bard's Tale.  Keys don't work right for some reason, going to update it to ProDos and see if it helps any.

Shooting of the second video is a little behind the curve atm; installed OSX on the Dell last night, but it won't take with the built in Ethernet adapter.  Installed Netrunner on it last night afterwards, but decided to install Ubuntu Studio so that maybe I can do full screen for the PC side of the recovery project's second video; creating diskettes from ADTpro.  I think the second one is going to be setting up Java/RXTX etc instead.  The process is similar for OSX, LiNUX and Windows, I know, I've done all three :)  Anyway, I really appreciate the views so far from you guys, and I should have something later this evening hopefully.

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Here is the first part of the Apple IIGS to PC project, the second part will better detail how to get images from the PC to floppy on the IIGS (or other Apple II computers), the third part will be on a PC and will show you how to extract data from disk images.  I have another project, that I might need to complete before I can complete the others, so it may pop up sooner.  In essence, I botched the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on an Intel based tablet I purchased.  I need to get this tablet working before my grandson comes up to visit, this is his "movie" machine and I need to get it working.  I am going to detail the steps on how I botched the upgrade, and the steps needed to install LiNUX on the tablet since I have absolutely no idea what my Windows 8.1 key is for this tablet.  That starts tonight, I left my card reader at work, and my powered USB hub that I need.

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Okay, I haven't posted much here, things have been a little busy, the small business I work for researching outdoor power equipment parts, selling parts, helping customers, etc. let me open up shop inside the shop with computer repairs.  So I've been doing two jobs in one place.  Within the last few months I've also been working on a side project that drove me bananas because of two things.  Instructions for using some software were cryptic, the video using said software was cryptic at a crucial point.  The second, I didn't pay attention to my own notes when I pinned out a cable I purchased from eBay.  Once I got past those two things, the project of getting Apple II data to a PC to burn on to disc flew fast.  I made a video of the how to, it will be in two parts, this is the trailer.

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The trailer is better, but hopefully this will be useful to someone.

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The trailer, believe me, it is better than the movie :)

I'm working on a couple of projects on the side involving Apple II and Commodore 64/128 computers and getting personal data from 5.25" floppies to optical media.  Normally I would have people send their diskettes off to someone to do this, but the folks don't want a third party they don't know handling their floppies.  But I'm at a loss for doing the Apple II stuff.  I set up ADTpro, I got a DIN8 Male to DB9 Male serial cable, a null modem, and a relatively modern PC with a serial port on it, but am having no luck what so ever.  I need a little bit more hardware to pull off both projects.  Can I post a Kickstarter here?

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If you could share this around for me I would be grateful :)
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