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Off-platform Apple II development

Off-platform Apple II development

In this session, Dagen Brock deals with using modern development tools and languages to create code and assets for use in Apple II software, including definitions and comparisons of off-platform and cross-platform development; creating build pipelines; using modern tools to create audio and visual assets; and tying it all together, as well as conjecturing what …

Introducing Slammer: A New Way of Using Machine Language from Applesoft

Introducing Slammer: A New Way of Using Machine Language from Applesoft

Wouldn’t it be great if you could put whatever machine language you wanted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues? With Ivan Drucker’s Slammer, you can! Slammer is a new method for installing and executing machine language routines, at machine language speed, using 100% legal Applesoft. This presentation introduces …

HackFest 2010

HackFest 2010

HackFest is an annual programming competition in which KansasFest attendees are challenged to write the coolest program possible for the Apple II while at KansasFest. Contestants Peter Neubauer, Martin Haye, Scott Miller, and Jeff Blakeney present their entries before Ivan Drucker announces the winners, as determined by Drucker, Ken Gagne, and Sean Fahey. Recorded on …

NakedOS

NakedOS

Martin Haye’s NakedOS is a new Disk II operating system for the entire Apple II line of computers. In this session, its creator covers the project’s rationale, design goals, API, disk format, Super-Mon integration and finally a few decision points and caveats for programmers considering NakedOS for their projects. Find it online at bitbucket.org/martin.haye/super-mon/ Recorded …

Super-Mon

Super-Mon

Martin Haye’s Super-Mon is a set of fancy extensions to the Apple II system monitor. This fairly technical session follows the creation of a small but interesting assembly language program that demonstrates the concepts and capabilities of Super-Mon. Recorded on 7/23/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available by KansasFest, Inc., under an Attribution 3.0 Unported …

Optimizing Algorithms in Applesoft BASIC

Optimizing Algorithms in Applesoft BASIC

Recent experiments with fractal algorithms in pure Applesoft BASIC have revealed methods for optimizing code to achieve acceptable speeds on a 4Mhz IIc Plus. In this session, Wayne Arthurton demonstrates the effects of using and optimizing user- defined functions, vari able reuse, variable allocation order, and other techniques for improving BASIC calculation performance. Recorded on …

HackFest 2010 winners

HackFest 2010 winners

The HackFest competition, which Eric Shepherd founded at KansasFest 1998, epitomizes the Apple community. The Apple II is a powerful machine that is extremely limited by today’s standards, yet creative and innovative developers relish the challenge and fun of programming it to do things it was never designed to do. HackFest invites KansasFest attendees to …