This issue shipped on
two 800K disks. Both disks contained a self-extracting
ShrinkIt archive, for a total of over 2000K of stacks.
Here's what we came up with for our third issue.
Disk 1 | Disk 2
This one of the most useful stack
utilities in recent years. In issue 2 I wrote an article on
how to change the colors of a particular card. Hangtime
quickly came up with a stack that automates changing the
colors in HyperCard. This allows you to have different
colorsets on each card of your stack, and to do it quickly
and intuitively. Take a look at the image below to see a new
colorset created by moving the RGB sliders for each of the
base desktop colors.
Works has sold a set of
Apple IIGS tools that allow programs to speak text. But now,
with the Speak XCMD, you can finally easily program speech
on your IIGS. Install this XCMD into a stack, and issue the
command "Speak text" and your IIGS will be chatting
away. Possible uses include children's games and installing
into QuarkNet (issue 1) for an offline, audible email
reader. Requires the Byte Works' Talking Tools.
BookStacks Press 2.1
Gareth has significantly updated the
BookStacks Press. Version 2 sports cleaner
navigation, support for the Speak XCMD, Poetry import, and
more. Use the BookStacks Press to create online books from
Project Gutenburg files and use them in studying with online
notes, hyperlinks and more.
As an example, Gareth has provided
the Lays of Ancient Rome by T. B. Macaulay. Browse through
the history of royal and early republican Rome and find out
what BookStacks Press can do for "plain vanilla
Good Eats 1.1
Another updated stack, Good
Eats is the ultimate online cookbook. Recipes are sorted
by name and category, and the cookbook is infinitely
expandable, limited only by your IIGS' RAM and hard drive
space. Print out a recipe easily to share with friends, or
exchange customized cookbooks with other IIGS
This is one of three stacks that
came to us from beyond North America, proving again that the
Apple II is a world-wide obsession. David Francis' The
Diary is a calendar and appointment stack, but it has
the convenient feature of backing itself up every month.
Great for those forgetful types! And of course, like all
good IIGS software, it is Y2K compatible.
C.P. will create a calendar for any
month, with a twist -- it rearranges the days of the week to
match the dates. Come to think of it, my "Year-at-a-Glance"
calendar does the same thing. The date is calculated by
direct access to the IIGS motherboard, so the date you set
in the Time control panel won't mess up the dates this
In Macintosh and IIGS programming,
a resource is a bit of information that is stored
independently of an application's program code. Menus,
icons, pictures, dialog boxes, sounds, etc. can all be
stored as resources. In HyperCard IIGS, icons, sounds and
XCMDs & XFCNs are the most commonly used resources.
resCopy IIGS lets you copy resources from one stack to
another, or delete them from a stack where the resource
Brian Gillespie has continued to
expand the programming abilities of HyperCard with still
more great XCMDs. Setting the filetype of files, creating
folders and more become available from within HyperCard with
Shapes and Things
And last but not least, something
for the kids. Shapes & Things is the classic memory game
transferred to the IIGS. Players can match shapes, numbers,
letters or colors, with verbal feedback from the
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