***Modem Disk Available on 5.25"
last updated: January 3, 2000
Also available on 3.5" disk* for IIGS and IIc+ users.
Dear Apple II user,
As a service to the Apple II community, I have been
offering an Apple II Modem Starter Disk, with all of the
software you need to get started using a modem with your
Apple II computer.
As of this date, January 3, 2000, I am planning to
retire this service. I have 9 5.25" disks remaining, and
when they are gone, the service will be ended. I have been
happy to offer this service over the past 4 years, and have
shipped over 200 disks to Apple II users all over the world:
the Philippines, Ukraine, Germany, Turkey, England and
Ireland, Canada, Australia, Japan, and of course most of the
50 U.S. states. But it takes more time than I am able to
devote now, so as I watched my supply of 5.25" floppy disks
dwindles I decided that this was the time to end the
service. At some point in the next month I will post the
files here on the Web site so that the disk image and
individual files may be downloaded by user groups who wish
to offer the disk to their members.
This double-sided 5.25" disk contains:
Sneeze 2.1: Freeware by Karl Bunker - program launcher, txt & awp
viewer/printer, graphics viewer, utility set.
Shrinkit 3.4: Freeware by Andy Nicholas - Apple II standard
archiving/dearchiving program, utility set.
BinSCII 1.0.3: Freeware by David Whitney - Binary/Text conversion
utility (Apple II standard).
UU 1.1: Freeware by Andy Tefft - Binary/Text conversion utility
Comm.System 2.5: Freeware by Jim Ferr - Simply, easy to use
communications program that supports Xmodem
transfer and ASCII capture.
Unshrink 2.1: Freeware by Andy Nicholas - Shrinkit for II+'s,
unenhanced and/or 64k IIe's.
In archived format (Shrinkit archive, of course) Zlink -
Shareware by David Whitney - is included on side B of the
disk. Zlink is a more advanced communications program that
offers X- & Y-modem transfer capability and VT-100
Also in archived format on side B is ASCII
Helper--Shareware by Clayburn Juniel III, this utility helps
convert text files between different online systems by
adding or removing linefeeds, carriage returns, etc...
To take full advantage of these programs, IIe users
should ensure their machines are enhanced, with at least
128k of RAM. IIc users should determine their ROM version by
typing the following and pressing return at the Applesoft
basic (]) prompt:
] Print Peek(64447)
If a value other than 255 is returned, then your IIc has
the necessary ROM version to take full advantage of your
machines telecommunication abilities.
All original documentation files are included. Docs for
BinSCII, UU and Comm.System are in archived format due to
space considerations. Archiving them allowed me to include
Inc., publishers of ProTerm A2 and ProTerm Mac, sells
properly wired modem cables for Apple IIc, IIc+, and IIGS
computers. They are selling them at very reasonable
Modem Cables - $7.00.
Macintosh & Apple IIGS Universal Hi-speed
Handshake cable for speeds 300 thru 57,600 bps.
Apple IIc to modem cable.
Add $3 S/H for cable.
Web: InTrec Software, Inc.
3035 E Topaz Circle
Phoenix, AZ 85028-4423
This disk now *DOES* contain ProDOS and Basic.System.
ProDOS and Basic.System are licensed from Apple Computer,
Inc., and remain the property thereof. The inclusion of
ProDOS on disk means that you can boot right from the modem
If interested, send your mailing address and $3 US
P.O. Box 706
Brockton, MA 02303-0706
If you have questions about this offer, email me at
*The 3.5" disk also has copies of GSCII (an NDA version
of Binscii), GSHK (Shrinkit GS), YoYoDuck (general ProDOS
utilities) and demos of Proterm 3 and ANSITerm 2.0. Newly
added to the 3.5-inch disk is the 8-bit program BSCit, which
can decode MIME/BASE 64 files.
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