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1990s Apple scene

category: general [glöplog]
Is anyone around who had an Apple (like a IIGS) around 1988-92 and can tell me about those times? I've dug up a lot of infos but nobody can verify.
added on the 2010-07-14 15:22:19 by tomcat tomcat
I ate those.... they were nice tasty and juicy.
added on the 2010-07-14 15:27:24 by Deus Deus
at least the wifi reception was much better with those!
& they never crashed...

Sorry Tomcat, I never owned one, my mate had one which we used for packet radio with the serial port, a P.C. but had so much more software...
added on the 2010-07-14 15:42:41 by FunGas FunGas
I know krue was big into apple and probably is getting back into it: krue.net
added on the 2010-07-14 18:16:59 by sigflup sigflup
You did packet radio you say... what band? :)
added on the 2010-07-14 18:24:31 by m0d m0d
probably 11m
added on the 2010-07-14 18:32:41 by merkur merkur
2m - 11m was full of muppets playing music
added on the 2010-07-14 18:40:40 by FunGas FunGas
oh and a bit of 70cm, my PMR conversion gave me about one Watt ;)
added on the 2010-07-14 18:42:04 by FunGas FunGas
Just reading the scrollers and watching every prod from that time says a lot... there's only 20 or so so it would only take a weekend to take in the entire iigs scene.
added on the 2010-07-15 06:20:14 by trixter trixter
who needs verification anyway
added on the 2010-07-15 07:49:32 by havoc havoc
I was into Mac DemoScene 1990-1996 - mostly on BBS:es around Stockholm and Sweden. There was a macscene (that's how I got into the scene) but to my experience not a big one. In my school in 9th grade they used to have mac only demoparties (with compos) around 1993/1994 with approx 20 attendants.
added on the 2010-07-15 15:11:41 by Psychad Psychad
Psychad is from the Mac-scene. ok now that explains a whole lot.
added on the 2010-07-15 15:55:16 by dubmood dubmood
Very interesting, Psychad. Were there any demos? All the Mac demos I know were from France around 1989-90, groups like FTA, ACS or Ninjaforce from Germany.
added on the 2010-07-15 23:10:00 by tomcat tomcat
tomcat: you could contact jesse from ninjaforce via their website or icq. He should know about the years you're asking for.
added on the 2010-07-16 08:18:30 by Spin Spin
Thanks we are already in contact.
added on the 2010-07-16 10:02:21 by tomcat tomcat
packet radio! :) :) i still have my modem floating around somewhere :)
added on the 2010-07-16 10:11:56 by pro pro
tomcat: The first computer I owned was an Apple IIGS. I had it beginning in 1987.
The applications I used most were Paintworks Plus, HyperStudio, and CopyShop. We had a colour ImageWriter as well. I also used an absolutely terrible word processing program called FredWriter. There were amusing tutorial disks that came with it. Games I played most were the b/w first "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego" and a shareware game I've not been able to find since called "GoldenBug". Somebody random gave me the disk, maybe a teacher at school (I know a teacher gave me FredWriter). I think I also played CrystalQuest and we had a copy of "Out of This World" which was IMPOSSIBLE to play, as well as something called "Xenocide", "Lost Tribe" (shudder), and of course that old American "educational" classic "Oregon Trail". Not sure if I had Logo. Never learned any BASIC either.

After we got an external hard drive for it (SCSI, and absolutely enormous -- about an inch and a half high and probably about as wide and long as a record turntable) I started using OS 6 and Appleworks and stuff like that.

My next computer was a Mac II, which was a hand-me-down I received in 1993 or 1994, around the time Myst came out, as that was the only game I had for it that worked. Around 1998 or 1999, my mother made me give the IIGS and all of its peripherals away, as well as the Mac II, because they were in her house, and I had nowhere to put them. I'm sure she had good, charitable intentions, but I weep to think of it. Although admittedly the Mac II would barely boot by that point -- you had to start it up and let it warm up for half an hour, shut it down, try again, rinse and repeat. I suspect there were a lot of bad sectors on the drive, although that was before I had learned about bad sectors.
added on the 2010-07-16 19:31:32 by metoikos metoikos
And I know that was totally not what you were looking for. *facepalm*

Apologies. That said, if you do an Apple/Mac scene book, I want to read it!
added on the 2010-07-16 19:32:55 by metoikos metoikos
Psychad: Were there any B&W 68000 Mac Classic demos?
added on the 2010-07-16 22:12:41 by trixter trixter
Surprisingly, there are pages for Apples IIgs demos and Ninjaforce on Wikipedia (better hurry before it gets deleted). And of course a platform search here reveals a small bunch of releases. Then there is some info about 80s Apple II cracking groups out there, but maybe that's out of scope.
added on the 2010-07-17 00:15:24 by phoenix phoenix
added on the 2010-07-17 23:20:07 by dwarf dwarf
fuck off
added on the 2010-07-17 23:31:53 by trc_wm trc_wm
bare spørg mig, korv og motor i jeve er den bedste!
added on the 2010-07-17 23:56:59 by farfar farfar


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