Fish Scales, Designed by Neosoft, Published by DLM. Apple ][ Educational software

Title: Fish Scales
Publisher: Designed by Neosoft, Published by DLM
Copy protected: Yes

An archive of this software including EDD, clean patched .DSK and screenshots can be found here:

Fish Scales title crop

This blog post represents dedication to nostaligia and networking.

I’ll take my memory back to Macquarie Primary School where computer time was allowed when it rained.  There was a box of 5 1/4″ floppy disks that I worked my way through with Fish Scales capturing my imagination because it made the computer sing.  As a child the feedback from pressing a few keys and making tunes play on the loud Apple //e was fun, and it was the colourful graphics that stayed with me as my only memory of this game.

Collecting the Macintosh computer was my entry to vintage computing and the fact I had so many older computers around me was causing almost flashback like memories of the computers I had used growing up and the fun I remembered.  Fish Scales came to me while waiting at traffic lights, there was a man wearing a bucket and a measuring tape in my mind – that was it.  Later that day I remembered the title – Fish Scales.

With no Apple II hardware or connections to the well-conneected Australian II scene, I found a thread on the Vintage Computing Forum (VCF) where people were posting Apple II game requests with replies usually having links to disk images.  I asked about Fish Scales but never recieved a reply with a disk image.

Interestingly there are bibliographic listings at the Australian Trove database for this game but no holdings of the physical disk.  Readers of this blog may remember my posting of ~66 disk images of mostly Australian Apple II content – it was that box of disks where I anxiously flipped through each one looking for Fish Scales.

It wasn’t there!

Fast forward to WOzFest $04 where Sean had told the commnuity he had an EDD workflow ready for us to use.  Leslie Ayling brought a selection of his Apple II software for imaging and I happened to take a peek at a few disks in the bag.  Recognisable titles including MicroZine.  I didn’t look further becuase I get a little shy.  Anyway later that night the disks were out of the bag and I went through them only to find, FISH SCALES.

leslies disks

I grabbed my laptop and found the VCF thread from 2014 to show Leslie that I was genuine in looking for this title.  He happily loaned it to me for later imaging.  The disk boots and can be read without error, even more luck ‘it was meant to be’!

vcf post 2014.jpg

This game makes great use of colour artefacts to give blue skies, skin tone and more the title screen and graphics within.  Emualting the game or playing it on an RGB IIgs doesn’t do the colours justice at all.  An Apple IIe with ColourComposite monitor gives almost completely different results.  The fishermans arms are different, the sky is different and so on.

OpenEmulator emulates not only an Apple ][ Plus, but the accessories such as a composite CRT monitor too.  It gives unprecendted control to the user over adjustments to monitor emulation which include tweaks such as Luma Bandwidth, Scanline level, Shadow mask dot pitch and many more.

Tweaked personal Color Composite device settings.jpg

With the real AppleColor Composite Monitor IIe next to my laptop, I played with the sliders until I had OpenEmulator looking very close to the real thing.  My findings visually shown here with a photograph of the AppleColor, a Virtual ][ emulation and a tweaked OpenEmualtor (barrel effect disabled):

AppleColor-Composite-Monitor-IIe-Virtual-][-Tweaked OPenEMulator-showing-Fish-Scales-by-Neosoft-comparison-of-colour.jpg

Now for some screenshots of the game running in OpenEmulator with my tweaks:

Fish Scales 1Fish Scales 2Fish Scales 3Fish Scales 4

Other details:

National Bibliographic Database (ANBD) – Full view
Record ID:
Title: Medium: Published (imprint): Description:
Series: Summary:
Other authors:
9368860 (National Bibliographic Database (ANBD))
Fish scales / designed by Neosoft.
[electronic resource] Allen, Tex. : DLM, 1985.
1 computer disk (Apple II) + 1 booklet, 1 sheet ; in box 24 x 16 x 2 cm.
Early childhood software Early childhood software
Helps children learn how to measure for height, length and distance and make comparisons.
For Apple II+, Apple IIe, or IIc with 48K memory, a disk drive, and a monitor or TV (preferably with colour).
Includes bibliographies.
Mensuration — Computer-assisted instruction.
France — Politics and government — 1945-1958.

Make your own cable: use your Commodore 1084S-P1 Video Monitor with the Apple IIGS RGB output

The aim of this post is to have a consolidated page to reference when considering monitors other than the Apple RGB with your IIgs that natively support analogue RGB such as the Commodore 1084S.

I personally own the 1084S-P1 (P for Philips, D for Daewoo) variant in great condition that has been beckoning me to use it.  With the sudden opportunity to buy an Apple IIgs ‘Woz Edition’ I set to work in using the RGB video output from it.

Jon Co of Manila Gear demonstrated his 1084S displaying a perfect image driven by an Apple IIe RGB card and custom cable back at WozFest.  I contacted Jon about the cable (among many others things!) and he replied with links to parts to purchase at Jaycar (a local electronics enthusiasts store) and then a pin out guide.

With the parts from Jaycar and the experienced hand of my Uncle to solder each pin we created my new favourite solution.

The 1084S is a workhorse of a monitor for RGB enthusiasts as it supports with the press of a button BOTH Analogue RGB and Digital TTL RGB with intensity!  This monitor can be wired for true CGA colour representation, the Commodore 128 and many more.

I had forgotten how good a CRT can be when LCDs have changed how we perceive a good image.  An example is the “Check startup device” message from the IIgs which has a fast Apple logo scrolling horizontally from left to right on the screen.  The 1084S provided the first time I’d ever seen it move rapidly back in forth smoothly and sharply without any shuddering, ghosting, trails etc.  Seeing is believing.

Gushing aside I have put some time into a new set of tables which I hope clearly and accurately demonstrate the pin outs and where to link them in making your own cable.  Click here for the PDF versionCommodore 1084S Video Monitor DB-9M to Apple IIGS RGB DB-15M pin out verification



You can see in the second pic that I added a home made strip of the Apple 6 colours to customise the montior.

Note: The naming pattern of connections is a grey area that no one can be perfect at.  I have reviwed the excellent Wikipedia article on D-subminiature and can see DB-9 should be DE-9.

Last week I picked up an Apple IIGS, Woz Limited Edition.  As I am completley new to the Apple IIgs, I couldn’t tell a friend what ROM revision it was.  We found it was a ’00’ which is a true original IIgs with revisions taking us through ROM 0, 1 and 3.

Below is a compilation of information on the differences between each ROM in a simple FAQ style section and then the original techinical note from Apple.


Paul W. Good <> wrote:

> What differences are there in the IIGS ROM0 and ROM1 machines?
>      1.  In the ROMs themselves?

Lots of little odds and ends.

The main difference is that ROM 01 has newer versions of the low-level
toolsets (version 2.0 of toolsets 1 through 13, instead of version 1.0),
incorporating a lot of bug fixes.  The majority of these are also fixed
on a ROM 00 machine by running new enough system software (System 2.0 or
later), because the system software loads the patches into RAM at
startup time.

If you are running old system software, the main benefit of ROM 01 is
that it will free up some RAM that would otherwise be occupied by these
patches, and the same bugs are fixed if you run System 1.0 or 1.1 on a
ROM 01.

There is a technical note (TN.IIGS.026) which summarises the changes in
ROM 01 (which it confusingly calls "ROM 2.0").  Apart from toolbox
changes, the other significant ones I can spot from a quick glance

- Detection of disk changes in the Apple 3.5 Drive works correctly.
- AppleTalk bug fixes.
- Applesoft handles horizontal tabbing correctly in 80-column mode.
- Maximum RAM disk size increased to almost 8 MB (instead of 4 MB).
- Interrupt handler bug fixes.
- New monitor command (#) to enable some debugging desk accessories.
- New monitor command (Ctrl-N) to set native mode.
- Serial firmware bug fixes and improvements.
- SmartPort (slot 5) firmware has some bug fixes and better performance.

The most significant difference between ROM 00 and 01 is the fact that
System 4.0 and later (all system software based on GS/OS) will not run
on ROM 00 - it requires ROM 01 (or ROM 3, which has a different

You may run into some old software which only works on ROM 00, because
the software broke the rules about how to use the firmware, or relied on
old bugs which were fixed.

>      2.  In the motherboards?

No difference at all.  All that changed was the ROM chip itself.

There is one point worth mentioning here: early IIgs machines also had a
faulty Video Graphics Controller chip, which could also be upgraded for
free at the same time as the ROM 01 upgrade.

The symptom of the VGC fault was that monochrome double hi-res graphics
mode produced pink fringing effects (it should have been pure black and
white) and/or flickering pixels.  Some machines (including mine)
exhibited the same symptoms in 80-column text mode, with variable
effects depending on the foreground and background colours.

> The location of a file on the Internet describing the differences
> would be great.

If you can find an archive of the Apple II technical notes out there,
have a look for TN.IIGS.026 (in the IIGS folder).  (I have no idea
whether anyone has them online - I have the full set on my Mac's hard
drive, and I only ever accessed them on Apple's FTP site, but they
removed them several years ago.)

If you got your version numbers muddled up and were actually wondering
about the differences between ROM 01 and ROM 3, then that is a different
kettle of fish.  There have been discussions posted here on the subject
in the past, and I could dig through my archives to find one of my
earlier postings.

Apple II Technical Notes

Apple IIGS

Developer Technical Support

#26: ROM Revision Summary

Revised by: Matt Deatherage September 1989 Written by: Rilla Reynolds October 1987

This Technical Note summarizes revisions to the Apple IIGS ROM.

Changes since November 1988: Revised to cover ROM 3.

Apple currently supports two configurations of the Apple IIGS ROM, ROM 1 and ROM

3. In August 1989, Apple IIGS computers began shipping with a 256K ROM, referred to as version 3 or ROM 3 (ROM 2 was skipped since there was already enough confusion about the first version, ROM 0, and the second version, ROM 1). System Software continues to support ROM 1, but it no longer supports ROM 0. Authorized Apple dealers can upgrade older systems (i.e., machines with serial numbers lower than E704…) to ROM 1 upon request.

ROM 1 requires System Software 2.0 or later, while ROM 3 requires System Software

5.0 or later. Although applications may work using older system software releases, they may not function properly due to the coordination of system software and ROM revisions.

Changes from ROM 0 to ROM 1


  • Absolute ADB devices are now supported correctly.
  • ADB fatal system error code is now $0911 instead of $0400.
  • ADBReset routine now delays about 160 microseconds before reading the buttons.

  • ADBStatus TRUE is now $FFFF instead of $0001.

  • All ADB error codes now include the tool number.
  • SRQrmv no longer crashes when you make the call with a command pending.

    AppleDisk 3.5

  • AppleDisk 3.5 Macintosh block reads and writes now work as documented.
  • Extended status call now returns bit 0 = 1 if AppleDisk 3.5 media has been switched since the last READ, WRITE, or FORMAT.
  • New AppleDisk 3.5 status calls have been implemented to get internal variable and work buffer starting addresses.


  • Link Access Protocol (LAP) inter-packet gap now handles added SCC delay.
  • Name Binding Protocol (NBP) now considers uppercase and lowercase characters identical.
  • A nonexistent protocol no longer hangs the dispatcher.

    Desk Manager

  • SaveScreen and RestoreScreen now work.

    Event Manager

  • Now auto-key events are not posted in the queue unless the queue is empty.
  • EMStartUp and EMShutDown code has been optimized.

  • Event Manager now returns an error instead of crashing when there is an attempt to post an invalid event.

    Integer Math

    New Changes:

  • Optimized the multiply routine.

    RAM patches moved to ROM:

  • Changes to FixMul, FixRatio, and SDivide.
  • SDivide recovers from a divide by zero operation.

  • New calls: FracMul, FixDiv, FracDiv, FixRound, FracSqrt, FracCos, FracSin, FixATan2, HiWord, LoWord, Long2Fix, Fix2Long, Fix2Frac, Frac2Fix, Fix2X, Frac2X, X2Fix, X2Frac.

    Memory Manager

  • Optimized Purge and Compact for banks 0 and 1 and moved from RAM to ROM.
  • RAM patches and enhancements moved to ROM.
  • RAMdisk now returns bytes transferred count on DIB call.
  • SetHandleSize makes a handle temporarily unpurgeable while changing handle size.

    Miscellaneous Tools

    RAM patches and enhancements moved to ROM:

  • AbsClamp fixes.

  • Battery RAM routines work if data bank is set to a bank other than bank data is in.
  • Firmware entry calls now return processor status in high byte instead of low byte.
  • GetAddr with ref number $000E returns SerFlag address for SCC interrupts (useful if not using serial firmware).

  • ID manager can reuse discarded IDs.
  • Keyboard interrupts now enable VBL interrupts.
  • Munger now works with 1-char strings and returns with A=0.

  • New SysBeep call.
  • PackBytes and UnpackBytes return with A=0.

  • ReadBParam and ReadBRAM error codes corrected.

  • WriteBParam and WriteBRAM do not return error codes (this is a documentation change).

  • WriteTimeHex Bad Parameter error code is now $0301.


  • 80-column screens maintained if break occurs and Pascal protocol in effect.
  • AppleSoft tabbing in 80-column mode now works correctly.
  • Control Panel’s Maximum RAM Disk Size increased to 8128K instead of 4096K.
  • Firmware version number returned is $1 instead of $0.
  • Interrupts now disabled during paddle read routines.
  • Interrupts re-enabled after fatal system error (for debug DAs).
  • Mouse clamps with positive minimum and negative maximum works (e.g., $6000 min,$8000 max).
  • New monitor command, pound sign (#), installs monitor entry and memory peeker classic desk accessories (unless already installed), accessible via the Control Panel. Reinstalled automatically on reset; disabled by power off only.
  • New monitor command, Control-N, clears m, e, and x bits for native mode. (Control-R still switches to 8-bit, emulation mode.)
  • RESET entry point at $00FA62 sets state register to $0C and shadow register to $08.

  • Shadowing of the Super Hi-Res area in Bank 1 is no longer enabled automatically.
  • WAIT routine now always exits with C=1.

    QuickDraw II

    RAM patches and enhancements moved to ROM:

  • 640-mode pen masks now work when portRect origin not a multiple of 8.
  • Arcs, ovals, and round rects can be drawn across bank boundaries.
  • Changes to round drawing routines: PPToPort, GetFontLore, GetROMFont, and


  • Current bank bytes 100…106 no longer modified by scaling and mapping calls.
  • FontFlags 1 and 2 added for pen width and color control.

  • FramePoly returns with A=0.

  • GetPort returns all four bytes of GrafPort.

  • HideCursor and ShowCursor work correctly with obscured cursor.

  • MapRgn now works on rectangular regions.

  • Pixel painting routines support QuickDraw Auxiliary Tool Set stretching and shrinking.
  • PPToPort now clips correctly to the current portRect.

  • QDStartUp and QDShutDown save and restore the scan line interrupt vector.

  • RectInRgn bug fixed.

  • ScrollRect works when the ClipRgn and VisRgn are not rectangular.

  • SetSysFont works.

  • StdPixels now returns with A=0 if the pen is not visible.

  • Text underline bug fixed.
  • TextBounds works.

    New QuickDraw changes:

  • Busy flag now maintained correctly by ClosePort, OffsetRgn, InsetRgn, KillPoly, FillRect, FrameOval, PaintOval, EraseOval, InvertOval, FillOval, FrameArc, PaintArc, EraseArc, InvertArc, FillArc, FrameRRect, PaintRRect, EraseRRect, InvertRRect, and FillRRect.
  • Cursor appears in correct Super Hi-Res mode as determined by the low byte’s bit 7(320/640) of the MasterSCB.


  • Elems now can be called from any part of memory.

  • HALT exception jumping through the incorrect vector fixed.

  • Integer overflow during conversion reported.
  • STATUS call moved to ROM.


  • Scheduler now accepts a flush function call.
  • Task-handling RAM patch (on System Disk 1.0 and later) moved to ROM.

    Serial I/O

  • First character after an XON is no longer trashed when buffering is not enabled.
  • If serial mode bit 17 = 1, parity and framing error suppression are defeated.
  • Parity, baud, and data format commands work with buffering.
  • STATUS call will not report that a character is ready if the character arrives with a parity or framing error.

  • STATUS call works correctly with XON/XOFF protocol.


  • PR#5, following a PR#5 with I/O error (i.e., no disk in drive), now boots as expected.

  • SmartPort manipulates only Slot 6 motor on detect so the IWM can run in fast mode.


  • Fixed bug in FFStopSound call.
  • Fixed low-level RAM read/write bug.
  • Interrupts are disabled when the internal bell is active.
  • Interrupts no longer need to be disabled when accessing sound RAM.
  • New sound diagnostics with the following error codes: $0C001 = failed RAM data test,$0C002 = RAM address test, $0C003 = register data test, and $0C004 = control register test.
  • Sound Manager RAM patches and enhancements moved to ROM.

    Text Tools

    RAM patches moved to ROM:

  • RAM patches moved to ROM for Writing and ErrorWriting routines.
  • TextInit Illegal device error now is in 16-bit mode instead of 8.

    Tool Locator

  • Optimized tool dispatcher.
  • ROM tools present on a memory expansion card are installed.

    Changes from ROM 1 to ROM 3

    ROM 3 is 256K (double the size of ROM 1) and contains several tools which do not exist in ROM 1. The patch file TS3 fixes known bugs in ROM 3 which were discovered after it was frozen. ROM 3 tools are basically System Software 5.0 tools, and the System Software 5.0 documentation covers these tools in detail. This Note only documents non- tool changes.

    AppleDisk 3.5 and SmartPort

  • Use new routines for all block reads to fast RAM to eliminate double buffering.
  • The extended DIB status call returns the device subtype byte $C1.
  • Fixed anomalies described in SmartPort Technical Note #6, Apple IIGS SmartPort Errata.
  • Fixed a ROM 1 bug that caused Write Protected to be returned with higher priority than Device Offline for the ProDOS STATUS call.


  • AppleTalk moved to slots 1 and 2 from slot 7.

    Control Panel CDA

  • The original Options menu is now the Keyboard menu and does not contain mouse parameters.
  • A new Mouse menu is present. The new keyboard microcontroller allows finer control of mouse tracking, so a selection procedure better than yes or no is present. Parameters are also available to set the keyboard mouse feature, which allows the numeric keypad to emulate a mouse.
  • Added an option to resize the RAM disk on the next reset in the RAM Disk menu. This option resets to No after one reboot and resizing so the RAM disk is not accidently reformatted on every boot thereafter.
  • If slot 7 is set to AppleTalk, the Control Panel displays a warning if neither slot 1 nor slot 2 is similarly set.
  • The Printer Port and Modem Port menus now display only those parameters that may be changed if AppleTalk is the selection for those ports.
  • The RAM disk no longer has minimum and maximum settings, but rather one RAM disk size setting.


  • Enhanced memory searching commands to automatically cross bank boundaries.
  • Added Step and Trace debugging functions.
  • Now provide vectors for the same functionality as the GS/OS System Service calls


  • Now resize the RAM disk when the system is rebooted with the Control-Open Apple- Shift-Reset key combination.
  • Handle text page 2 shadowing and power-up bits in the new CYA chip.
  • Flash the border if the sound volume is set to zero and a beep is necessary.
  • In ROM 1 and earlier, the Miscellaneous Tools mouse firmware called the 8-bit mouse routines in the $C400 space to do the work. In ROM 3, the 8-bit routines call the 16-bit routines to read the hardware. This change effectively means those programs which use 16-bit mouse calls (including desktop applications through the Event Manager) may use the mouse when slot 4 is set to Your Card.
  • Slots 1 and 2 may now be set to Printer, Modem, AppleTalk, or Your Card. With System Software 5.0, slot 7 does not need to be set to AppleTalk to use an AppleTalk network, although one can do it for compatibility. There is no transparent printing firmware in slot 7.
  • The Alternate Display Mode CDA no longer sets the system to fast speed when normal speed is selected in the Control Panel.
  • Added a new command, {val}=V, to set the video screen display I/O switches when resuming a program.
  • Control-T command now works as a toggle—executing it once changes to text mode, but now executing it again switches back to the previous video mode You may change this saved video mode with the =V command.
  • Battery RAM value $59 now controls the presence of the Visit Monitor and Memory Peeker CDAs. If this byte has the high bit set at boot time, the CDAs are automatically installed.
  • The Monitor and Memory Peeker both allow the use of Control-X to terminate a long display (i.e., a handle list or memory dump).

    Serial I/O

  • XON and XOFF are no longer sent with the high bit set when buffering is enabled.
  • Terminal mode cursor is more consistent with the rest of the system.
  • Extended Interface calls now return errors in the carry and the accumulator.


    The following tools are now in ROM:

    • Window Manager
    • Menu Manager
    • Control Manager
    • Line Edit
    • Dialog Manager
    • Scrap Manager
    • Font Manager
    • List Manager

      Further Reference

  • Apple IIGS Firmware Reference

The Bush Rangers Database, Australian Apple II educational software with manual

The Bush Rangers Database
Post updated with a copy of the manual which is missing quite a few pages (as is).


Disk one of this Apple II software is easily ran or played directly in your browser using’s one-click emulator here:
Disk 1 Instructions, Word search, Dictionary, Ballads, General, Maps
Disk 2 Stories
Disk 3 Instructions, Printer, Major and Minor Database

Publisher: KW Know Ware
Year: 1985
Manual Authors: Allan House, Braddon Hurley

The manual I have is damaged, if you have the original please contact me.
Trove have an entry here:
Summary : The bushranging period in Australia’s history lasted for over 100 years. It began in the first year of colonisation with the exploits of the escaped convict, Black Caesar, and ended in 1901 with the death of Jimmy Governor. The database consists of two databases with over 483 bushranger records as well as additional material to give an insight into the bushranging days in Australia’s history.

Australian Mac User February 1997

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February 1997, Australian Magazine

MacOS and NeXTstep to merge,  BeOS to be a third-party alternative

1 3 New Mac OS strategy -Apple buys NeXT So ware.

1 5 PowerTools OEMs Motorola’s Macs – New cheaper Mac OS systems.

BJC-4550 – Canon’s A3-capable Mac- and PC-compatible colour inkjet. Ouickeys 3.5 -Macro-maker makes Macs move.

Boris Effects for Premiere – Special effects for desktop video. Origami – Learn the ancient art o f paper-folding.

Close Combat – Microsoft’s foray into war-gaming.

Now Startup Manager 7.0.1 – Control what you boot. Mode – Corel’s ‘interactive’ CD-ROM is disappointing. Pickle Street – Legal title for secondary schools. Warcraft – Excellent value in medieval strategy game.

Plan Be – We beta test BeOS – an alternative platform for your clone or Power Mac, that frees your processor from the shackles of an outdated Mac OS.

Muscle Macs -What’s the only thing hotter than a Power Mac? A Mac OS system with two PowerPC processors, .or even four. Multiprocessing brings muscle to your Mac.

Only three years ago, desktop scanners were prohibitively expensive for all but professional publishers. Now there are many low-cost options to choose from, and we test them here.

The Web Animator’s Toolbox -Web pages are starting to move – they’re dancing, singing, and saying ‘click me.’ If you want to put some wiggle onto the Web, read on

PageMill 2 -Adobe’s visual HTML editor has been signifcantly upgraded.

Tektronix Phaser 350 – Comes with free black ink.

QuarkImmedia – The leading page-layout program now has an XTension that turns it into a multimedia authoring environment.

Low cost scanners

Apple Education Packs – Cheaper ways to buy education so ware.

Posts relating to Australian Macworld magazine as hosted by have been scanned by myself and placed online to reflect the Apple Macintosh industry in Australia at the time of publication.  I took on this scanning project as I could not find a single entry online of Australian computer magazines related to Apple.  Please enjoy the high quality scans including advertisements which can be best bit!

You are welcome to contact me if you would like the original file as I can see has applied some unwanted processing to the PDF.

David Menere was the original owner.

Australian Macworld May 1998

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May 1998 Australian Magazine

11 Exclusive lab test – We preview the new 300mhz Power Macintosh G3

12 QuickTime 3 out now

22 Entable – Uneven table tool for OuarkXPress.

You Don’t know Jack Movies &   – Dredging US-orientated trivia.

23 Disney’s Hades Challenge – Grumpy gods from ancient Greece. My Amazing Human Body – OK’s body-guide for younger children.

24 F/A-18 korea – The benchmark for Mac flight sims. Power3D – 30-acceleration card for games.

Hard Disk Toolkit 2.5

27 OX-Effects 3.0 – Special effects for OuarkXPress. Test Strip 2.02 – Colour plug-in gains features.

VideoShop 4.0/3D

29 Neosys 1.1 -Visualise your data

32 Web publisher’s essential took kit – Choosing the best HTML editor.
Exclusive lab test – We preview the new 300MHz Power Macintosh G3, and scan the horizon for follow-up products.
OuickTime 3 out now – The latest version of OuickTime, with both free and “professional” features, is available now for download.
21 Journeyman Project 3

Rich game hampered by average graphics.
25 Surf Express – The slower you surf, the better the acceleration

26 Deadlock -A sim without the work.

Stufflt Deluxe 4.5.1 -Minor bugs, major usefulness.

28  LANsurveyor 4.0 Network monitor weak on IP.

Video editor adds 30 support, music maker.

40 Java finally delivers – The fastest Java for Mac OS users.

46 Stop fumbling with your fonts – Manage your  typefaces with ease. 56 Flash fixes – Coping with a flashing question mark at start-up.
59 Three French tutors – Claudine Teaches French, Easy Language Conversational Skills and Francais I go head-to-head.

61 Two antivirus programs – Choosing between Virex and VirusScan

63 QuickTime VR Authoring Studio 1.0 – OTVR-production tool.

67 Final Effects Complete – Top video-effects collection grows.

Please note there is a single missing page which I apologise for

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Australian Macworld Australian July 1998

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Australian Magazine

A star is born – cool, wicked-fast and drop-dead gorgeous: the iMac and PowerBook G3 series

11 Apple Australia to sell online – Build-to-order manufacturing will help Apple bring technology to market more quickly.

19 MetaSynth 2.0 -Turns graphics into sound.

20 Barbie as Rapunzel – Romantic fable with fairy-tale ending.

20 Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok – In aid of a princess.

21 X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse – Quake conversion.

22 Painter 3D – Paint textures on to 3D models.

22 Action Files – Build a better dialogue box.

23 Dark Colony -A rather conventional attempt at the genre.

23 EndNote 3.0 – Indispensable in academia.

34 Second to none – How to choose the former Macintosh model that’s right for you, find a secondhand system at the right price, and give it the once-over to ensure it’s in good working order.

42 Quantum leap – G3 upgrade cards can take your old Mac to new heights.

48 Photoshop pumps up -This powerhouse upgrade to Adobe’s market-leading

image editor has what you’ve been looking for.

59 Web design’s new dynamic duo -Adobe and Macromedia come to web artists’ rescue at last, with products for making images for the net

62 Custom job – Get the files that you want to install, even when the Mac OS Installer refuses to give them up.

65 PowerBook G3 Series – Breakthrough design, features and speed.

69 Scriptware 1.o and Final Draft 4.16c – Two pricey scriptwriting programs

71 Dramatica Pro 3.0 -Sto  analyser adds learning tools.

72 OmniPage Pro 8.0 – OCR Titan’s great upgrade value.

73 LabView 5.0 -Wizardry, web connections for labs.

75 Painter Classic – Streamlines paint tool.


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Australian Mac User August 1996

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“Observers of the computer industry are so used to change that they would probably only notice if it didn’t happen. For those of us producing magazines such as Australian MacUser, it’s a very good thing that the computer industry changes as quickly as it does, since it produces a constant stream of newsworthy material.”

Posts relating to Australian Macworld magazine as hosted by have been scanned by myself and placed online to reflect the Apple Macintosh industry in Australia at the time of publication.  I took on this scanning project as I could not find a single entry online of Australian computer magazines related to Apple.  Please enjoy the high quality scans including advertisements which can be best bit!

You are welcome to contact me if you would like the original file as I can see has applied some unwanted processing to the PDF.

David Menere was the original owner.

Australian Macworld February 1999

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Apple’s future is here today, Steve Jobs and Apple Computer announce:

Multicoloured iMacs
The new G3
Mac OS X Server
DVD Down under
Applestore and Australia
Profitability and growth
AppleScript, ColourSync and job-bag apps
We test G3 upgrade cards

Posts relating to Australian Macworld magazine as hosted by have been scanned by myself and placed online to reflect the Apple Macintosh industry in Australia at the time of publication.  I took on this scanning project as I could not find a single entry online of Australian computer magazines related to Apple.  Please enjoy the high quality scans.

You are welcome to contact me if you would like the original file as I can see has applied some unwanted processing to the PDF.

David Menere was the original owner.


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