The Librarian’s Apprentice, Australian Apple II software

This entirely undocumented piece of software appears to be a basic library catalogue system. You can enter a catalogue record, search by record or ISBN and print to screen or label maker the data.

Having worked in a university library I can attest to the pain of making spine labels which at my former workplace were done on Avery paper in a Word template and typed by hand.  I am tempted to believe the 1984 Apple II would do a better job than this if it can automatically make labels.

Written by P. Merry for NDEC Software

Under the folder “Librarians Apprentice”



Think’s Lightspeed Pascal for the Macintosh, Book

Lightspeed Pascal TM
User’s Guide and Reference Manual
Version 1, First Edition

Copyright© THINK Technologies, Inc. 1986


Daniel Rose has a nice entry on the software behind the book here:

Knights of Legend, Apple II boxed set of software

This blog posts presents a complete archive of the Apple II game ‘Knights of Legend’, published by Origin.

Scans include the box, 148-page manual, game reference card, disk labels and the map which was restored by Alex Lee.

140kb disk images have been created from the originals with Passport.
23-track 0.25 step EDD images also supplied in ZIP archive (updated 16 Dec 2016).

I understand a blog post and shared folder may not be the perfect archival place and welcome anyone taking further initiative to publish it elsewhere.

Click here if you would like to show your support in covering my costs with a contribution through PayPal.

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1 Knights of Legend MA.DO
2 Knights of Legend MB.DO
3 Knights of Legend A1.DO
4 Knights of Legend A2.DO
5 Knights of Legend A3.DO
6 Knights of Legend A4.DO
7 Knights of Legend A5.DO
8 Knights of Legend A6.DO
Knights of Legend Apple II Series- Player Reference Card.pdf
Knights of Legend Disk 001.jpg
Knights of Legend Disk 002.jpg
Knights of Legend Disk 003.jpg
Knights of Legend Disk 004.jpg
Knights of Legend
Knights of Legend manual OCR 600dpi restored by JBH.pdf
Knights of Legend poster of map restored by Alex.jpeg
Knights of legend box back.jpg
Knights of legend box front.jpg

A Golden Book Video Classic – Three Sesame Street Stories VHS

Presented here is a digital VHS transfer of “A Golden Book Video Classic – Three Sesame Street Stories”.  This has been uploaded as the only other copy on YouTube is of someone filming their TV.
Sesame Street three Stories Golden Book VHS.jpg

Three episodes are included

Big Bird comes up with one wild story after another to explain mistakes.  With Little Bird’s help, he finds out that the truth is best.

When Cousin Swirmy Worm visits the big city, she meets Oscar the Grouch. When Cousin Squiggly Worm visits the country, he meets a hungry robin.  Both worms decide there’s no place like home.

Back when West was really wild, a town had a problem: cookies were disappearing. Would sherif arrest the villain before it was too late?

(C) 1989 Children’s Television Workshop, All rights reserved.

Alternative Captain Planet theme/introduction, exclusive

Presented here is a never-before-seen introduction for Captain Planet. As a dedicated collector I am always on the lookout for Captain Planet swag and found VHS in Malaysia with a unique cover. The video arrived and is simply titled “Captain Planet Vol 5”. The first episode on the video has the normal introduction. Imagine my surprise when this came on.

This introduction is paced slower, I hope you enjoy this proud presentation.

Captain Planet Vol 5.jpg

Create a Calender, Epyx, Apple II Software

Presented here is a link to a shared folder which contains an exclusive release of “Create a Calendar’ by EPYX 1987 for the Apple ][.  Source disk from Leslie.


CREATECAL.EDD                Create a Calender, Epyx Side A.DO
CREATECAL.edd.fdi            Create a Calender, Epyx Side B.DO
Create a Calender, Epyx 1.gif        Notes.rtf
Create a Calender, Epyx 2.gif        CREATECALS2.EDD

Dink The Little Dinosaur, VHS details


Meet Dink: A happy go lucky little kid.. who just happens to be a dinosaur! With boundless energy, endless self-confidence and a nose for fun, Dink joins his Dino-Buddiesfor outrageous adventures in the primitive playground of Dinosaur Valley.  So come on! Jump back to the Jurassic with Dink, The Little Dinosaur – and get set for cartoon thrills on a prehistoric scale!

Episodes include:

  • Shyler’s Friend
  • Shell Game
  • Dink Come Home
  • White Beuty
  • Search

(C) Turner Home Entertainment International

Distributed by Rainbow Products LTD

The video can not be shared via YouTube becuase of content matching.

Blinky Bill – The Red Car and Blinky The Teacher, Australian 2 episode VHS transfer


Life for Blinky Bill is always exciting in the newly rebuilt village of Greenpatch. Dorothy Wall’s endearing characters are never far from adventure. Join Blinky and his friends in two more lively episodes from the ABC Television series.

A red car is for sale in New Greenpath and Blinky’s gang and the Dingos both want it. Their attempts to raise the money for it create havoc in the town – especially at the school. The Dingos eventually get the car, but son discover it’s not the boon they thought it was.

When the School Inspector comes to New Greenpatch, Blinky is so mischievous that Miss Magpie quits her job rather than face the sack. However Blinky’s plan backfires when he is appointed the new teacher. Blinky finds the job – and his friends – harder to manage than he expected and is soon asking Miss Magpie to come back as teacher.

Produced and Directed by Yoram Gross
(C) 1994 Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Digital VHS transfer.

Lovely Lady Locks and the Pixietails ‘To Take a Castle’, 6 episode VHS transfer


A magical adventure through the kingdom of LovelyLocks.
Presented here on YouTube as a high quality (HDMI) transfer of these unpreserved episodes from PAL VHS cassette.

Episodes include:
To Take a Castle
The Keeper
The Rallye
Fire in the Sky
Blue Moon
The Power and the Glory

All copyright is 1988 HI-TOPS VIDEO

NOTE: A false copyright claim has been filed by:

DHX Media
Channel: dhxkidstvrussia

Which means they have forced monetisation on this video – any ads that appear will have proceedings going to them!

Unfortunately YouTube has heavily compressed my source file (5GB) which has affected the quality.

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