Month: December 2016

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

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0

Under the folder “Librarians Apprentice”

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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.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0?usp=sharing

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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 EDD.zip
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
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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.
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Three episodes are included

EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES
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.

THE CITY WORM AND THE COUNTRY WORM
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.

WANTED: THE GREAT COOKIE THEIF
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.

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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.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BweO6Y13Cmc4WTJ0aWYyU2EtTk0

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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

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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

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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.

BLINKY AND THE RED CAR
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.

BLINKY BILL THE TEACHER
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

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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.

A2 Central and Open Apple Magazine as scanned by Jeremy Barr-Hyde

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Presented here are 113 editions of both A2 Central and Open Apple magazine, as re-scanned by yours truly in December 2016.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BweO6Y13Cmc4TF9hNHVUN0I2NmM?usp=sharing

Steven has a fantastic summary of these magazines on his webpage: http://apple2history.org/history/ah21/

These PDF files are presented with significantly less compression and higher resolution than previously available online.

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

A2 Central April 1989 Vol 5 No 3.pdf
A2 Central April 1990 Vol 6 No 3.pdf
A2 Central April 1991 Vol 7 No 3.pdf
A2 Central August 1989 Vol 5 No 7.pdf
A2 Central August 1990 Vol 6 No 7.pdf
A2 Central Catalog April 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog April 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog April 1991.pdf
A2 Central Catalog August 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog December 1988.pdf
A2 Central Catalog December 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog December 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog January 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog January 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog January 1991.pdf
A2 Central Catalog July 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog July 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog June 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog June 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog March 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog March 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog March 1991.pdf
A2 Central Catalog May 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog May 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog May 1991.pdf
A2 Central Catalog November 1988.pdf
A2 Central Catalog November 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog November 1990.pdf
A2 Central Catalog October 1988.pdf
A2 Central Catalog October 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog September 1989.pdf
A2 Central Catalog September 1990.pdf
A2 Central December 1989 Vol 5 No 11.pdf
A2 Central December 1990 Vol 6 No 11.pdf
A2 Central February 1989 Vol 5 No 1.pdf
A2 Central February 1990 Vol 6 No 1.pdf
A2 Central February 1991 Vol 7 No 1.pdf
A2 Central Index To Volume 5.pdf
A2 Central Index To Volume 6.pdf
A2 Central January 1990 Vol 5 No 12.pdf
A2 Central January 1991 Vol 6 No 12.pdf
A2 Central July 1989 Vol 5 No 6.pdf
A2 Central July 1990 Vol 6 No 6.pdf
A2 Central June 1989 Vol 5 No 5.pdf
A2 Central June 1990 Vol 6 No 5.pdf
A2 Central March 1989 Vol 5 No 2.pdf
A2 Central March 1990 Vol 6 No 2.pdf
A2 Central March 1991 Vol 7 No 2.pdf
A2 Central May 1989 Vol 5 No 4.pdf
A2 Central May 1990 Vol 6 No 4.pdf
A2 Central May 1991 Vol 7 No 4.pdf
A2 Central November Vol 5 No 10.pdf
A2 Central November Vol 6 No 10.pdf
A2 Central October 1989 Vol 5 No 9.pdf
A2 Central October 1990 Vol 6 No 9.pdf
A2 Central September 1989 Vol 5 No 8.pdf
A2 Central September 1990 Vol 6 No 8.pdf
A2 product Catalog 8:88.pdf
A2 product catalog 9:88.pdf
Open Apple April 1985 Vol 1 No 3.pdf
Open Apple April 1986 Vol2 No 3.pdf
Open Apple April 1987 Vol 3 No 3.pdf
Open Apple April 1988 Vol 4 No 3.pdf
Open Apple August 1985 Vol 1 No 7.pdf
Open Apple August 1986 Vol 2 No 7.pdf
Open Apple August 1987 Vol 3 No 7.pdf
Open Apple August 1988 Vol 4 No 7.pdf
Open Apple Debruary 1988 Vol 4 No 1.pdf
Open Apple December 1985 No 1 No 11.pdf
Open Apple December 1986 Vol 2 No 11.pdf
Open Apple December 1987 Vol 3 No 11.pdf
Open Apple December 1988 Vol 4 No 11.pdf
Open Apple February 1985 Vol 1 No 1.pdf
Open Apple February 1986 Vol 2 No 1.pdf
Open Apple February 1987 Vol 3 No 1.pdf
Open Apple Index To Volume 1.pdf
Open Apple Index To Volume 2.pdf
Open Apple Index To Volume 3.pdf
Open Apple Index To Volume 4.pdf
Open Apple January 1985 Vol 1 No 0.pdf
Open Apple January 1986 Vol 1 No 12.pdf
Open Apple January 1987 Vol 2 No 12.pdf
Open Apple January 1988 Vol 3 No 12.pdf
Open Apple January 1989 Vol 4 No 12.pdf
Open Apple July 1985 Vol 1 No 6.pdf
Open Apple July 1986 Vol 2 No 6.pdf
Open Apple July 1987 Vol 3 No 6.pdf
Open Apple July 1988 Vol 4 No 6.pdf
Open Apple June 1985 Vol 1 No 5.pdf
Open Apple June 1986 Vol 2 No 5.pdf
Open Apple June 1987 Vol 3 No 5.pdf
Open Apple June 1988 Vol 4 No 5.pdf
Open Apple March 1985 Vol 1 No 2.pdf
Open Apple March 1986 Vol 2 No 2.pdf
Open Apple March 1987 Vol 3 No 2.pdf
Open Apple March 1988 Vol 4 No 2.pdf
Open Apple May 1985 Vol 1 No 4.pdf
Open Apple May 1986 Vol 2 No 4.pdf
Open Apple May 1987 Vol 3 No 4.pdf
Open Apple May 1988 Vol 4 No 4.pdf
Open Apple November 1985 Vol 1 No 10.pdf
Open Apple November 1986 Vol 2 No 10.pdf
Open Apple November 1987 Volume 3 No 10.pdf
Open Apple November 1988 Vol 4 No 10.pdf
Open Apple October 1985 Vol 1 No 9.pdf
Open Apple October 1986 Vol 2 No 9.pdf
Open Apple October 1987 Vol 3 No 9.pdf
Open Apple October 1988 Vol 4 No 9.pdf
Open Apple September 1985 Vol 1 No 8.pdf
Open Apple September 1986 Vol 2 No 8.pdf
Open Apple September 1987 Vol 3 No 8.pdf
Open Apple September 1988 Vol 4 No 8.pdf