Exclusive release · Scanned Manuals

Apple //c manual scans

In addition to the IIGS manual photo scans, I brought home an Apple //c manual from KansasFest to scan each individual photo in the manual.  A collage was made of the best as shown but included here for scrolling through are the individual example photos where the manual demonstrates, for example inserting a disk.

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Apple IIGS Manual – scans of chapter photos (complete)

KansasFest 2017 had an abundance of Apple IIGS manuals for giveaway which was perfect for me to flick through and compare them.  I found two versions with very different stock photograph and decided to unbind the two manuals for high resolution scanning.  Each page was scanned on an Epson Perfection V700 scanner and individually levelled and joined in Adobe photoshop.

Find the full resolution, uncompressed TIFFs and processed JPGs at my publicly shared Google Drive.  Navigate: Manuals and documentation scans -> IIGS Manual Glamour photos

Enjoy scrolling through!Apple IIGS Manual front cover.jpg



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Apple II software including disk images · Exclusive release · Scanned Manuals

Tales of Mystery, Scholastic. Apple II Educational software (complete)

Presented here is a complete release of Tales of Mystery, published by Scholastic.  Similar to Microzine in box style and system requirements – Apple ][+ 48K and above.  The booklet was scanned using the Fujitsu ScanSnap ix500 with staples removed and pages split electronically.  Side 1 was copy protected and side 2 was not.
Shared Files -> Apple II Software -> Tales of Mystery, Scholastic

Included in this premiere release are:

  • Front and rear box art scans
  • Disk label scan
  • Booklet as PDF
  • Side 1 and 2 as de-protected .DSK disk images

Side 1 Haunted House
Side 2 Mystery at Pinecrest Manor


Play tested and screenshots in OpenEmulator with custom tuned Apple Colour Composite display profile.

Apple II software including disk images · Exclusive release · Scanned Manuals

Donald’s Alphabet Chase, Boxed Apple II educational software (complete)

Presented here are complete scans and disk image for Donald’s Alphabet Chase published by Disney software.

  • Disk image (bypasses copy protection)
  • Front and rear box art scans
  • Disk label and sleeve scan
  • Manual and supplements
  • Copy protection graphic sheet
  • Disney software catalogue for 1991-1992
  • Screenshots with accurate CRT rendering applied



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MasterType – The Typing Instruction Game by Bruce Zweig, Apple II Educational software with manual

Presented here is the disk image and now manual for MasterType version 1.7.

The manual was found separate from any disks at the 2017 KansasFest garage giveaway.  Brought home in my luggage for scanning at home on the ScanSnap.

Scroll to down to M for MasterType:


Apple II software including disk images · Scanned Manuals

Minus Mission, DLM. Apple II Educational software with manual

Presented here is a combination of 4AM’s release of the cracked disk image and my scan of the manual for Minus Mission by DLM.

Scroll to down to M:


————-Minus Mission————-
A 4am crack 2017-06-28

Name: Minus Mission
Version: 1985 revision
Genre: educational
Year: 1985
Credits: Jerry Chaffin, Bill Maxwell,
Barbara Thompson
1985 revision by Allen Colebank
Publisher: Developmental Learning Materials
Platform: Apple ][+ or later
Media: single-sided 5.25-inch floppy
OS: Diversi-DOS C1983

This disk was automatically cracked by
Passport. Here is the transcript:


Reading from S6,D1
T00,S00 Found Diversi-DOS bootloader
Using disk’s own RWTS
Writing to RAM disk
T00,S03,$91: AA -> DE
T00,S03,$9B: DE -> AA
T00,S03,$35: AA -> DE
T00,S03,$3F: DE -> AA
T00,S06,$AE: AA -> DE
T00,S06,$B3: DE -> AA
T00,S02,$9E: AA -> DE
T00,S02,$A3: DE -> AA
Writing to S6,D2
Crack complete.


More information and source code is
available at

Quod erat liberandum.

Minus Mission 1985 screen 1 - titleMinus Mission 1985 screen 2 - creditsMinus Mission 1985 screen 3 - main menuMinus Mission 1985 screen 4 - program controlsSErepair001

PC software including disk images · Published in Australia · Scanned Manuals

The Bush Rangers Database for MS-DOS with full manual and disk images

Presented for download are:

  • 7 Disk Images in WinImage (.IMA) format
  • 1 ZIP file containing the files copied from each floppy
  • 1 PDF file which contains full scans of the folder cover, floppy disk labels and manual



Story behind this:

A previous blog post of mine about The Bush Rangers Database for the Apple II showed off Australian published software about our famous bush rangers.  A comment was made that the National Library of Australia held a copy.

Using NLA’s Trove search engine, I was able to find call number NMT 1451 and requested it.  I made the trip in today, ready with my laptop and various memory sticks to scan in the manual.  The NLA is a nothing in and nothing out library – no borrowing and no bags allowed in.

The loans librarian happily presented a folder in front of me, with a sticker ‘IBM version’.
I showed the librarian a print out of the bibliographic entry for NMT 1451 which described a 1985 48K Apple II version.  The NLA librarian agreed that what they held didn’t match the entry but concluded that was all they had.

Presented to me was a much more up to date version of The Bush Rangers Database, published in 1992 and ported to DOS on 7, 720kb 3.5″ floppy disks.

To make the most of the situation I still persevered (understatement) with the Konica MFD scanners for -3- hours to get an acceptable starting point of files.  The problems I faced were mainly very heavy compression applied to pages and very slow output to USB memory stick.

Overcoming the limitations of scanners is my speciality and I used the single page TIFF files for post-processing each page individually in Adobe Photoshop.  I hope you enjoy the PDF file linked above as I took the time to further scan the folder and disks too.  Adobe Acrobat 11 was used to compile the post-processed files into a single PDF.

An external TEAC USB FDD was used to read the disks into a virtual box of Windows 7 using the WinImage application.  Disks are created as ‘new from source format’ and then read to memory, saved and repeated until you finish the set of disks.  To save wear and tear on the floppies, I extracted the files from the disk images just in case someone can’t mount the .IMA files. This was all done on the spot – quite efficient I think.


Question remains where did the actual Apple II version go from 1985?  Why was it replaced with an IBM port and catalogue not updated?  Not quite inspiring NLA.

Screenshots (converted from original PCX to GIF):



Comparison between my post-processed page (left) and “out of the box” automatic PDF from the NLA scanner: