Thrift Store find: Apple IIgs

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue Jun 20 09:51:45 2000

I have a variety of Apple II machines (I used to make my living on them
long, long ago) and my little brother, an avid thrifter, found a IIgs
for me this week. ISTR there are multiple varieties; this one appears
to be fairly old. It has a memory card inside with 256K of RAM soldered
down, and spaces for another .75Mb. The ROM is version 1.0.

Just playing around, I figured out how to get into the config menu and
set background colors, 80 column, etc. I happened to have an external
5.25" Laser drive I got with my $15 IIc+ and was able to boot up the
only DOS 3.3 disk I could find - Zork I.

So... now that I have two machines that want to have 3.5" drives and
no copies of DOS 3.3 on that medium, is it possible to aquire it anywhere?
I have Macs, etc., so I can make a 3.5" disk from an Apple disk image
if that's what it takes.

Also, are there any ways I can expand this puppy? I happen to have a
couple of old Apple double disk drives (the kind that came with the IIe);
does anyone know of a diagram to make an adapter for the 19-pin connector
that the newer computers take?



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