[Blindapple] public domain disks

Tony Baechler tony at baechler.net
Fri Nov 1 05:25:57 EDT 2013

See my previous post several days ago about the IIgs and MESS.  Yes, it does
work and yes, it supports the Echo.  However, I've had no luck getting
Textalker gs to work.  It boots fine but makes an odd beep.  I think that's
a ProDOS error, but I'm not sure.  MESS has an odd idea about floppy disks
on the IIgs and so far I haven't figured out how to get it to access and
boot reliably from standard disk images.  I saw a .2mg image on Asimov, but
it didn't really have Textalker on it.  It can be done though.  Good luck in
figuring out how.  I've had good luck with DOS 3.3 disks and some luck with
ProDOS and standard Textalker, but I haven't tried with anything else.

On 10/13/2013 8:47 PM, Kyle wrote:
> There was indeed a Textalker disk produced for the Apple//e, probably
> around 1992 or 1993 that pronounced punctuations that way. I received my
> copy around that time, and it had a side compatible with DOS 3.3 and a
> side compatible with ProDOS. I remember receiving my copy around that
> time, but I can't remember the version number. I remember thinking how
> funny it was to hear words like "tick" and "bang" to represent punctuations.
> I have seen the GS version, but I'm not sure if Mess will emulate it
> with an attached Echo. I know the GS should work with the correct ROMs,
> but I haven't yet tried GS ROMs with an Echo, assuming it's emulated at
> all for that system.
> ~Kyle
> http://kyle.tk/

Have a good day,
Tony Baechler
tony at baechler.net

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