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With the introduction of the Apple II family of computers, the wonders of programming, communicating, and just plain geeking out became affordable for an entire generation of budding enthusiasts and their families. By the end of the 70’s an entire culture had risen up around the Apple II, and the energy of thousands of hardware and software hackers went into learning every last op-code and settable switch within the machine.

It can’t be discounted that Apple’s successful foray into the educational market resulted in schools countrywide brimming with Apple IIs, and social groups collecting around the labs after school hours. All manner of things happened there, some documented below.

These files range from explicit memory maps of the Apple II to long tutorials on how to “crack” games, that is, remove all copy protection and make the game easier to distribute between other pirates.

Filename Size Description of the Textfile
ADC ./.. Apple II Development Forum Conference Transcriptions (1988-1991)
ANATOMY ./.. DOS 3.3 Anatomy
CRACKING ./.. Files about Deprotecting Software or Adding Cheats
DOCUMENTATION ./.. "Soft Dox" for Apple Programs
GENIELAMP ./.. Archive of the Genielamp A2, the GEnie Apple II Roundtable
PIRACY ./.. Writings, Rags, Messages and Lore of the Apple II Pirates/Phreaks
REVIEWS ./.. Reviews of Apple II Software
WALKTHROUGHS ./.. Walkthroughs of Apple II Specific Adventures
6502.bugs.txt 3064 A Collection of 6502 Processor Bugs
a2img.fmt 2791 USENET: Description of the 2img Disk Format
a2memmov.txt 6360 Memory Moves with an Apple IIe and Extended 80 Column Card Part I, by Hawkeye
acat202mods.txt 3833 A Collection of Apple Cat 202 Mods by The Digital Knight
acatexpanded.txt 9797 Expanding your Apple Cat II by The Ware-Wolf of the Hi-Res Hijackers/202 Alliance/WareBusters
acatmods.txt 1393 Some Apple-Cat Mods by Mr. Houdini
acatprogram.txt 5750 Advanced Programming Information for the Apple Cat by The Homer Brothers
acatreference.txt 4704 A Quick Reference Sheet for the Novation Apple-Cat Firmware Rom by Captain Avatar
acos.hst.mod 6235 How to get Speed out of your HST and HST Dual Standard Modem on an Apple IIGS
aecomman.app 1792 A list of commands for Ascii Express
aht.01.v1.1 11833 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1991): Pre-Apple History
aht.02.v1.1 9884 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1991): The Apple I
aht.03.v1.1 23548 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1991): The Apple II
aht.04.v1.1 13580 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1991): The Apple II, Continued
aht.05.v1.1 8477 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1991): The Disk II
aht.06.v1.1 21745 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1991): The Apple II Plus
aht.07.v1.1 24260 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): The Apple IIe
aht.08.v1.1 23149 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): The Apple IIc
aht.09.v1.2 27985 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Disk Evolution and the Apple IIc Plus
aht.10.v1.0 18021 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): The Apple IIgs
aht.11.v1.0 18339 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): The Apple IIgs Continued
aht.12.v1.1 33209 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Peripherals and the Apple II Abroad
aht.13.v1.0 29418 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Peripherals, Continued
aht.14.v1.0 22540 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): DOS
aht.16.v1.0 22053 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Languages
aht.17.v1.0 22980 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Languages, Continued
aht.18.v1.1 41760 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Software
aht.19.v1.0 32116 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): AppleWorks
aht.20.v1.0 30306 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Magazines
aht.21.v1.0 30618 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Magazines, Continued
aht.22.v1.0 22904 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Telecommunications
aht.23.v1.0 44961 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Renaissance
aht.apndxb.v1.0 35200 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): An Apple II Timeline
aht.apndxc.v1.0 10081 The Apple II History, by Steven Weyhrich (1992): Genealogy
aids 1024 Method for detecting the "Cyberaids Virus", by The Chemist
alien.clues 1448 Passwords for Alien Mind, by The Undertaker and the Vandal
alinto.txt 12676 An Introduction to Assembly Language Programming (on the Apple II) by Charles R. Smith
ansi.spcs 24911 ANSI and VT100 Codes
apple.app 4157 Combining Applesoft with Assembly Language
apple.txt 4189 The Text of the Apple-Microsoft Agreement
apple2.gs 9388 The Sad, True Truth of the Apple II GS (Stands for Goddamned Slow)
applecat2mods.txt 1380 Apple Cat Mods, from Mr. Houdini
applecatapi.txt 11140 The Apple-Cat Modem A.P.I. by The Tailpipe
applecatf.txt 3116 Apple Cat Firmware Installation/Instructions
applecatpatch.txt 6994 A Collection of Patches for the CATMSFT and CATCPI CP/M Applce-Cat II Modem Programs
applefaq.txt 9340 The Apple Frequently Asked Questions List
appleii.jok 1384 The Unofficial Apple II Brainwash Test by Fred E. Long
applemouse.txt 9734 Applemouse Programming, by Z-Man
applenet.app 4096 Advertisement for Apple-net software. Note feature list
applenet.txt 8468 Getting AE/Catfur to Work with Apple Net, by The 0mega, Lord Vision and The Rock n' Roll Doctor (July 9, 1986)
apples.txt 8230 Why the Apple II is Broken
appleser.app 11205 Apple //c Serial Port Information
applesoft.tips 2320 The Beagle Brothers Applesoft Tips Guide
appletips.txt 2049 Small Collection of Apple II Tips
appswitc.app 2677 Apple //e Soft Switch, Status, and other I/O locations
assembler.txt 5456 The Best Apple's Assembly Tutorial Part 1: The Assembler by The Best Apple and Edited by Nowhere Man
bigu_doc.txt 86817 DOCUMENTATION: Big U, by Beagle Brothers Software, Transcribed by Mike Spangler (2003)
bin.ii 18944 Apple II Binary File Format, developed by Gary B. Little
binaryii.txt 18101 The Binary II Protocol Information by Gary B. Little (November 24, 1986)
binhex.txt 2690 Description of the .HQX File Format by Dave Johnson of Brown University Computer Science
bitsbaud.txt 11553 Bits, Baud Rate, and BPS, by michael A. Banks, 1988
bootl-6.hac 102420 Bootlegger Magazine Excerpts (Apple II Stuff)
catfur.app 7176 Bit Blaster's Information on the Cat Fur Modem
catstuff.app 9818 Expanding your Apple Cat // by the Warewolf
centauri.alliance.txt 4238 Review of Centauri Alliance
cf-ae-pokes.txt 1942 Locations in DOS for Poking the Apple Cat, by Philip F. Esterhaus
champ.lode.runner.txt 3119 Review of Championship Lode Runner
command.set.txt 2122 A Quick Cheat Sheet of ProDOS Commands
coolcatinfo.txt 9765 Expanding Your Apple Cat II by The Ware Wolf
correct.app 5716 Corrections to programming for the Apple Cat
cr.adder 1441 How to add Carriage Returns to Appleworks Databases
crackdos.app 15403 Introduction to how AppleDOS operates
cramit.app 5062 An Introduction to Program Compression
cramit.txt 7040 Some Tips on Cramming Data with an Apple
crammin.app 5071 A simple compression scheme
deathlord.txt 4008 Review of The Deathlord
diskgo.txt 613 Getting Faster Apple DOS Speeds by Tamerlane of the Ring
disksplitter.txt 640 DOCUMENTATION: Disk Splitter 2.5 by The Stack and The Atom
dos.chart 1678 The DOS 3.3 Memory Access Chart
dosless.txt 1792 Creating an Apple DOS-Less Disk
doubletake.txt 33268 SOFTDOCS: Double-Take, 2-Way-Scroll Multiple-Utility Disk by Mark Simonsen of Beagle Brothers (1983)
drelbs.txt 2817 SOFTDOCS: Drelbs, from The Ware Lords by Mr. Echo and The Intern (1984)
dsk.img 6446 USENET: A Method for Using a Mac to Make a .dsk Image File Back into a Real IIgs Disk
dskimages 8354 USENET: Transferring Files from the PC or Mac to a GS
emu.pt.update 3739 Message: Bugs in IIGS Proterm v1.9p
errors.app 4286 A comment on error traps, by Nick Fotheringham
errors.txt 4480 A Comment on Error Traps by Nick Fotheringham from the Apple Barrel
expandca.app 9367 Expanding your Apple Cat, by Warewolf
fasteddie10b1.prsrls 4650 USENET: Press Release: Fast Eddie 1.0b1 Beta: Apple IIGS Emulation for the Power Macintosh
fasteddie10b1.qna 6059 USENET: The Fast Eddie (possibly) Frequently Asked Questions
fevsgus 3505 USENET: Review of the Fast Eddie Beta through the PowerMac AV Video Out
fools.errand.txt 2054 Review of Fool's Errand
format.nufx.txt 47577 The New Archive Standard for the Apple II -- "NuFX" -- NuFile eXchange by Andy Nicholas (February 3, 1989)
funwiththecat.txt 6081 Fun with the Cat: Tutorial Number One by Rappin' Jimmy B of the Knights of Nicht
funwiththecat2.txt 2045 Fun With the Cat: Tutorial Number Two by Rappin' Jimmy B of the Knights of Nicht (February 15, 1986)
futrae.app 4684 The Future Evolution of Ascii Express (Humor)
gamecheats.txt 4102 Collection of Patches, Cheats and Mods to Apple Games (August 1, 1982)
gif.txt 32977 The Standard of the Graphics Interchange Format (June 15, 1987)
gserror.txt 4503 A Collection of GE/OS Error Codes
homeword.txt 2682 SOFTDOCS: Homeword
icon.convert 3308 Converting Apple IIGS Icons to Clip Art by Marty Knight
iigsprob.hum 2680 The Apple IIgs Sound Problem
joystick.app 5961 The Official Joystick Review Guide, by The Tracker
kar.news 7768 How to Beat Karateka by ?Syntax Error
kickmacr.app 9981 How to kick butt with AE Macro Action
locksmith.txt 8035 Some Updates About Locksmith from The A.P.B. (April 3, 1983)
locksmithparm.txt 18481 Locksmith Parameters by The A.P.B. (April 3, 1983)
mac2info.app 11449 Late-breaking (1987) information on The Macintosh II
machinel.app 15408 Dr. Firmware's Tutorial of Machine Language
memory.txt 12020 An Apple Peek Poke, Call List
ml.part.i 5680 The Machine Language Tutorial Disk by Dr. Firmware
ml.part.ii 5370 The Machine Language Tutorial Disk Part II by Dr. Firmware
ml.part.iii 5627 The Machine Language Tutorial Disk Part III by Dr. Firmware
ml.part.iv 4970 The Machine Language Tutorial Disk Part IV by Dr. Firmware
ml.part.v 5703 The Machine Language Tutorial Disk Part V by Dr. Firmware
ml.part.vi 5210 The Machine Language Tutorial Disk Part VI by Dr. Firmware
mllessons.txt 27067 Machine Language Tutorial by The Shoalin Temple of the Dragon BBS and Tom O' Brien
oneguy.txt 1408 Hey, If You Pirate the Game, Don't Call Tech Support
oneusi 2432 A Ad for 1US1: The Tommy-Gun Fax for the Apple II GS by Captain Tom
opcodez.app 2811 Various Apple Opcodes
parameters.txt 13824 A Collection of Apple II Copy Protection/Copy Settings (June 9, 1982)
parm2.txt 1024 Collection of Apple II Copy Parameters
peekpk.txt 1280 Apple Peeks and Pokes List
peekpoke.app 21120 A really large collection of Apple II PEEKs and POKEs
peeks.pokes 2957 Description of the differences between CALL, PEEK and POKE in Applesoft
peeks.pokes.1 6166 Collection of Apple Peeks and Pokes
peeks.pokes.2 4396 Collection of Apple Peeks and Pokes in the Zero Page Area
peeks.pokes.3.1 14869 Apple Peeks, Pokes and Calls List Version 2.1 by The Enforcer (May 1984)
peeks.pokes.3.2 5377 Miscellaneous Applesoft Information, by Control Reset
peex-pokes.txt 2418 The Beagle Brothers Peek and Poke Chart
pm2600.app 3045 The Poor Man's 2600 Hertz by Sir Briggs
pokelist.app 19769 A really large collection of Apple II PEEKs and POKEs (Duplicate)
puppy 20973 Documentation About Puppy, a Very Small Scale Bulletin Board for Apples by Tom Jennings (December 10, 1987)
quick.draw.3 5122 Quick-Draw Adventure Mapper by Sherlock Apple (Part III)
quick.spells 3256 Quick-Draw Adventure Mapper by Sherlock Apple (Spells)
resurrect.txt 12007 Ressurection: When an AppleWorks Word Processor or Data File Goes Bad by Harold D. Portnoy (1990)
sc4.review.txt 7195 A SuperConvert 4 Review by Rudy A. Guy
scsi.hd.how.to 15503 The Do-It-Yourself SCSI Hard Drive Manual by Paladin (November 6, 1988)
secretk.app 6956 Secret Keys: Little easter eggs and news about Apple II games
secretkeys.faq 49612 The Definitive Source Guide to Secret Keys, Easter Eggs and Hidden Messages by the Ramsacker (April 15, 1992)
tex 7780 SOFTDOCS: TEX: Text Filt Utility by Floyd Zink, Jr. (1987)
usr.16.8k 85773 The Info File on the USR Robotics 16.8k Model
vanilla.hd 34895 Dr. Ken's Roll-Your-Own Vanilla SCSI Hard Disk Drive by Dr. Kenneth Buchholz
vanilla.tape 21723 Build Your Own Vanilla SCSI Tape Backup System by Dr. Kenneth Buchholz (1989)
vidomac.app 33057 1986 Seminar on "Macintosh in Film and TV Production"
vt100 3685 DEC VT-100 Compatible Cursor Command Sequences
wizardry.4.info 3012 Advice about playing Wizardry IV
wiztips1.txt 10590 Wizardry Tips I by Jim Reich
wiztips2.txt 7681 Wizardry Tips II
wiztips3.txt 5304 Wizardry Tips III by Jim Reich
wiztips4.txt 8538 Wizardry Tips IV by Jim Reich
wozconf1.txt 21151 Transcription of conference on MAUG (Compuserve Apple Users Group) with Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple (October 16, 1983)
wpgs.review 8231 USENET: Review of the Freeware Version of WordPerfect IIgs by Corel (January 31, 1997)
xmodem 21581 XMODEM Protocol Reference, by Ward Christensen January 1, 1982
ymodem.s 13048 YMODEM Source Code for GBBS by Mike Golazewski or Greg Schaefer
zmodem.gbbs 7045 The Addition of ZMODEM to GBBS!
zorroplaying.txt 659 Zorro Playing Tips, by The Tracker
There are 157 files for a total of 1,962,904 bytes.
There are 8 directories.