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Apple IIe Card 2.2.1

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Apple-IIe-Card-221-image.sit (1.06 MB)
MD5: 42250dc8d65959bc1ada581589c972a7
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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IIe_Startup_222d1_sea.bin (217.38 KB)
MD5: 7e2263f0f7e922e22a8920783a05dd00
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
Guides on emulating older applications

Support application and drivers for the PDS Apple IIe card.

When you're in the Apple IIe environment, one way to start up (boot) an Apple IIe program is to restart the Apple IIe Card by pressing Control-Command-Reset. You can control where the Apple IIe Card looks for the program by rearranging the disk drive icons in the SmartPort panel so the disk drive where the program resides is in Drive 1 of Slot 5. For instance, if you want to use the Control-Command-Reset method of starting up (booting) an Apple IIe program on your hard disk, the hard disk icon should be in Drive 1 of Slot 5 of the SmartPort panel.

  • To arrange the drives in the SmartPort panel, follow these steps:
    1. Double-click the IIe Startup icon.
    2. Press Control-Command-Esc to open the Option Panel.
    3. Use the big scroll bar to scroll down to the SmartPort icon.
    4. Click the SmartPort icon.
    5. Find the icon of the disk drive where your program is and drag it to Drive 1 of Slot 5.
    6. Click the Restart IIe button.
      Excerpt: from the enclosed Read Me doc
Architecture: 68k

SSW 6.0.8 or 7.0 and later, up to Mac OS 7.5.5.

The Apple IIe card is not compatible with Mac's that cannot turn off 32-bit addressing in the Memory Control Panel. It requires a Mac host running under 24-bit addressing mode, only.

The card plugs into the PDS slot in many of the LC-series Macintoshes, but not all models and system software combinations are supported. Apple's Tech Info Library article #8458 lists the following models as Apple IIe Card-compatible: Color Classic, Colour Classic II, LC, LC II, III & III+; LC 475, 520, 550, 575; Quadra 605 and Performa 4XX, 52X, 55X, 56X, and 57X. However, other models that have an LC-compatible PDS slot and support 24-bit memory addressing are compatible with the Apple IIe Card but are not officially supported. Systems 7.0 through 7.5.5 support both 24- and 32-bit addressing on suitable Macintosh models. (From System 7.6 onwards, Macintosh system software does not support 24-bit addressing.) To enable 24-bit addressing on supported systems, use the Macintosh Memory Control Panel.
          — Excerpt: Apple IIe Card: Host system compatibility (Wikipedia)

The install set (Top DL) is bootable, it includes System 6.0.8 inside the (1.4MB), Disk Copy 4.2 disk image.

3rd screenshot above: The Apple IIe Card.


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by MikeTomTom - 2019, July 9 - 7:53am

Would like to remove the #1 download from this page.

@2GS_User: Thanks, have removed the older .hqx version now.

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by IIGS_User - 2019, July 9 - 7:31am

This is true. Would like to remove the #1 download from this page.
PaulM, the extracing route would be the same way on real hardware too.

It happens to me as well, double-clicking the .sit.hqx file results in a .sit.sit file,
probably because StuffIt expects to create another StuffIt file of it.
But within StuffIt (Expander), if you select the "expand" command along with the .sit.hqx file,
it'll be expanded as expected.

When using Mini vMac, the best Apple II emulation seems to be ][ in a Mac, but for coloured Mac models,
there is Stop The Madness" and IIe as well.

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by MikeTomTom - 2019, July 9 - 2:21am

@PaulM: It's possible that the .sit archives inside of the .hqx wrapper were created by a later version of StuffIt, and are therefore incompatible with the version of StuffIt you are using to extract this file.

I've added to the page (DL #1) a repackaged archive in a StuffIt version 2 ".sit". You should be able to access this archive OK with StuffIt versions 1.6 or newer on a vMac running a SSW version 6.0.2 or later Mac OS.

I also have to note that; This software is not of very much use to a vMac emulator. It really requires some early Macintosh hardware that sports a PDS slot containing an Apple IIe Card installed in the PDS slot of certain Macintoshes. I believe these cards were sold mainly to the education market in the early 1990's.

You may be better off simply running an Apple IIe or IIGS emulator on your existing Mac/PC (unless of course you possess one of these rare cards and the Mac hardware to run it on).

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by PaulM - 2019, July 8 - 6:03pm

Thanks, IIGS, I realize that is what is supposed to happen but when I did that, the .hqx expands with UnStuffit into something with a .sit extension (actually .sea.sit.sit extension) that is unrecognizable by UnStuffit. (I should mention I am doing this in an emulator, vmac -- would I have better luck on an actual mac?)

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by IIGS_User - 2019, July 8 - 3:34pm

I've checked the file now.

Drag the .hqx file onto StuffIt Expander, it'll expand to .sit.
Drag the resulted .sit file onto StuffIt Expander, it'll expand to .sea.

".sea" stands for "Self-extracting archive", which means it behaves as an application (does not need another expander application) , but expands to something that can be used with the Mac (either Disk Copy ".img" file or a collection of files located in a folder).

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by PaulM - 2019, July 8 - 2:23pm

I am not able to use this archive? I get get a .sea file from it but when I double-click that, I get a file with no type, called Apple IIe Card 2.2.1 (with no extension). UnStuffit and DiskCopy can't open that... how can I get a usable disk from this? Thanks.

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by IIGS_User - 2018, May 22 - 8:21am

Would like to own one and an appropriate Macintosh computer. Smile