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{{Infobox Platform
 
{{Infobox Platform
| Name        = Apple II
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| Name        = Apple II
| Icon        = A2
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| Icon        = A2
| Picture      = Apple_II_typical_configuration_1977.png
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| Picture      = Apple II typical configuration 1977.png
| Released    = 1977-06-??
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| Released    = 1977-06-??
| Discontinued = 1993-11-??
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| Discontinued = 1993-11-??
| Developer    = [[Apple Computer]]
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| Developer    = [[Apple|Apple Computer]]
| Type        = Hardware
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| Type        = Hardware
 
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Apple Computer released the '''''Apple II''''' in 1977. Main competitors at the time of introduction were the Commodore PET 2001 and the TRS-80. The last variant of the Apple IIe was discontinued in November 1993.
  
===General===
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It was a popular computer amond programmers, especially in the early 1980s. As a result, a lot of old videogame series, sometimes spanning to the present days, have originated from Apple II, including [[Might and Magic]], [[Prince of Persia]], [[Ultima]], [[Wizardry]], and [[Wolfenstein]].
Apple Computer released the Apple II in 1977. Main competitors at the time of introduction were the Commodore PET 2001 and the TRS-80. The last variant of the Apple IIe was discontinued in November 1993.
 
  
===Games===
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==Games==
 
* [[:Category: Apple II Games|Games released for Apple II]].
 
* [[:Category: Apple II Games|Games released for Apple II]].
  
===Models===
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==Models==
 
A variant of the Apple II with a different BASIC in ROM was marketed as the Apple II Plus, of which there were a couple of regional variants the Apple II europlus and Apple II J Plus. A new model with expanded capabilities including lower case and better support for 80 columns arrived in 1983 as the Apple IIe. A couple of minor revisions followed before the introduction of the Apple //e Platinum in 1987 which added a numeric keypad and came with the extended 80-column card preinstalled to provide 128k RAM and Double Hi-res graphics.
 
A variant of the Apple II with a different BASIC in ROM was marketed as the Apple II Plus, of which there were a couple of regional variants the Apple II europlus and Apple II J Plus. A new model with expanded capabilities including lower case and better support for 80 columns arrived in 1983 as the Apple IIe. A couple of minor revisions followed before the introduction of the Apple //e Platinum in 1987 which added a numeric keypad and came with the extended 80-column card preinstalled to provide 128k RAM and Double Hi-res graphics.
  
===Music and Sound===
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==Music and Sound==
The machine has a simple speaker toggle output which programmers have used with tight code to do amazing things with 1-bit resolution. The machine has 7 expansion slots and many sound cards were created for various applications that interface via an expansion slot. The sound card with most support in games was the Mockingboard which provided one or two AY-3-8910 with 3/6 voices.  
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The machine has a [[PC Speaker|simple speaker toggle output]] which programmers have used with tight code to do amazing things with 1-bit resolution. The machine has 7 expansion slots and many sound cards were created for various applications that interface via an expansion slot. The sound card with most support in games was the [[Mockingboard]] which provided one or two [[AY-3-8910]] with 3/6 voices.
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==Links==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II] - Wikipedia Apple II page.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_IIe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_IIe] - Wikipedia Apple IIe page.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_sound_cards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_sound_cards] - Wikipedia Apple II Sound Cards page.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockingboard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockingboard] - Wikipedia Mockingboard page.
  
===Links===
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II Wikipedia Apple II page]
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_IIe Wikipedia Apple IIe page]
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_sound_cards Wikipedia Apple II Sound Cards page]
 
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mockingboard Wikipedia Mockingboard page]
 
  
[[Category: Platforms]]
 
 
[[Category: AY-3-8910 Based Platforms]]
 
[[Category: AY-3-8910 Based Platforms]]

Latest revision as of 10:31, 25 November 2019

Platform - A2.png
Apple II
Apple II typical configuration 1977.png
Released: 1977-06-??
Discontinued: 1993-11-??
Developer: Apple Computer
Type: Hardware

Apple Computer released the Apple II in 1977. Main competitors at the time of introduction were the Commodore PET 2001 and the TRS-80. The last variant of the Apple IIe was discontinued in November 1993.

It was a popular computer amond programmers, especially in the early 1980s. As a result, a lot of old videogame series, sometimes spanning to the present days, have originated from Apple II, including Might and Magic, Prince of Persia, Ultima, Wizardry, and Wolfenstein.

Games

Models

A variant of the Apple II with a different BASIC in ROM was marketed as the Apple II Plus, of which there were a couple of regional variants the Apple II europlus and Apple II J Plus. A new model with expanded capabilities including lower case and better support for 80 columns arrived in 1983 as the Apple IIe. A couple of minor revisions followed before the introduction of the Apple //e Platinum in 1987 which added a numeric keypad and came with the extended 80-column card preinstalled to provide 128k RAM and Double Hi-res graphics.

Music and Sound

The machine has a simple speaker toggle output which programmers have used with tight code to do amazing things with 1-bit resolution. The machine has 7 expansion slots and many sound cards were created for various applications that interface via an expansion slot. The sound card with most support in games was the Mockingboard which provided one or two AY-3-8910 with 3/6 voices.

Links