Episode 2: MESSing with drivers

In this episode, we walk through getting the MESS emulator started with the assistance of Egan Ford’s Apple /// RTR, discuss the System Configuration Program, and the Apple /// Dimensions newsletter.


3 thoughts on “Episode 2: MESSing with drivers”

  1. * Shift key bug fixed in later MESS (SVN 30386 or later; and/or MESS 0.154 or later). Very usable now.
    * RESET (F12) works now. CTRL-RESET (CTRL-F12) works as well.
    * RTR 2.0 to be released with MESS 0.154 (possibly sooner). Very minor updates.
    * For RTR upgrades: Put your code in /HOME then read TIP #5 on how to directly manipulate the HD image.

  2. Hi there, firstly thanks for going to the trouble to put this podcast together. Its an interesting topic for those of us that may have either never seen an Apple III or have only put our toes in the water with them. Its helpful and greatly appreciated.

    However I would be amiss not to give you some feedback on this which I’m hoping will help you out on future episodes. The style of the show you are doing runs the risk of being downright boring. It almost sounds like a lecture on the Apple III and not a podcast that will likely capture the attention of your listeners. I’ve had a lot of experience in radio & TV production and would suggest a lighter, more entertaining and more engaging style would be to your benefit. After the first 15 minutes or so of episode one, I was (literally) about to fall asleep. It was kinda monotone and needs to be broken up.

    Suggestion: Try to break the show into segments that are not more than 5-10 minutes long, with some definitive transition between them (e.g. music, announcer voice – other than the hosts), etc. so that the listener gets a sense of motion from one section to another. It will keep things a bit more interesting, even if the segments are repeated each episode. And try to avoid reading out content to the listeners. We can all read. We come to a podcast to be entertained – not to be taught.

    Anyway I hope you take these as constructive criticisms. They are not designed to be offensive to you, but to help you guage how your listeners may be receiving the show. You’ve got a great idea with this podcast – just needs to be more entertaining and less lecturing.

    Good luck.

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