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I finally got my Apple IIc

I recently (as of July 2001) rescued an Apple IIc computer from the sidewalk, which resulted in re-discovering this classic computer introduced April 24th, 1984. To make a long story short, I always wanted to own an Apple II computer in the old days, and now it seems destiny put it in my way 🙂

The information presented here is a small account of my findings, and includes some of my own contributions and additions to the resources I have found. Important: I have not tested this in any way, as of August 2001. This information is presented here for self-documenting purposes, hoping I will someday have the time to update it and play/test it. Enjoy!

AppleSoft Manual

AppleSoft manual (french, PDF, 685K), (mirror for North American users)

How to connect any PC to an Apple II

Requirements

  • An Apple II equiped with a Super Serial Card, a card which is hardware-compatible with SSC, or built-in SSC-compatible serial port hardware. The IIc+ and //c include SSC-compatible serial ports. The built-in IIgs serial ports are _not_ hardware-compatible with SSC and will not work with ADT 1.22.
  • A PC running Windows 98, 95 or 3.1, with a standard serial port, either DB9 or DB25
  • The Apple Disk Transfer program – Apple Disk Transfer ver. 1.22 (ADT122.ZIP, 71KB)
  • A DOS 3.3 formatted diskette – this will be used to store the ADT software
  • A custom-made serial cable which you can make

Note:
Windows 98 users will have to replace their current HyperTerminal version by downloading the latest HyperTerminal Personal Edition.

Serial cable pinout

To make this cable you will need:

  • Shielded multiconductor cable (5-wire) (Radio Shack #910-1610 or similar)
  • DB9 or DB25 connector for PC ending of cable, depending on your PC serial port configuration. This is known as a combination of IDC D-Sub connector and housing, must be male of course.
  • Standard DIN 5-pin male connector (Jameco part #15878)

Of course, some soldering equipment won’t hurt 😉

PC Conector
Function DB25
DSUB 25
DB9
Receive DATA 3 2
Transmit DATA 2 3
Ground 7 5
Data Set Ready + Carrier Detect 6+8 6+1
Data Terminal Ready 20 4

Apple //c conector
Functions DIN
Transmit DATA 4
Receive DATA 5
Ground 2
Data Terminal Ready 1
Data Set Ready + Carrier Detect 3

Credits
Some of the information presented here is an adaptation of the information found at this french site.

IIcPortablesystem