Transfer disk images to an Apple II from a newer Mac

Oct 17, 2010 - 3 Comments

macbook pro and apple ii New and old technology rarely work well together. In this case, not just the old, but the real old, the Apple II is pre-Macintosh hardware at it’s finest. If the urge to geek around with old Apple hardware ever strikes your fancy, you can use an app called ADT Pro that lets you transfer disk images to an Apple II from a computer in the modern world:

Apple Disk Transfer ProDOS (ADTPro) transfers diskettes and disk images between Apple II-era computers and the modern world. If you’re familiar with the original ADT, ADTPro extends ADT’s reach by working with more disk formats, drive types, communications devices, and host operating systems.

There is a host (server) component that runs on modern computers with Java, and an Apple (client) component that runs on any Apple II or Apple /// compatible computer with at least 64k of memory

The data is transferred either through a serial card, the II’s modem port, the serial port, an ethernet card, or the cassette port (? didn’t know about this one).

ADT Pro is open source and can be downloaded freely at the ADT Pro project page

You can see ADT Pro in action with the above picture, where a MacBook Pro is transferring disk images to an Apple IIe. This picture was found on Flickr, and probably deserves it’s own post in our Mac Setups section.

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Posted by: William Pearson in Retro

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  1. MONS says:

    why would anyone need this? it is 2010

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