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  • 20141223 / The Flaming Bird Disassembler
    Thanks to Dagen Brock, please find a US version of the manual of Phoenix Corp's The Flaming Bird Disassembler.

  • 20140807 / New cassettes
    Two new cassettes: one identified (but not owned): Amdek for Roland ADA-200. The second is BBC's BASICODE-2, the esperanto of BASIC, invented in 1983 by a group of Dutch people (complete with documentation)

  • 20140613 / New cassette
    Discover A.P.P.L.E.'s Library Pak 2. You know what? Bill M. is happy ;-) Archives have been updated.

  • 20140506 / New cassettes
    Discover Apple's High-resolution graphics (002-0002-01) and Checkbook-1 (002-0005-01) and Hayden's Songs in the key of Apple. Archives have been updated.

  • 20140322 / Cross-dev tool: OMF Analyzer update
    OMF Analyzer goes v1.1 and now supports OMF versions 0 and 1, the DS opcode and segments over 64KiB.
  • 20140322 / One new cassette!
    Discover Softape's (Super) Othello which comes in two versions: Integer BASIC and Applesoft. Thank you, Paul H., that is a great birthday present!

  • 20140215 / Two new cassettes!
    Discover Softape's Electronic index-card file by Bob Bishop, complete with manual and... Migs and Messerschmitts by Discovery Games which came also complete (it is a protected audio stream ;-))

  • 20140104 / Cross-dev tool: OMF Analyzer
    Discover our OMF Analyzer command-line for Windows and the inners of the OMF format.
  • 20140101 / Happy New Year 2014
    We wish you a happy, healthy and wealthy new year 2014. Thank you for 2013!

  • 20131210 / LZ4 compression algorithm on the Apple IIgs
    Read our technical article on the LZ4 algorithm and its advantages for Apple IIgs game design.

  • 20131027 / Ron Graff strikes back!
    With more ten new cassettes from either Innovative Computer and Innerglo, discover a couple of early eduware for the Apple II! I have also added the sixth side of the ABW/Symtec cassettes I own!
  • 20131001 / Apple's Contact newsletter revamped!
    Find a new version of the six issues of the early Contact newsletter from Apple. Darker scan at 600DPI, letter format and OCR on all items. Enjoy!

  • 20130929 / Back to more than 600 cassettes: new releases
    As I have recently purchased a couple of PL's cassettes, I have been able to digitize some missing files and re-organize the ITT/Japan section. There are also some new items for Programma: Laser turret and Spider tag. There are also new titles for Tsukumo Original Soft. Last but not least, discover Voicetek's Cognivox: an external device which allows you to perform speech recognition!
  • 20130921 / Ron Graff is a great person!
    Thanks to Ron Graff, discover Magnemedia's early eduware for the Apple II. Those programs are among the first, if not the first, programs for the education market. Ron, thank you very much! Ciderpress and disk image archives have been updated.
  • 20130901 / BenchmarkeD: get the best of your modern storage devices!
    Download our file and disk benchmark utility for the Apple IIgs and share your results with us.

  • 20130811 / Cassettes: new publisher and friends...
    Thanks to Tom, discover a new publisher (Syntonic Software Corporation) and, thanks to eBay, two Apple cassettes identified.

  • 20130701 / Zéphyr is back! Get it for a single euro!
    Get the double-sided electronic disk image for 1 euro only. Shipping in the cloud is free ;-)
  • 20130701 / A new cassette from Japan
    Thanks to Kazuo, here is Star Blazer from Star Craft, manual included! Ciderpress and Cassettes archives also updated.

  • 20130617 / New manuals and 600 cassettes
    Six hundred, 600! Not owned but listed. Thanks to Paul L. and his numerous library, we have added new manuals and have new cassettes listed!

  • 20130528 / New cassettes
    A new batch of cassettes! The Software Factory's Apple Beneath Manor by Don Worth, with a signed manual. Ritam Corporation's Monty plays monopoly, that is a new publisher. There are 592 cassettes listed!

    If you own cassettes I do not have, please contact me, I would pay shipping both ways to have them digitized and archived. Thank you!

  • 20130410 / Purchase Zéphyr by Froggy Software 22/APR: All 75 copies sold! Thank you for your support!
    Now get the complete Zephyr package for 5 euros only! France or international shipping options!

  • 20130313 / The 2013 release: Zéphyr by Froggy Software
    Live a vintage moment and get a genuine Apple II software from 1987 for sale in... 2013!!!!!
  • 20130313 / Cross-dev tools: Mr Sprite Tech
    After Mr Sprite, discover the inners of the algorithm with Mr Sprite Tech.
  • 20130304 / Cross-dev tools: Mr Sprite
    Say hello to Mr Sprite, a modern way to create smart sprites for Apple IIgs animations!
  • 20130302 / Plenty of new cassettes
    New cassettes from A.P.P.L.E. (Library pak 1C/2B), Hayden (Applesoft utility programs, Engineering mathematics-1, Revive, Slow list/stop list), MUSE (Maze game), Programma (Ampersoft, Jumpout/Shooting stars, Saucer war, Time clock), Systems design lab (Funpak I by Chuck Sommerville) and Tsukumo (Apple invaders)

  • Happy New Year 2013!
    Antoine and Olivier wish you all the best to you and yours for 2013!

  • 20121027 / New cassette and a catalog
    One new cassette from Sybex: "Apple-80", an 8080 simulator for the Apple II. Read what the author, Dann McCreary, says about it 33 years after its release! And, thanks to François M., an old Softape catalog is also online.
    Update: Thanks to Egan Ford, I've generated a PDF of the manual
  • 20121126 / Vive la France !
    For easier maintenance, the site is now HTML-free, meaning all disk images, manuals, etc. are now visible as a FTP catalog. Easier to maintain, easier to browse, easier to grab. Still one of the most complete (if not the most complete) French archive!
  • 20121119 / Cross-dev tools: Window capture
    WindowCapture is a utility focused on screen capture. It has been designed to help in Graphic Resources catching (backgrounds, sprites, animations, palettes...) from games running under emulators.
  • 20121118 / Tribute to... Madeleine Hodé
    Over the years, we have met many interesting persons and we would like to thank them here...
  • 20121115 / New links
    New direct navigation links to sites we work with: hackzapple.com for Apple II's protection schemes and Marc Ressl's Apple II documentation project.
  • 20121104 / New section: Tribute to...
    Over the years, we have met many interesting persons and we would like to thank them here...
  • 20121102 / DeluxeWare alternative download link
    You may encounter download issues due to the size of the CD-ROM image. We have added an alternative Dropbox link!

  • 20121013 / New cassettes
    New cassettes from Programma: 3-D docking, Blitzkrieg ; from Quality Software: Fastgammon ; and from Speakeasy: Warlords.
  • 20121005 / i'm fEDD up v1.1: maintenance release
    40-track copy, new Disk copy command and new original file system guessing option.
  • 20121001 / i'm fEDD up: now *really* backup your diskettes!
    Discover Brutal Deluxe's second modern answer to help you archive your Apple II 5.25" diskettes: EDD and ProDOS compatibility.

  • 20120916 / New cassettes (now 581)
    The remaining cassettes were digitized. Get plenty of misc cassettes, new Programma programs and two interesting new publishers: Heuristics and Texas.
  • 20120911 / DeluxeWare now freely available
    Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini are proud to make their CD-ROM available to the Apple II community. That is a 311.5 MiB archive download. Enjoy the journey into one of the most complete CD-ROM for our beloved machine.
  • 20120909 / New cassettes
    New cassettes from Softape, Adventure international and also from new publishers: Morgan Software, The Software Co. and Innovatia. Stay tuned for more! Cassettes and Ciderpress archives are up-to-date. Scans of covers still remain to be done.

  • 20120820 / Obituary: Nicole Bréaud-Pouliquen
    Nicole Bréaud-Pouliquen, a well-known best-seller Apple II writer passed away on Monday, 20th August, 2012. We will miss her a lot.

  • 20120711 / New cassettes
    New cassettes: The Micromint Inc.'s Applesoft Sweet Talker Program, Softape's Solitaire poker and Saucer invasion. Ciderpress and disk archives updated as well! Stay tuned for 17 new cassettes to come!

  • 20120629 / CADIUS
    Brutal Deluxe Software is proud to announce the release of CADIUS, a command-line tool for Windows to manage Apple II image disk files (.2mg, .po, .hdv).
  • 20120611 / New cassettes
    New cassettes: Apple's Color demos 4K and Breakout 4K. Programma's Home accounting and Star Voyager. Softape's Screen machine. Ciderpress and disk archives updated as well!

  • 20120508 / MEMSOFT - Vive la France !
    Thanks to Paul Lafonta and upon a request from a user forwarded by Deckard, there are now disk images for Memsoft products: M/DOS and MEM/PLOT.

  • 20120430 / Brutal Deluxe on Open-Apple.net
    Happy birthday, Brutal Deluxe! The Open Apple podcast interviews Antoine Vignau & Olivier Zardini on the 20th anniversary of their founding of this renowned Apple II programming group.

  • 20120223 / Karl Grabe!
    Addition of Karl Grabe's website, the person behind the //gs diagnostics tools.
  • 20120217 / Beauvais 1992
    Our first slide-show made in 1992 after the GS Club meeting at Beauvais, France.
    Quick update: the source code is also available.

  • 20120131 / Fishhead, the Caped Copier
    Back up your files and recover as much data as possible from your damaged disks!
  • 20120122 / The links section
    All links were moved to a single page, a direct access to the information.
  • 20120103 / New cassettes
    New cassettes: Powersoft's Financial wizard 3 and Memory dump. Ciderpress and disk archives updated as well!
  • 1st-January 2012 / Happy New Year 2012
    ...to you and yours. Long live the Apple 2-012 ;-)

  • 20111218 / Other cassettes
    What I also like is when some Apple II fan sends 28 cassettes to me... for free! Discover what I have been able to save on the new 'Other' folder. Some interesting programs and plenty are of unknown source. For fun, there is one program dated 7/7/77!
  • 20111214 / Dann McCreary
    What I like is when software authors contact me. Read a message Dann has written about his products!

  • 20111120 / New cassettes
    New cassettes: Automated simulations' Rescue at Rigel, Amdek's CMU-800, Programma's Micro invaders and Tsukumo's Memory check.
  • 20111113 / Vive la France !
    New disks and manuals for Micropresse Goldensoft, the same publisher as the French magazine Golden. Some other miscellaneous French software. In the Documentation folder, get subLogic's A2-FS1 and Sirius' EZ-DRAW 3.3 packages.

  • 20111026 / Forum des développeurs
    Discover the official French Apple II programming documentation, distributed to Apple II developpers during the "Forum des développeurs" sessions. The documentation is mainly in English. It comes complete with the disks.
  • 20111010 / Vive la France !
    New disks and manuals for Apple, Ediciel (Ultima III...), Golden (the magazine) and PSI. Thanks to Arnaud B. and Jean-Louis B. for their help.

  • 20110916 / Anim'Disk 3
    There are plenty of new manuals in the French Software section and, thanks to Deckard, there's also my Anim' Disk #3 dated May 1990. I believe my own productions are now all available.

  • 20110828 / T40
    Krue wanted it, here is a one-day program to create 40x24 ASCII art screens or cracktros. v1.3.1 is now available!
  • 20110822 / Vive la France !
    Tons of manuals from Brainstorm, Bréjoux and Toolbox.
  • 20110815 / T40
    Krue wanted it, here is a one-day program to create 40x24 ASCII art screens or cracktros. v1.3 is now available!

  • 20110708 / New cassettes
    A new cassette from Automated Simulations: Morlocs's tower. We also welcome Japanese cassettes of Philip Lord.

  • 20110630 / Vive la France !
    Thanks to Arnaud C., plenty of Tremplin Micro disks (the missing ones are on apple-iigs.info) and addition of Arnaud's website.
  • 20110601 / Vive la France !
    New disks for Apple, the 491 disks of the French GS Club, Version Soft and Vifi/Sogiciels/Sogiciel (le temple d'Apshai). Pierre Berloquin is moved to the Apple section.

  • 20110519 / Vive la France !
    New disks from Castor, Divers and a new publisher, The Soft Machine.

  • 20110410 / New cassettes
    New cassettes from Compu-Things, Instant Software, Mad Hatter Software, Personal Software and Programma!
  • 20110410 / Vive la France !
    New disks from Ediciel (Guiness des records, le jeu des inventions), PSI (Créations graphiques et animations) and Vifi/Sogiciels (the French version of the Temple of Apshai and Les vautours)

  • 20110325 / New cassettes
    One new cassette from Softape. Updates on Avalon Hill/Microcomputer games, MUSE, Powersoft, Programma and Softape. Stay tuned for more!!
  • 20110320 / Visual C++ 6.0 project files for KEGS 0.91
    Download the Visual C++ 6.0 project files to rebuild KEGS32, release 0.91.
  • 20110305 / Vive la France !
    New scans for Ediciel, PSI and Vifi. A new publisher: Castor. From Olivier Zardini's collection!
  • 20110302 - MountIt 1.4 squashes the ShrinkIt bug
    MountIt 1.4 now lets other inits open files it cannot handle, especially the ShrinkIt archives.
  • 20110302 / 532 cassettes & manuals
    See Programma and Program Design, only manuals today, I need more time to scan and acquire the cassettes.

  • 20110227 / Our pictures library
    Discover our Apple II collection published on picasa.
  • 20110206 / Vive la France !
    Plenty of new scans and digits, thanks to Paul Lafonta, Jean-Pierre Lagrange and François Michaud.

  • 20110103 / Labyrinthe for Apple II
    Another DHGR B&W demo I wrote in 1991, probably for Deckard, just like the other one of the same page. It is a basic one.
  • 20110101 / Vive la France !
    Discover French Apple II software built over the years with the help from well-known French Apple II addicts. And... Bonne année 2011 à tous !
  • 20110101 / Update your bookmark
    Please update your bookmark, our site now answers to brutaldeluxe.fr (with no hyphen) and we redirect all requests from the previous one to the new one. Thank you.

  • 20101225 / This is Christmas!
    This is my present for Christmas: new cassettes from Apple, Powersoft, Programma and Softape. Now, 531!
  • 20101217 / FlipTrack Learning Systems
    How to operate the Apple IIe in 3 audio cassettes and operator's guide. Published in 1983.
  • 20101217 / Apple's Contact newsletter
    Thanks to Clay C., the first three issues are also online. The collection is now complete, yeah!
  • 20101213 / Manuals
    I am done with scanning my manuals. Next step will happen after Christmas. I'd also like to thank Clay C. who has just sent to me the missing Contact newsletter from Apple. I am also increasing my collection of French software for the Apple II (note to myself: take time to open the section on BD's site)
  • 20101208 / Apple's Contact newsletter
    Download the last three issues of Apple's first newsletter dated 1978 and 1979. The best of Contact'78 is also available.

  • 20101123 / 529 cassettes & manuals
    I am nearly done: all my own cassettes are digitized, a major part of my manuals are scanned. I need to scan the cassettes. It is now up to you, please share your files!
  • 20101110 / 527 cassettes & manuals
    I've included the Contact'78 newsletter Dirk sent to me a few months back, there are now 159 new cassettes identified. Find the Bridge Challenger manual from Personal Software in its dedicated section. I am close to the end: there are some early Apple cassettes missing as well as some Softside. I foresee about 550 cassettes as a grand total.
  • 20101109 - Apple IIgs GS/OS Internals
    This book is for advanced Apple IIgs programmers and curious people. It is an unofficial publication from Brutal Deluxe Software and all the information given herein are related to the Apple IIgs System 6.0.1 version. This book is the result of a 3-year understanding of the inners of GS/OS which was done in order to build a File System Translator for the system.
  • 20101104 - Cassette count turns 368
    November is as good as was October :-) My collection of Avalon Hill/Microcomputer Games will increase. I've scanned the Apple Tapes for the Apple II (and II plus) manuals and the booklet for Microsoft Typing Tutor. Yeah!

  • 20101030 - Cassette count turns 356
    October 2010 was the month of cassettes on eBay and I purchased about 80 new cassettes I need to digitize and put online. Until then, I've browsed my archives and the internet and I've been able to identify 356 cassettes and 2 new publishers. But shall I count 14 for the Wang 700 tapes or only 1? What's your opinion?

  • 20100902 - Cassette count turns 336
    Thanks to JPL of hackzapple.com, plenty of digitized cassettes: Hammurabi and Nightmare #6 of Apple in the Computerland of Nashua section, Tankwar from Muse, Radar interceptor from Powersoft, Datamover and Telepong and others from Apple, Sahara Warriors from Instant Software.

  • 20100828 - Sword of Sodan: the 2010 demo!
    Here it is a long time after its announcement. Discover the inner routines of the well-known demo of Sword of Sodan, a fantastic program, which remains unreleased. The source code is also included.
  • 20100828 - DeluxeWare
    In January 1996 and in partnership with La Pomme Illustrée, we created the first French cd-rom for the Apple IIgs.
  • 20100821 - Apple's Datamover and Telepong / Avalon Hill's Conflict 2500
    There is an auction on eBay with an Apple cassette I have never seen before, just added now... and bought. And Conflict 2500 from Avalon Hill (Microcomputer Games)

  • 20100725 - ProSel v8.4 documentation
    For easiness, find ProSel's documentation online. Version 8.4 for both 8 and 16-bit Apple IIs.
  • 20100723 - Introduction to ProDOS 1.0
    Discover the story behind ProDOS 1.0 which I also bought from the Huston brothers.
  • 20100709 - Introduction to Apple's mouse prototype
    Discover one of the earliest microcomputer mouse, an Apple prototype from Nov. 1980.
  • 20100708 - Antoine's 8-bit animations for Brazil
    Thanks to Youtube and Deckard, discover two animations I did when I was 18. Two-voice music and DHGR animation :-) Source code is included. A DHGR to SHR sprite conversion is also included.

  • 20100601 - Microcomputer's Bomber Attack & Dnieper River Line
    I received another two new Microcomputer games, therefore Bomber Attack and Dnieper River Line are now digitzed and uploaded. I've also added a new archive containing all the digitized versions and the file format is compatible with CiderPress, that may ease your work and play with the programs.
  • 20100601 - Microcomputer's Planet Miners & Tanktics
    I received two new Microcomputer games, therefore Planet Miners and Tanktics are now digitzed and uploaded. I've also added a new archive containing all the digitized versions and the file format is compatible with CiderPress, that may ease your work and play with the programs.

  • 20100524 - The Programma International catalog
    Thanks to Tony Diaz and a recent purchase, 333 cassettes have been identified. For instance, the number of Programma International titles changes from 9 to 97 (yep ninety-seven)
  • 20100501 - Antoine's 8-bit Anim Disks
    Thanks to Deckard, discover my anim disks when I was 16. Two-voice music and HGR animation :-)

  • 20100429 - The Apple 1 cassettes
    Thanks to the Huston brothers, the Apple 1 cassettes are now online.
  • 20100407 - 8/16-Central
    8/16-Central came after The Sourceror's Apprentice. It was published from 1990 until October 1991. Find the last year online with 600 DPI scans of the (really short) magazine.
  • 20100406 - The complete series of The Sourceror's Apprentice
    A long long time ago, there was a publication for Merlin programmers, there were 12 issues of it, they are now online for your viewing pleasure (I hope they are not sold by Eric, ahem)
  • 20100406 - Le manifeste de La Pomme Illustrée
    It appears I also forgot to put the rare issue of Le manifeste de La Pomme Illustrée online, it is now done.
  • 20090403 - Some docs removed
    Some of the documentations are still sold by Syndicom.com therefore they have been removed from the site.
  • 20100403 - SynthLab and MIDI Synth ERS documentations, new IWM materials
    The official SynthLab documentation. The quality of the manual is as good as the software. And three new IWM scans.
  • 20100402 - La Pomme Illustrée
    It appears I forgot to put the issue 2 online. Olivier gave it to me, let's say 1 year ago :-)

  • 20100311 - Your collection of Apple II cassettes (update 11/MAR/2010)
    Thanks to a new Softape catalog, our listing of Apple II cassettes now reaches 234 items!
  • 20100227 - Your collection of Apple II cassettes (update 27/FEB/2010)
    Thanks to P. and the catalog of Softalk V1N4, our listing of Apple II cassettes now reaches 222 items!
  • 20100225 - The Cortland documentation
    It is another Vulgate. The original Apple IIgs documentation, codename Cortland. Thanks to P.
  • 20100223 - Update of Micron Eye project
    Download the original operator's manual in PDF format and the original DOS 3.3 program disk in a disk image format. As well as some links added.
  • 20100220 - Added the works of Vincent Hémeury
    Discover Vincent's fabulous works with MultiSwitch, Pict2 Converter (with Video Overlay Card support) and SendPostscript
  • 20100214 - Our collection of Apple II cassettes (update 14/FEB/2010)
    Added Dirk's latest cassettes and the Softalk catalog: many many more cassettes!
  • 20100205 - MountIt 1.3 corrects a bug
    MountIt 1.3 now lets other inits open files it cannot handle.

  • 20100101 - My collection of Apple II cassettes (update 20/JAN/2010)
    Thanks to Dirk B., some new cassettes are now on the site as well as Apple's software catalog of 1978!
  • 20100101 - Bonne année 2010 !
    Happy new year 2010 to you and yours, may the Apple II power be with you :-)

  • 20091106 - La Vulgate : Today Is The Day
    The rebirth of the Apple IIgs...
  • 20091105 - Documentation: Protocol Converter
    Discover the documentation of what I believe is the previous name of the Smartport, thank you Bill...

  • 20090926 - Sword of Sodan: behind the scenes
    Discover the hidden routines of the world-famoud 3-level demo of that fantastic Apple IIgs game...
  • 20090914 - MountIt 1.2 likes removable disk images
    MountIt 1.2 now handles up to 16 removable devices. It also removes disk images softly when switching to ProDOS 8.

  • 20090831 - MountIt 1.1 likes variable image sizes
    MountIt 1.1 now recognizes ProDOS disk images from 32KB to what your IIgs offers and uses a new means to recognize ProDOS images which allows you to mount virtually all of your beloved disks.
  • 20090825 - MountIt in ShrinkIt
    Please find a SHK version of MountIt.
  • 20090824 - The Flaming Bird Disassembler update
    Thanks to a discussion with Sheppy, I updated TFBDisasm to make it Sweet16 compatible. Feel free to download that update.
  • 20090817 - Mount Disk Image
    The "summer holidays" project has turned into a product: MountIt, or the ability to mount up to eight disk image files as virtual image volumes under GS/OS. Open your .2MG, .DSK or .PO of 140/800KB ProDOS images directly from the Finder. The source code is included.

  • 20090706 - Mount Disk Image
    Our latest project deals with mounting disk images within GS/OS and the Finder. Stay tuned for more information, this is the "summer holidays" project...
  • 20090706 - La pomme illustrée
    The missing issues are now online, thanks to Olivier.
  • 20090202 - The GS/OS AppleDisk5.25 Project
    Updates, updates!
  • 20090201 - The Flaming Bird Disassembler
    Download the most powerful Apple IIgs disassembler in the world.
  • 20090201 - Disassembly of VisiCalc
    In response to a message in comp.sys.apple2, find the disassembly of VisiCalc 1981.

  • 20090111 - Lots of new documents!
    Thanks to David Craig, find the source code of SOS 1.3, ProDOS 8 1.7, DOS 3.3c and tons of information on the Apple III and the IWM.
  • 20090111 - The GS/OS AppleDisk5.25 Project
    Updates, updates!

  • 20081114 - The GS/OS AppleDisk5.25 Project
    Another project to enhance the features of the well-known AppleDisk5.25 driver from GS/OS.
  • 20081110 - The Tinies & Tinies Construction Kit
    Just added the source code of The Tinies and Tinies Construction Kit.

  • 20080624 - The 2008 projects section added
    From time to time, we will put online the different projects we are working on.

  • 20080504 - Second Sight manual
    Thanks to Macdog, the Second Sight manual is now online.

  • 20080420 - Langue d'Ocs GS
    Thanks to Deckard, Brutal Deluxe's demo for Langue d'Ocs GS, the first and only one IIgs version of the well-known diskazine!

  • 20080225 - rDOS3.3.FST
    The first non-Apple FST ever-released for the GS/OS environment.
  • 20080208 - The Great Contributor
    Without Jean-Marc Boutillon, aka Deckard, the Apple II Products section would not have been put online.
  • 20080207 - New topics & Documentation
    Latest news and Contact added,
    Apple II topic, Disk II, GS/OS and SecondSight new documents.
  • 20080206 - Unreleased
    Lots of unreleased projects added.
  • 20080205 - Official grand opening!


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