First post, by AngieAndretti
I'm into vintage PC's - that's my wheelhouse. My mother, however, owns a beautiful Apple IIc+ and she requested, for Christmas, that I try to make it able to send and receive email like I've done with my IBM 5170. I have one of those Hayes-compatible RS232 COM port WiFi Modems and I'm using Procomm to connect to a BBS I created which can relay email messages. She was pretty impressed with that and asked to be included.
I got her an RS232 WiFi Modem and a cable to convert the modem's DB25 connection to the Mini Din 8 serial port on the Apple so I think I'm in good shape in the hardware department but now the rub is getting a terminal software floppy disk made up for her. I did track down an 800k image file containing ProTerm 3 for Apple II but I understand the Apple's internal 3.5" drive uses a completely different recording method from PC floppy drives, so I don't know how I'd go about creating a physical disk with any machine I own. I believe she also has an external 5.25" Apple floppy drive we could plug in so either type of disk should be an option but I need one of the following:
A. Find a way to write an Apple II-format floppy disk using PC hardware, or
B. Locate an existing 3.5" or 5.25" Apple II Terminal Software disk.
I did search eBay for "Apple II terminal software" but found nothing. Can anyone here give me a hand with this?
If, for instance, you happen to own the right hardware to write the 800k image file I found to a 3.5" floppy disk, I'd happily pay you to do so.
Any suggestions? Thanks.