Transfer AppleWorks data from Apple IIgs to Macintosh
My first computer was an Apple II. I progressed to an Apple IIgs and then to Mac. But I still have my Woz Signature Apple IIgs and a box full of floppies with games and AppleWorks data.
Basically you will be using Proterm on the Apple IIgs to send AppleWorks data files to the Mac via the Printer port to MacWise on the Mac. Since Proterm can read AppleWorks files, it can be used to Print the files. Instead of connecting a printer to the printer port, you will be using MacWise to receive and record the printer output.
1. You will need ProTerm 3.1 on your Apple IIgs. If you do not have it, you will need ADTPro-1.2
2. Install Proterm 3.1 on the Apple IIgs using ADTPro
3. Run MacWise terminal emulator on your Mac. (You can run any terminal emulator that will record data and use serial ports on your Mac but these instructions are for MacWise)...
By default, MacWise is set to use telnet but you can change it to a serial connection.
Select Serial/Modem from the Connection Menu in MacWise.
Set MacWise to 9600 baud from the Settings Menu.
Run Proterm 3.1 on the Apple IIGS
Insert the ProTerm 3.1 disk into the 3.5 floppy drive
Then from the Basic prompt, type the following commands to run ProTerm.
The first time you run Proterm, it will ask you some setup questions. Tell it to use the Apple IIgs modem port for modem and Apple IIgs Printer port for printer.
Now on the Mac, select New Capture File from the Capture Menu in MacWise and give it a name.
Back in Proterm, Select Print Files from the File Menu using the Apple IIGS mouse and choose the file you want to send.
All of this might sound quite complicated but after you do it once, you will find that it is easy to contunue transferring more Appleworks data files to your Mac.
Rich Love is President and owner of Carnation Software