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What is the AppleSqueezer GS?

The AppleSqueezer GS is an accelerator + 14MB memory expansion + video out + 240MB RAM disk for the Apple IIGS, built from scratch with modern components. It uses an FPGA in addition to a 14MHz 65816. It's simple to install: all you have to do is remove the existing 65816 CPU from the IIGS motherboard, and plug the AppleSqueezer GS in its place. From that moment forward, your GS will be accelerated! It will run faster than ever before, and have 14MB of RAM. In addition, you will have access to a 32MB or 240MB RAM disk. The new AppleSqueezer GS v2 also has digital video output.

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How does it compare?

In the chart and table you can see how the AppleSqueezer GS compares in performance to upgraded legacy IIGS accelerators, the Transwarp GS and Zip GS (all running at 12.5 - 16MHz). The benchmark that was used is BENCHMARKv5.2mg

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Memory expansion + RAM disk

Of course, the AppleSqueezer GS isn't just an accelerator: it also expands your RAM memory to 14MB! A normal GS/OS install only allows using 8MB, but you can use the control panel or CDA to allow GS/OS to see the full amount. 

Additionally, by installing a driver, you get access to a RAM disk up to 240MB in size.

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Installation

Installing the AppleSqueezer GS is as simple as removing your existing 65816 CPU, and plugging the AppleSqueezer GS back into its place. The gold-plated machined pins ensure a good fit into the socket. 

Compatibility

The AppleSqueezer GS has been tested with various software, including:

  • System 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3 and 6.0.4

  • AppleWorks GS

  • Graphic Writer III

  • Beagle Draw

  • Beagle Write

  • Deluxe Paint II

  • Animasia 3D

  • Out of this World

  • Deja VU I and II

  • Wolfenstein 3D

  • Zany Golf (much smoother animations!)

  • a lot more, see FAQ.. (if you want me to test specific software, please contact me)

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