The Emulated version of First Screening

On this page you can

  • download the original .DSK file of First Screening that bp Nichol created using Apple Basic for the Apple IIe in 1983-84; this was distributed as the Underwhich edition;
  • Use a program that emulates the Apple IIe
  • play First Screening on your computer through the emulator;
  • view the printed matter included with the Underwhich edition of First Screening;
  • view the original source code.

Instructions

  • Download and unzip the original DSK file. The zip file contains FirstScreening.dsk (which is in DOS 3.3 format, which the original was in); FirstScreening.po (in ProDOS format) and FirstScreeningBybpNichol.txt, which is a text file of the source code.
  • Apple ][js by Will Scullin, a JavaScript emulator of the Apple IIe, is nice cuz it runs in the browser on PC, Mac, Linux, etc.
  • Click the "Load" button,
  • click "Choose File",
  • and navigate to FirstScreening.dsk.
  • Select FirstScreening.dsk,
  • click OK,
  • and then click "Load".
  • That should start First Screening. If it doesn't, type
    RUN FIRST SCREENING
    at the command line.
  • When First Screening halts, you are given instructions on how to run "Off-Screen Romance". Try any of these:
    RUN  1748
    RUN 1748-
    GOSUB 1748
    GOSUB 1748-
    GOSUB 1600

 

  • Alternatively, Download and unzip the Applewin emulator if you are on a PC, or do an Internet search of 'emulator' and 'Apple IIe' and pick a different emulator.
  • Run the Applewin.exe emulator.
  • Click the icon.
  • Navigate to FirstScreening.dsk (or FirstScreening.po) and double-click it .
  • Click the button.
  • If it does not start by itself, type
    RUN FIRST SCREENING
    and press the “Enter” key.
  • When First Screening halts, you are given instructions on how to run "Off-Screen Romance". Try any of these:
    RUN  1748
    RUN 1748-
    GOSUB 1748
    GOSUB 1748-
    GOSUB 1600

Other Emulators

An incomplete list of Apple IIe emulators is at http://www.zophar.net/mac/apple2.html. Some of these haven't worked for us.

In the meantime, you can view the JavaScript version or the video version.

Printed matter from First Screening

The below graphics are from Geof Huth's copy of the original Underwhich edition of First Screening. Click the graphics for larger versions.

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Front Cover

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Colophon

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Introduction by bpNichol

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Disk sleeve. The disk is a 5.25” floppy.

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Back label

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