UltraWarp

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The UltraWarp is an accelerator board for the Apple II, II+, and IIe systems. It was conceived, created, and designed by Michael Mengel.

ReActiveMicro worked together with Michael to help bring the project to the Apple II Community, and was released for sale on June 10th, 2016. The original PCB bore the "UM" Ultimate-Micro logo till it's rerelease in 2017. The project was technically a collaborative effort with UltimateApple2.

Project Status: Complete. In production. Actively sold by ReActiveMicro.

Project License: ReActiveMicro Open Source license.

Support: Post on the Discussion page (link above) or email ReActiveMicro Support.

Sales: Visit the ReActiveMicro Store.



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RAMWorks IIII Kit v1.1 from ReActiveMicro


History[edit]

Michael Mengel stated "Originally I designed the card on an Apple II+ and BASIS 108 to accelerate my favorite programs CHESS and CHECKERS, inspired by an article in creative computing 1982 ("New Processors for The Apple")."


Controlling The Speed[edit]

There is NO need for RESET after the SLOW-POKE or FAST-POKE!

Like all accelerators for the Apple II, UltraWarp can also be controlled by softswitches.

Location Action Function

$C05D W Low speed (1 MHz) $C05C W High speed (set on power-up) $C05B W Disable

The following example in Applesoft Basic will slow the UW to the 1 MHz clock rate.

POKE 49245,0

Next example switches back to full speed.

POKE 49244,0 (without RESET)