1983, Artwick’s company came up with a new
version for Apple II designated subLOGIC Flight Simulator II (partial
modification release 1.0) on the
5.25” floppy disc.There
were later the 1.05 and 2.0 partial
modification releases as well.It was the Roman numerals which identified versions
made by subLOGIC, because later versions under Microsoft label were
designed for different computers. SubLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Apple
II was roughly comparable to MS Flight Simulator 1 for IBM PC. The Piper
Archer was simulated and the layout of the instrument panel, setup
options, sceneries and Europe 1917 mode were very similar. If you find
the quality of graphics on an instrument panel low, it is caused by
emulation of color mode in Apple II emulator on the PC. The violet color
of water seems a bit funny but there was the same violet color on a real
Apple II computer too. The Apple II computer supports six colors
only: black, white, blue (used for sky), green, orange and violet. Then
Artwick had to use the violet color as the water color.
Simulator II for Apple II
page is still in development but I decided to show few screenshots I
made with new disk image of subLOGIC Flight Simulator II for Apple II.
There have been issued three sub-versions of A2-FS2. They were marked as
versions 1.0, 1.05 and 2.0.
Simulator II for Apple II - the loading screen
Simulator II for Apple II - the introduction screen