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Apple II Software Game - 'American Civil War, Vol 1', 5¼" Floppy Disk, 1987 Object Reg. No: HT 13380

Summary:
An electronic board-game dealing with the Bull Run to Chancellorsville battle in the American Civil War. The series used the same format but different battle scenarios. Each volume contained one of six famous battles.

This is one of a series of games in which software micromanaged the actions of the individual units for example battalions or artillery assets.

There was also a campaign editor that allowed the user to create their own scenario as many as they liked. An icon editor allowed the one player to edit the graphics. The player was the army commander and the player could play either side. The commander gave general orders to divisions and regiments. The software would then micromanage the orders.

The game had a sound capability that was determined by the limitations of the hardware.

This object was collected because it was designed and produced in Australia by the Strategic Studies Group, commonly known as SSG. SSG is a software development company that makes strategy war games. It is representative of games developed for the Apple II series of computers.

This is an Apple II version using 5 1/4 inch floppy disks. There is also a Macintosh version that uses 3 1/2 inch disks.

In 1983, the donor's parents gave him an Apple II Europlus. He used it for essays, medical school assignments and games. He became especially interested in war games and he stated that an Australian Sydney-based company Strategic Studies Group had the best war games at that time, which he began and continued to collect.

This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
Description:
A three section cardboard folder with slots for one 5 1/4 inch floppy disk. The disk is erase protected witha metalised tab.and
A booklet of 72 pages, a page of five spare / blank disk labels and a mail order card for product information.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Chee-Yan Hiew, 2006
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 15 mm (Height), 180 mm (Width), 235 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computer games, computer software, computers, computing, entertainment
Themes this item is part of: Internet Macintosh User Group (iMug) Collection, The Apple Computer Story - Corporate Rise 1977-1983, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: software
Inscriptions: The cover : Decisive Battles of The American Civil War Vol 1 Bull Run to Chancellorsville - Roger Keating and Ian Trout.
with a sticker: " A game for the Apple II Family 64 K Disk, Apple is a registered TM of Apple Computer Inc."

The rear of the folder includes the text " Firt Bull RunShiloh Seond Bull Run Antietam Fredricksburg cChancellorsville ...
Made in Australia"

The Floppy Disk Labels include the text: " Decisive Battles of The American Civil War Vol ume One "- Master Disk"
Apple II Family 64 k Disk ©1987 SSG
Version All Rights Reserved
Manufacturer: Strategic Studies Group, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1987

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