There are many packages that let you use the enhanced graphics modes of the IIgs in AppleSoft BASIC. However most packages like Iconix do not like System 6 so they have to run off disks and not the hard drive. AppleSoft's built in graphics are quite inferior to the 320x200 and 640x200 modes the IIgs can use. 3200 color mode would be terrific for programming, but 320x200 with a 16 color pallet and 640x200 dithered mode are fine.
The final result should be a BASIC program launched from the Finder under System 6 with access to IIgs graphics and not restricted to running from ProDOS. I want a stable approach to graphics in AppleSoft that allows me to focus on the programming. I have a MicroDrive IDE and want to launch BASIC programs from my hard disk using System 6.0.4. What package can I use to program in AppleSoft with enhanced graphics and use my hard drive to boot System 6?