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Basilisk II

Basilisk II is a free, portable, Open Source 68k Mac emulator. It requires a copy of a 512K or 1MB Mac ROM and a copy of MacOS 7.x or 8.x to run.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  01 May 2006 20:44

    Release Notes: The emulator now supports up to 1 GB of Mac memory. Mac OS idle wait is implemented so that the host processor is used only when necessary. A crash with the AppleShare extension has been fixed. SLiRP network emulation performance is improved. Ported to Mac OS X for Intel.

    •  24 Nov 2005 12:32

      Release Notes: Major changes in this release included a just-in-time translation engine that converts 68040 instructions to native code (x86, x86_64), run-time resolution and depth switching, user-mode and TUN/TAP networking, text exchange through the clipboard, and a native port to Mac OS X.

      •  01 Jun 2001 19:41

        Release Notes: Significant performance improvements and lots of bugfixes, native support under NetBSD/m68k, networking support for FreeBSD, audio support for IRIX, and floppy and CyberGraphX support and SCSI enhancements for AmigaOS.

        •  30 Jan 2000 21:04

          Release Notes: A "host directory tree" icon on the Mac desktop for easy file exchange with the host OS, 68040 emulation, support for XFree86 VidMode and ESD, and a fix for a MacOS 8 Finder copying bug (among others).

          •  09 Oct 1999 19:25

            Release Notes: Improvements on the SheepNet driver, automated detection of mounted HFS volumes, and DGA screenmode improvements.

            Recent comments

            21 Aug 1999 22:16 dalamar

            Great emulator!
            BasiliskII is an almost-perfect Mac emulator. Ethernet support is in and easy to use. Full color is supported, and it runs every Mac app with even sound. Congratulations to the BasiliskII team, this is a great emulator.



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