The popular Apple II emulator for the Windows PC is now better than before with this latest version that incorporates the following improvements:
- [Feature #4399] Allow Z80 SoftCard to be inserted into slot 4 or 5. (Allows CP/M v3 to work)
- Reworked Configuration (property sheets) to allow multiple hardware changes.
- Updated Help .chm with info on No-Slot clock.
- Floating bus not returned for empty slot $Cnxx addresses. Fixes:
- - A2VGA.DSK: Apple][VGA card detection.
- - [Bug #018643] Mabel’s Mansion.
- [Feature #005552] Mouse wasn’t working for BeagleWrite / MultiScribe.
The Java Apple Computer Emulator also known as JACE has been updated. According to Brendon Robert, the creator of the JACE Emulator, “This new version adds a new MetaCheat (free cheat) feature. 140kb 2MG floppy support has been improved to support prodos/dos ordering detection as well as volume numbers.”
You can download the new MetaCheat feature as well see it documented in full on the JACE homepage at:
David Schmidt, author of the popular Apple Disk Transfer (ADT) program for the Apple II, announced that the latest version, available now, has the ability to transfer ShrinkIt disk archives to Apple II computers. This functionality means that it is no longer required to use an emulator or another means to convert the .sdk file into a .dsk image. Therefore, much time is saved.
This new version of ADTPro also fixes a few other bugs.
Download ADTPro 1.2.2 at SourceForge.
Just the other day, Marc S. Ressl released the latest version of his Apple II emulator for Mac OS X.
OpenEmulator, written by Marc S. Ressl, is the most exciting new Apple II emulator around. Designed to replicate down to the littlest details the experience of using real Apple II hardware, this free, open-source emulator succeeds in providing the full effect!
The latest version, 1.0.3, adds emulation of the Apple II Plus and J-Plus computers, as well as the Disk II drive and many other peripherals. This version finally lifts OpenEmulator from an interesting novelty to something far more useful. In time, it will come to challenge the top emulators for Mac OS X systems, Virtual II and Sweet16. OpenEmulator 1.0.3 requires a Macintosh running OS X 10.6 or 10.7. Older versions of OpenEmulator were compatible with OS X 10.5; it would be nice if this compatibility could be restored.
The attention to detail is astounding. The Disk II interface card, for example, can be configured with either the 16 sector or 13 sector PROM, something that I’ve never seen in an emulator. Furthermore, the sounds of the Disk II drive are also provided, and they can be shifted between the original Shugart mechanism and the newer Alps model. Disk I/O errors are every bit as horrific as they are on the original, with the drive head thrashing itself into track 0 in an attempt to recalibrate. Make sure your speakers aren’t up too loud!
Read the full review at Mac GUI.
Marc Ressl has released the latest version of his OpenEmulator. The OpenEmulator emulates a number of machines and will eventually include the entire Apple II series in its emulator core. At the moment, version 1.0.3 includes the following features:
- Added the 1979 Apple II plus and Apple II j-plus
- Added the 1979 Disk II drives and interface card (13 and 16 sector), with support for DSK, DO, D13, PO, CPM, NIB, 2IMG, FDI, DiskCopy 4.2, V2D disk images
- Added the 1979 Apple 16K Language Card
- Added the 1979 Apple Graphics Tablet interface and card
- Added the 1979 Videx Videoterm 80 column card, with cycle accurate MC6845 emulation
- Added the R&D CFFA interface card for mounting PO, 2IMG, HDV, HDF, DiskCopy 4.2, VDI (VirtualBox) and VMDK (VMWare disk image) disk images
- Fixed CTRL keyboard problems in Apple II’s
- Added applesoft-lite 0.4 to Briel Replica-1
You can download the OpenEmulator for Mac OS X at:
Due to the closure of Apple’s Mobile.Me, Mini vMac LT’s website has relocated to its own domain. The new website is at: http://mfort.net/
Mini vMac LT is a version of Mini vMac which supports serial connections in Local Talk mode, thus allowing usage of AppleTalk based games and utilities. The forums have also been relocated to the new website are now available for new user registrations.
Gerard Puter has released a major update to the Virtual ][ Emulator. The latest update brings the emulator in line with the latest version of Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) and includes a number of video related improvements as well. Improvements included in Version 7.0 of Virtual ][ are as follows:
- Updated the program to be fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
- Improved accuracy of high resolution colors by adding emulation of NTSC TV color logic.
- Modernized the appearance of the main window.
- The Inspector can now save a memory dump of the virtual machine to a file.
- Added the Bulgarian character set.
Virtual ][ is a Macintosh based Apple ][ emulator, which includes many advanced emulation features rarely found in other emulation packages. Some of these advanced features include Epson compatible print to PDF and complete card control from within the control panel of the emulator.
You can download the shareware version of the package from the Virtual ][ website at:
Brendan Robert has updated the Java Apple Computer Emulator, also known as JACE. JACE is a free ware emulator which is Java 6 based and intended to be executable on multiple platforms. In the latest update, Bendan has announced the following changes and fixes:
+Prince of Persia cheat module is included, but not active by default. Enable from configuration menu (F4)
+Obligatory cheats such as infinite health, start with sword
+Crazy insane cheats using mouse such as “click to teleport” or “click to open gates” or “click to kill enemies” also work.
+Should work with any version of PoP because I used Mechner’s code to write it. (THANKS JORDAN!!!!)
+Joystick support for keyboard arrow keys added, also with optional “hog” mode which means the arrow keys are hogged by the joystick and not passed to the emulator as keystrokes. This makes games like Prince of Persia play extremely well!
+Fixed bug causing lo-res graphics mode to show on boot instead of text mode.
+Prodos-ordered (.po) disks now work for Disk ][ Controller (actually, they also work for mass-storage as well for some reason) Thanks to the KEGS team!
+Extensive command line options now added. See “Config” section for details. This enables joystick “0″, puts a disk controller in slot 6 and inserts a disk: -joy0.enabled -computer.s6card disk -s6.d1 /some/disk.dsk
+20% more efficient and less glitchy audio.
+Only partial support for Mockingboard, not complete yet unfortunately (but hopefully one day…)
+Passes all ram, rom and hardware diagnostics as if it were a real machine.
You can download the latest version of the JACE Emulator from the website at:
Well-known Apple IIgs programmer Ewen Wannop released a starter kit for the popular Sweet16 emulator which runs on Mac OS X and emulates the Apple IIgs computer. This kit simplifies the process of using the emulated Apple IIgs to access the Internet, including email, Usenet newsgroups, and FTP sites.
The starter kit includes the latest versions of Wannop’s Apple IIgs Internet programs, SAM2, SNAP, and SAFE2.
The starter kit is available from the following URL: http://www.wannop.info/speccie/