The Virtual II Apple II emulator has been updated. Version 9 is a major update to the Virtual II emulator . It includes the ability to convert Apple II floppy disks on the fly as well as the ability to index the disks. This update includes a bevy of updates including:
- Introduction of the “peripherals” side bar, combining the contents of the device and performance drawers. Due to Apple deprecating the drawers feature in macOS 10.14, these drawers have been removed.
- Full support for the version 2 woz disk format.
- Showing and hiding devices has been renamed to Show / Hide Peripherals, and can be found in the View menu.
- The device buttons now have retina resolution.
- The Inspector window, when opened from a full-screen main window, now shows up in the same screen space.
- In macOS 10.14, some of the demo Applescripts asked the user for permission to control the Finder, or sometimes refused to run outright, without even asking for this permission. This has been fixed – the Finder is no longer involved in these scripts.
- Repaired the “Customize Toolbar” function (it crashed in the previous version).
- Removed the feature to use the Mac mouse as a game controller. This was still based on the no longer supported “kiosk” full-screen mode.
- Removed the option of resizing the main window to match an exact multiple of Apple II pixels (2x, 3x or 4x). This was a left-over from the early days of the application, when free window resizing was not available for performance reasons.
Virtual II is a full featured shareware Apple II emulator for Mac OS X created by Gerard Puter. You can download the demo or purchase the full emulator from the Virtual II website at: https://www.virtualii.com/
If you are having issues getting to the Virtual II server then you can download the latest version directly from here.
The update is a free download for all licensed users.