Virtual ][ v7.3 Mac OS X | 16.1 MB
Virtual ][ lets you play the old Apple games, because it supports all graphics modes, lets you control the game paddles with a USB game pad or mouse and emulates the internal speaker. When you want to temporarily interrupt gameplay, Virtual ][ allows you to save the entire virtual machine, and continue later on from where you left off. But Virtual ][ also supports more "serious" software, because it emulates many peripheral devices: floppy disk, hard disk, mouse, serial port, matrix printer, even cassette tape! It also emulates the Z80A processor, allowing you to run the CP/M operating system.
And for the technically inclined: you can configure the machine by "inserting" and "removing" emulated peripheral cards, change the CPU speed, or even install your own emulated character generator ROM. The "Inspector" feature allows you to closely observe the behavior of the emulated machine and debug Apple II programs.
If you have original diskettes and a working Apple II, Virtual ][ can help you convert the diskettes to the Mac, even if they are "copy protected".
The program automatically indexes all Apple II disk images on your Mac, so you can find an Apple II file instantly, by entering its name.
You can download an evaluation version and try the program first. If you like the program, you can buy a license and fully enjoy the nostalgic fun of the old Apple ][ computer.
Virtual ][ requires an Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or better.
- Emulates the Apple ][, ][+ and //e
- Supports USB game pad and joystick
- Store a running machine and resume later on
- Full-screen mode
- Epson FX-80 and Imagewriter II emulation
- Many configurable peripheral cards
- Realistic sound effects, including Mockingboard emulation
- Convert original Apple II diskettes
- Index your Apple II disk images
- Debug Apple II programs
What's new in version 7.3
- The "No Slot Clock" now reports Monday as weekday no. 1. Previously it reported Sunday as day no. 1, which was incorrect.
- Added Applescript properties for better control of the connected devices.
- The application preferences now offer two color schemes for high resolution rendering.
- The Inspector now retains its window positions when the virtual machine is restarted.
- Fixed several layout and font issues in the Inspector.
- "Set Disk Properties" in the Media menu no longer refuses volume numbers 0 and 255.