Basilisk II
Basilisk II 1.0.20091004
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Emulator to play old 68k games on OS X.   Free
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Basilisk II is an open source emulator of 68xxx-based Mac computers for Windows, OS X and Linux. With Basilisk II, one can boot Mac OS versions 7.x through 8.1. Versions are also available for Linux and Windows.
What's New
Version 1.0.20091004:
  • New version build from source 4 October 2009, but without the "SDL audio patch" change that was applied 19 February 2009. The "SDL audio patch" caused poor sound performance, apparent in all BasiliskII for MacOSX builds in the past months.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.0 or later



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Bolshoyblue commented on 21 May 2011
For more up-to-date versions, do check out emaculation:

http://www.emaculation.com/doku.php/basilisk_ii

The info here is a bit old. Newer versions solve some of the problems mentioned in these comments.
[Version 19b]


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ddavidmullin reviewed on 01 Oct 2006
My universal version Ran great on my Mac
just remember to set RAM at least 4 MB ,for OS 8.0
[Version 19b]


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ddavidmullin reviewed on 18 Mar 2006
App is pretty Good,
Decent speed, Flexable RAM, I just can't hear the Games, can't play Music,
[Version 17]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Nov 2005
Worked awesome , but the tiger issue makes this sux :(

Hope its fixed SOOn!!
[Version 16]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Oct 2005
It works almost great, the thing is that in tiger (10.4.2 ) , when I try to add another volume to mount, the application closes unexpectedly. I hope this is fixed soon
[Version 16]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jul 2005
i also had the mouse issue, and the keyboard doesn't work either. this only happens in full screen mode - windowed mode works okay, albeit slow. other than that, a great emulator!
[Version 16]


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Goles commented on 26 Apr 2005
Its a great app , it need some features as sound support , and also when I run in full screen , my mouse is not being detected ( ? )

But I loved it
[Version 16]


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Gridd commented on 12 Feb 2005
I made a version of Basilisk II with sound support, it's currently available at http://vasi.webhop.org.nyud.net:8090/files/BasiliskII-audio.zip

If enough people like it, maybe I can eventually convince the main authors to include my sound support code.
[Version 16]


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Dxp03 commented on 14 Nov 2004
i like it. it emulates 68k like i had it connected directly to my monitor. and i like being able to start it off with many OSes. But your emulator could realy use sound. That is the only flaw. otherwise Pretty good.
[Version 16]


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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Sep 2004
Its really nice. After making the image and starting up from the cd, you can even 'install' OS7/8 to free up the cd-rom drive for use with it.
Only setback ive encountered besides the sound is it wanting ram from a graphics card which had prevented some applications running under it.
[Version 16]


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chrischram had trouble on 03 Aug 2006
This version is compiled as a Universal Binary, but on my Intel iMac it quits suddenly and unceremoniously part way through booting from my OS 8 CD. I have tried several different ROM files from Performas and Quadras, and consistently get the same poor results. Once-upon-a-time I had a version of Basilisk running on an old PowerPC machine. It was pretty crashy, but at least it ran a bit.
[Version 19b]

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ddavidmullin commented on 01 Oct 2006
Did you remember to set RAM to 4 MB or 8 MB on Basilisk 19b, for OS 8.0, make sure your host computer have enough RAM to run on
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jimdkc commented on 06 Mar 2008
Mine was doing that too. Try setting the CPU to 68030 (NOT 68040) and uncheck "with FPU".

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Bolshoyblue rated on 13 Sep 2011

[Version 1.0.20091004]


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Version Downloads:7,402
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:11 Jun 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Basilisk II is an open source emulator of 68xxx-based Mac computers for Windows, OS X and Linux. With Basilisk II, one can boot Mac OS versions 7.x through 8.1. Versions are also available for Linux and Windows.


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