Virtual ][
Virtual ][
8.1

5.0

Virtual ][ free download for Mac

Virtual ][8.1

31 January 2018

Emulates the Apple II, Apple II+, and Apple IIe computers.

Overview

Virtual ][ is a program that emulates the Apple ][, Apple ][+ and Apple IIe computers. If you want to find out more, read the Virtual ][ help file.

What's new in Virtual ][

Version 8.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Added a preference to use the H.264 codec for making a screen movie, even if the HEVC codec is available
  • Added a preference to suppress the large "Paused" indicator
  • Making a screen movie in macOS 10.11 and 10.12 now works as it should; the application no longer crashes.
  • Fixed an issue that crashed the app when unplugging the game controller
  • Double-clicking a disk in the Finder worked only once per run; this has been fixed.
  • When saving a configuration, the save dialog incorrectly gave the option to select a file type (such as disk image). This has been fixed.
  • The "Current PC" button in the Inspector could result in blank lines in the disassembly. This has been fixed.
  • When rebooting a virtual machine, the main window now stays the active window if the Inspector is open.
  • If a configured ROM image file cannot be read, the application now presents an error message identifying the path of the missing file. In the previous version the application crashed.
  • Fixed numerous (albeit minor) memory leaks
  • Updated the documentation of the A2V2 disk transfer utility

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How would you rate Virtual ][ app?

20 Reviews of Virtual ][

5
CFrag
24 July 2012
Version: 6.5

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The Apple II was the first computer I used. I still know the 6502 instruction set by heart, and having an almost perfect recreation of that great machine simply brings me joy. There is nothing I can do on the Apple II that I couldn't do faster on any other computer. But booting up the Apple II (hearing the faithful recreation of the whirr-whirr-clack-clack-clack of the booting disk), and typing 'call -151' to get into the Monitor is something that only few people will ever get. I do. And I love it. Why? Because I can. The price is great considering the amount of work that has gone into creating a near-perfect simulation (just imagine the amount of work required to get the one-bit speaker of the Apple II emulator to produce correct sound on a Mac with a polyphonic synthesizer).
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mattblackmanGeekEsq
13 February 2016
Version: 7.5.2
$49??? Yikes!
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Macinman
31 March 2015
Version: 7.3
hey all, I was wondering if this program was still maintained and developed? I see it's a shareware program, but all the old apple emulators seem to be several years old without any recent updates. I didn't want to pay for it if it was no longer supported, so I thought I would ask first. Thanks
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5
CFrag
24 July 2012
Version: 6.5
The Apple II was the first computer I used. I still know the 6502 instruction set by heart, and having an almost perfect recreation of that great machine simply brings me joy. There is nothing I can do on the Apple II that I couldn't do faster on any other computer. But booting up the Apple II (hearing the faithful recreation of the whirr-whirr-clack-clack-clack of the booting disk), and typing 'call -151' to get into the Monitor is something that only few people will ever get. I do. And I love it. Why? Because I can. The price is great considering the amount of work that has gone into creating a near-perfect simulation (just imagine the amount of work required to get the one-bit speaker of the Apple II emulator to produce correct sound on a Mac with a polyphonic synthesizer).
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5
Thomas1977
13 March 2012
Version: 6.5
Awesome emulator! Faithful emulation but the cost is a bit high. If you look out for a 2dehand Apple II it could well be cheaper.
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5
Paulhagstrom
13 March 2012
Version: 6.5
It's been quite a long time since a review was posted, but Virtual ][ is an excellent, excellent emulator. There are a few different Apple II emulators around, but Virtual ][ provides the best experience by far. Supports a lot of models and different internal options and cards, and a great attention to detail (perhaps my favorite example of this is the fact that the disk seek noises are actually faithfully reproduced in real time). Supports a lot of image formats and interacts well with ADTpro, good host integration including the ability to mount a folder as a ProDOS volume. And it is actively maintained. Much cheaper, better connected, faster (if you want it to be), and more space efficient than the physical machine, and you'll never any need to reseat or replace the RAM chips.
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Magosilvan
11 March 2006
Version: 5.1
why not //c and not //GS too?
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Anonymous
23 October 2005
Version: 4.2
can someone please tell me how to play games with 2 disks. how do i insert them and play them when it asks me to switch to disk 2. the creator of the app never responds to me
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4
Anonymous
27 June 2005
Version: 4.0
I could get an actual apple 2 for that much.
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3.5
Anonymous
02 March 2005
Version: 3.4.1
Very nice, well designed and working emulator. Yet way overpriced! Yes, I know it takes time to develop such thing, possibly much more than a generic doc-based application. Yet with this expectations I am not going to even think of spending a penny on it.- the price has changed some revisions ago, so has my attitiude towards this app.
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zak1974
02 March 2005
Version: 3.4.1
He he! :) Way cool ! I guess there's never ending market of people whose first computer was an Apple ][. Mine was a russian rip-off, AGAT-7. Circa 1987.
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4
Anonymous
30 January 2005
Version: 3.4
This application is awesome! Apart from running all my favourite games from my primary school days, I can actually do some useful stuff as with my Maths class! The licence is a bit costly, but well worth the money!
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3
bonelyfish
30 January 2005
Version: 3.4
It is awesome that an old computer like that with plenty of freewares and open sources available on PC platform, but on Apple's own platform you have to pay for that. For a switcher it is unbelievable you have to pay for so many things.
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Anonymous
29 January 2005
Version: 3.4
The following link is a great resource for Apple II emulation: http://emulation.net/apple2/
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4.5
Anonymous
18 September 2004
Version: 3.1
V][ is great fun for fans of the Apple ][ machines. Very faithful emulator. Whenever Ive emailed the author he's been responsive and even added some features I suggested. V][ is obviously being actively updated and improved. This great app brings me back to my Apple ][ days. Wizadry, the original Castle Wolfenstein, Bolo, 7 Cities, Choplifter, Pirates! The list goes on and on. Thanks Gerard!!
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Anonymous
27 March 2004
Version: 2.6
I would give a squirrel's nuts for an emulator of the 512K era Mac. Congrats to the folks keeping the past in the present.
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4.25
Notta Looser
15 December 2003
Version: 2.5.1
If this thing were any better I would buy it a ring and make it my woman. Anyone who cannot figure out how to use it needs a refresher course in the basics, do not blame your inability to function in society on the developer of software. It really isn't that complicated just read the directions ! Nice App ! Keep up the good work and forget the opinions of the malcontents
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4.5
Anonymous
14 December 2003
Version: 2.5.1
Incredible emulation program. I don't know why anyone is having trouble. You need to download an Apple // ROM, rename it, add it to the folder, select it in 'Insert Disk', then select 'Reset.' Then, presto!, you have yourself an Apple //.
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Anonymous
13 December 2003
Version: 2.5.1
I downloaded the very rom you point to but it is not recognised by the emulator.
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1
Anonymous
12 December 2003
Version: 2.5
Well on a G4 under 10.2.8 version 2.5.1 does not run (and yes I do have a ROM file). Looks nice based on the pictures on their web site, and a nice logo for the application but other than that, NADA. Sure seems like vaporware. Well there is always the next revision.
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Anonymous
11 December 2003
Version: 2.5
grabbing it now...finally, I can play bolo as it was originally intended !
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