Virtual ][
Virtual ][
8.1

5.0

Virtual ][ free download for Mac

Virtual ][ for Mac

31 January 2018

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

What is Virtual ][ for Mac

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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mattblackmanGeekEsq
mattblackmanGeekEsq
Feb 13 2016
7.5.2
0.0
Feb 13 2016
0.0
Version: 7.5.2
$49??? Yikes!
Macinman
Macinman
Mar 31 2015
7.3
0.0
Mar 31 2015
0.0
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
CFrag
CFrag
Jul 24 2012
6.5
5.0
Jul 24 2012
5.0
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).
Thomas1977
Thomas1977
Mar 13 2012
6.5
5.0
Mar 13 2012
5.0
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.
Paulhagstrom
Paulhagstrom
Mar 13 2012
6.5
5.0
Mar 13 2012
5.0
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.
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Mar 11 2006
5.1
0.0
Mar 11 2006
0.0
Version: 5.1
why not //c and not //GS too?
Guest
Guest
Oct 23 2005
4.2
4.0
Oct 23 2005
4.0
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
Guest
Guest
Jun 27 2005
4.0
4.0
Jun 27 2005
4.0
Version: 4.0
I could get an actual apple 2 for that much.
Guest
Guest
Mar 2 2005
3.4.1
4.0
Mar 2 2005
4.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Mar 2 2005
3.4.1
0.0
Mar 2 2005
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jan 30 2005
3.4
4.0
Jan 30 2005
4.0
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!
Guest
Guest
Jan 30 2005
3.4
0.0
Jan 30 2005
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jan 29 2005
3.4
4.0
Jan 29 2005
4.0
Version: 3.4
The following link is a great resource for Apple II emulation: http://emulation.net/apple2/
Guest
Guest
Sep 18 2004
3.1
4.0
Sep 18 2004
4.0
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!!
Guest
Guest
Mar 27 2004
2.6
4.0
Mar 27 2004
4.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Dec 15 2003
2.5.1
0.0
Dec 15 2003
0.0
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
Guest
Guest
Dec 14 2003
2.5.1
4.0
Dec 14 2003
4.0
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 //.
Guest
Guest
Dec 13 2003
2.5.1
4.0
Dec 13 2003
4.0
Version: 2.5.1
I downloaded the very rom you point to but it is not recognised by the emulator.
Guest
Guest
Dec 12 2003
2.5
4.0
Dec 12 2003
4.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Dec 11 2003
2.5
4.0
Dec 11 2003
4.0
Version: 2.5
grabbing it now...finally, I can play bolo as it was originally intended !
$44.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

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