Developer website: Dirk W. Hoffmann
VirtualC64 is a user-friendly Commodore-64 emulator. It utilizes a cycle-based simulation engine to achieve high compatibility. Although cycle-accurate emulation consumes more computing time than, e.g., line-based emulation, all modern machines provide enough computing power to imitate a C64 in real-time. VirtualC64 does not yet reach the awesome compatibility of the classical emulators such as Hoxs64, Vice, or Frodo, however, plenty of games are already running, and the list of compatible applications grows with every new release. Right now, VirtualC64 supports the following file formats: D64, T64, PRG, P00.
VirtualC64 is open-source software published under the GNU general public license. The core emulator is written in C++. The graphical user interface is a native Cocoa application written in Objective-C.
Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.
- Fixed a synchronization issue that caused the emulator to crash on some machines when a second emulator window was open.
- VirtualC64 issues a warning message and safely terminates on Macs not supporting Metal.
- OS X 10.11 or later
- See Related Links for earlier systems