Virtual ][ is an application that emulates the vintage
Apple II computer on your Mac

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Virtual ][
Version 9.3.1
Copyright © Gerard Putter

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Key features

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 a Mac with macOS 10.11 or better.

Example screenshots

Play the old games, with either the mouse or a USB game pad / joystick

Game screenshot

Matrix printer emulation - the output can be saved as a PDF file

Print preview window

Quickly locate an Apple ][ file on your disk images

Find Apple II File

Save the machine and continue later on

Virtual ][ can save the state of an emulated machine, so you can continue later on. Perfect for games!
The icons of the saved files are a miniature copy of the screen. To give you an idea of what Virtual ][ is capable of, here is an actual snapshot of a Finder window with saved machine files.

Saved machine icons

If you want to find out more, read the Virtual ][ help file
or have a look at the Virtual ][ technical specification sheet.

What's new in version 9.3.1

What's new in version 9.3


Download the latest version

The versions listed below are still available, but are no longer supported:

Version 7.6, a 32-bit version for macOS 10.11 up to 10.14

Version 7.5.4 for Mac OS X 10.7 up to 10.10

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