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

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Virtual ][
Version 10.3.1
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.
If you arrive at a critical point in a game you can save a snapshot of the virtual machine. You can then return to that point in case your game character doesn't survive.

Virtual ][ 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.

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 via a serial interface cable.

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 application for free. If you like the program, you can buy a license and fully enjoy the nostalgic fun of the old Apple II computer.

Virtual ][ requires a Mac with macOS 10.13 ("High Sierra") or better. It runs natively on both an Apple silicon Mac and an Intel Mac.

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 and restore virtual machine "snapshots"

Virtual ][ can save the state of the emulated machine at any moment, so you can go back to that point later on. Perfect for games!
The icons of the saved snapshot files are a miniature copy of the screen. To give you an idea of what Virtual ][ is capable of, here is picture of what these snapshot files look like in the Finder.

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 10.3.1


Download the latest version

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

Version 9.3.1, a 64-bit version for macOS 10.11 and 10.12

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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