Basilisk II

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Basilisk II
Basilisk snapshot9.png
Screenshot of Macintosh System Software 7.5.5 and Finder running in Basilisk II
Developer(s) Christian Bauer, Nigel Pearson (OS X port), Gwenole Beauchesne (JIT version)
Stable release 1.0 R5 / March 1, 2006; 8 years ago (2006-03-01)
Operating system Cross-platform[which?]
Type Emulator
License GNU General Public License
Website basilisk.cebix.net

Basilisk II is an emulator which emulates the 680x0-based Apple Macintosh computer on a variety of operating systems.

The last version of Mac OS that can be run within Basilisk II is Mac OS 8.1, the last 680x0-compatible version. Newer Mac OS versions aren't compatible with Basilisk II because those newer versions require a PowerPC-based processor, which can't be emulated by the program. To run such operating systems, emulators that can emulate PowerPC-based processors, like SheepShaver or PearPC, are needed. Alpha versions were available from January 1999 with the first non-alpha release in October of the same year.

Ports of Basilisk II exist for multiple computing platforms, including AmigaOS 4, BeOS, Linux, Amiga, Windows NT, Mac OS X, MorphOS and mobile devices such as the PlayStation Portable.

Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Basilisk is free software.

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