|Developer(s)||Christian Bauer, Nigel Pearson (OS X port), Gwenole Beauchesne (JIT version)|
1.0 R5 / March 1, 2006
|License||GNU General Public License|
Christian Bauer (developer of a Mac 68k emulator ShapeShifter for Amiga) released the first version of Basilisk II in March 1999. New emulator should be highly portable across several computing platforms:36 and provided some improvements in comparison to ShapeShifter - eg. no limit for number of emulated disks, improved CD-ROM support and support for the host file system. However, early reviews highlighted several issues like difficult configuration and limited compatibility with recommendation of ShapeShifter as a better choice for Amiga users.:37 Newer releases mitigated these problems, 2005 review of the MorphOS version noted only slow CPU emulation (in comparison to built-in 68k CPU emulation for Amiga applications in MorphOS) as a major issue.:25
The latest 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 are incompatible because they require a PowerPC-based processor, which Basilisk II cannot emulate.
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