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)
Initial release 1997; 19 years ago (1997)
Stable release 1.0 R5 / March 1, 2006; 10 years ago (2006-03-01)
Operating system Cross-platform[which?]
Type Emulator
License GNU General Public License

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 are not compatible because they require a PowerPC-based processor, which Basilisk II cannot emulate. 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.

The source code of Basilisk II is on GitHub.[1]

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