Apple II emulation on (an emulated) Macintosh #Apple #VintageComputing #RetroComputing

II in a Mac was the first Apple II emulator. The emulator ran on a 512K Mac and was released in November 1985. Initially it could run Apple II+ programs, but later evolved to include IIc and IIe software. This was long before the appearance of the 1991 Apple IIe Card for the Mac LC.

Emulator Lets Apple II Programs Run on a Mac” – This Infoworld article dated July 14, 1986 discusses version 2.0. Version 2.0 supported Apple IIe and IIc programs.

– Average performance was about half the speed of an Apple II.
– Extra Mac memory was used to emulate the Applied Engineering Ramworks II card.
– Text could be cut and pasted in either direction between the Mac and Apple II applications using the clipboard.
– Graphics could be cut and pasted from Apple II programs into Macpaint documents.
– Copy protected Apple II software does not work with the emulator.
– II-in-a-Mac had key disk copy protection but could be installed on a hard drive or double-sided Mac floppy disk.

The program is on the Internet Archive and may be run on their emulated Macintosh, effectively running an emulated Apple II on an emulated Mac in a browser.

See more and download the software on The Internet Archive.


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