You’ve got a great new PC, but what do you do with your favorite Apple II software? Two hackers in Bulgaria, Alexander Patalenski and Emil Dotchevski, wrote an emulator to solve that problem. These days a multi-core, multi-GHz CPU barely notices that it’s emulating a 1 MHz 6502, but an 8088 needed to work pretty hard (and your code needed to be clever) to make things feel smooth. Appler is written in 8088 assembly so it’s as fast as possible, and it’s probably still the fastest Apple II emulator.
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