Gerard Putter has updated his excellent Virtual ][ emulator to version 3.5. The new version is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger,” as well as Mac OS X 10.3.9.Other enhancements include:

  • A Spotlight module for searching for Apple ][ files.
  • Disk images can be inserted by double-clicking them in the Finder, or by selecting them in Spotlight.
  • The mouse emulation is improved, and now works properly with the GEOS operating system.
  • The Help menu now includes a link to the Virtual ][ Forum.
  • The 6502 and Z80 emulation engines now take advantage of PowerPC G5 processors if you have one.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some closed-apple key combinations to be ignored.
  • Fixed some bugs with Mac folders mounted as DOS 3.3 disks.
  • Fixed some minor bugs in the 65C02 emulation, thereby increasing general compatibility.
  • Solved a bug in the mouse card firware so that it now supports interrupt mode.
  • Fixed an Apple IIe bank switching memory bug, thereby improving overall compatibility.

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