Gerard Putter has updated Virtual ][, the leading 8-bit Apple II emulator for Mac OS X to version 6.3.

I’m pleased to announce the release of version 6.3 of Virtual ][, the well-known Apple II emulator for Mac OS X. The focus of the update is compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6, “Snow Leopard”.

Apart from the Snow Leopard compatibility, the release contains a number of bug fixes. The new version is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” and 10.5 “Leopard”.

The update is free and is recommended for all users of Virtual ][. It can be downloaded at


Gerard Putter, author of Virtual ][

What’s new in version 6.3

  • The program is now fully Mac OS X 10.6 “SnowLeopard” compatible.
  • Fixed an issue, introduced in version 6.2, where the video inspector didn’t render the text screen correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “open Apple” key emulation to work poorly in full screen mode (in Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” only).
  • In full-screen mode, the I/O activity indicator sometimes remained visible after I/O activity had ended; this has been solved.
  • Fixed an issue, introduced in version 6.2, that could cause Applescript execution to crash the program (in Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” only).
  • Fixed an issue (in Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” only) that prevented the use of the built-in French character set.
  • In the configuration window, the character set preview showed a few stray pixels. This has been solved.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a gzipped disk image to be incorrectly renamed when ejected.