Gerard Putter has released another update to the popular Virtual II 8-bit Apple II emulator.  The following changes are included in this latest version:

  • Fixed an issue where the Mockingboard card could halt the virtual machine (this happened, for example, in Ultima IV).
  • Corrected an issue in the “floating bus” screen rendering, thereby improving compatibility.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause stray pixels on the emulated screen when switching from 80-column text to low-resolution graphics.
  • Improved screen rendering perfomance by using Apple’s Grand Central Dispatch technology.

Version 6.5 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later.  Version 6.3.7 is still offered for users of OS X 10.4 and 10.5.  Visit the main Virtual II site here to download your preferred version.

Mike is the editor-in-chief of A2Central, as well as a blogger and rescuer of classic manuals and books.