Brendan Robert released a new JACE update yesterday.  Here’s the list of new features, fixes and release notes:

This is the first major release, bringing this emulator within a hair of my original vision for what I wanted it to be: it is a complete recreation of the computer I had growing up.  (yaaaaaay!)  There are a few bugs left to fix, but the only people in this world that claim software is ever complete are sales people.  In spite of its flaws it’s ready to get some heavy use: I took the BETA label off the sourceforge page.

] Several timing and deadlock fixes, this not only spells more stable but also a lot more efficient in some cases.

] AE RamFactor card implemented and working.  You will need to install the AE Ram Expander for Appleworks to see the extra storage.
    *There is an additional option to max out the speed of the emulator when the ramfactor is in use.  This means that any applications using Ram for cache or extra storage will speed up dramatically.

] Mockingboard works perfectly with Ultima 5.  
    *AE Phasor support has been implemented, but it isn’t working right just yet.  For now, just use Mockingboard mode.
    *Note: Only use ONE mockingboard.  Using more than one will cause the timing issues and sound horrible.
    *You can use a mockingboard at the same time as a Passport MIDI card.  It has a strange syncopated sound to it.  it does reveal, however, that the mockingboard playback is pitch-perfect. ?

] Visual UI completely overhauled: Now fullscreen is possible (press F9)
    *Pressing F8 while in fullscreen will toggle aspect-constrained or stretched displays.

] Indicator icons now appear for:
    *Disk II activity
    *Mass storage activity
    *Mouse activation
    *SSC activity
    *RamFactor activity

JACE, the Java Apple Computer Emulator is an open source, multi-platform Apple II emulator.  Get binaries, source code and documentation at the JACE Sourceforge page.  More information is also available at Brendan’s page.

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