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BasiliskII - a 68k Macintosh emulator

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BasiliskII - a 68k Macintosh emulator


BasiliskII [--display display-name] [--break offset] [--rominfo]


Basilisk II
is an Open Source 68k Macintosh emulator. That is, it enables you to run 68k MacOS software on you computer, even if you are using a different operating system. However, you still need a copy of MacOS and a Macintosh ROM image to use Basilisk II.
Basilisk II :
- Emulates either a Mac Classic (which runs MacOS 0.x thru 7.5) or a Mac II series machine (which runs MacOS 7.x, 8.0 and 8.1), depending on the ROM being used
- Color video display
- CD quality sound output
- Floppy disk driver (only 1.44MB disks supported)
- Driver for HFS partitions and hardfiles
- CD-ROM driver with basic audio functions
- Easy file exchange with the host OS via a "Host Directory Tree" icon on the Mac desktop
- Ethernet driver
- Serial drivers
- SCSI Manager (old-style) emulation
- Emulates extended ADB keyboard and 3-button mouse
- Uses UAE 68k emulation or (under AmigaOS and NetBSD/m68k) real 68k processor


--display display-name
specifies the display to use; see X(1)
--break offset
specifies a ROM offset where a breakpoint will be placed (for debugging)
causes Basilisk II to print some information about the ROM being used on startup (for debugging)
shows a complete list of options


X server keycodes definitions.
Framebuffer device specifications.
User-specific configuration file.
Contents of Mac non-volatile RAM.


Several. See the included "TODO" file.

SEE ALSO (Basilisk II homepage)


Christian Bauer <> Copyright © 1997-2004 Christian Bauer et al.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
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January, 2002 Debian Sid