Computer Reading List
II Programmer's Reference
][ in a Mac
Old 1970s Toy Catalogs
Questbusters, the Adventurers Journal
Ray Borrill &
The Data Domain
ovate amber snail
in a Mac
Emulation for Macintosh
II in a Mac was the first Apple II emulator. The
emulator ran on a 512K Mac and was released in November 1985. Initially
run Apple II+ programs, but later evolved to include IIc and IIe
software. This was
long before the appearance of the 1991 Apple IIe Card
for the Mac LC. The
emulator was created by Computer Applications, Inc., based in Raleigh,
North Carolina. The company still seems to
User Manual - 45pp (17mb; high resolution PDF)
Lets Apple II Programs Run on a Mac" - This Infoworld article dated
July 14, 1986 discusses version 2.0. Version 2.0 supported Apple IIe and
Some tidbits from the article:
performance was about half the speed of an Apple II.
- Extra Mac memory
was used to emulate the Applied Engineering Ramworks II card.
could be cut and pasted in either direction between the Mac and Apple II
applications using the clipboard.
- Graphics could be cut and pasted
from Apple II programs into Macpaint documents.
- Copy protected
Apple II software does not work with the emulator.
- II-in-a-Mac had
key disk copy protection but could be installed on a hard drive or
double-sided Mac floppy disk.
The company also released a product
called II-in-a-PC that allowed Apple II software to run on a PC. I haven't
been able to locate any info on this product.
YouTube video of
II in a Mac in action.
Version 2.5.3 -
September 12, 2010