Basilisk II

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Basilisk II Running on Windows 7

Basilisk is an opensource Macintosh II emulator.

The current homepages for Basillisk is here. The Windows version can be found here.

Basilisk is more featured than Mini vMac, however it is far more complicated to setup.

  • NOTE you will need a ROM from a 680x0 based Macintosh.


  • 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


  • Unix with X11 (Linux i386/x86_64, Solaris 2.5, FreeBSD 3.x, IRIX 6.5)
  • Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel)
  • Windows NT/2000/XP
  • BeOS R4 (PowerPC and Intel)
  • AmigaOS 3.x