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vMac is a Macintosh emulator that currently emulates a Motorola 68000 based Apple Macintosh Plus. A ROM image from a Plus is required, we plan to implement other 68000 machines, such as SEs and II series. Currently System 7.5.5 is the latest vMac can boot, which is the latest System a real MacPlus can boot. vMac runs in black an white, a larger screen and color is the next thing we are working on. That's right, vMac currently works and boots! All you need is a ROM image from a MacPlus (utilities and directions provided), or a MacPlus ROM set on a Gemulator ROM board (for Windows and UNIX ports) from Emulators Inc. and your Windows, DOS, UNIX, OS/2, or NeXT machine can run vMac!
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08/01/2002 from PC
Currently I'm revising the web pages to make them more up to date after a long time, so expect to see some changes soon.

11/26/99 from Weston
It seems that I'm the only one who updates the vMac web site any more. Well, I just wanted to let everyone know about the new free Mac emulator project, Mace. Still in the development stage, but it will never require the MacOS or a Macintosh ROM!

9/6/99 from Weston
We have just been informed that vMac's mascot, vDude, is part of the Linux Montage Project. Click here to see a slightly modified version that makes vDude easier to find. Look at the bottom right corner for the blue circle around vDude.

7/5/99 from Weston
Now that the SETI@Home web site is fixed (it was recently hacked by "aliens"), I would like to invite everyone to join team vMac. SETI@Home is not at all related to vMac or Macintosh emulation, but it's an interesting project that a lot of the other open source people are participating in.

6/16/99 from Weston
Good news! Just as we suspected, that virus scare was a false alarm. There is a bug in Cheyenne Anti-Virus which makes it claim that DJGPP programs are infected with the "Cold3927" virus, when in fact they are not. So, the DOS port is clean and I have put it back online.

6/16/99 from Weston
I have taken the binary distribution of the DOS port (version temporarily offline because a user reported that it contained the virus "cold3927". At this time it looks like a false alarm, but I will leave it offline until we are completely sure of that. Both the DOS and Windows ports are free of known viruses according to Symantec Anti-Virus 5.0 using the latest virus definitions (dated 6/7/99), but it's Cheyenne Anti-Virus that reportedly found this virus.

6/1/99 from Adam
No, we're not dead. Over the next few days I'll be updating things, gathering information, and posting it here. Sorry about the long delays in updating the site, I was too busy moving around the country (still have to move again in a few months) to do much of anything. But I have some free time now, so I figured I'd do something other than sit on my butt :). Check back often!

4/26/99 from Weston
Michael Samuel and myself have just implemented support for the Gemulator ROM board in the Unix port of vMac. I have released it as version You may download the source from the downloads section. There is no binary distribution at this time, so you will have to compile the source yourself.


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