Basilisk II 1.0-Pre (20060501) review

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Basilisk II is a free, portable, Open Source 68k Mac emulator

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Christian Bauer
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Basilisk II is a free, portable, Open Source 68k Mac emulator. It requires a copy of a 512K or 1MB Mac ROM and a copy of MacOS 7.x or 8.x to run.

Here are some key features of "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
Uses UAE 68k emulation or (under AmigaOS and NetBSD/m68k) real 68k processor
High performance JIT translation engine for x86 and x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)
Copy and paste of text between MacOS and the host OS
Easy file exchange with the host OS via a “Host Directory Tree” icon on the Mac desktop
Color video display with support for run-time resolution switching
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
Ethernet driver
Serial drivers
SCSI Manager (old-style) emulation
Emulates extended ADB keyboard and 3-button mouse

What's New in This Release:
The emulator now supports up to 1 GB of Mac memory.
Mac OS idle wait is implemented so that the host processor is used only when necessary.
A crash with the AppleShare extension has been fixed.
SLiRP network emulation performance is improved.
Ported to Mac OS X for Intel.

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