Re: [NTLK] OT: Help with Mac.

From: Hal Widlansky (
Date: Wed Mar 27 2002 - 13:10:07 EST

Actually, there are several //gs emulators for mac, windows and unix. It is
possible to run emulators within emulators. I've seen someone run a mac emulator
within softwindows, for example. It's slow, but it works.

As far as the //gs, it is a great machine. I have had several over the years,
including a heavily upgraded on in the late 1980s. They run GS/OS, but also run
prodos and dos 3.3 quite well. The only problems with games under dos 3.3 was that
some of them didn't recognize the speed switch built into the rom and ran too


Chet Johns wrote:

> There are IIgs emulators for the mac but I don't recall seeing any for the
> pc. I also don't think it would be possible to run one emulator on top of
> another emulator but it is an interesting thought. Heck you can buy an apple
> IIgs for around $99 but there wasn't ever enough software made to justify
> buying one. The IIgs was the last of the Apple II line and wasn't on the
> market very long. By then all of apple's emphasis was moving to the Mac. I
> stopped at the Apple II c but used to want a IIgs because of the increased
> speed and improved graphics. They had their own system software but could
> run prodos programs in a sort of emulation built into the system. They
> couldn't run apple dos 3.3 programs (many of the good older games).
> -Chet
> on 3/27/02 11:38 AM, John Goggan at wrote:
> >
> > "Humphreys, David" wrote:
> >> I am running Basilisk II on my PC box and it is working just fine.
> >> I recently downloaded some IIgs games as image files (.2mg) and I
> >
> > Um, Basilisk is a Mac emulator. The Apple IIgs is not a Mac.
> >
> > Granted, I'm no expert -- but I'm fairly certain that is the case. Unless
> > there is some IIgs emulator for the Mac that I don't know about.
> >
> > Or did you mean that you have a IIgs and just want to write those image files
> > to disk using Basilisk -- and then go use them on your actually IIgs??
> >
> > - John...
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