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Basilisk II

(last updated October 12, 2009)


Basilisk II is an open source emulator of 68xxx-based Macintosh computers. With Basilisk II one can boot Mac OS versions 7.x through 8.1. Ports of Basilisk II are available for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and a number of lesser known systems. Users require, however, a Macintosh ROM image and a copy of Mac OS to use with the emulator.

We provide a setup guide for Basilisk II and a busy support forum.

Latest Versions

Historic Versions


The initial alpha release of Basilisk II (for the Linux platform) was made on January 23, 1999 by Christian Bauer, who previously developed Frodo, a popular Commodore 64 emulator, Shapeshifter, a (obsolete) Macintosh emulator for the Amiga, and Basilisk, a (obsolete) Macintosh emulator for BeOS and Linux. At this time it competed with two commercial emulators: Microcode Solution's Fusion and Emulators, Inc.'s SoftMac.

Later development was carried out by Gwenole Beauchesne.

Beauchesne suspended his development of Basilisk II in April of 2008. Volunteers have contributed bug-fixes since then. Builds based on these fixes are listed here and in the Basilisk II forum.

Documentation and Help

Emulator Downloads

Basilisk II for Windows

Basilisk II for OS X

Helpful Files


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